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Reading List - Year 11

Top 25 books for Year 11 students to read.  A more comprehensive list can be downloaded below.


If This Is A Man by P Levi
Nineteen Eighty-Four by G Orwell
Heart of Darkness by J Conrad
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens


The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks
The Twelve by S Neville
Brighton Rock by G Greene

Different Cultures

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Terror Kid by Benjamin Zephaniah
The Color Purple by A Walker


This Book is Gay by James Dawson
A Child Called It by D Pelzer
The Long Walk to Freedom by N Mandela

Science Fiction

Brave New World by A Huxley
The Drowned World by J G Ballard
Neuromancer by W Gibson


The Blessed by Tonya Hurley
City of Ashes Series by Cassandra Clare
Nightworld series by L.J. Smith

History/Current Affairs

The Red Badge of Courage by S Crane
Room by E Donaghue 


Boys don’t Cry by Malorie Blackman
Brick Lane by Monica Ali
Secret Life of Bees by S Monk Kidd
The Wasp Factory by I Banks

Year 11 Suggested Reading List

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