A list of 100 novels that all students should read before leaving secondary school (as voted for by teachers) has been published by the TES (Issue 5157, dated 31/7/15).
The top ten books feature mainly classic novels, designed to challenge students, with Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell topping the list.
The accompanying article, however, recognises the invaluable role played by school librarians in engaging children in reading and fostering in them a love of reading - bridging the gap between what children like to read and the more challenging classics. Librarians have a sound knowledge of current children's and young adult fiction and are able to recommend more easily than teachers a mix of contemporary and classic fiction to encourage reading for pleasure.
At TRS we have two excellent Libraries - the Discovery Library for the lower school and the War Memorial Library for the upper school - staffed by three qualified Librarians.