Reading List – Novels

A list of novels for students to explore.

Other Opening Class reading lists can be found at the bottom of this page.

Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

Time’s Arrow – Martin Amis

Farenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War – Max Brooks

The Big Over Easy – Jasper Fforde

Lord of the Flies – William Golding

The Princess Bride – William Goldman

Maestro – Peter Goldsworthy

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West – Gregory Maguire

Life of Pi – Yann Martel

Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear – Walter Moers

Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell

Jasper Jones – Craig Silvey

The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

Cloudstreet – Tim Winton


Other reading lists on Opening Class:


Sports Writing

Graphic Novels

Longform Feature Articles

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