mardi 13 février 2018, par J. Carozzi


For starters...

Craig Thompson, Blankets (graphic novel)

Scott Mc Cloud, The Sculptor (graphic novel)

Joyce Carol Oates, Big Mouth and Ugly Girl ; Freaky Green Eyes ; After the Wreck... ; Sexy

Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders ; The Murder of Roger Ackroyd ; The 4.50 fom Paddington etc

Sherman Alexie - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Helen Fielding - Bridget Jones’ Diary

Sue Townsend - The Queen and I ; The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, aged 13 ¾

Beverley Naidoo - The Other Side of Truth ; Journey to Jo’burg

Joan Lingard- Across the Barricades

Walter Dean Myers – Monster

Witi Ihimaera- The Whale rider

J.R.R Tolkien, the Hobbit

L. Frank Baum : the Wizard of Oz

Neil Gaiman, the Graveyard Book

David Almond - Kit’s Wilderness

Stephen Chbosky - The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Stephen Kelman - Pigeon English

Mark Haddon : The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Arthur Ransome, Swallows& Amazons

John Green, the Fault in our Stars, Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns

John Boyne, the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Philip Pullman- the Golden Compass (trilogy)

J.K Rowling : Harry Potter (series)

Veronica Roth, Divergent (series)

James Dashner, The Maze runner (series)

Suzanne Collins, the Hunger Games (series)

Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s home for Peculiar Children. (series)

Main course....

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s tale

Alice Munro, Dance of the Happy Shades, Runaway

George Orwell - Animal Farm ; 1984

Ray Bradbury - The Martian Chronicles ; Fahrenheit 451

Charles Dickens, a Christmas Carol

F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby ; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - any short story collections of Sherlock Holmes ; A Study in Scarlet

Saki - The Complete Stories

Robert Louis Stevenson : The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe

Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice

Herman Melville, the Piazza tales

Kathryn Stockett - The Help

Annie Proulx- Brokeback Mountain

Salman Rushdie - Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Patricia Highsmith - The Talented Mr Ripley ; Strangers on a Train (a bit more difficult)

JD Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye ; Franny and Zooey ; Nine Stories

Yann Martel - Life of Pi

Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird, Go set a watchman

Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Ernest Hemingway - The Old Man and the Sea

John Steinbeck - Of Mice and Men ; The Pearl ; Travels With Charley

Oscar Wilde – The short stories ; The Picture of Dorian Gray

Susan Hill - I’m the King of the Castle

Jennifer Johnston - How Many Miles to Babylon ?

Kressmann Taylor - Address Unknown

Nick Hornby - About a Boy ; High Fidelity ; Fever Pitch (if you like football)

TC Boyle - The Tortilla Curtain

William Golding - Lord of the Flies

Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book ; Kim

Paul Auster - New York Trilogy ; Moon Palace

Jonathan Coe - The Rain Before It Falls ; The House of Sleep ; The Dwarves of Death etc (He’s at Book in Bar on July 29th !)

EM Forster - A Room With a View

Sherman Alexie - Indian Killer ; The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven ; Reservation Blues

Arthur Miller - Death of a Salesman ; the Crucible

RK Narayan - The Painter of Signs

Anita Desai – The Village by the Sea ; Fasting, Feasting

David Nicholls – One Day

Jack Kerouac- On the Road

Vikas Swarup- Slumdog Millionaire

Louise May Alcott, Little Women

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Brian Moore - Lies of Silence

J.R.R Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Terry Pratchett, Mort, Soul Music… (and many others)

Emma Healey, Elizabeth is missing

Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

S.E Hinton, The outsiders etc

Hanif Kureishi, The Buddha of Suburbia

Robert McLiam Wilson, Eureka Street

Jasper Fforde, The Eyre affair

Gregory Maguire : Wicked, the Life of the Wicked Witch of the West, Confessions of an Ugly Step Sister

David Gutterson, Snow Falling on Cedars

A well-stocked book-shelf is beautiful.

But you can also get a certain number of books online for free.

Some of you might also be tempted by the audio-books

For dessert…

  • Read the English-speaking press regularly over the summer. Try to alternate between news press and specialized press such as music, cinema, geography etc… Choose quality press ! Do not overreach yourself !

Look at the different newspapers and magazines available to you and choose one which you really understand. It is pointless to buy a newspaper you cannot understand and thus will not read.

Do not read the newspaper from cover to cover ! Otherwise, you will most likely only do it once in the summer. Read 5-10 articles which catch your interest. Increase the number of articles over the summer. A lot of them are free online.

  • Listen regularly to English-speaking radio, for example the BBC. When you listen to English-speaking music, sing along and pay attention to the lyrics.

Watch as many films and series in English as you can

If you feel you need to work on your grammar, you can use

Michael Vince, First Certificate Language Practice. Mac Millan.

Or go on the Internet, several websites are available. Choose one that suits you best. We recommend, or t Work at the upper intermediate or advanced levels.

You might also want to try on online course :

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