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Books and Reading: English Staff Reads

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We asked BGS English teachers to share their favourite reads and authors - Why not add one or two to your Must Reads list?

MR HOWES

CURRENTLY READING


'fly away, peter'
David Malouf

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'The Secret River'
Kate Grenville

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FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Richard Yates, Tim Winton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Larry Watson, David Sedaris - and many more...

 

RECOMMENDED READING


Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates.

 


 

MS O'HANLON-ROSE

CURRENTLY READING


'fly away, peter'
David Malouf

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'The Shepherd's Hut'
Tim Winton

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FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Jane Austen, Tim Winton

 

RECOMMENDED READING


The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes.

 


 

 

MS FITZGERALD

CURRENTLY READING


'The Liew of Locke Lamora'
Scott Lynch

 

FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Melina Marchetta, George Orwell & Marcus Zuzak

 

RECOMMENDED READING


The Book Thief, Animal Farm & The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society


 

MR LOBASCHER

CURRENTLY READING


'12 Rules For Life'
Jordan B Peterson

MS SANDERSON

CURRENTLY READING


'A Clash of Kings'
George R. R. Martin

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FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Jessie Burton, Jeffrey Eugenides, Philip Pullman & Khaled Hosseini 

 

RECOMMENDED READING


All the Light We Cannot See, Maus, The Miniaturist, His Dark Materials trilogy, The Book Thief, The Harry Potter series, A Thousand Splendid Suns, And the Mountains Echoed, The God of Small Things & Midnight's Children

 

 


 

MS RAGEN

CURRENTLY READING


'Less'
Andrew Sean Greer

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FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Hannah Kent, Arundhati Roy, Richard Flanagan, Jane Harper, Tim Winton, Nick Earls, Jane Austen, Markus Zusak

 

RECOMMENDED READING


The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, Burial Rites by Hannah Kent and The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

 

 


 

MR LEWIS

CURRENTLY READING


'Boy Swallows Universe'
Trent Dalton

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'After the first death'
Robert Cormier

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'Brand New Ancients'
Kate Tempest

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FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Ursula Le Guin, Margaret Atwood, J.K. Rowling & George Orwell

 

RECOMMENDED READING


Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey and The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin are recent books that I lost myself in.

MR TREMBLE

CURRENTLY READING


'Doctor Sleep'
Stephen King

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'Boy Swallows Universe' (Audiobook)
Trent Dalton

 

FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Stephen King, Tim Winton, Matthew Reilly & Kate Grenville

 

RECOMMENDED READING


The Secret River, The Lieutenant, Land's Edge, Salem's Lot & Ice Station

 


 

MR DEEGAN

CURRENTLY READING


'The Alienist'
Caleb Carr

 

FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Cormac McCarthy, Flannery O'Connor, Jennifer Egan, Don Delillo & Anton Chekhov ...

 

RECOMMENDED READING


Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, Underworld by Don Delillo, Collected Stories by Flannery O'Connor & A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

 


 

 

MS GARDNER

CURRENTLY READING


'The Dry'
Jane Harper

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'The Spook's Secret'
Joseph Delaney

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'Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance'
Angela Duckworth

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MS MILLER

CURRENTLY READING


'My Mother's Secret'
J.L.
Witterick

 

FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Jane Austen, Charles Dickens & Agatha Christie

 

RECOMMENDED READING


The Silent Wife by A. Harrison. (About betrayal, revenge and murder.)