Now’s your chance to cast your vote on our 2013 Book Week Staff Best Reads List. Tell us which of these books you would take if you went into deep space with nothing else for entertainment.
To help celebrate this year’s Book Week, we asked all Cabra College staff to nominate 10 books they’d take with them on a long space journey. We had dozens of responses and after collating the results we came up with the list below.
Check the list below to see the most popular titles from several hundred staff picks, organised in order of popularity.
|To Kill a Mockingbird||Harper Lee|
|We Need to Talk about Kevin||Lionel Shriver|
|The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy||Douglas Adams|
|The Great Gatsby||F. Scott Fitzgerald|
|The Catcher in the Rye||J.D. Salinger|
|Pride and Prejudice||Jane Austen|
|Tess of the D’Urbervilles||Thomas Hardy|
|The Bible||Various Artists|
|Perfume: The Story of a Murderer||Patrick Suskind|
|Ice Station||Matthew Reilly|
|The Book Thief||Marcus Zusak|
|The Grapes of Wrath||John Steinbeck|
|The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo||Stieg Larsson|
|The Fellowship of the Ring||J.R.R. Tolkien|
|The Thorn Birds||Colleen McCullough|
|The story of Tom Brennan||J. C. Burke|
- Top Ten Books for the Fall (turnthepagereviews.com)
Cabra College Book Week 2013 got off to a great start this week with many activities for both staff and students. Each morning students have had a five question quiz and we’ve had some very inventive bookmark competition entries. Year 8 Black presented themselves as a huge human walking, talking bookmark. Each member of the class stepped forward to recite a quote from a book of their choice, identifying the title and the author. All due credit to Miss Becker for the idea and the execution.
Today staff were treated to an excellent Book Week Morning Tea in the Senior School Library. Some of the best dressed staff were photographed getting into the spirit of the 2013 Book Week theme, Read Around the Universe.
Check out the links below for the list of Children’s Book Council of Australia Books of the Year for 2013
- Acclaimed Author Michael Gerard Bauer’s Cabra Visit (cabraseniorlibrary.wordpress.com)