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100 books to read before leaving school

100 fiction books all students should read before leaving secondary school – according to teachers

From The Time Machine to 1984, take a journey through the top 100 books teachers have recommended for students at Key Stages 3 and 4...

This is top 100 books to read before you leave secondary school, as voted by teachers.

How many have you read?

  1. 1984 by George Orwell
  2. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  3. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  4. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  5. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  6. The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
  7. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  8. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  9. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  10. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  11. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  12. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
  13. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  14. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  15. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  16. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  17. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
  18. A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines
  19. The Lord of the Rings trilogy by JRR Tolkien
  20. Danny, Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
  21. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
  22. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  23. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  24. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  25. A Passage to India by EM Forster
  26. Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
  27. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
  28. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  29. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  30. Holes by Louis Sachar
  31. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  32. The Noughts and Crosses trilogy by Malorie Blackman
  33. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  34. War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
  35. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  36. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  37. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
  38. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  39. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  40. A Room With a View by EM Forster
  41. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  42. Wonder by RJ Palacio
  43. Emma by Jane Austen
  44. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
  45. Half a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngoxi Adichie
  46. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  47. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  48. The Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle
  49. Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
  50. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  51. Anita and Me by Meera Syal
  52. The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett
  53. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  54. Skellig by David Almond
  55. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  56. Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  57. The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
  58. A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
  59. My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
  60. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  61. Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
  62. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  63. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
  64. Dubliners by James Joyce
  65. Face by Benjamin Zephaniah
  66. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr
  67. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  68. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  69. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  70. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  71. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick
  72. I am David by Anne Holm
  73. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  74. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  75. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
  76. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  77. A Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin
  78. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  79. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
  80. Empire of the Sun by JG Ballard
  81. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  82. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  83. Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse
  84. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  85. A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly
  86. Heroes by Robert Cormier
  87. Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah
  88. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  89. Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally
  90. Forever by Judy Blume
  91. Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin
  92. Stone Cold by Robert Swindells
  93. A Time to Dance by Bernard MacLaverty
  94. Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
  95. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  96. The War of the Worlds by HG Wells
  97. The Tracy Beaker series by Jacqueline Wilson
  98. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  99. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
  100. The Time Machine by HG Wells