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KS4 Reading List

Department Reading List

Have you read everything on your book shelf?  Not sure what to pick up next?  Take your pick from this list of challenging classics…

Do you love ‘The Hunger Games’? Try:

  • ‘Lord of the Flies’ by William Golding
  • ‘1984’ by George Orwell
  • ‘Fahrenheit 451’ by Ray Bradbury
  • ‘The Day of the Triffids’ by John Wyndham

If you are a big horror fan you should consider:

  • ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker
  • ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • ‘Frankenstein’ by Mary Shelley
  • ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ by Edgar Allan Poe (short story)
  • ‘The Woman in Black’ by Susan Hill

Is sci-fi more your thing?  How about:

  • ‘The War of the Worlds’ by H. G. Wells
  • ‘I, Robot’ by Isaac Asimov (short stories)
  • ‘The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy’ by Douglas Adams (comedy sci-fi)

Want some romance in your life?  Try:

  • ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen 
  • ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Brontë
  • ‘I Capture the Castle’ by Dodie Smith

Love American dramas? You should consider:

  • ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee
  • ‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck
  • ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ by Maya Angelou

Do you like to work out who did it? Try one of these crime classics:

  • ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 
  • Murder on the Orient Expressby Agatha Christie