English Vocabulary building tips-Key to Reading More: Best Books for Beginners
The significance of reading is completely undeniable. As an online English speaking course in India, we encourage all our students to read as often as possible. Reading books has been a timeless source of knowledge and information. Not only does it help you to reduce stress, but it can also expand your mind and give new ideas. Reading can inspire you when you are feeling dull and improve your concentration.
However, many think that they need advanced language skills to be able to read a book. That’s absolutely wrong! As an online English tutor, I believe you can start taking advantage of this hobby even if you’ve just commenced your English learning journey. The key to success is to choose the right books. Research shows that students who read books regularly, beginning at a young age, gradually develop large vocabularies. If you’re one of those people who don’t make a habit of reading regularly, you might be missing out.
When you are learning English (or any other language) whether by enrolling to online spoken English class or simply through group or private English lessons with an online English teacher, the course in question will deliver all what the curriculum mandates.
Your real journey towards spoken English fluency actually begins once your online English classes conclude. Contrary to what most of our students assume, an online English class is only enabling you with the means to foolproof your language basics, providing with the means and resources to embark on your English communication journey.
The buck does not stop here! The skill to speak and write fluent English for personal or professional is your own responsibility. Even if you join the best online English speaking course, the onus is on you to make the most of the learnings. And this is where reading books can help you immensely!
Best English books for beginners:
Reading has a myriad of benefits. Here is an intriguing list of seven easy-to-read books to kick start your journey to becoming an avid reader!
1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The story of The Alchemist will inspire you to listen to your heart and follow your dreams. It gives you an insight of how life can be in different perspectives. At the same time, it tells you to live and follow your dreams. It is a good book with a simple story, words, and numerous inspiring quotes. You might have heard these somewhere, “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are.” These are some famous quotes from the book and quite inspirational.
2. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner is a beautifully set story in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is a tale of an unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and his father’s servant son. The author vividly tells a tale of courage, atonement, devotion, and redemption through his narrator. The writing draws you in and seamlessly creates a movie in your mind. This book will truly fill your heart with countless emotions and will stay with you long after you have put down the novel.
3. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
This is a story that grows on you with each chapter, just like the crotchety protagonist Ove. It is an edifying story that explains the complexity of grief and the profoundness of love. It's one of those pieces of art that you feel in slow motion touching your soul as you almost immediately realize within that it will leave an imprint in your heart. It is a mixture of gently interwoven stories from his past and present that merge together to create a mesmerizing tale of a man who lives by principles and yet has them compromised from time to time by people around him. The journey you go through in this story as well as the surprises and comical moments, make this book never boring, and always keeps you on your toes.
4. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Francesc Miralles and Hector Garcia
One of the most amazing books to help a person find the purpose of their lives. A book about longevity and happy life that explains everyday problems with practical solutions to help people adopt a healthy lifestyle and find their Ikigai (the purpose of life). This book is surely a treasure compiled with awareness, inspiration, and life changing tools. It is a good read if you’re interested in the beauty of simplicity and the specific practices of another culture.
5. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
One of the most meaningful books, it teaches some important life lessons, such as the meaning of true love and not giving up so easily. It shows the significance of looking beneath the surface to find the truth and meaning of a thing. It's beautiful and simple; but also, has very deep meaning and symbolism that you will be able to understand once you read it.
6. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
A thought provoking and mind-blowing read, this book tells a truly magnificent and a gripping story of two girls of rather different situations of birth, and how the Afghan war and Afghan culture of the time shaped their lives. This book pushes your soul off the cliff but catches it with utmost delicacy. The story is so gripping that you wouldn't be able to put down the book till you've finished. It is truly a masterpiece and one I would recommend to anyone seeking for a good read.
7. The 3 Mistakes of My Life by Chetan Bhagat
This book deals with healing friendships and some of the cringe moments. It smoothly swings with the hard work, fights, their love, their understanding nature towards each other, enjoyment, and indeed the significance of friendship in hard times. The story has all the real issues which nowadays take place in our community: religious riots, and suspicious behavior of the society. Without a doubt, it is a hilarious book, with fun and anger in friends and I would highly recommend all the good reads to have a shot of it. This aesthetic, articulate, heartwarming book really has the power to knock your bad mood down.
High achievers are keen on self-improvement. The more you read, the more you learn, thus improving your memory. It is never too late to read a book. Whether you have a specific taste in books or not, there are innumerable books to choose from. Reading strengthens your brain and promotes emotional intelligence. A study showed that book reading contributed to a survival advantage that was significantly greater than that observed for reading newspapers or magazines.
Don’t spend too much time selecting a book. All the books are amazing. Join the reading world today, buy a book and start reading! You all are just a single step away from the path of wisdom, enlightenment, and overall well-being.
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