Recommended Reading

Here are some of the recommended books you can read to help you in Humanities. You can also see your teacher for more information:


  • Unheard Voices by Malorie Blackman
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • City of Ghosts by Bali Rai
  • The Quiet American by Graham Greene (relevant to GCSE controlled assessment – Vietnam War)
  • Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood (relevant to GCSE Germany)
  • Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally



  • Jazeera’s Journey by L. Bruce
  • The Breadwinner by D. Ellis
  • Parvana’s journey by D. Ellis
  • The Strollers by L. Beake
  • Abu Lives in Kenya (low level/EAL students)
  • Children of the moon by C. Rudel
  • The Masai and I by V. Kroll
  • King of the Cloud forest by M. Morpurgo
  • The Shadow by M. Morpurgo
  • A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  • Congo by M. Crichton


Religious Studies

  • A Boy Called Hope by Lara Williamson
  • Whisper by Chrissie Keighery
  • Don’t Pick on Me by Rosemary Stones
  • After Iris by Natasha Farrant