Read Around the Universe. Cabra Staff Reading List Announced.

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.

Image by  Kennie Louie

Image by Kennie Louie

Check the list below to see the most popular titles from several hundred staff picks, organised in order of popularity.

Title Author
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
1984 George Orwell
Catch-22 Joseph Heller
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


Book Week 2013 Celebrations

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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