open book



  • A Month in the Country JL Carr
  • Coram Boy Jamila Gavin
  • Empire of the Sun JG Ballard
  • Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
  • Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
  • The Diary of Anne Frank Anne Frank


  • Frankenstein Mary Shelley
  • The War of the Worlds HG Wells
  • Discworld Terry Pratchett
  • Northern Lights Philip Pullman
  • Lord of the Rings JRR Tolkein
  • The Hobbit JRR Tolkein
  • Beowulf Seamus Heaney translation


  • Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
  • Atonement Ian McEwan
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Dai Sijie
  • Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
  • The Fault in our Stars, John Green
  • Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte

Thriller and Mystery

  • Brighton Rock Graham Green
  • The Secret History Donna Tartt
  • Lord of the Flies William Golding
  • Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
  • Sherlock Holmes A Conan Doyle
  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Spy Who Came in From the Cold John Le Carre

Travel and Adventure

  • Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Louis de Bernières
  • Life of Pi Yann Martel
  • Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden
  • Moby Dick Herman Melville
  • The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
  • My Family and Other Animals Gerald Durrell