Reading and Viewing List

NUSA Library: Our most popular books!

  • Girl on a Plane by Miriam Moss
  • The Blood Guard by Carter Roy
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • Wonder by RJ Palacio
  • Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
  • The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan
  • The Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  • Superstar Geek by Katy Birchall
  • The Bubble Boy by Stewart Foster
  • Petunia Perry and the Case of the Ugly Pigeon by Pamela Buchart
  • Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones

If you would like to use our library at break and lunch times, please remember to ask Ms Little for a library pass!

Stretch and Challenge Reading List

20th Century Classics
1984 by George Orwell Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Dracula by Bram Stoker
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
On the Road by Jack Kerouac Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou The Stange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Road by Cormac McCarthy The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Lord of the Flies by William Golding The Time Machine by HG Wells

Staff Selections

  • Ms Mulcahy: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • Ms Saunders: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • Mrs Ellis: The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
  • Mrs Tice: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Time Out magazine's top 10 teen films on Netflix!

  1. Clueless (Amy Heckerling, 1995) Certificate: PG
  2. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller, 2015) Certificate: 18
  3. The Fault in our Stars (Josh Boone, 2014) Certificate: 12
  4. City of God (Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund, 2002) Certificate: 18
  5. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (John Hughes, 1986) Certificate: 12A
  6. Winter's Bone (Debra Granik, 2010) Certificate: 15
  7. Legally Blonde (Robert Luketic, 2001) Certificate: 12
  8. Girlhood (Celine Sciamma, 2014) Certificate: 15
  9. Night of the Comet (Thom Eberhardt, 1984) Certificate: 15
  10. An Education (Lone Scherfig, 2001) Certificate: 12

Stretch and Challenge Viewing List

BFI's Greatest Films of All Time

1. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958) 8. Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
2. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941) 9. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Dreyer, 1927)
3. Tokyo Story (Ozu Yasujiro, 1953) 10. 81/2 (Federico Fellini, 1963)
4. La Regle du Jeu (Jean Renoir, 1939) 11. Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925)
5. Sunrise (FW Murnau, 1927) 12. L'Atalante (Jean Vigo, 1934)
6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) 13. Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)
7. The Searchers (John Ford, 1956) 14. Apocalypse Now! (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
15. Late Spring (Ozu Yasujiro, 1949)

BBC's Greatest Films of the 21st Century

1. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001) 8. Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Edward Yang, 2000)
2. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000) 9. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, 2011)
3. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007) 10. No Country for Old Men (Coen Brothers, 2007)
4. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001) 11. Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen Brothers, 2013)
5. Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014) 12. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004) 13. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron, 2006)
7. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011) 14. The Act of Killing (Josh Oppenheimer, 2012)
15. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)

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