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Key Stage 3 Recommended Wider Reading List

NOVELS:

  • Brian Conaghan - When Mr. Dog Bites
  • Sarah Crossan - Apple And Rain
  • Sally Gardner - Tinder
  • Frances Hardinge - Cuckoo Song
  • Elizabeth Laird - The Fastest Boy In The World
  • Tanya Landman - Buffalo Soldier
  • Geraldine Mccaughrean - The Middle Of Nowhere
  • Patrick Ness - More Than This
  • Patrick Ness – A Monster Calls
  • Julie Berry - All The Truth That's In Me
  • Kevin Brooks - The Bunker Diary
  • Rachel Campbell-Johnston - The Child's Elephant
  • Susan Cooper -Ghost Hawk
  • Anne Fine - Blood Family
  • Katherine Rundell -Rooftoppers
  • Rebecca Stead - Liar & Spy
  • William Sutcliffe -The Wall
  1. R. R. Tolkien – The Hobbit
  2. John Green – The Fault in Our Stars
  3. John Green – Paper Towns
  4. John Green – Looking for Alaska
  5. John Green – An Abundance of Katherines
  6. John Boyne – Stay Where you are and Then Leave
  7. Tim Clare – The Honours
  8. Alexanda Gordon Smith – Escape the Furnace
  9. Mark Haddon – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
  10. Jack London – The Call of the Wild
  11. Meg Rosoff – Picture Me Gone
  12. David Almond – A Song for Ella Grey
  13. David Almond – The Tightrope Walkers
  14. Neil Gaiman – The Graveyard Book
  15. Neil Gaiman - Stardust
  16. Non Pratt – Trouble
  17. Simon Scarrow
  18. Harper Lee – To Kill A Mockingbird
  1. D. Salinger – The Catcher in the Rye
  2. Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451
  3. Marcus Sedgewick –
  4. Markus Zusak – The Book Thief
  5. Stephen Chbosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  6. William Golding – the Lord of the Flies
  7. Robert Louis Stevenson – Treasure Island
  8. Dodie Smith – I Capture the Castle
  9. Gayle Forman – If I Stay
  10. George Orwell – 1984
  11. Anne Frank – The Diary of a young Girl
  1. J. Palacio – Wonder
  2. E. Hinton – The Outsiders
  3. Khaled Hosseini – The Kite Runner
  4. Michael Morpurgo – War Horse
  5. James Herbert – The Rats
  6. Darren Shan – Lord Loss

SERIES:

  • Partick Ness – The Chaos Walking
  • Philip Pullman – His Dark Materials
  • Suzanna Collins – The Hunger Games
  1. J. R.R. Tolkien – The Lord of the Rings
  2. Mallory Blackman – Noughts and Crosses
  3. Michael Grant – Gone
  4. Veronica Roth – Divergent
  5. James Dashner – The Maze Runner
  1. J.R. Rowling – Harry Potter
  2. Cassandra Clare – The Immortal Instruments
  3. Christopher Paolini – The Inheritance Cycle
  4. Maggie Stiefvater – Shiver Trilogy

POETRY:

  • Roald Dahl – Revolting Rhymes
  1. S. Eliot – Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

SHORT STORIES:

  • Neil Gaiman – M is for Magic
  • Kelly Link – Pretty Monsters
  • Margo Lanagan – Yellowcake

CHALLENGING READS:

  • Mary Shelley – Frankenstein
  • George Orwell – Animal Farm
  • Susan Hill – The Woman in Black
  • Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice
  • Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre
  • Aldous Huxley – Brave New World
  • Emily Bronte – Wuthering Heights
  • Lewis Carroll – Alice in Wonderland
  • Daniel Defoe – Robinson Crusoe
  • Charles Dickens – Oliver Twist
  • Charles Dickens – Great Expectations
  • Louisa M Alcott – Little Women
  • Francis Hodgson Burnett – The Secret Garden
  • Rudyard Kipling – the Jungle Book