Year 10 Reading List


A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
The war of the Worlds – HG Wells


Does Anything Eat Wasps? by New Scientist
Why Don’t Penguins’ Feet Freeze? by New Scientist
Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? by New Scientist


Ways of Seeing by John Berger
The Pre-Raphaelites by Christopher Wood


The Story of Music -Howard Goodall
The AB Guide to Music Theory – by Eric Taylor
How Music Works – David Byrne
How Music got Free – The Inventor, the music man and the Thief – by Stephen Witt.


Moneyball by Michael Lewis


The stinky cheesemonger & other fairy stupid tales.    By Jon Scieska
Blueberries for Sal.     By Robert McClosky.
Saturday cooking club.  By Deborah Alevine.


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Fatherland by Robert Harris
Once by Morris Gleitzman


Wild Weather by John Lynch
Travel guide books for countries covered in tourism section
Read a quality newspaper once a week


RS, PSHE and Citizenship

  • Belief in God:
The life of Pi – Yann Marshall
The Alchemist – Paulo Coehlo
Sophies world – Jostein Gaarder
Go tell it on the mountain – James Baldwin
Crime and Punishment:
Junk – Melvin Burgess
Monster – Walter Dean Myers
Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich – Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  • Community Cohesion:
Does my head look big in this? – Randa Abdel-Fattah
Gangsta Rap – Benjamin Zephaniah
Anita and me – Meera Syal
The Arrival- Shaun Tan
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  • Marriage and the Family:
The Member of the Wedding – Carson McCullers
Breathing Underwater – Alex Finn
Anna of the Five Towns – Arnold Bennett
The Scarlett Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
Matters of Life and Death:
Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho
The Fault in our Stars – John Green
Death Note – Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
Me Before You – Jojo Moyes
Big Fish – Daniel Wallace
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
Where There’s Smoke – Jodi Picoult   
  • Environmental and Medical:
My Sisters Keeper – Jodi Picoult
Pig Heart Boy – Malorie Blackman
Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
The Boy from Reactor 4 – Orest Stelmach
Blood Ties – Sophie McKenzie
The Handmaids Tale – Margeret Attwood
Flowers for Algernon- Daniel Keyes  
  • Rights and Responsibilities:
The Wind Singer – William Nicholson
Survivors – Terry Nation
The Other Side of Truth – Beverly Naidoo
The Garbage King – Elizabeth Laird
Talking in Whispers – James Watson
The Wave – Rhue Morton
V is for Vendetta – Alan Moore  
  • Peace and conflict:
Refugee Boy – Benjamin Zephaniah
Men in the Sun – Ghassan Kanafani
The Book Theif – Markus Zusak
Number the Stars – Lois Lowry
The Return of the Soldier – Rebecca West
Maus – Art Spiegelman
Artist in a Floating World – Kazuo Ishiguro  


Chocolat by Joanna Harris
A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle


For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway



The Most Complex Machine, David Eck.
Tools For Thought, Howard Rheingold.
Lauren Ipsum,Carlos Bueno, 2011.
The new Turing omnibus: 66 excursions in computer science, by AK Dewdney
Computational fairy tales, by Jeremy Kubica,
Best Practices of Spell Design, by Jeremy Kubica.
Nine algorithms that changed the world 
Logic, an introduction to elementary logic by Wilfred Hodges.
Hackers by Stephen Levy 
Mindstorms by Seymour Papert 
In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman by William Cook.


Fermat’s last theorem – Simon Singh

The man who only loved numbers – Paul Hoffman

God created the integers – Stephen Hawking

Lewis Carrol in Numberland – Robin Wilson 

Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School by STB