Lord of the Flies – William Golding This book is a modern classic and a popular study text for schools all over the world.

The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway is well-known for his clear, straightforward writing style

Animal Farm – George Orwell This short, allegorical novel tells the story of animals rebelling against their human masters, and is a satire of Stalin era in the Soviet Union.

Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom When Mitch Albom reconnects with Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor, he learns valuable life lessons and shares with readers all the funny

High Fidelity – Nick Hornby A must-read for any music lover, this modern story uses a casual style of language and is written from the point of view of the main character, Rob, a heartbroken vinyl record storeowner

The Giver – Lois Lowry Lowry uses short sentences and simple grammar to create a story that’s attention-grabbing right from the start.

Fantastic Mr Fox – Roald Dahl Roald Dahl is one of the greatest children’s authors and very popular with adults too.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon This is the story about the adventures of a young boy with autism, Christopher.