Fantasy/Science Fiction

"People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading." - Logan Pearsall Smith

"Reading maketh a full man." - Francis Bacon

"The reading of good books is like a conversation with the best men of past centuries." - Rene Descartes

"A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit." - John Milton

"A good book is the best of friends, the same today and for ever." - Martin Tupper

"All books are either dreams or swords, You can cut, or you can drug, with words." - Amy Lowell

"People die, but books never die." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Books do furnish a room." - Anthony Powell

"Books think for me." - Charles Lamb

"A good book is the purest essence of a human soul." - Thomas Carlyle

"The proper study of mankind is books." - Aldous Huxley

"I have rather studied books than men." - Francis Bacon

Reading Lists

Various reading lists have been prepared to help you with reading at home and for English classes. These are nearly all arranged by subject or genre so that you can pick the books which you would to read. Just click on the relevant list. In order, these lists comprise the following:

S1/2 pupils

Reading List for S1/S2
Reading List for Boys
Platinum Reading List When pupils have reached the Gold Award of the Reading for Gold scheme, they can try for the Platinum Award by reading 5 books from this list.
Classic Reads This list is for any pupil who has attained the Platinum level of the Reading for Gold scheme.
The Reading Game Designed for S2 pupils as an updated version of the Reading for Gold Scheme

S3/S4 pupils

Reading for S3/S4 pupils

S5/S6 pupils

Intermediate 1 Reading List for Personal Study
Intermediate 2 Reading List for Personal Study
Higher Personal Study Reading List
Short Reads for Higher English