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Each book has a short description and indicates whether there is an audio copy available or if it has been adapted to the screen.

Reading Recommendations - Action, Dystopia and Horror
Action, Dystopian Fiction and Horror
Are you a lover of post-apocalyptic worlds, political unrest and feeling frightened? The why not give one of these books a try! This group includes titles like 'The Hunger Games' and 'Mortal Engines', as well as authors like Stephen King.

Reading Recommendations - Classic Literature
Classic Literature
Looking for a classic? Look no further! This literature his stood the test of time. Set in the past, many have been adapted for the screen as period pieces, This group includes titles like 'Pride and Prejudice', 'To Kill a Mockingbird' and 'A Picture of Dorian Gray' as well as authors like Charles Dickens, George Orwell and Virginia Woolf.

Reading Recommendations - Contemporary Fiction and Coming of Age
Contemporary Fiction and Coming of Age
Modern literary works, dealing with social issues faced by today's young adults as they navigate the difficult path from teen to adult. This genre features questions of identity, loss, grief, sexuality, race, friendships and the general stresses of modern teenage life. This group includes titles like, 'Thirteen Reasons Why', 'The Colour Purple' and 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower', as well as authors like John Green and Angie Thomas.

Note: Some titles are marked with a blue caution symbol in this section as they deal with death more in depth than other books on the lists.

Reading Recommendations - Paranormal and Fantasy
Paranormal and Fantasy

Looking for something fantastical or just a bit creepy? This genre contains books themed around the supernatural, both fantastical and spooky. This group includes titles like: 'Harry Potter', 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Twilight' as well as authors like Niel Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

Reading Recommendations - Sci-Fi

Books which will transport you into the future, outer space and other destinations beyond our time. This group includes titles like 'Dune', 'Howl's Moving Castle' and 'Ready Player One', as well as authors like Veronika Roth and Eoin Colfer.

Reading Recommendations - Miscellaneous

These are books that didn't easily fit into a theme and contain a wide array of subjects. From 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' to 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' to 'Kensuke's Kingdom' to 'The Call of the Wild'.

Still not found what you are looking for? Try these subject-based reading lists and year group extracts! KS3 resources for core subjects:

KS3 English Maths and Science Reading Lists

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