National Reading Movement

Category Archive: Classic Literature

The Dark Side of Roald Dahl

Everyone’s favourite children’s author has also written surprisingly dark and morbid short stories for adults. Here’s an introduction to some selected stories, but be warned, they are quite unnerving!   The Landlady Source: You’ll never feel comfortable in a B&B ever again after this story! Here’s how it goes…  17-year-old Billy Weaver is travelling […]

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Literature’s Scariest Monsters

Horror movies get all the attention during Halloween season, but literature has its fair share of nightmarish monsters too. Here are five terrifying creatures that will make your skin crawl and haunt you for weeks.   1. Grendel from Beowulf Source: Meet the first monster to appear in the epic poem, Beowulf. As a […]

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Literature’s Greatest Detectives

Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot aren’t the only great detectives in literature! Here are four fascinating detectives who solve crimes in different ways and different circumstances. Chief Inspector Chen Cao Source: Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police Department is the hero of Qiu Xiaolong’s numerous mystery novels. The novels are set in 1990s China, […]

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4 Books that Inspired Great Musicals

Everyone has their favourite musicals, and it’s likely that one of yours is in this list! Behind every great musical lies an epic original story. Here are four for you to read!   The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux Source: The Phantom of the Opera is one of the most well-known and […]

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Thrilling Plays that will Mess with Your Sleep Schedule

We know what you’re thinking: plays are better seen than read. But some plays are so beautifully written, engrossing, and funny that you’ll read them straight through! Especially as the reading goes much faster when most of the text is dialogue. 😏 You don’t have to be a die-hard theatre fan to enjoy these captivating […]

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