KS3 Recommended Reads

KS3 Recommended Reads

Objective: to encourage the reading of classic literature (especially 19th Century)

18th Century

Title

                                        Author

                                                            Year published

 

Gulliver’s Travels                     Jonathan Swift                                                   1726

Robinson Crusoe                     Daniel Defoe                                                      1719

19th Century

 

Title

Author

Year published

 

The Swiss Family Robinson

Johann Rudolf Wyss

1812-3

 

Emma

Jane Austen

1815

 

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

E. T. A. Hoffman

1816

 

Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

1818

 

Ivanhoe

Walter Scott

1819

 

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving

1819

 

Rip Van Winkle

Washington Irving

1820

 

Grimm's Fairy Tales

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

1823 (English)

 

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens

1838

 

Nicholas Nickelby

Charles Dickens

1839

 

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

1843

 

The Tell-Tale Heart

Edgar Allan Poe

1843

 

The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas

1844

 

The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas

1844

 

Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Andersen

1846 (English)

 

David Copperfield

Charles Dickens

1850

 

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

1853

 

The Coral Island

R. M. Ballantyne

1857

 

Tom Brown's Schooldays

Thomas Hughes

1857

 

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

1861

 

The Water Babies

Charles Kingsley

1863

 

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Jules Verne

1864

 

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

1865

 

 

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

1868

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea

Jules Verne

1870

Through the Looking-Glass

Lewis Carroll

1871

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain

1876

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell

1877

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Carlo Collodi

1883

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Howard Pyle

1883

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

1883

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

1884

Heidi

Johanna Spyri

1884 (English)

King Solomon's Mines

H. Rider Haggard

1885

Kidnapped

Robert Louis Stevenson

1886

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Frances Hodgson Burnett

1886

A Study in Scarlett (Sherlock Holmes)

Arthur Conan Doyle

1886

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling

1894

The Second Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling

1895

The Time Machine

H.G.Wells

1895

War of the Worlds

H..G.Wells

1897

Moonfleet

J. Meade Falkner

1898

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

E. Nesbit

1899

         

 

20th Century

This is just a small selection of 20th Century Classics.

Watership Down                                                          Richard Adams           

Of Mice and Men                                                         John Steinbeck

Brave New World                                                        Aldous Huxley

1984                                                                            George Orwell

Animal Farm                                                               George  Orwell

The Call of the Wild/White Fang                                 Jack London

The Story of my Life                                                    Helen Keller

The Diary of Anne Frank                                             Anne Frank

The Hobbit                                                                   J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings                                                  J.R.R. Tolkien

 

Contemporary Fiction

Writing for teenagers has never been better so there are lots of brilliant contemporary reads out there.  The best way to find them is to look on the internet.

www.booktrust.org.uk

www.lovereading4kids.co.uk

The Telegraph and Guardian also regularly publish recommended reading lists.