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Learning with truth and love

Reading for Pleasure

Here are suggestions for reading that you can complete for each of the subjects we offer:


  1. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevlier
  2. Lust for Life by Irving Stone
  3. Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood



  1. Peaky Blinders – The Real Story by Carl Chinn
  2. Talking with Serial Killers by Christopher Berry-Dee
  3. The Krays: The Final Word by James Morton
  4. The Prison Doctor by Dr Amanda Brown
  5. Written in Bone by Professor Sue Black



  1. Gothic - Dracula, Frankenstein, Edgar Allen Poe
  2. Dystopia - 1984, The Handmaid's Tale
  3. Young Adult - The Hunger Games, THUG
  4. Classic - Rebecca, Pride and Prejudice 
  5. Memoir - Becoming by Michelle Obama
  6. Thriller and Mystery - Agatha Christie


Health and Social Care

  1. Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healy
  2. No child of mine by Susan Lewis
  3. I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  4. Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman
  5. Savage Girls and Wild Boys by Michael Newton
  6. This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
  7. The Story of Baby P by Ray James



  1. Charlie Thorn and the last equation by Stuart Gibbs
  2. Genius, the game by Leopoldo Gout
  3. Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors by Matt Parker
  4. Math Curse by Jon Scieszka
  5. The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure by Hans Magnus Enzensberger


Physical Education

  1. Gareth Thomas: Proud
  2. Nicole Cooke: The Breakaway
  3. Roy Keane: The Second Half
  4. Luis Suarez: Crossing the Line
  5. Tyson Fury: Behind the Mask


Psychology reads

  1. Elephants on Acid: And Other Bizarre Experiments by Alex Bosse
  2. Fight Club by Chuck Palaniuk
  3. Girl, Interrupted by Gillian Flynn
  4. Room by Emma Donoghue
  5. The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil by Philip Zimbardo



  1. A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future by David Attenborough
  2. Excession by Ian Banks
  3. Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  4. Host Paperback by Stephenie Meyer
  5. Me Before you by Jojo Moyes
  6. Use of Weapons by Iain Banks 

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