Suggested Reading List for KS4 and KS5

AuthorTitleGenre
Walker, AliceThe Colour Purple20th Century Classic
Achebe, ChinuaThings Fall Apart20th Century Classic
Forster, E. M.Howard's End20th Century Classic
Fitzgerald, F. ScottThe Great Gatsby20th Century Classic
Greene, GrahamBrighton Rock20th Century Classic
Plath, SylviaThe Bell Jar20th Century Classic
Joyce, JamesDubliners20th Century Classic
Lawrence, D. H.Sons and Lovers20th Century Classic
Forster, E. M.A Room with a View20th Century Classic
Frosyth, FrederickAvenger: The AfghanAdventure Fiction
Gray, KeithOstrich BoysAdventure Fiction
Ludlum, RobertThe Bourne IdentityAdventure Fiction
Faulks, SebastianDevil May CareAdventure Fiction
Golden, ArthurMemoirs of a GeishaAuto/Biography
Hemingway, ErnestA Farewell to ArmsAuto/Biography
Joyce, JamesA Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManAuto/Biography
Ballard, J. G.Empire of the SunAuto/Biography
Angelou, MayaI Know Why the Caged Bird SingsAuto/Biography
Mandela, NelsonA Long Walk to FreedomAuto/Biography
Aung San Suu KyiPerfect HostageAuto/Biography
Ferguson, Sir AlexMy AutobiographyAuto/Biography
Hamilton, LewisMy StoryAuto/Biography
Muhsen, ZanaSold; A Promise to NadiaAuto/Biography
Pelzer, DaveA Child Called 'It'Auto/Biography
Murray, AndyAndy Murray: ChampionAuto/Biography
Hart, MirandaIs it just me?Auto/Biography
Rand, AynThe FountainheadClassic
Miller, ArthurThe CrucibleClassic
Ngozi Adichie, ChimamandaPurple HibiscusClassic
De Bernieres, LouisCaptain Corelli's MandolinClassic
Eugenides, JeffreyThe Virgin SuicidesClassic
Lee, LaurieCider with RosieClassic
Flood, C. J.Infinite SkyComing of Age
Pitcher, AnnabelKetchup CloudsComing of Age
Du Maurier, DaphneRebeccaCrime
Le Carre, JohnTinker, Tailor, Soldier, SpyCrime
Chandler, RaymondThe Big SleepCrime
Pelecanos, GeorgeThe Way HomeCrime
Leonard, NiallCrusherCrime
Palahniuk, ChuckSurvivorDark Humour
Burgess, AnthonyA Clockwork OrangeDystopian Fiction
Crockett, S. D.After the SnowDystopian Fiction
Blackman, MalorieBoys Don't CryFamily Relationships
Finney, JackInvasion of the body snatchersFantasy
Gibson, WilliamNeuromancerFantasy
Cross, JulieTempestFantasy
Stiefvater, MaggieThe Raven BoysFantasy /Gothic
Cann, KateWitch CragFantasy /Gothic
Stoker, BramDraculaGothic
Shelley, MaryFrankensteinGothic
Collins, WilkieThe Woman in WhiteGothic
Hill, SusanThe Woman in BlackGothic
Mantel, HilaryWolf HallHistory
Chevalier, TracyThe Girl with the Pearl EarringHistory
Anderson, Laurie HalseChainsHistory
Gavin, JamilaCoram BoyHistory
Pasternak, BorisDoctor ZhivagoLiterature in Translation
Sebold, AliceLovely BonesModern Classic Fiction
Adiga, AravindThe White TigerModern Classic Fiction
Roy, ArundhatiThe God of Small ThingsModern Classic Fiction
McCarthy, CormacNo Country for Old MenModern Classic Fiction
Iain BanksThe Crow RoadModern Classic Fiction
Iain BanksThe Wasp FactoryModern Classic Fiction
McEwan, IanAtonementModern Classic Fiction
Kesey, KenOne Flew over the Cuckoo's NestModern Classic Fiction
Hosseini, KhalidKite RunnerModern Classic Fiction
Ali, MonicaBrick LaneModern Classic Fiction
Wolfe, TomThe Bonfire of the VanitiesModern Classic Fiction
Smith, ZadieWhite TeethModern Classic Fiction
Lake, NickIn DarknessModern Classic Fiction
Vikas, Swarup,Slumdog MillionaireModern Classic Fiction
Smith, DodiI Capture the CastleModern Classic Fiction
Blackman, MalorieTell Me No LiesMystery/thriller
Brooks, KevinBlack Rabbit SummerMystery/thriller
Brown, DanThe Da Vinci CodeMystery/thriller
Grisham, JohnThe FirmMystery/thriller
Lake, NickHostage ThreeMystery/thriller
Shearer, AlexThe HuntedMystery/thriller
Coben, HarlanShelterMystery/thriller
Orwell, GeorgeAnimal FarmPolitics
Machiavelli, NicoloThe PrincePolitics
Orwell, George1984Politics
Hamid, MohsinThe Reluctant FundamentalistPolitics
Waugh, EvelynBrideshead RevisitedPre 20th Century Classic
Elliot, GeorgeMiddlemarchPre 20th Century Classic
Swift, JonathanGulliver's TravelsPre 20th Century Classic
Scott, Sir WalterIvanhoePre 20th Century Classic
Fyodor, DostoevskyCrime and PunishmentPre 20th Century Classic
Thomas, DylanUnder Milk WoodPre 20th Century Classic
Bronte CharlotteJane EyrePre 20th Century Classic
Conrad, JosephHeart of DarknessPre 20th Century Classic
Hardy, ThomasTess of the D'UrbervillesPre 20th Century Classic
Tolstoy, LeoWar and PeaceWar
Graves, RobertGoodbye to all thatWar
Harris, RobertEnigmaWar
Faulks, SebastianBirdsongWar
Heller, JosephCatch 22War
Zusak, MarcusThe Book ThiefWar
Galloway, StephenThe Cellist of SarajevoWar
Lweala, UzodinmaBeasts of No NationWar

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