Reading for pleasure improves knowledge, memory and vocabulary and can help to reduce stress.
Here are some suggestions for summer reads from local library consultant Lindsey Blake:
Chris Bradford - Assassin
Tom Hoyle - Challenge
Gary D Schmidt - Orbiting Jupiter
S.E. Hinton - The Outsiders
Robert Swindells - Stone Cold
Allen Zadoff trilogy - The Hit, The Mission, The Traitor
Carl Hiasson - Chomp
Kim Slater - SMART
Michael Morpurgo - Eagle in the Snow
Patrice Lawrence - Orangeboy
Mohsin Hamid - Moth Smoke
Truman Capote - In Cold Blood
Dennis Lehane - The Given Day
Philip Kerr - Berlin Noir
Helen Dunmore - The Siege
Sebastian Barry - Days Without End
David Sedaris - Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls
Oscar Wilde - The Canterville Ghost
Nevil Shute - On The Beach
Raymond Chandler - The Big Sleep
Most of these are available to borrow through RBWM libraries, some in our own school library, or to purchase on Kindle (between £3.99 and£7.99 each). Many local charity shops have excellent book sections too.
Check out the new longer opening hours for local libraries and an opportunity to get involved with writing masterclasses led by Ali Sparkes.