Stoke Reads On

In May 2017 the National Literacy Trust launched a list of 101 reads for secondary school and beyond. The results take the form of an A3 poster which can be downloaded here or a list which can be downloaded here. You can also view the full list below:


The survey, which was carried out as part of our Stoke Reads campaign, found that while 60% of pupils across the city enjoy reading, just 41% read every day outside school. 


To address the survey findings and inspire older pupils in Stoke-on-Trent to enjoy reading, a new list of recommended books to read at secondary school has been compiled by the Stoke Reads campaign. The ‘Stoke Reads On’ poster splits 101 titles into nine different genres including ‘true lives’ and ‘magical worlds’, encouraging pupils to explore different books to suit their interests.

Here are the results:

  1. Robot Girl by Malorie Blackman

  2. Gone series by Michael Grant

  3. The Martian by Andy Weir

  4. Stone Rider by David Hofmeyr

  5. Divergent by Veronica Roth

  6. Pale by Chris Wooding

  7. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

  8. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

  9. Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman

  10. Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill

  11. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

  12. Concentr8 by William Sutcliffe

  13. Animal Farm by George Orwell

  14. Abomination by Robert Swindells

  15. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  16. Holes by Louis Sachar

  17. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

  18. The Edge by Alan Gibbons

  19. Watership Down by Richard Adams

  20. Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy

  21. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

  22. Flour Babies by Anne Fine

  23. Face by Benjamin Zephaniah

  24. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

  25. Junk by Melvin Burgess

  26. A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines

  27. Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah

  28. Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

  29. Gangsta Rap by Benjamin Zephaniah

  30. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

  31. Lifters by Joe Craig

  32. Adventures of Tintin by Herge

  33. Hacker by Malorie Blackman

  34. Trash by Andy Mullgan

  35. The Walking Dead Series by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore

  36. Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

  37. Call of the wild by Jack London

  38. Millions by Frank Cottrell-Boyce

  39. Stone Cold by Robert Swindells

  40. Why the Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo

  41. Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle

  42. Cherub series by Robert Muchamore

  43. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

  44. I am Malala by Christine Lamb and Malala Usafzai

  45. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

  46. Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal

  47. Horrible Histories series by Terry Deary

  48. Boy and Going Solo by Roald Dahl

  49. The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebamls

  50. Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley

  51. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dhal

  52. Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

  53. The Boy in the Dress

  54. Tracey Beaker series by Jacqueline Wilson

  55. Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce

  56. The Taming of the Tights by Louise Rennison

  57. The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith

  58. Gangsta Granny by David Williams

  59. Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine

  60. Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon

  61. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ½ by Sue Townsend

  62. My Best Friend and Other Enemies by Catherine Wilkins

  63. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

  64. Private Peaceful  by Michael Morpurgo

  65. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

  66. War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

  67. When the Guns Fall Silent by James Riordan

  68. Soldier Dog by Sam Angus

  69. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

  70. Once by Morris Gleitzman

  71. The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit

  72. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

  73. Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian

  74. The Rest of Us Just Live Here Patrick Ness

  75. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

  76. Boffin Boy and the Wizard of Edo by David Orme

  77. The Lie Tree by Francs Hardinge

  78. Skellig by David Almond

  79. The Dark Rising by Susan Cooper

  80. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

  81. Witch Child by Celia Rees

  82. Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

  83. Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer

  84. The Witches by Roald Dhal

  85. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

  86. Room 13 by Robert Swindells

  87. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

  88. The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett

  89. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

  90. Beast Quest series by Adam Blade

  91. Harry Potter series by J K Rowling

  92. Vampire Diaries by L J Smith

  93. Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

  94. The Lord Of The Rings by J.R.R Tolkien

  95. The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien

  96. Company of Ghosts by Berlie Doherty

  97. Looking for Alaska by John Green

  98. Flirty Dancing by Jenny Mclachlan

  99. (Un)arranged Marriage by Bali Rai

  100. Fan Girl by Rainbow Rowell

  101. Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce


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