Book Lists

Year 7

Bradford, Chris Gamer (4.1)
Cassidy, Cathy Looking Glass Girl (5.5)
Cowell, Cressida How to Train your Dragon (6.6)
Delaney, Joseph Spook’s Apprentice (5.6)
Dennis, Helen River of Ink (4.5)
Dhami, Narinder Thirteen Hours (5.3)
Freedman, Dan The Kick Off (4.9)
Gibbons, Alan City Boy (3.5)
Gleitzman, Morris Once (4.1)
Griffiths, Andy The 13 Storey Treehouse (3.9)
Grylls, Bear Gold of the Gods (6.3)
Leonard, M. G. Beetle Boy (4.9)
Morpurgo, Michael An Eagle in the Snow (6.3)
Norriss, Andrew Jessica’s Ghost (5.3)
Palacio, R. J. Wonder (4.8)
Pichon, Liz A Tiny Bit Lucky (4)
Smale, Holly Geek Girl (5.4)
Solomons, David My Brother is a Superhero (5.4)
Thompson, Lisa The Goldfish Boy (5)
Updale, Eleanor Montmorency (7.3)
Walden, Mark H.I.V.E. (7.5)
Walliams, David Awful Auntie (5)
Wilson, Jacqueline Katy (4.9)

Year 8

Blackman, Malorie Trust Me
Briggs, Andy Inventory: Iron Fist
Burstein, Nicole Wonderboy
Cassidy, Cathy The Broken Heart Club
Collins, Suzanne Hunger Games
Cross, Gillian After Tomorrow
Crossan, Sarah One
Dashner, James The Maze Runner
Davis, Ben Private Blog of Joe Cowley
Freedman, Dan Kick Off
Jobling, Curtis Dead Scared
McKenzie, Sophie Girl Missing
Morpurgo, Michael Shadow
Ness, Patrick A Monster Calls
Palacio, R. J. Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories
Peet, Mal Keeper
Rees, Gwyneth The Mum Detective
Riggs, Ransome Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Shan, Darren Cirque de Freak
Stevens, Rebecca Valentine Joe
Swindells, Robert Room 13
Walden, Mark Earthfall: The Battle Starts Here
Wilson, Jacqueline Lily Alone

Years 9

Blackman, Malorie Pig Heart Boy
Bourne, Holly Soulmates
Cassidy, Ann Looking For JJ
Delaney, Joseph Arena 13
Eagar, Lindsay Hour of the Bees
Garrod, Beth Super Awkward
Gemeinhart, Dan The Honest Truth
Gibbons, Alan Hate
Grant, Michael Gone
Higson, Charlie The Enemy
Jobling, Curtis Rise of the Wolf
Kinsella, Sophie Finding Audrey
Kuipers, Alice Life on the Refrigerator Door
Levithan, David How They Met and Other Stories
Murray, Tamsyn Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart
Ness, Patrick The Chaos Walking series
Pitcher, Annabel Ketchup Clouds
Priestley, Chris Tales of Terror from the Tunnel’s Mouth
Reeve, Philip Railhead
Roth, Veronica Divergent
Sepetys, Ruta Salt to the Sea
Shan, Darren ZOM -B
Smith, Dan Boy X
Yoon, Nicola Everything, Everything

Years 10 and 11

Adams, Douglas Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Almond, David Song for Ella Grey
Barnard, Sarah A Quiet Kind of Thunder
Blackman, Malorie Chasing the Stars
Bourne, Holly Am I Normal Yet?
Chbosky, Stephen The Perks of being a Wallflower
Dawson, Juno All of the Above
Doyle, Roddy Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
Gibbons, Alan End Game
Golding, William Lord of the Flies
Grant, Michael Messenger of Fear
Green, John Fault in Our Stars
Hadden, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Higgins, Jack Death Run
Lawrence, Patrick Orangeboy
Lee, Harper To Kill a Mockingbird
Maas, Sarah J. Throne of Glass
Mayo, Simon Blame
McGovern, Cammie Amy and Matthew
McKenzie, Sophie All my Secrets
Muchamore, Robert People’s Republic
Orwell, George Nineteen Eighty Four
Salinger, J. D. The Catcher in the Rye
Terry, Teri Mind Games

