Recommended Summer Reading!

Posted: February 18, 2011 in Good reads

We asked students (and a few teachers) returning from the holidays to tell us what they’d been reading on the beach this summer.  Do you have a book you’d like to recommend?  Let us know by leaving a comment!

Year 11 & 12 recommend: 

The Power of One – Bryce Courtenay
Cat Royal series – Julia Golding

Year 10 recommend:

Angels & Demons – Dan Brown
Confessions of a Shopaholic series – Sophie Kinsella
The Killer Inside Me – Jim Thompson
The Truth about Forever – Sarah Dessen
Looking for Alaska – John Green
Joe Cinque’s Consolation – Helen Garner
The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Schofield series – Matthew Reilly
The Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger

Year 9 recommend: 

Blast from the Past – Ben Elton
Shadow Wave – Robert Muchamore
The Gun Seller – Hugh Laurie
Death at Victoria Dock – Kerry Greenwood
Cocaine Blues – Kerry Greenwood
Mao’s Last Dancer – Lee Cunxin
The Luxe – Anna Godbersen
Deadly Unna? – Phillip Gwynne
Obernewtyn – Isobel Carmody
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series – Jeff Kinney
Watchmen – Alan Moore
Freakonomics – Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner
Scar Tissue – Anthony Kiedis
The Thin Executioner – Darren Shan
The Piano Teacher – Janice YK  Lee
The Princess Bride – William Goldman
Anything by Tess Gerritsen
H.I.V.E. series by Mark Walden
The Hunger Games series – Suzanne Collins
The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
Once Was Lost – Sara Zarr
The Tunnels series – Roderick Gordon & Brain Williams
Jack Reacher series – Lee Child
Time Riders – Alex Scarrow
Ranma ½ – Rumiko Takahashi
Inuyasha series – Rumiko Takahashi

Year 8 recommend: 

His Dark Materials series – Philip Pullman
Discworld series – Terry Pratchett
Witch and Wizard – James Patterson
Detective Michael Bennett series – James Patterson
Reckless – Sue Mayfield
The Host – Stephenie Meyer
Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater
Life on the Refrigerator Door – Alice Kuipers
Vampire Academy series – Richelle Mead
The Red Pyramid – Rick Riordan
Mortal Instruments series – Cassandra Clare
Goosebumps – RL Stine
The Sevenwaters Trilogy – Juliet Marillier
The Story of John Brennan – JC Burke
Unfeeling – Ian Holding
Dear John – Nicholas Sparks
Cherub series – Robert Muchamore
Eragon – Christopher Paolini 

Year 7 recommend:

The Wizard of Rondo – Emily Rodda
Flowers in the Attic – VC Andrews
Tomorrow When the War Began series – John Marsden

Teachers recommend: 

Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living – Carrie Tiffany
A Beautiful Place to Die – Malla Nunn
The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro


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