This website is meant as a resource for my (Dutch) ESL students to choose the right novels for their reading list. The students are between 15 and 19 years old. I often get the question what are ‘strong’ novels to read? I like music, can you recommend a novel about music? Which novels are popular among students? I am blessed with a lot of students understanding the value of reading and willing to read and I hope this website helps and encourages them to read the novels most valuable to them.

If you are not one of my students, feel free to use the website to your own liking. If you have any ideas or suggestions, feel free to mail me.

If you are a teacher, feel free to use any material on this website. The theory is under a Creative Commons Licence (CC BY-NC), which means you are free to non-commercially use and alter the information given, as long as you (inconspicuously) mention the Rook Reading website.








  1. I found this website incredibly helpful for my research. I’m a college student working through final exams/final papers, and the Story Design section cleared some things up for me.
    Thank you!

    • Thank you for your reply! As a teacher it is always wonderful to help students. If you have any questions or suggestions just send me a message.

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