If (series) and or (author) are detailed - any book in the series and/or by the author is appropriate.

FICTION Author Theme
A Swift Pure Cry Dowd, Siobhan Teenage pregnancy, poverty, grief, lies, secrets
A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini abuse, belonging, prejudice,
A Time To Kill John Grisham (author) justice, revenge, tolerance, racism
Bad Luck and Trouble Lee Childs (author) crime, justice, mystery, murder,
Banquo’s Son Roxborogh T. K (series) revenge, betrayal, loyalty, love, obligations
Before I die Downham, Jenny terminal illness,
Break no bones Reichs, Kathy (author) Crime, murder, mystery,
Chalkline Mitchell, Jane child soldiers, violence,
Come Clean Paddock, Terri addiction, bullying, friendship, abuse, grief, corruption
Compulsion Tania Roxborogh (NZ)
Cuckoo in the Nest Michelle Magorian prejudice parent / child relationships
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Mark Haddon disability, autism, family relationships,
Death Du Jour Reichs, Kathy (author) Crime, murder, mystery,
heroine, Identity, belonging, courage, corruption, dystopia, prejudice,
Dune HERBERT, Frank Science Fiction,
Ender's game Orson Scott Card dystopia, deception, hero, war,
Falling Anne Provost
Game of Thrones Martin, George cruelty, death, war, politics, magic, mystery, romance,
Genesis Bernard Beckett (NZ) Apocalyptic, deception,
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Larsson, Steig murder, crime, serial killer, thriller, heroine,
In my Father's Den Maurice Gee (NZ) murder, religion, mental illness, violence,
Lovely Bones Alice Sebold supernatural, justice, murder,
Mice Reece, Gordon, Bullying, murder, revenge,
My Sister's Keeper Jodi Picoult (author) organ donor, court case, deception,
Nothing to lose Lee Childs (author) suspense, conspiracy, hero, justice,
Out of shadows Wallace, Jason colonialism, historical, racism, political, bullying,
Persuader Lee Childs (author) crime, suspense, drugs, murder, justice,
Red cliff Beckett, Bernard (NZ) belonging, identity, peer pressure,
Shadow Girl Larking, John survival, child abuse, runaway, courage, homeless, street kid,
Smashed Mandy Hagar (NZ)
Snow Falling on Cedars Guterson, David war, prejudice, justice, Murder, mystery, love
The Book Thief Marcus Zusak Holocaust, growing up, survival
Stoner and Spaz Ron Koertg disabilities, friendship, drugs abuse,
The Crossing Hager, Mandy dystopia, survival, control, deception
The Crush Scot Monk
The Davinci Code Brown, Dan (series and author) Mystery, intrigue, religion,
The Hard Way Lee Childs (author) crime, justice, hero, murder, kidnapping,
The Horse Whisperer Nicholas Evans survival, rescue, healing
The Innocent Posie Graeme-Evans (series) love, honour, deception,
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini redemption, tolerance, cruelty, rescue, betrayal, prejudice
The Pesthouse Grace, Jim survival, dystopia, plague,
The Quickie Patterson, John revenge, murder, thriller, suspense, adultery, crime
The Raging Quiet JORDAN, Sheryl (NZ) prejudice, tolerance, cruelty, hope, disabilities,
The Road Cormack McCarthy survival, parent/child relationships, hope
The Strain Hogan, Chuck horror, plague, murder, survival,
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee court case, racism, justice,
Tripwire Lee Childs (author) crime, hero, revenge, justice, murder, mystery


NON FICTION – Biographies, Level 2 (7) - Year 12 Author Theme
If (series) and or (author) are detailed - any book in the series and/or by the author is appropriate.
Angela's Ashes Frank McCourt poverty, prejudice,
Bent not broken Lauren Roche (NZ) runaway, abuse, addiction, ambition,
Bite of the Mango Kamara, Mariatu et al. courage, resilience, hope, war, amputee, survival
Chinese Cinderella : The story of an unwanted daughter Mah, Adeline Yeh abandonment, ambition, belonging,
Desert Flower Waris Dirie – (series) runaway, ambition, survival, hope
Into the wild Jon Krakauer survival, belonging
Laff A Friendship John Boyle friendship,
Sickened Julie Gregory illness, deception,
Sleepers Carcaterra, Lorenzo child abuse, revenge, friendship,