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What to read? Great Reads and Classics on Goodreads

Edmund Rice Readers' Challenge for Year 10's bookshelf: read
Edmund Rice Readers' Challenge for Year 10 1 member
Top book suggestions made by students and teachers of St Pius X College, Chatswood.

Books we plan to read

To Kill a Mockingbird
The Martian
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
Private Peaceful
Ready Player One
Cloud Atlas
The Catcher in the Rye
The Secret Life of Wombats
Wolf by Wolf
Songs of a War Boy: The bestselling biography of Deng Adut - a child soldier, refugee and man of hope

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My picks

  • Revolver is razor-sharp, psychological thriller set in the Arctic Wilderness of 1899 - 1919. 

  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett is set in America in 1961. If you read To Kill a Mockingbird and are interested in the civil rights movement; read this! The enormous racial and social divide in southern USA are explored in through the perspective of Afro-American maids who are "The Help" for their Anglo-American lady employers. 

  • Ernest Cline's speculative novel, Ready Player One is moving into the realms of a modern day classic and its movie-adaption is testimony to its stellar plot. Its retro book trailer is worth a look The book makes reference to 80s culture at the dawn of modern the gaming era; interestin! Watch Oingo Boingo's clip of Dead Man Walking (circa 1985) referred to in Chapter 1; classic 80s.

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Reader Player One: official trailer

Deng Thiak Adut


Martin Sedgwick: on plot writing

Clare Zorns' The Sky so Heavy

The Martian video 1

Wolf by Wolf: reading by the author Ryan Graudin