Novels
The White Tiger        By Aravind Adiga      2008 Novel            The story of The White Tiger is            told from th...
Black Swan Green    By David Mitchell    2006 Novel       Official book website    It’s a good way to find out more about ...
The Road By Cormac McCarthy 2006 Novel•   This was recommended to me by a      Grade 10 student, who said:Pros“It’s myster...
Graphic Novels
The SandmanGraphic Novel series by Neil Gaiman (writer) and a team of artists1989-1996    “...there are seven brothers and...
MausBy Art Spiegelman Volumes I and IIPublished 1986 and 1991, combined 1992•    This is a work which took the author     ...
Non-fiction
Alex’s Adventures inNumberlandBy Alex Bellos 2010•     I failed my Maths GCSE and had      to retake it, grimly cursing   ...
A Short History of    Nearly Everything    Bill Bryson 2003•        This popular book explores some         of the history...
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  1. 1. Novels
  2. 2. The White Tiger By Aravind Adiga 2008 Novel The story of The White Tiger is told from the darkly humorous perspective of Balram Halwai in a series of letters to Wen Jiabao, the Chinese premier. He tells of his own success story in India and describes himself as an “entrepreneur” - akin to the rarity of a ‘White Tiger’. How he reaches this status, however, is another side to the story... cairnsmedia.com
  3. 3. Black Swan Green By David Mitchell 2006 Novel Official book website It’s a good way to find out more about this funny book... right click on the link and explore the site. I also recommend the challenging ‘Cloud Atlas’ by the same author. usedbooksblog.com
  4. 4. The Road By Cormac McCarthy 2006 Novel• This was recommended to me by a Grade 10 student, who said:Pros“It’s mysterious, it’s dark… I got really pulledinto the story and couldn’t stop reading.”Cons“I was frustrated by the lack of backgroundinformation about what happened before andwho the characters are (they don’t getnamed).” witherthorne.blogspot.com
  5. 5. Graphic Novels
  6. 6. The SandmanGraphic Novel series by Neil Gaiman (writer) and a team of artists1989-1996 “...there are seven brothers and sisters who have been since the beginning of time, the Endless. They are Destiny, Death, Dream, Desire, Despair, Delirium who was once Delight, and Destruction who turned his back on his duties.” - Neil GaimanThe first volume in the series is calledPreludes and NocturnesThis is a motion comic of the first issueof volume one (‘Sleep of the Just’) togive you a ‘taster’. bookswim.com newageamazon.buzznet.com
  7. 7. MausBy Art Spiegelman Volumes I and IIPublished 1986 and 1991, combined 1992• This is a work which took the author thirteen years to complete. He writes of (and draws) his father who was a Polish Jew and who survived the Holocaust. Only animals are used in the graphic illustrations.This link is to a composition or ‘trailer’ for thegraphic novel. The subtitles are in French butit gives you an idea of the power of theimages. historicaltapestry.blogspot.com
  8. 8. Non-fiction
  9. 9. Alex’s Adventures inNumberlandBy Alex Bellos 2010• I failed my Maths GCSE and had to retake it, grimly cursing numbers and my complete inability to see the point of them. Turn the clock a few years later... and I pick up this, now read by Mathematics geniuses and idiots alike. Visit Alex Bellos’ official website to find out more... qbd.com.au
  10. 10. A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson 2003• This popular book explores some of the history of science, the ‘unsung heroes’ of discoveries and also tries to ignite the passion Bill Bryson felt was lacking from his school science textbooks... Visit his official website for more inspiration. abookwormsrant.typepad.com

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