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


Website of the Week: Essential Books For Kids and Teens

13-17 Year Olds Reding GuideThis week’s Website of the Week is Essential Books For Kids and Teens brought to you by the excellent Common Sense Media Site. This online reading guide provides very short descriptions of tried and tested, popular reads for all ages, abilities and interests. The guide is divided into three age levels; ages 2-6, ages 7-12 and ages 13-17. Stuck for something good to read, then check these suggestions out.

Download the PDF guide below.

Common Sense Media essential_books_guide_13-17

Website of the Week: Listopia from Goodreads

Goodreads ListopiaListopia: Check out this incredible selection of reading lists from Goodreads. This excellent site allows readers to explore the world of books and share their opinions with others anywhere! Find your interest, choose a list and get lost in the incredible array of books on offer.