Reading regularly will help improve your English language skills by expanding your vocabulary, showing you how to use grammatical structures correctly – and of course, take you into the magical wonderland of stories!

Regular reading DEFINITELY helps you to become a better speaker, to understand more in English conversations; and to improve your writing skills.

I’ve created a few videos where I talk about how reading English texts is one of the BEST ways to develop your language skills (If you can’t tell already… I’m a huge fan!) Check out these videos:

Choosing the right book can be a challenge, so I’ve made some recommendations for books that I have read and loved over the years:

Charlotte’s Web
by E.B. White

The House on Mango Street
by Sandra Cisneros

Peter Pan
by J.M. Barrie

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
by Mark Haddon

The Old Man & The Sea
by Ernest Hemingway

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The Giver
by Lois Lowry

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak

Fantastic Mr Fox
by Roald Dahl

The Secret Life of Bees
by Sue Monk Kidd

Love a book series?

When you find a book you love, you never want it to end! (That’s why I love reading book series (and watching TV series!)

Reading a book series can be an excellent way to keep your English reading skills on track! Obviously, you’ll be able to continue reading a fantastic story for longer, but you’ll also become familiar with the characters and the author’s writing style. If you struggle to find good books to read, try one of these series below (and you won’t have to worry about finding new books for a while!!)

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories
by Carolyn Keene

Harry Potter Series
by J.K. Rowling

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

Upper Intermediate & Advanced Level Book Recommendations

Of Mice & Men
by John Steinbeck

Where’d you go, Bernadette?
by Maria Semple

Freakonomics
by Steven Levitt

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