The Irish Times ‘Must-Reads for Teenagers’

In today’s Irish Times (Saturday 26th November 2011), there is a supplement detailing books that are ‘must-reads’ for teenagers. They are not numbered or put into age categories but it is interesting to note that the first book they have mentioned is ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ by George Orwell – our College book for November.

Other books on the list include:

  • ‘The Magic Toyshop’ by Angela Carter (1967)
  • ‘The Hunger Games Trilogy’ by Suzanne Collins (2008 – 2010)
  • ‘Ghost World’ by Daniel Clowes (1997)
  • ‘The Regeneration Trilogy’ by Pat Barker (1991 – 1995)
  • ‘Sandman’ by Neil Gaiman (1989 – 1996)
  • ‘How to be a Woman’ by Caitlin Moran (2011)
  • ‘Brother of the More Famous Jack’ by Barbara Trapido (1982)
  • ‘The Georgi Nicolson Series’ by Louise Rennison (1999 – 2009)
  • ‘The Morganville Vampires Series’ by Rachel Caine (2006 – )
  • ‘An Wrinkle in Time’ by Madeleine L’Engle (1962)
  • ‘The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole’ by Sue Townsend (1982)
  • ‘Emil and the Detectives’ by Erich Kastner (1929)
  • ‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zusack (2005)
  • ‘A Study in Scarlet’ by Arthur Conan Doyle (1887)
  • ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens (1860 – 1861)
  • ‘Annan Water’ by Kate Thompson (2003)
  • ‘Thin Ice’ by Mikael Engstrom (2007 – 2011)
  • ‘Little Women’ by Louisa May Alcott (1868)
  • ‘The Hobbit’ by JRR Tolkien (1937)
  • ‘The Twelfth Day of July’ by Joan Lingard (1970)
  • ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
  • ‘Flight of the Doves’ by Walter Macken (1968)
  • ‘Under the Eye of the Clock’ by Christopher Nolan (1987)
  • ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ by Mark Twain (1884)
  • ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ by JD Salinger (1951)
  • ‘The Outsiders’ by SE Hinton (1967)
  • ‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell (1945)
  • ‘Lost in Transition’ by students of Scoil Chaitríona, Glasnevin (2011)
  • ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ by Douglas Adams (1979)
  • ‘The Recruit’ by Robert Muchamore (2004)
  • ‘Skulduggery Pleasant’ by Derek Landy (2007)
  • ‘Maus’ by Art Spiegelman (1986)

 

The supplement also includes tips for aspiring writers. Try to get hold of it!

 

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