6 Books for Improving Your English: Advanced English Lesson


Hi, I’m Vanessa from Today, we’re going to talk about six books
that you can read to improve your English skills. Let’s get started. Personally, I’m a big fan of reading. When it comes to learning languages, I think
reading is an excellent key to help you improve your vocabulary to remember natural grammar
structures and just to improve your overall knowledge of English. Today, I want to share with you six books
that are different levels to help you improve your English, but there are so many other
books that I recommend, because I love reading and I want to share all great books with you. What I’m going to do is in the blog post for
this video lesson, I’m going to write a lot of other book recommendations. In the description below this video, you can
click on the link to see a lot of other recommendations. Also, at the end of this video, I’ll add a
little button so that you can see as many books as possible and see which one would
be a good fit for you. The first book that I want to talk about is
a famous children’s author. Don’t be afraid to read children’s books. They can also be full of rich characters,
interesting stories and great vocabulary that will help you improve. This book is Fantastic Mr. Fox. It’s written by the same guy, Roald Dahl who
also wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach. He wrote a lot of famous kid’s books. I got this book at the library just to show
you a sample of his writing style. I’d like to read the first couple sentences
to you so that you can see the level and see if it would be a good fit for you. Let’s start with chapter one, the three farmers. “Down in the valley, there were three farms. The owner of these farms had done well. They were rich men. They were also nasty men. All three of them were about as nasty and
mean as any men you could meet. Their names were Farmer Boggis, Farmer Bunce
and Farmer Bean.” Then in this chapter, they go on to talk about
these mean farmers and then you get to meet the main character who was fox. This story is just fun and entertaining and
there are some great vocabulary words that will help you to step by step improve. This is the easiest book that I want to recommend
today and what I recommend in general. If you think that this book could be interesting,
go to, search for this book and Amazon does a great job of giving recommendations,
so you’ll see people who like this book, also like. You can see some other books that are as similar
level, maybe similar story and that way you can expand from just this one book. Let’s take a look at the next one that’s a
little bit harder. The next book that I want to recommend is
one that actually some of my students, some of my English students are currently reading. It is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the
Night-Time. This book is really clever. It’s not too challenging, but it’s a good
level up. As you can see, it’s a little bit thicker. I’m going to read the first couple sentences
and it will let you see the style of writing, the sentence structure maybe is a little more
complex, and let’s get started. “It was seven minutes after midnight. The dog was lying on the grass in the middle
of the lawn in front of Mrs. Shears’s house. Its eyes were closed. It looked as if it was running on its side,
the way dogs run when they think they’re chasing a cat in a dream. But the dog was not running or asleep. The dog was dead.” In this book, a child is telling the story
and he’s trying to solve the mystery of the curious incident of the dog. There’s a dog that’s dead and he’s trying
to solve this mystery. It’s just a clever, interesting light book. There are also some pictures so the child
who’s telling the story, he also likes to explain things through pictures. This is something that he drew and it’s a
really clever way to tell a story. This is my second recommendation. The next level up, let’s talk about another
book. The next book that I want to recommend is
a little more challenging, but it’s similar to the dog story, it is The Diary of a Young
Girl, Anne Frank. You’ve probably heard of this book. In this story, Anne Frank writes a diary about
her life during World War II when she’s hiding in an attic with her family and they’re hiding
from the Nazis. It’s really just eye-opening to see that a
young 13, 14-year-old girl can write such beautiful words, such deep thoughts. when I read this book, it just touched me
in a different way, so I wanted to recommend it. Like before, I want to read a couple sentences
so that you can see in English the style of her writing. She says, “I hope I will be able to confide
everything to you as I have never been able to confide in anyone. I hope you will be a great source of comfort
and support.” She’s writing a diary and she’s talking to
the diary. I hope that you, the diary, will give me comfort
and support. She’s writing just such a clear, powerful
message in this book. I recommend it. If you feel like this may be is too thick
for you, there are a lot of shortened versions of her diary, so feel free to check it out. See if you have an English library in your
area, maybe an English section of your library, check it out of the library for free like
I did, and that way you can try it. Or go on Amazon and read a couple pages. Usually, they let you see a couple pages for
free. Check out a couple pages and see if it would
