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Some novels please


One time I read that if you want to learn language you should read books, so I tried to read a novel to Agatha Christie but it was too difficult for me I miss understand a lot of things so I will be grateful if you nominate me some good novels with easy words for beginners.

"note: please I do not want children novels it makes me bored" Thanks.

Sep 18, 2016 6:31 AM
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Thank you Taib Adam for your advices I had read for Dostovsky and Tolstoy but in Arabic, it will be interesting to read for them in English but I will follow your advice to keep them until I feel more command in English

Thank you again :)

September 18, 2016

"Alchemist" & "El Zahir" by Paulo Coelho are the easiest novels I have read by far. They contain easy everyday vocabulary and the plots are not very complex or hard to follow. 

Since I am a big fan of classics, I also feel the need to suggest you read Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky, War and Peace by Tolstoy, Metamorphosis & The Trial by Kafka, and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar. However, these novels are long, difficult, and contain complex plots. You might find them a bit challenging, so it's better if you just keep them in mind until you feel your command of English has advanced a bit.
September 18, 2016

Hi Alaa, 

I can totally relate to your story. I highly recommend you reading these 3 amazing books which happen to my favourites:

1 - The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chobosky)

2 - The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Neil Gaiman)

3 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Jeff Kinney)

I use them myself as a study material to improve my writing style and grammar. These books are written in plain English and easier to read for learners of English.

September 18, 2016

There are Agatha Christie "ELT readers," books with simplified language for people learning English.

September 18, 2016

Gary Tortolano, Azwan

Thank you so much I appreciate your help.

September 18, 2016
Language Skills
Arabic, English, Turkish
Learning Language
English, Turkish