How do fiction books help improve personality

The 10 Best Books to Learn English

Even if we all hang on our smartphones every day and all day, there is a lot that speaks in favor of the good old book that you can make yourself comfortable with somewhere. One advantage is that reading books is particularly effective when you want to improve your English.

My mother tongue is Spanish, but I've been learning English with a passion for years. My insider tip for faster learning progress is: Read lots of English novels and then read more.

When I was looking for books that both had a lot to offer linguistically and were interesting and exciting in terms of content, I realized that it didn't always have to be the obvious classics and bestselling novels, so I have my own list of ten great books put together for you to learn English.

Have fun reading and learning!

1. 40 RULES OF LOVE (by ELIF ŞAFAK)

“Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven’t loved enough. "

This novel will not only improve your language skills but also change your life. It is my current favorite book. Written beautifully, and the edition by Penguin also helps relative beginners follow the plot and also understand the meaning behind it. If you are curious and open to spiritual questions, then this book should be read.

2. HOW TO BE A WOMAN (by CAITLIN MORAN)

"Why on earth have I, because I'm a woman, got to be nice to everyone?"

Not the usual feminist pamphlet, because Caitlin Moran writes powerfully and powerfully and does not mince words. This book is the perfect choice if you want to learn a good load of British slang, overcome patriarchy (isn't that what every good feminist wants?) And keep laughing heartily.

3.THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (by STEPHEN CHBOSKY)

“So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be. "

This book tells the story of an intelligent, insecure teenager struggling with mental health problems and trying to find his place in the world. If you fancy a trip back to school and want to brush up or learn a little youth language on the side, then this is the right reading for you.

4. DEAL BREAKER (by HARLAN COBEN)

"Acceptance of the inevitable, a sign of a wise man."

My favorite crime series. Myron Bolitar has retired as a professional basketball player and is now solving Windsor “Win” Horne Lockwood III with his eccentric best friend. Criminal cases. This book is about many unexplained secrets - how it should be in a crime thriller - and is peppered with sports jargon. Warning: If you are one of those people who can't put a book down once they've started it, you'd better keep your hands off this novel.

5. TREASURE ISLAND (by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON)

"Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum"

There is no need to introduce this story in a big way - a real classic, full of pirates, sailors and adventure. With this you can easily expand your vocabulary, especially if you like to travel.

6. A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS (by KHALED KHOSSEINI)

"Marriage can wait, education cannot."

This book tells a story like no other. Immerse yourself in the everyday life and difficulties of Miriam and Laila, who are fighting for a future worth living in Kabul. Linguistically, the book is understandable enough for most, but also beautiful and challenging. And you will never forget the characters in this novel.

7. PRIDE & PREJUDICE (by JANE AUSTEN)

"I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine."

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is another classic. Even if the vocabulary is quite demanding, this novel is the perfect choice if you feel like a challenge. And I bet you will fall in love with the characters while reading, especially the famous Mr. Darcy, of course.

8.TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (by HARPER LEE)

"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view ... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it."

A masterpiece of American literature that will help you understand United States history. It is not for nothing that it is said that you can only understand a culture through its language. Here's a try.

9. ORIENTALISM (by EDWARD SAID)

"From the beginning of Western speculation about the Orient, the one thing the orient could not do was to represent itself."

This book is for the intellectuals among you who like to think outside the box and look beyond stereotypes. If you have an advanced level of English, this is a valuable source for you to understand the world and how we see each other. This tome is also an excellent basis for discussions, and if you are traveling in the Middle East, it offers you a great starting point for conversations that go beyond small talk.

 

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10. TWILIGHT (by STEPHENIE MEYER)

"And so the lion fell in love with the lamb ..."

You might not have expected this title on my list, but Twilight was the first book I read in English, so it will always have a special place in my heart. And I can really only recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their English skills with a novel: the story is entertaining and the English is easy to understand. You should never rate a book based on its film version.

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