GCSE suggested reading list

1. 1984  – George Orwell
2. A Farewell to Arms  – Ernest Hemingway
3. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes  – Arthur Conan Doyle
4. The Aneid  – Virgil
5. Anita and Me  – Meera Syal
6. Atonement – Ian McEwen
7. Beowulf – trans. Seamus Heany
8. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
9. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
10. Brighton Rock – Graham Greene
11. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
12. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
13. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
14. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time  – Mark Haddon
15. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
16. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
17. Dracula – Bram Stoker
18. Enigma – Robert Harris
19. Fever Pitch – Nick Hornby
20. Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk
21. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
22. Girlfriend in a Coma – Douglas Coupland
23. The Great Gatsby – F.Scott Fitzgerlad
24. Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
25. The Illiad – Homer
26. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell – Susanna Clarke
27. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
28. Junk – Melvin Burgess
29. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
30. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
31. Noughts and Crosses – Malorie Blackman
32. Notes on a Scandal – Zoe Heller
33. Notes from a Small Island – Bill Bryson
34. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
35. The Picture of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde
36. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
37. Refugee Boy – Benjamin Zephania
38. The Road – Cormac McArthy
39. Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafón
40. The Shining – Stephen King
41. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Robert Lewis Stevenson
42. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
43. Touching the Void – Joe Simpson
44. The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
45. Ulysses – James Joyce
46. The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells
47. The Wasp Factory – Ian Banks
48. White Teeth – Zadie Smith
49. Woman in Black – Susan Hill
50. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

Any Shakespeare play or collection of sonnets

Poetry [Rudyard Kipling, William Blake, Dylan Thomas, Seamus Heaney, Sylvia Plath, Robert Frost, Carol Ann Duffy, Christina Rossetti, Robert Browning, Simon Armitage, Grace Nichols, John Betjeman, Ted Hughes, Gillian Clarke]