Summer Reading Suggestions

What a joy – the summer holidays – a chance to catch up on all those books you’ve been meaning to read!

Here are some places to visit for suggestions:

Top Ten Reads  For each subject you will find 10 top reads.  The lists are graduated: each subsequent read is more challenging than the last.  Start at the beginning and aim to read all 10.  Each menu also suggests some journals or magazines you might find interesting, particularly if you are thinking of reading that subject at university.

Here’s a fun infographic on summer reading ideas. Follow the flowchart to explore a mix of classics and contemporary books, fiction and non-fiction. 101 book suggestions.


Read online: Browse the Public Library online shelves from the e-library and read an e-book.


Here is our Delicious Book Recommendation stack – plenty of book ideas, reviews, author interviews and book trailers to inspire you.




One for the boys  – one of the links in our Book Stack is the website “Literature for Lads” – crammed with reading ideas and reviews.

Follow-up to EPQ sessions in the Library

It was really good to see all the L6 A level students in the Library yesterday and Monday. To support the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) the Library staff ran brief sessions. Mr Amy gave an introduction to the Mallinson Library and outlined the Research and Referencing policy. Ms Shepherd ran a session on academic honesty and plagiarism and Ms Atherton provided an introduction to the e-Library and the online resources.

It was fantastic to see so many of you coming back for additional advice on finding books and using the e-Library. The links below are also useful for the IB Extended Essays.

Here are some key links:


Universities need to tell students the rules about plagiarism

11th June 2012 Article on Plagiarism in The Guardian by Sue Littlemore

Universities need to tell students the rules about plagiarism.

“The annual report of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA), due to be published on Thursday, is expected to show that complaints from students about harsh treatment by their universities over cheating have risen sharply in the past three years.”

Wellington College pupils should be well-prepared when they arrive at University having had sessions from the Library staff on academic honesty and plagiarism.

See the Referencing and Research page of the Intranet for more information and in particular read the Ofqual Guide to Plagiarism for Students.



A library in every school, please

Article from the Independent newspaper blog 11th June 2012

“A library in every school please”

There is no law in England requiring schools to have a library.

The Society of Authors, which represents over 9,000 writers, is campaigning with other organisations for school libraries to be a legal requirement.

CILIP – the professional body of Librarians and Information professionals in the UK is running “Shout about School Libraries Campaign”



Discover a world of Foreign Fiction

“The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize is awarded annually to the best work of contemporary fiction in translation. The prize celebrates an exceptional work of fiction by a living author which has been translated into English from any other language and published in the UK. The prize uniquely acknowledges both the writer and translator equally.” (Book Trust)

Read this Passport to the shortlist and recommend  for purchase any you would like to read.