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)
This 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.
Listopia: 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.