SUGGESTED READINGS

You should do a lot of out-of-class reading at this level. You don’t have to look up every word — you need to develop your ability to understand the general sense of texts. Look up the words that are most common or whose meanings are fundamental for the understanding of the text. After reading, you’ll have to write a book review and the three books will be part of your final oral exam. Advanced level students should read at least three books from the list you can find on this website

SUGGESTED READINGS throughout 2012-2013: NA1

To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee. Vintage Classics.
About a Boy. Nick Hornby. Penguin Books.
The Sound of Language. Amulga Malladi. Ballantine Books.
The secret Life of Bees. Sue Monk Kidd. Headline Review.
Luke and Jon. Robert Williams. Faber and Faber. 2010. Winner of the National Book Tokens NYP Prize.
The White Tiger. Aravind Adiga.
Balram Halwai, the narrator of The White Tiger, is not going to let a lack of education keep him in the dark. He is heading for glory in India's bright future; he will be one of those who stuffs cash into brown envelopes for policemen and politicians, and not just another victim. Highly recommended!!
The Kite Runner. Khaled Hosseini. Bloomsbury. A moving and unforgettable bittersweet story friendship, love and cowardice. Don’t miss it. It’s worth reading!!!.
A Thousand Splendid Suns. Khaled Hosseini. Bloomsbury. A deeply moving story of family and friendship. Read it, you’ll enjoy it and the story will make you feel alive.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Mark Haddon. Vintage .
Desert Dawn. Waris Dirie & Jeanne D’Haem. Virago.


The adventures of Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's finest -and only - female private detective.
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Alexander McCall Smith. Anchor Books or Abacus.
Tears of the Giraffe. Alexander McCall Smith. Abacus Ficcion. "the most entertaining read of the year" Guardian.
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies. Alexander McCall Smith. Abacus Ficcion.  

The lovely Bones. Alice Sebold. Picador.
Matilda. Roald Dahl. Puffin Books.
Wenny has Wings. Janet Lee Carey. Faber and Faber
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. J. K. Rowling. Bloomsbury Books .
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.  John Boyne. If you haven’t read it yet, you should do it right now!. It consists of another sad, moving and interesting story, told from a different and new point of view.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Roald Dahl. Poffin Books.

Remarkable Creatures. Tracy Chevalier. Harper Collins Publishers.
Girl with a Pearl Earring. Tracy Chevalier. Harper Collins Publishers.
Falling Angels. Tracy Chevalier. Harper Collings Publishers.

Crime Never Pays. Short Stories by different authors, Agatha Christie, Graham Greene, Ruth Rendell, Angela Noel.... Oxford Bookworms Collection.
.Midnight's Children. Salman Rushdie. Vintage Books.

        Advanced students should read at least three books from the list.