be a good level for you and a good way to challenge your English skills. Let’s talk about the next book. The next book is actually two books. Kind of just a general idea, it is series
of books. Here we have Harry Potter and the Chronicles
of Narnia. These are two different series. These are actually my French versions of these
books that I have read to help me improve my French skills. I recommend if you enjoyed a series like this,
Harry Potter, Narnia, Hunger Games, if you enjoyed that in your native language, that’s
excellent. You already know the story. The vocabulary is challenging, but the general
concepts aren’t too difficult, too advanced. There’s not too many descriptions and this
is a good place to start. Reading something that you’ve already read
and going back and checking it out in English. These are just two examples, but if there’s
another series that you like, go ahead and do the same thing with that. The next book is I think one of the most challenging
of the books that I’ve mentioned so far. This book is certainly not for children. It’s for adults and it is The Kite Runner. This book is about modern-day Afghanistan,
and it follows a young boy living in the city, trying to figure out life. All of the good and bad things that happened
to him and his strength, and just his journey. There’s also a second book written by this
author. It’s not a series, but he wrote another book
in the similar setting called A Thousand Splendid Suns, but this is the first book. The second one, if you enjoy this one, you
can read that one as well. This book, I’m going to read a couple sentences
at the beginning just to show you his style of writing. Sometimes, it’s easier to see the words and
hear them at the same time instead of just listening. If it feels challenging to you to just listen,
don’t worry. Go to Amazon. Check out a couple pages. Try to read it yourself and see if it’s a
good fit. Let’s read a couple sentences. Chapter one, December 2001. “I became what I am today at the age of 12
on a frigid overcast day in the winter of 1975. I remember the precise moment crouching behind
a crumbled mud wall peeking into the alley near the frozen creek. That was a long time ago, but it’s wrong what
they say about the past. I’ve learned about how you can bury it, because
the past claws its way out. Looking back now, I realized I have been peeking
into that deserted alley for the last 26 years.” It’s a beautiful book. Certainly a little more challenging than the
other ones, but if you feel comfortable with your reading skills and you want something
to just enjoy, read this book. Checkout on Amazon of the recommended books
that are similar and you’ll be able to really expand your reading style. The final book is the only nonfiction book
that I’m recommending today, because I think it’s great to read fiction books and get lost
in a story in English. This way, you’ve kind of forgotten that you’re
studying language. You’re just immersing yourself in English,
but a lot of people enjoy reading nonfiction as well. I certainly do, but there’s a lot of topics,
different topics that might interest you that don’t interest me. I chose one book and I wanted to present it
to you. How to Win Friends and Influence People by
Dale Carnegie. This is an extremely popular book and it’s
something that you can take chapter by chapter and learn something from each chapter. When you’re reading nonfiction, I recommend
taking some notes because you’re supposed to learn something specific in each chapter. If you want to learn how to win friends and
influence people, you’re going to want to remember each of his tips. When you read nonfiction, take a notebook
and after each chapter, write some things that you learned or that he said. I’d like to read you a couple sentences from
this book. Even though it’s nonfiction, he tells a lot
of stories to make it easier to read. These are usually true stories from his life,
from things that happened in the world and they give good concrete examples for what
he’s about to talk about. Let’s start with chapter one, and I’m going
to read just a couple sentences. Chapter one. “If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over
the beehive. On May 7, 1931, the most sensational manhunt
New York City had ever known had come to its climax. After weeks of search, “Two Gun” Crowley,
the killer, the gunman who didn’t smoke or drink was at bay trapped in his sweetheart’s
apartment on West End Avenue.” Here, you can see he’s about to tell an interesting
story about a killer. Trying to find a killer, but he’s going to
use this story to explain something broader, another idea to help you win friends and influence
people. I hope that these six books have been useful
to you and helped you to find a starting place for reading in English. Like I’ve mentioned throughout this video,
go to and search for one or more of these books or another book that you like. You can check out the recommended books that
are similar and that way you can see other options. Also, I’d like to share a lot more books with
you that I love to read, so please click on the blog post below this video or at the end
of the video, so that you can check out other recommendations. Now, I have a question for you. Do you like to read or do you like to read
in English? What books do you recommend? Let’s learn from each other’s suggestions. Thanks so much for learning with me and I’ll
see you the next time. Bye.

