Summer reading lycée

Lycée Summer Reading 2018 

Welcome to new students and the SIS tradition of holiday reading!  

  • All students must purchase and read the following books over the summer.
  • Highlight interesting passages and take notes as you read through the novels.  
  • There will be a test on the reading at the “Rentrée" in September.


Students entering Seconde OIB:

Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel

The Talented Mr Ripley, by Patricia Highsmith


Students entering Seconde Cambridge:

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson

44 Scotland Street, by Alexander McCall-Smith


Students entering Première OIB:

Young Romantics: The Shelleys, Byron and Other Tangled Lives,  by Daisy Hay 

The Woman in Black, by Susan Hill


Students entering Première Cambridge:

Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

The Woman in Black, by Susan Hill


Students entering Terminale OIB*:

Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Heart of Darkness,  by Joseph Conrad

* At the rentrée, OIB Terminales will also be asked to write an essay on one of the three written set texts studied in Première: Sense & Sensibility, Poems by Lord Byron, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern. Please revise texts and your notes over the summer. 


Students entering Terminale Cambridge:

Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 

March Violets (Berlin Noir series), by Philip Kerr


Reading, Reading, and More Reading!

Success on the IGCSE and OIB depends, to great extent, on a student's fluency and range of vocabulary.  There is no better way to improve one's fluency in English than by reading.  Students MUST get in the habit of regular reading: not only novels, but also news articles (eg. Guardian website), short stories, biographies, history, travel writing, etc.

You may also enjoy exploring podcasts on BBC radio about topics and authors you will be studying in English class : Another source for general culture and current issues is NPR Podcasts: .

With all best wishes for an enjoyable summer,

The English Department

Betty Lau, Head of English



Par : C.Dray le 31/05/2018


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Joseph Hanlon (1re) won first prize in his category