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National 5 Personal Reading 2014

“These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.� ~ Gilbert Highet ~

05/2014


National 5 - Personal Reading The recommended age for any text is intended only as a guideline. In general only one book by the author is listed. Remember, there may be several other suitable books by the same author also on the shelves. All titles are categorised by genre. Sometimes abbreviations have been used, see below : Adv. = Adventure

Autob. = Autobiography

F&F = Friends and Family

Hist. = Historical

Non-F. = Non-Fiction

Psych Thr. = Psychological Thriller

P.R = Personal Relationships

S.F = Science Fiction

S.I = Social Issues

S.S = Short Stories

WW1 = World War 1

WW2 = World War 2

Any non-fiction titles have also been given their Dewey number. All the books on this list are in the school library Some of the books on this list will be suitable for Higher.

A Dorothy Allison

Bastard Out of Carolina

S.I / P.R

Tina McElroy Ansa

Baby of the Family

P.R / Families

Vic Armstrong

True Adventures of the World’s Greatest Stuntman

Non-F. – 791.43

Andrea Ashworth

Once in a House on Fire

Non-F.– 920.72 /Poverty

Denis Avey

The Man Who Broke Back into Auschwitz

Non-F – 940.53. – WW2

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B Iain Banks

Espedair Street

Music

Sonny Barger

Hells Angel

Emily Barr

The Sisterhood

Mystery / Families

Max Barry

Jennifer Government

Thriller / SF

Colin Bateman

Mohammed Maguire

Humour / Thriller

Bella Bathurst

Special

Teenage Girls

Ishmael Beah

A Long Way Gone; True Story of a Child Soldier

Non-F. – 916.64

Jessica Berens

The Highwayman

Humour / P.R

Steve Berry

The Third Secret

Thriller

Bruce Bethke

Headcrash

S.F / Humour

Anne Bilson

Suckers

Vampires

Marc Blake

Sunstroke

Humour / Thriller

Sam Bourne

The Righteous Men

Thriller

Constance Briscoe

Ugly

C. Brookmyre

Quite Ugly One Morning

Humour / Crime

Geraldine Brooks

Year of Wonders

Historical / Plague

Dan Brown

Da Vinci Code

Thriller

Bill Bryson

Down Under

Jim Butcher

Grave Peril

Paranormal / Magic

Black Magician Trilogy

Fantasy

Non-F. - 920.71 / Autob. / Hells Angels

Autobio. / Non-Fiction – 920.72

Non-F. - 919.4 / Travel / Humour / Australia

C Trudi Canavan

Lorenzo Carcaterra Sleepers

Non-F. - 920.71 / Autobio. Friends / Revenge

Orson Scott Card

Ender’s Game

S.F / War

Michael Carson

Dying in Style

Crime

Stuart Chapman

Home in Time for Breakfast

Diary / WW2 / Non-F. – 940.3

Tom Clancy

Net Force

Thriller

Jeremy Clarkson

Clarkson on Cars

Non-F. – 791.45 / Cars

Harlan Coben

No Second Chance

Thriller

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Emily Colas

Just Checking

Non-F. – 920.72 / Autobio./OCD

Jenny Colgan

Do You Remember the First Time Humour / P.R.

Hugh Collins

Autobiography of a Murderer

Non-F.- 364.3 / True Crime

Patricia Cornwell

The Body Farm

Crime

Robert Crais

Voodoo River

Crime

Mary J. Davidson

Undead and Unwed

Vampires / Humour

Jeffrey Deaver

The Twelfth Card

Crime

Jennifer Donnelly

Gathering Light

Families

Steven Downes

Usain Bolt

Roddy Doyle

The Van

P.R / Humour

Glen Duncan

The Last Werewolf

Horror / Werewolves

Kim Edwards

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

Families

Ben Elton

The First Casualty

WW1 / Crime

Nicholas Evans

Horse Whisperer

Horses / Romance

Gavin Extence

Universe Versus Alex Woods

Friendship

Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones’s Diary

Humour / P.R.

Bill Fitzhugh

Pest Control

Humour / Thriller

Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl

Mystery / Psych. Thriller

Sarah Ford

One Up; A Woman with the SAS

Non-F. - 355.3

Frederick Forsyth

Day of the Jackal

Thriller

Nigel Foster

Making of a Royal Marines Commando

Nicci French

Secret Smile

Crime

Lisa Gardner

The Third Victim

Crime

Alex Garland

The Beach

Thriller / Mystery

Rena Gelissen

Rena’s Promise

Dave Gibbins

Atlantis

Mystery

Rob Grant

Fat

Humour / S.F.

