Are you joining us in September, or in search of some reading inspiration for the summer break? Look no further as Miss Jones has put together her top 20 recommended books to read during the summer holidays.

Covering contemporary and classic themes, these novels are wide ranging in their subjects and will offer you a taste of what will be covered in your English classrooms next term.

Take a look at our recommended reading list and see what intrigues you… you could even send us a book review if you've enjoyed them!

Top 20 recommended reads for the summer break….

1. 'Noughts and Crosses' by Malorie Blackman
2. 'Born a Crime' by Trevor Noah
3. 'No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference' by Greta Thunberg
4. 'I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban' by Malala Yousafzai, co-written with Christina Lamb
5. 'Proud: Living my American Dream' by Ibtihaj Muhammad
6. 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee
7. 'The Book Thief' by Marcus Zusak
8. 'Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry' by Mildred Taylor
9. 'The Diary of a Young Girl' by Anne Frank
10. 'Wonder' by R. J. Palacio
11. 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime' by Mark Haddon 
12. 'Beloved' by Toni Morrison
13. 'The Bell Jar' by Sylvia Plath
14. 'The Catcher in the Rye' by J. D. Salinger 
15. 'Lord of the Flies' by William Golding
16. 'American Born Chinese' by Gene Luen Yang
17. '1984' by George Orwell
18. 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' by Stephen Chbosky
19. 'The Colour Purple' by Alice Walker 
20. 'The Hobbit' by J. R. R. Tolkien 


If you've enjoyed some of these, send in your book review to Miss Jones or Miss Smart, and let us know your thoughts…