Now that the summer holidays have arrived for most teachers in the northern hemisphere, we asked some of our authors and teachers to share their holiday reading plans with us. After a year full of course books, lesson plans and our students’ writing assignments and projects, it’s time to spend some time on inspirational and relaxing reading, or simply something very different from our usual academic routine.
If you have a good book you think other teachers would be interested in reading, don’t hesitate to it with us!
Janet Borsbey and Ruth Swan
Jane and Ruth adapted Rudyard Kipling’s Kim for the Helbling Reader edition.
- Becoming (2018) by Michelle Obama
“A brilliant read – truly inspirational and full of amazing insights.”
- Circe (2018) by Madeline Miller
“Completely ‘unputdownable’ until you’ve got to the end and a bit of a weepy too!”
- Death du Jour (1999) by Kathy Reichs
- Conversations with Friends (2017) and Normal People (2018) by Sally Rooney
- The Goldfinch (2014) by Donna Tartt
Martyn is the author of the Helbling Readers Graphic Stories Fiction series ‘Westbourne Kids’, which consists of eight engaging titles. He is also co-author of the courses Sure, For Real Plus and For Real with Julia Starr Keddle.
- Orlando (1928) by Virginia Woolf
- Twelfth Night & The Tempest by William Shakespeare
- Anything by Iris Murdoch – for example The Good Apprentice (1985)
- The Bookshop (1978) by Penelope Fiztgerald
Margit is a teacher in Austria, and she organizes reading projects to inspire her students to read more. Read our interview with her about her reading events here.
- A Million Steps (2013) by Kurt Koontz
- Ich wollte auch mal weg ……. auf den Jakobsweg (2016) by Bruno Schneider