De Aston English Department's Virtual Libraries

We recognise the importance of reading. Reading allows students to access the whole curriculum!

Research shows that regular reading:

  • improves brain connectivity;

  • helps you learn about other cultures, history and experiences;

  • increases your cultural capital;

  • increases your vocabulary and comprehension;

  • empowers you to empathise with other people;

  • aids in sleep readiness;

  • reduces stress;

  • lowers blood pressure and heart rate;

  • fights depression symptoms;

  • prevents cognitive decline as you age.

We appreciate how difficult it can be to find a book you love, so do find our virtual libraries below where we have linked to the books we study and the books we recommend for each year group. Just click on the link, download the PDF and then click on the book covers. These will take you to an extract, an audiobook or the full text of the book!

If you need more recommendations, do check out our Literacy page where we have included recommended reading lists.

Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Year 12
Year 13