Reading List for Students.

PCS English Teachers Recommend…

 This short reading list comprises novels recommended by PCS English teachers past and present. The novels are listed in order of ‘readability’. The first half of the list is aimed specifically at ‘Young Adult ’readers 15+. Many of the novels listed have been included on LC Comparative lists over the years. We wish you the pleasure of discovering some of them.

 ‘Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are’, Mason Cooley

 

 

 SISTER MISSING – Sophie McKenzie + sequels

JOURNEY TO THE RIVERSEA – Eva Ibbotson

THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS – John Boyne

THE RUNNERS – Fiachra Sheridan

THE WEIGHT OF WATER – Sarah Crossan

TOFFEE – Sarah Crossan

THE OUTSIDERS – S.E. Hinton

THE HUNGER GAMES – Suzanne Collins + sequels

BOY PROOF – Cecil Castellucci

HATCHET – Gary Paulsen

PAPER BUTTERFLIES –  Lisa Heathfield

EVERY DAY – David Levithan

A SEPARATE PEACE – John Knowles

A SKY PAINTED GOLD – Laura Wood

ARMISTICE RUNNER – Tom Palmer

DIVERGENT – Veronica Roth + sequels

THE MAZE RUNNER – James Dashner

NOUGHTS & CROSSES – Malorie Blackman + sequels

HOLES – Louis Sachar

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER – Stephen Chbosky

ONE OF US IS LYING – Karen M. McManus + sequels

THE GIVER – Lois Lowry

ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES – Jennifer Niven

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS – John Greene + any other novels by this author

IF I STAY –  Gayle Foreman + other novels by her

FAHRENHEIT 451 – Ray Bradbury

THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS – Cassandra Clare (series)

INKHEART – Cornelia Funke (series)

GONE – Michael Grant

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD – Harper Lee

POMPEII – Robert Harris

STONE COLD – Robert Swindell + any other novels by him

MY SISTER’S KEEPER – Jodi Picoult

ASKING FOR IT – Louise O’Neill

BROOKLYN – Colm Toibin

ROOM – Emma Donohue

THE INHERITANCE CYCLE – Christopher Paolini

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME – Mark Haddon

THE NIGHTINGALE – Kristin Hannah

THE CHOICE – Edith Egger

THE LAST GIRL – Nadir Murad

THE TATTOIST OF AUSCHWITZ – Heather Morris

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE – J.D. Salinger

I’M NOT SCARED – Niccolo Ammaniti

THE STORY OF LUCY GAULT – William Trevor

OUT STEALING HORSES – Pers Peterson

THE SPINNING HEART – Donal Ryan

THE BOOK THIEF – Markus Zusak

THE HELP – Kathryn Stockett

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING – Delia Owens

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE – Anthony Doerr

THE BEE KEEPER OF ALEPPO – Christi Lefteri

THE KITE RUNNER – Khaled Hosseini

A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS – Khaled Hosseini

A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW – Amor Towles

CAT’S EYE – Margaret Atwood

WOLF HALL – Hilary Mantel

 

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