Urmston 100

“Broaden your mind and your horizons…” 

Here is a reading list to keep you busy during your time at Urmston Grammar. It contains something for everyone, has been drawn from a variety of sources and you never know where it might lead you. 

** Denotes books suitable for Year 7-9

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Book Title: Half of a Yellow Sun

Author: Akala
Book Title: Natives

Author: Louisa May Alcott
Book Title: Little Women **

Author: Isabel Allende
Book Title: The House of the Spirits

Author: Maya Angelou
Book Title: I know why the caged bird sings

Author: Margaret Atwood
Book Title: The Handmaid's Tale

Author: Jane Austen
Book Title: Pride & Prejudice **

Author: James Baldwin
Book Title: The Fire Next Time

Author: Julian Barnes
Book Title: Arthur and George

Author: Malorie Blackman
Book Title: Noughts and Crosses **

Author: Pierre Boulle
Book Title:  Planet of the Apes **

Author: Ray Bradbury
Book Title:  Fahrenheit 451 **

Author: Emily Brontë
Book Title:  Wuthering Heights **

Author: Dee Brown
Book Title:  Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Author: Bill Bryson
Book Title: A Short History of Everything **

Author: Oliver Burkeman
Book Title:  Help! **

Author: Truman Capote
Book Title:  Breakfast at Tiffany's

Author: Agatha Christie
Book Title:  Murder on the orient express **

Author: Susanna Clarke
Book Title:  Piranesi **

Author: Arthur C Clarke
Book Title:  Hammer of God **

Author:  Chris Cleave
Book Title:  The Other Hand

Author: Joseph Conrad
Book Title:  Heart of Darkness

Author: Charles Dickens
Book Title:  David Copperfield **

Author: Jennifer Donnelly
Book Title:  A Gathering Light

Author: Jeremy Dronfield
Book Title:  The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz

Author: Jeremy Dronfield
Book Title:  The Count of Monte Cristo

Author: Umberto Eco
Book Title:  The Name of the Rose

Author: George Elliot
Book Title:  The Mill on the Floss **

Author: Buchi Emecheta
Book Title:  Second Class Citizen: A Novel

Author: Hans Fallada
Book Title:  Alone in Berlin

Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
Book Title:  The Great Gatsby

Author: E M Forster
Book Title:  A Room With a View

Author: Anne Frank
Book Title:  Diary of a Young Girl **

Author: Stephen Fry
Book Title:  Mythos **

Author: Jostein Gaarder
Book Title:  Sophie’s World **

Author: Neil Gaiman
Book Title:  The Graveyard Book

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
Book Title:  North and South **

Author: Jamila Gavin
Book Title:  Coram Boy

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Book Title:  Sapiens

Author: Thomas Hardy
Book Title:  Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Author: LP Hartley
Book Title:  The Go Between

Author: Joseph Heller
Book Title:  Catch 22 **

Author: John Hersey
Book Title:  Hiroshima **

Author: Barry Hines
Book Title:  A Kestrel for a Knave **

Author: S E Hinton
Book Title:  The Outsiders **

Author: Anne Holm
Book Title:  I am David **

Author:  Homer
Book Title:  The Odyssey **

Author: Khaled Hosseini
Book Title:  A Thousand Splendid Suns

Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Book Title:  Their Eyes Were Watching God

Author: Judith Kerr
Book Title:  When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Author: Matthew Kneale
Book Title:  English Passengers

Author: Jan Krakauer
Book Title:  Into the Wild

Author: DH Lawrence
Book Title:  Sons and Lovers

Author: Harper Lee
Book Title:  To Kill a Mockingbird **

Author: Primo Levi
Book Title:  The Periodic Table **

Author: Eric Lomax
Book Title:  The Railway Man

Author: Lois Lowry
Book Title:  The Giver

Author: Yan Martel
Book Title:  Life of Pi **

Author: Daphne du Maurier
Book Title:  Rebecca

Author: David Mitchell
Book Title:  Cloud Atlas

Author: Toni Morrison
Book Title:  Beloved

Author: Maggie O'Farrell
Book Title:  Hamnet

Author: George Orwell
Book Title: 1984 **

Author: Delia Owens
Book Title:  Where the Crawdads Sing

Author: Katherine Paterson
Book Title:  Bridge to Terabithia

Author: Nathanial Philbrick
Book Title:  In the Heart of the Sea

Author: Jodi Picoult
Book Title:  Small Great Things

Author: Sylvia Plath
Book Title:  The Bell Jar

Author: Terry Pratchett
Book Title:  Thief of Time **

Author: Onjali Q Rauf
Book Title: The Boy at the Back of the class **

Author: EM Remarque
Book Title:  All Quiet on the Western Front

Author: Arundhati Roy
Book Title:  The God of Small Things

Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Book Title:  The Little Prince  **

Author: Kamila Shamsie
Book Title:  Home Fire

Author: Alan Sillitoe
Book Title:  The Loneliness of The Long Distance Runner **

Author: Joe Simpson
Book Title:  Touching the Void **

Author: Rebecca Skloot
Book Title:  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Author: Zadie Smith
Book Title:  White Teeth

Author: Dodie Smith
Book Title:  I Capture the Castle **

Author:  Dava Sobel
Book Title:  Longitude

Author: Art Spiegelman
Book Title: Maus

Author: Robert Louis Stephenson
Book Title:  Treasure Island **

Author:  Bram Stoker
Book Title:  Dracula **

Author:  Jonathan Swift
Book Title: Gulliver's Travels **

Author:  Angie Thomas
Book Title: The Hate U Give **

Author: Anna Karenina
Book Title:  Leo Tolstoy

Author: Jules Verne
Book Title:  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea **

Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Book Title: Slaughter House 5 **

Author: Alice Walker
Book Title: The Color Purple

Author: Edith Wharton
Book Title: The House of Mirth

Author: T H White
Book Title:  The Sword in the Stone **

Author: Oscar Wilde
Book Title:  The Picture of Dorian Grey **

Author: Sarah Wise
Book Title:  The Blackest Streets

Author:  Malcolm X
Book Title:  Malcolm X

Author: Adeline  Yen Mah
Book Title: Chinese Cinderella **

Author: Malala Yousafzai
Book Title: I am Malala **

Author: Benjamin Zephaniah
Book Title:  Face **

Author: Markus Zusack
Book Title:  The Book Thief **