Book Suggestions For British Teens

May 27, 2014 § Leave a comment

I asked for your suggestions for books that British teens could read as a response to the government banning/disappearing of To Kill A Mockingbird, and Of Mice And Men, from the school curriculum.

Please add your suggestions in the comments below, there are many countries and people not covered by our inadequate survey and knowledge.

Here are a few suggestions people have made from my twitter feed & facebook page:
(Note that I’ve put my own ‘education minister’s’ hat on and been selective with the suggestions for the sake of literature over favourites).


Slaughterhouse 5 – Kurt Vonnegut

Hubert Selby Jr. – Last Exit To Brooklyn
Iron John – Robert Bly

The Old Man and The Sea – Ernest Hemingway 

 The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson

Women Who Run With The Wolves – Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Train To Pakistan – Khushwant Singh

Richard Bach – Illusions

Primo Levi – If This Is A Man

Khalil Gibran – The Prophet

The World According To Garp – John Irving

Short Stories – Manto

Walt Whitman

Bertolt Brecht

Sharon Olds 

Pablo Neruda

Derek Walcott

Faiz Ahmed Faiz 

Gabriela Mistral


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