Library Book Appeal

“Read! In the name of your Lord who created…”

Surah Al-Alaq (96:1), Quran.

From amongst the very first words to be revealed from Allah to His servants, was the command to ‘read.’

The act of reading forms an integral part of everyone’s journey on the road to acquiring knowledge, both worldy and religious.

This is why, at Eternal Light, we hold a special weekly reading assembly; a time when the teachers and students collectively sit down, and take part in the shared experience of reading a book.

In order to continue this blessed activity, we are in urgent need of updating and improving the selection of books we have on offer to students, in our school library.

We require approximately 150 books to replace some of our older books in the library. They should ideally be new, or if they are used, they should be in good condition.

This appeal goes out to all our current and former students, parents and well-wishers of our school, to donate good quality, modern, interesting books which our students will benefit from.

As you can see from our reading list, all the author’s are well known and established names in English Literature, and all the books are considered classics. There are at least two or three world renowned authors from Bradford on the list. See if you can spot them!
We have adopted the list from a compilation by teachers of secondary schools in the U.K., for students in Years 7 – 11.


Title & Author

Donated by…

1984 by George Orwell
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Danny, Champion of the World by Roald Dahl Muhammad C – Year 9
The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines
The Lord of the Rings trilogy by JRR Tolkien
The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Passage to India by EM Forster
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Holes by Louis Sachar
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Noughts and Crosses trilogy by Malorie Blackman
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
A Room With a View by EM Forster
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Wonder by RJ Palacio
Emma by Jane Austen
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
Half a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngoxi Adichie
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
The Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle
Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
Anita and Me by Meera Syal
The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
Skellig by David Almond
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Dubliners by James Joyce
Face by Benjamin Zephaniah
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick
I am David by Anne Holm
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Empire of the Sun by JG Ballard
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Heroes by Robert Cormier
Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally
Forever by Judy Blume
Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin
Stone Cold by Robert Swindells
A Time to Dance by Bernard MacLaverty
Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
The War of the Worlds by HG Wells
The Tracy Beaker series by Jacqueline Wilson
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Time Machine by HG Wells