D/E/F

Non-F. – 796.4 / Running

Non-F.- 355.3

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Holocaust / Non-Fiction – 940.53


Alex Gray

Riverman

Julia Gregory

Sickened

John Grisham

The Appeal

Bear Grylls

Facing Up

Crime / Glasgow Non – F. – 920.72 / Autobio. Thriller Non-F. – 796.5 / Autobio.

Heather Gudenkauf These Things Hidden

Secrets / Families

H Mark Haddon

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Laurell K. Hamilton Guilty Pleasures

Mystery / Families Vampires

Lewis Hamilton

My Story

Charlaine Harris

Sookie Stackhouse Series

Vampires

Joanne Harris

Five Quarters of the Orange

P.R. / Families / WW2

Robert Harris

Enigma

Spying

Thomas Harris

Black Sunday

Thriller

Kim Harrison

Dead Witch Walking

Paranormal

Kent Harruf

Plainsong

P.R.

Jemma Harvey

Kissing Toads

Humour / Romance

James Hawes

White Merc With Fins

Crime / Humour

Ethan Hawke

Ash Wednesday

Romance

Lucy Hawking

Jaded

Humour

James Herbert

Ghosts of Sleath

Ghosts

Jack Higgins

Without Mercy

Thriller

Tami Hoag

The Alibi

Murder

Wendy Holden

Bad Heir Day

Romance / Humour

Marya Hornbacher Wasted

Non-F. - 796.7 / Formula 1

Non-F.– 616.85 / Autob. / Anorexia

Nick Hornby

High Fidelity

Chris Hoy

Autobiography

Chris Hulme

Manslaughter United

Chris Hunter

Eight Lives Down

Elisabeth Hyde

The Abortionist’s Daughter

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Humour / Music Non-F. – 796.6 / Cycling Non-F. – 796.33 / Football / Prison Non-F. – 346.4 / Iraq War Crime / Abortion


I, J Greg Iles

Dead Sleep

Murder

Erwin James

A Life Inside

Non-F. – 346.4 / Prison

Charles Jennings

Burning Rubber

Non-F. – 796.7 / Formula 1

Liz Jensen

Ninth Life of Louis Drax

Families / Mystery

Lisa Jewell

Vince and Joy

Romance

Nick Johnstone

A Head Full of Blue

Jonas Jonasson

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

Humour / Friendship

Belinda Jones

On the Road to Mr. Right

Romance / Humour

Hillary Jordan

Mudbound

Race / P.R.

Non-F. – 613 / Alcoholism

K, L Dean Karnazes

Run!

Philip Kerr

The Second Angel

Thriller / SF

John King

Football Factory

Football Violence

Chris Kitch

Pavement for My Pillow

India Knight

Don’t You Want Me

Humour / Romance

Dorothy Koomson

My Best Friend’s Girl

Friendship / Betrayal

Tim Krabbe

The Vanishing

Kidnapping / Murder

John Krakauer

Into the Wild

Nicole Krause

The Nanny Diaries

Humour

Sophie Laguna

One Foot Wrong

Secrets

Alison Lapper

My Life in My Hands

Disability / Non-Fiction – 362.4

Evelyn Lau

Diary of a Street Kid

Non-F. - 363.5 / Autob.