Super Books for Boys

Alan Durant Doing the Double
Tommy Donbavand Scream Street Blood of the Witch
T. S. Easton Boys don’t knit
Morris Gleitzman Belly Flop
Andy Griffiths  Treasure Fever
Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
David O’Doherty Danger is everywhere
James Patterson Middle School series
Lincoln Peirce  Big Nate series
Liz Pichon Tom Gates series
Rick Riordan The Red Pyramid – The graphic novel
Andy Stanton Mr Gum and the power crystals
Jeremy Strong Beware! Killer Tomatoes
Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver – Hank Zipzer, The World’s Greatest Underachiever and The Crazy Classroom Cascade
Jonny Zucker – Speed Machine

796.334 Adam Sutherland  Footballers earn less than their underpants do!
821 Gareth Owen Can we have our ball back please

Faith and Religion


The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe (Narnia series) by C.S Lewis
Are you there God, it’s me Margaret by Judy Blume
Crusade by Elizabeth Laird
The Wishlist by Eoin Colfer
Killing God by Kevin Brooks
Skellig by Aidan Chambers
A swift pure cry by Siobhan Dowd
The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson
Prisoner of the Inquisition by Theresa Breslin (Spanish Inquisition)


Alis by Naomi Rich
Does My Head Look Big In This? By Randa Abdel-Fattah
Where the streets had a name By Randa Abdel-Fattah
Secrets of a Henna Girl by Sufiya
Killing Honour by Bali Rai
The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
Boy Vs Girl by Na’ima B.Robert


The chosen by Chaim Potok


No Shame no fear by Anne Turnbull


Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell
Grace by Morris Gleitzman
Abomination by Robert Swindells
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
Saved by Eleanor Updale

Medical Students

Wider Reading

Daniels, Benjamin
Confessions of a GP: Life, death and earwax

Goldacre, Ben
Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

Greenfield, Susan
Human Brain, The: A Guided Tour

Hope, Tony
Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Nuland, Sherwin B.
How We Die

Pemberton, Max
Trust Me, I’m a (Junior) Doctor

Pollock, Allyson M
NHS Plc: The Privatisation of Our Health Care

Ridley, Matt
Nature via nurture

Wolfe, Nathan D.
Viral Storm, The: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age

Worth, Jennifer
In the Midst of Life: Is There Such a Thing as a Good Death?

Getting into Medical School

Chopdar, Chris
Get into UK Medical School For Dummies

Cross, Adam
Getting into Dental School

Horner, Simon
Getting into Medical School


Preparing for the BMAT:
The Official Guide to the BioMedical Admissions Test

Campbell, Lydia
Get into Medical School: 400 BMAT Practice Questions: With Contributions from Official BMAT Examiners and
Past BMAT Candidates

Green, Matt et al
Succeeding in the UKCAT: Comprising Over 780 Practice Questions Including Detailed Explanations, Two Mock Tests and Comprehensive Guidance on How to Maximise Your Score (Developmedica)

Picard, Olivier
Get into Medical School: 600 UKCAT Practice Questions: Includes Full Mock Exam, Comprehensive Tips, Techniques and Explanations

Taylor, Felicity; Hutton, Glenn
Passing the UKCAT and BMAT 2010

Tyreman, Chris
How to Master the BMAT: Unbeatable Preparation for Success in the Biomedical Admissions Test

Preparing for Interviews

Lee, George; Picard, Olivier
Medical School Interviews: A Practical Guide to Help You Get That Place at Medical School – Over 150 Questions Analysed

Picard, Oliver
Medical School Interviews: a Practical Guide to Help You Get That Place at Medical School – Over 150 Questions Analysed. Includes Mini-multi Interviews

Ravi, Sri H
Dentistry Interview Questions and Answers with Full Explanations (Includes Sections on MMI and 2013 Nhs Changes).: The Number One Dentistry Interview Book with Model Answers

See, Christopher
Succeed in Your Medical School Interview: Stand Out from the Crowd and Get into Your Chosen Medical School

