Books

Most popular authors at Ermysted’s Library

Top authors September 2015 – July 2016

  1. Robert Muchamore (679)
  2. Jeff Kinney (261)
  3. Anthony Horowitz (222)
  4. Lee Child
  5. Derek Landy
  6. Michael Grant
  7. Rick Riordan
  8. Terry Pratchett
  9. James Dashner
  10. Sarah Crossan

 

Top authors 1/9/16 – 1/12/16 Muchamore (180), Horowitz (93), Pratchett (92).

Staff Book Review

The following review and recommendations were submitted by Ms Ray, Teaching Assistant.

Into The Wild – John Krakauer (1996)

I have just finished reading Into The Wild, the true story of Chris McCandless, a young American, who on graduating from college, gave away all his money to Oxfam, cut himself off from everyone he knew and set off, travelling alone around wild parts of America. His story (which has been made into a film) raised differing opinions; some admired his noble ideals, others felt he was selfish (leaving his family worried sick, with no idea where he was for years) reckless, and stupidly ill-prepared on his final ill-fated expedition to Alaska. The journalist who documents his story, whilst acknowledging these aspects of his personality also highlights how brave he was. I found he also reminded me of what it’s like to be young, idealistic and judgemental. I love walking, and since moving to Yorkshire have found I also like the solitude of walking alone. But while I empathise with Chris’ desire to answer the call of the wild, I will always take a map, a compass and a phone with me.

Related Read: The Call of The Wild – Jack London

Also just read: An Abundance of Katherines – John Green. Funny, quirky characters. If you love or hate maths you will probably like this book!

Favourite read: To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee.