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.

Students at Eternal Light are encouraged to use the school library as well as their local library to help broaden their knowledge and introduce themselves to different styles of writings.

In order to continue this activity, we are in urgent need of updating and improving the selection of books we have on offer to students, in our new 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. Paperback and Hardback are both accepted. Many of the books can be found on popular online sites such as amazon.

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.

The books should be a title from the list shown below, or a well-known and popular title that may not be listed! We are also looking for good quality non-fiction books which would be interesting and beneficial to our secondary aged students.

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