Sixth Form Books - Ashworth House


A Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khaled Hosseini

A Week in December
by Sebastian Faulkes

Animal Farm
by George Orwell

by Sebastien Faulkes

Brick Lane
by Monica Ali

Brighton Rock
by Graham Green

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
by Louis de Bernieres

Cien Anos de Soledad
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Darkness at Noon
by Arthur Koestler

Die Flusse von London
by Ben Aaronovitch

by J.M. Coetzer

by Michael Herr

Do No Harm
by Henry Marsh

Dracula (2copies)
by Bram Stoker

El Alquimista
by Paulo Coelho

by Jane Austen

Far from the Madding Crowd
byThomas Hardy

by Mary Shelley

Generation X
by Douglas Coupland

Go Set to Kill a Watchman
by Harper Lee

Gulliver’s Travels
by Jonathon Swift

by Mary Roach

Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Bronte

Le Morte Darthur
by Thomas Malory

Man who mistook his wife for a Hat
by Oliver Sacks

Memoirs of a Geisha
by Arthur Golder

Never Let Me Go
by Kazuo Ishiguro

Nineteen Eighty-Four
by George Orwell

Norwegian Wood
by Haruki Murakami

On the Road
by Jack Kerouac

One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel Carcia Marquez

Oryx and Crake
by Margaret Attwood

Tales of Long Ago
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Age of Innocence
by Edith Wharton

The Big Short
by Michael Lewis

The Feminine Mystique
The Outsider

by Betty Friedan
by Frederick Forsyth

The Scarlet Letter
by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Screwtape Letters
by C.S. Lewis

The Thirty Nine Steps
by John Buchan

The Wasp Factory
by Iain Banks

The Woman in White
by Wilkie Collins

Things Fall Apart
by Chinua Achebe

To Kill a Mocking Bird
by Harper Lee


A Brief History of Time
by Stephen Hawking

A Short History of Nearly Everything
by Bill Bryson

About Time
by Paul Davies

by Hugh Aldersley-Williams

Arrival of the Fittest
by Andreas Wagner

Being Mortal
by Atul Gawande

Blood and Guts
by Roy Porter

Brief History of Mathematical Thought:
by Luke Heaton

Classical Mechanics
by George Hrabovsky

Cold War
by Jeremy Isaacs

Empire of Secrets
by Calder Walton

by Stephen J Dubner

by James Lovelock

How do we Fix this Mess?
by Robert Preston

How the Mind Works
by Steven Pinker

Letters to a Law Student
Montaigne & Being in touch with Life

by Nicholas J McBride
by Saul Frampton

by Cass R Sunstein

Quantum Mechanics: The Theoret
by Leonard Susskind

by Yuval Noah Harari

Seven Elements that have Changed the World
by John Browne

by Simon Kuper

Strong Woman
by Karren Brady

The 48 Laws of Power
by Robert Greene

The Adventure of English
by Melvin Bragg

The Blind Giant
by Nick Harkaway

The Code Book
by Simon Singh

The Condition of the Working Class in England
by Fredrich Engels

The Female Eunuch
by Germaine Greer

The Feminine Mystique
by Betty Friedan

The Language Instinct
by Steven Pinker

The Last Empire: Final days of the Soviet Union
by Prof. Serhu Plokhy

The Lion and the Unicorn
by Richard Aldous

The Magic of Reality
by Richard Dawkins

The Psychopath Test
by Jon Ronson

The Quantum Universe
by Brian Cox

The Rule of Law
by Tom Bingham

The Selfish Gene
by Richard Dawkins

The Stories of English
by David Crystal

The Stuff of Thought
by Steven Pinker

The Tipping Point
by Malcolm Gladwell

The Undercover Economist
by Tim Harford

Tubes: Behind the Scenes at the Internet
by Andrew Blum

When I am Playing with my Cat
by Saul Frampton

Why Can’t They Get Along?
by Dawood El-Alami

Why does E=MC2?
by Brain Cox

You Kant Make it Up!
by Gary Haydn

You Say Potato
by Ben Crystal

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