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The 5 Best Books to Help You Learn English

You might be surprised that a great way to learn the English language, is through reading fiction books. There are loads of amazing books published in English and included in this short article are five of the best books to learn English from.

Reading books will allow you to learn a lot of the intricacies of the language, that would otherwise throw you off. By finding books that are not too challenging, such as those included here, you will be able to gain a greater understanding of the language. This will help you read, write and speak English with more fluency. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the books that have made the Top 5 List…

Our Top 5 Books to Help You Learn English

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

“Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.”

Hosseini covers difficult topics in an eloquent way. The way he writes will enable you to follow the book well, but will hopefully still possess some level of challenge. The characters in this book are beyond memorable and will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well.”

Jane Austen’s books are classics for a reason. The vocabulary can be a little tricky, so I wouldn’t recommend this for those that haven’t yet grasped the basics, but this book is a great way to advance your skills and understanding.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky

“And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”

This book by Stephen Chobsky is a prime example of young adult/teen fiction. You will not be disappointed with the storyline, or characters. It is so well written and full of the struggles faced by teenagers. This book comes highly recommended.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

This is certainly a book that requires no introduction at all. J.K Rowling weaves the most magical world for us to explore. As an added bonus, the books get trickier the further through the series you get, so there’s an added challenge for you.

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

“She was bendable light: she shone around every corner of my day.”

Stargirl is for the young and old alike. It is a beautiful story about daring to be different. Jerry Spinelli will capture your heart with his portrayal of Stargirl. This is possibly one of the simpler books on the list, and would be a good place to start if you’re looking to read your first English book.


There are tonnes of books out there for you to choose from. I highly recommend that you read as many as you can get your hands on. Your English skills will benefit greatly, and you’ll get to read great stories whilst doing so.

Enjoyed reading our article on the best books to help you learn English? Take a look at our latest English grammar article, ‘Here or Hear: What’s the Difference?’…

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