The 10 Must Reads
The Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion, has compiled a list of books that he believes all children should be expected to read before they have left school.
Your task is to consider what you regard as the 10 “Must Reads” and what books you would put on the “Ultimate List”. Compile your report and justify it.
Andrew Motion’s list:
The Odyssey , Homer
Don Quixote , Miguel de Cervantes
Hamlet , William Shakespeare
Paradise Lost , John Milton
Lyrical Ballads , Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth
Jane Eyre , Charlotte Brontë
Great Expectations , Charles Dickens
Portrait of a Lady , Henry James
Ulysses , James Joyce
The Waste Land , TS Eliot