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Stuck for a book? Take a look!
Mr Hughes A Little History of the World – E H Gombrich It really puts the UK in perspective and gives you a real sweep of the world. Inspirational. Every child and adult should read it.
Mr File His Dark Materials Trilogy – Philip Pullman This book works on many levels and articulates some very powerful and complicated ideas about religion/science/philosophy in a brilliant plot spanning the multiverse. My wife and I had an extract read as part of our wedding ceremony.
Mr Branca Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K Dick I like the post-apocalyptic setting and exploration of what it is to be human.
Miss Whitehouse It started my love of fiction set in the times of real historical events and multi generational novels.
Miss West The Catcher in the Rye – J D Salinger One of the most important American novels of the 20th century! I just loved the development of the narrator's character and the satirical tone of it.
Mr Le Across the Nightingale Floor series by Liam Hearn My most favourite and all time book - that got me into reading - is Across the Nightingale Floor series by Liam Hearn. First books that I've ever read as a kid and got me hooked on to the Urban-Fantasy and Fantasy/ Adventure novels/ series.
Mrs Blake This is awesome and she was my idol for a time... The book is hilarious!
Miss Neville Anything by Virginia Woolf (To the Lighthouse, The Voyage Out, The Years, Night & Day...) I started reading her at secondary school and ended up specialising in her works in my final year at uni.
Mr Sibley My favourite book is 'A Curious Incident of a Dog in the night'. I read this 9 years ago when I was a teaching assistant to an autistic boy in a school I worked in before here. He gave me the book and asked me to read it. He said that sometimes he thinks like that and there was a list of traits at the beginning. He had crossed these out or ticked them to explain to me which ones he was or wasnt. It was one of the most interesting reads I had, not just because it was such a great book but because my student had given it to me as a way to bridge the gap between me and him. I could not put it down.
Mrs Ward-Penny I love Sherlock Holmes and it made me look at the characters in a totally new way.
Mr Bonehill I do like Stephen King's novella, The Mist. I prefer Frank Darabont's interpretation of the end, as does Stephen King himself. When I first read the book it helped me better understand the conflict between science and religion.
Mrs Baker I hated English Literature at school, and it was always my worst subject. It turned me off reading too, as we only ever studied books by writers such as Dickens and Shakespeare whose eras I couldn't relate to, or books for children that were clearly to educate rather than entertain. There was one reason why I passed my 'O' level exam and started to enjoy reading, and that was Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. With the teenage hormones flowing I fell in love with Mr Darcy, and many other romantic heroes since. I still like to lose myself in a good love story.
Mr Ford For me it's always been the Hobbit - I stopped reading for several years as a child and this got me back into the habit and reminded me why I loved reading. Action and adventure, edge of your seat thrills and scares, genuinely side-splitting moments of hilarity and some heart-warming, tear-jerking moments to boot. It's got it all, and I still read it to this day!
Mr Selway Just an awesome tale of travel and adventure. But also an hilarious account of the deeper values of our world. Tongue in cheek and a satirical analysis of human vices and follies, yet honest, thought provoking and enlightening.
Mrs Brady I loved "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell because I learned about the history of the American Civil War whilst reading a fantastically detailed love story with well drawn characters and unexpected events.
Mrs Wright The Hobbit!... a gripping adventure story. I loved the main characters, Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf, between the, wise, endearing and lovable.
Mrs Procter It by Stephen King Reading for teenagers was almost non- existent in the 80s and I stumbled upon Mr King by accident. Visceral and intelligent, reinforcing why clowns are evil!