Hugh Laurie

The Gun Seller

Thriller

Gert Ledig

Payback

WW2

Martin Leimbach

Martin Isn’t Talking

Autism

Douglas Lindsay

Long Midnight of Barney Thompson

Humour / Murder

Eric Lomax

Railway Man

War / Non-Fiction - 952

Rosamund Lupton

Sister

Mystery

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Non-F. – 796.4 / Running

Non-F. - 613.8 / Autob. / Drugs

Non-F. – 796.5 / Survival


Mc / Mac John McCabe

Herding Cats

Humour / Thriller

Perry McCarthy

Flat Out, Flat Broke

Andy McDermott

The Tomb of Hercules

Nick McDonnell

Twelve

Pat McEnulty

Sweet Fire

Drugs

Mhairi McFarlane

You Had Me at Hello

Humour / Romance

Ewan McGregor

Long Way Round

Robin McKinley

Sunshine

Vampires

Andy McNab

Dark Winter

Thriller

Adeline Yen Mah

Falling Leaves

China / Families / Autob. / Non-F. - 951.05

Tom Mangold

Tunnels of Cu Chi

Vietnam War / Non- F. – 959.7

Scott Mariani

Shadow Project

Thriller

Liza Marklud

The Bomber

Thriller

Non-F. – 796.7 / Formula 1 Thriller Friendship / Violence / Drugs

Bikes / Travel / Non-F.- 388.3

M

George R. R. Martin Fevre Dream

Vampires

Alex Marwood

The Wicked Girls

Psych. Thriller

Steve Matchett

The Mechanic’s Tale

Armistead Maupin

The Night Listener

Mystery / Friendship

James Maw

Nothing But Trouble

Thriller

Dan Mills

Sniper One

Denise Mina

Garnethill Trilogy

Non-F. – 796.7 / Formula 1

Non-F. – 355.4 / Iraq War Crime / Glasgow

Jacquelyn Mitchard Cage of Stars

Murder / Revenge

Deborah Moggach

Tulip Fever

Romance / Betrayal

Natasha Mostert

Season of the Witch

Mystery

JoJo Moyes

Me Before You

Romance

Chris Moyles

Story of a Man and his Mouth

Zana Muhsen

Sold

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Non-F.–791.45/ Autob.

Autob. / Forced Marriage / Non-F. - 920.72


N, O, P Melissa Nathan

The Waitress

Romance / Humour

Adam Nevil

Apartment 16

Mystery

Tim O’Brien

If I Die in a Combat Zone

Vietnam War / Non-F. – 959.7

Robert O’Connor

Buffalo Soldiers

Thriller

O’Farrell, Maggie

Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

Families / Mystery

Terri Paddock

Come Clean

Drugs / Families

Alan Parton

Endal

Dogs / Non-Fiction 636.7

James Patterson

Hide & Seek

Crime / Thriller

Stef Penney

The Invisible Ones

Mystery

Michael Phelps

No Limits

Non – F. – 797.2 / Autob. / Swimming

Jodi Picoult

Keeping Faith

Angst / Misery / P.R.

Alexandra Potter

Be Careful What You Wish For

Romance

Mark Powell

Box

P.R. / S.I.

Terry Pratchett

Colour of Magic

Fantasy / Humour

Lily Prior

La Cucina

Romance / Cooking

Marc Pye

Lollipop

Scotland / Child Abuse / P.R / Families

R, S Aaron Ralston

Between a Rock and a Hard Place Non-F. - 796.5/ Survival

Ian Rankin

Black and Blue

Crime / Edinburgh

Cathy Reichs

Deadly Decisions

Murder / Forensics

Matthew Reilly

Ice Station

Thriller

E. M. Remarque

All Quiet on the Western Front

WW1

Anne Rice

Interview With the Vampire

Vampires

Chris Ryan

Land of Fire

Thriller

Tony Saint

Refusal Shoes

Kevin Sampson

Awaydays

Football Violence

Siba Sakib

Afghanistan, Where God Only Comes to Weep

Non-F. - 915.81 / Autob.

J. Sanghera

Shame

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Humour / Thriller /Immigration

Non-F. – 920.72 / Forced Marriage


Alice Sebold

Lucky Lovely Bones

Rape / Biog. / Non-F.- 920.72 Murder / P.R. / Families

Tina Seksis

One Step Too Far

Mystery

Diane Setterfield

The Thirteenth Tale

Mystery

Joe Simpson

Touching the Void

Anna Smith

Spit Against the Wind

P.R.

Nicholas Sparks

The Best of Me

Romance

Johnny Steele

Bird That Never Flew

True Crime / Non-F. – 364.3

William Sutcliffe

Are You Experienced?

P.R. / Humour / India

Scott Turow

Ordinary Heroes

War

Rachel Vincent

Pride

Werecats / Horror

Tim Waggoner

Nekropolis

Supernatural / Zombies

Freda Warrington

A Taste of Blood Wine

Vampires

S. J. Watson

Before I Go to Sleep

Psych. Thr.

David Wellington

Monster Island

Zombies

Bradley Wiggins

In Pursuit of Glory

Louisa Young

Baby Love

Non-F. – 796.5 / Survival

T-Z

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Non.F. – 796.6 / Cycling P.R.

English - National 5 - Reading suggestion list  

Some suggestions for personal reading - all books are in the school library. If you can't find what you are looking for, ask a librarian.

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