“Read at every wait; read at all hours; read within leisure; read in times of labour; read as one goes in; read as one goest out. The task of the educated mind is simply put: read to lead.” Marcus Tullius Cicero
We are proud to announce our ‘The Bromley 100’. The Bromley 100 comprises of 100 books that the staff, students and parents believed to be classic books that students should aim to read during their time at the Academy. Students taking up the challenge will gain hugely from the experience, whether it is reading for pure pleasure or to broaden their knowledge and literary horizons. We would also encourage parents and carers to take up the challenge and read a selection or all of the books and then discuss them with their daughters (or son's in Sixth Form). The staff at the academy will also be embarking on this literary journey and discussing their views on the books with your daughters.
The library has copies of all the books, so that students can continue on with the literary experience. We would welcome any additional copies that you may wish to contribute to the library or a donation so that the library may purchase additional copies.
A copy of the Bromley 100 list can be found below. Please let us know via the firstname.lastname@example.org account if there is any way you would like to support with the Bromley 100, whether you would like to share your views on a book on the list or donate a book to the library.
Donations can be made via our Parent Pay system by selecting ‘Bromley 100’. If you do not currently have parent pay login details please contact the finance department to organise. If you are donating a physical copy of the book please ask your daughter to hand it to reception. I would also like to say a big thank you to all parents who have already generously donated to the Bromley 100 on behalf of the students and staff of Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley.
Thank you for your continued support.
|A Bend in the River||VS Naipaul||Harry Potter Series||JK Rowling||Refugee Boy||Benjamin Zephaniah||The Lies We Tell Ourselves||Robin Talley|
|A Christmas Carol||Charles Dickens||Hidden Figures||Margot Lee Shetterley||Salt to the Sea||Ruta Sepetys||The Life of Pi||Yann Martel|
|A Series of Unfortunate Events||Daniel Handler||His Dark Materials Trilogy||Philip Pullman||Small Island||Andrea Levy||The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe||C. S. Lewis|
|Atonement||Ian McEwan||I am Thunder||Muhammad Khan||Swallows and Amazons||Arthur Ransome||The Lord of the Rings||J. R. R. Tolkein|
|Becoming||Michelle Obama||I Capture the Castle||Dodie Smith||Terror Kid||Benjamin Zephaniah||The Moonstone||Wilkie Collins|
|Beloved||Toni Morrison||Jane Eyre||Charlotte Bronte||The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn||Mark Twain||The Other Boleyn Girl||Philippa Gregory|
|Between Shades of Grey||Ruta Sepetys||Lily Alone||Jaqueline Wilson||The Alchemist||Paul Coelho||The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Stephen Chbosky|
|Boys Don't Cry||Malorie Blackman||Little Women||Louisa May Alcott||The Big Sleep||Raymond Chandler||The Portrait of a Lady||Henry James|
|Brave New World||Aldous Huxley||Long Way Down||Jason Reynolds||The Book Thief||Marcus Zusak||The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie||Muriel Spark|
|Brick Lane||Monica Ali||Maggot Moon||Sally Gardner||The Boy at the Back of the Class||Onjali Rauf||The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde||Robert Louis Stevenson|
|Catch 22||Joseph Heller||Me Before You||Jojo Moyes||The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas||John Boyne||The Red Ribbon||Lucy Adlington|
|Charlie and the Chocolate Factory||Roald Dahl||Moby Dick||Herman Melville||The Catcher in the Rye||J D Salinger||The Tattooist of Auschwitz||Heather Morris|
|Charlotte’s Web||E.B. White||Mrs Dalloway||Virginia Woolf||The Colour Purple||Alice Walker||Things Fall Apart||Chinua Achebe|
|Children of Blood and Bone||Tomi Adeyeni||My Name is Parvana||Deborah Ellis||The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time||Mark Haddon||The Tin Drum||Gunter Grass|
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid||Jeff Kinney||Nineteen Eighty-Four||George Orwell||The Da Vinci Code||Dan Brown||The Witches||Roald Dahl|
|Dear Martin||Nic Stone||Noughts and Crosses||Malorie Blackman||The Diary of a Young Girl||Anne Frank||Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy||John le Carre|
|Dr Zhivago||Boris Pasternak||Of Mice and Men||John Steinbeck||The Golden Notebook||Doris Lessing||To Kill a Mockingbird||Harper Lee|
|Dracula||Bram Stoker||Oliver Twist||Charles Dickens||The Great Gatsby||F. Scott Fitzgerald||Tom Jones||Henry Fielding|
|Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine||Gail Honeyman||On the Road||Jack Kerouac||The Handmaid's Tale||Margaret Atwood||Tracey Beaker||Jaqueline Wilson|
|Fantastic Mr Fox||Roald Dahl||One||Sarah Crossan||The Hate U Give||Angie Thomas||Under the Net||Iris Murdoch|
|Fahrenheit 451||Ray Bradbury||One Day||David Nicholls||The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy||Douglas Adams||Utterly Me||Lauren Child|
|Frankenstein||Mary Shelley||Pigeon English||Stephen Kelman||The Hobbit||J.R.R. Tolkien||War Horse||Michael Morpurgo|
|Gulliver’s Travels||Jonathan Swift||Poet X||Elizabeth Acevedo||The Hunger Games||Suzanne Collins||We Were Liars||E. Lockhart|
|Girl, Boy, Sea||Chris Vick||Pride and Prejudice||Jane Austin||The Invention of Hugo Cabret||Brian Selznick||Wonder||R.J. Palacio|
|Half of a Yellow Sun||Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie||Rebecca||Daphne Du Maurier||The Kite Runner||Khaled Hosseini||Wuthering Heights||Emily Bronte|