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100 thoughts on “6 Books for Improving Your English: Advanced English Lesson”

  1. faruk çağşak says:

    The curious dog is my best. It is the best story book I have ever read 🙂

  2. Gaya Medina says:

    Since I started to read I increase my vocabulary and changed of level. Then, I reading every single day! Thanks for the tips!

  3. mohamed walid says:

    The DOg Is DeAD KiDS

  4. Mylena Lemos says:

    She talks like Anne, from Anne with an E 😁

  5. Mohamud Junayed says:

    Too much li

  6. Mohammed Ghaïth says:

    Having the right book within your reach is the best way to improve any language that you will to learn! For me, I hadn't the right book (or author) within my reach! Charles Dickens was the first that I picked to start my English reading journey… but he was just way TOO HARD and the stories were just so complicated! I remember I kept reading the dictionary way more often than I did with the actual books!

  7. AGU ME says:

    Hello Venessa ? What do you think that which method is good of two ways that first does not matter have to understand every single sentences or just read go on . And should i translate words which i don’t know

  8. Smiley says:

    I have no words.. You are a Great Teacher… friendly manner, Love is all your life… Good people like you struggle very hard n pass many trails.. But when the right time comes people give back to you what you have done to them… May God Bless You.. Thank You for your help!

  9. magi4k says:

    What do you think about mistborn ?thank for your great video

  10. 이석종우 says:

    Speak English With Vanessa's teacher, English education specialist, Venessa, Hello ~! I found a great online teacher today. I was really accidentally subscribed today. Thank you for your presence here. Today~! my a mindset changed and then I leave a comment. I always thought, 'Why I have been improved about my English skills?' 'Why did not I have confidence in English?' I have read this free book("5 Steps To Becoming A Confident English Speaker") Except for a few words, and then I fixed my wrong a mindset. I could understand 90% of these, so some thought hit my head. 'why should I be someone who can not use English?' (Of course, this comment was helped by Google Translator, and my simple grammar knowledge. also, this book is a collection of easier words than information that frustrates me.) yeah~ My most important problem was to speak English … I have to say … I am just now right now listening to music. 'The Story' Brandi Carlile At the same time the lyrics to music… Another idea! Looking at the script I would learn your words, speech and gestures. It's more realistic than music, drama or other commercial contents. Also I realized today that I did not know about me. A fact that I have to learn from a female teacher!!!! hahahah~

  11. Dada Phir says:

    kahna huwa ki ayisa chayi a tha

  12. Good 2 Know says:

    I'm Reading the books by Stephen King this guy is amazing

  13. Truong Anh Thu says:

    this book very interesting

  14. To Tami says:

    thank you Vanessa! i see you at first time and i liked you so much! you are so cool, interesting, kind person) i live in Kazakhstan. my english level is preintermediate. i will watch your videos with joy!

  15. ezekiel mhina says:

    To me,the way you talk is the first way for improving my English

  16. Titan تيتان says:

    Can I speak with you to improve my skills in English

  17. Cristin Boyd says:

    Just a bit of constructive criticism –speaking speed is way too fast if you are targeting English Language learners. I'd recommend slowing things down by 20-30%. Speaking from experience … I have been an ESL instructor for 20+ years. Content is excellent. Just needs to be a bit more accessible.

  18. Ceylan IŞIK says:

    I loved this Channel too much…
    Greeting from Turkey 🇹🇷

  19. sss eee says:

    Aren't her facial expressions nice?

  20. STARS T ALAM says:

    For spoken American english book


    Thank you for that

  22. Fanproj production says:

    Thanks very much

  23. Victoria Alfaro Valerio says:

    After all this time…

    Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows.

  24. Losang Rinchen says:


  25. Jay Allsebrook says:

    See I’m not good at speaking England it very helpeed

  26. Adolfo Rise Saenz says:

    i am reading the book of the compund effect

  27. Umarus says:

    Stalky and Co. by Rudyard Kipling makes you laugh, feel and sad.

  28. Monserrat Arteaga says:

    Could be cool if you make English audiobooks, your English is really good, I’m like in the medium level, but i think if I read it’s ok but, I can’t improve my pronunciation, just my vocabulary, excellent videos!

  29. نجم الدين الرشيدي says:

    Hey vanessa I canot read like you Vanessa and there is no book like. This sudani from sudan

  30. نجم الدين الرشيدي says:

    Hey vanessa I canot read like you Vanessa and there is no book like. This sudani from sudan

  31. Abdilahi Mohamed Diini Dr Sharifka says:

    thank you for all veido

  32. Chaymae Chabih says:

    thank you so much 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸

  33. Angkor Wat says:

    Thank you so much

  34. GURMESH RAGHU says:

    love you sister
    sister please tell me most readable English book in America for exam like India's

  35. Bruce Moon says:

    She is so beautiful

  36. invest for your future says:

    You look genuine and happy and thats what attracted me i am now a fun of you. Thanks for sharing your insight and motivating experience

  37. Michelly Bertin Veloso says:

    I'd like to recommend the Rick Riordan's books. I simply love all of his series. He has a clever way to write that I adore.

  38. Osama Jokhio says:

    You are very nice girl

  39. Sparkles Corona says:

    i got a question if u finished Harry Potter for 1 week can u get little more better cause I'm almost going to school I only have 6 days and I still need to finish it

  40. Shining Xu says:

    Wow. Thanks

  41. Michael Kidane says:

    Well done I've read the women who disappeared I really enjoyed it anyway I really like to read books but I'm so lazy so what can you help me to improve my English thanks lovely


    SALUDOS DESDE BOLIVIA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Spellcaster86 says:

    "The Silmarillion," by J.R. Tolkien, is advanced enough to improve your reading level drastically.

  44. Zelmat Youcef says:

    You are really taetcher.

  45. joey Y says:

    I'm from China and I read 1984 too. Your videos are really helpfully to me, thank you every much.

  46. Erkan Güner says:

    You are scaring me.

  47. mian imran says:

    Can you send me these books in Pakistan?

  48. Mobeen Jafar Mir says:

    You are doing an excellent job, Vanessa! Stay blessed

  49. Bah Mu Bah says:

    Hi , I need to know which dictionary too is the most you recommended so I can find that one , because I need a good dictionary

  50. امل الحياة says:

    I love you 😘😘😘

  51. Binod Karki says:

    Thank you so much

  52. Muth Long says:


  53. Esma nur Turan says:

    Some say you should not look the dictionary when you read a book. What do you think about that? What should ı do?

  54. Kishalay Sinha says:

    Very foolish. – G

  55. Kishalay Sinha says:

    couple sentences ? – couple of sentences?

  56. Azər Musayev says:

    i can not stand looking your face))))

  57. João Vitor Ribeiro Alves says:

    I recommend "A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle"

  58. Onion Kim says:

    I would recommend "Diary of a Wimpy kid"!

  59. Bhaa altom says:

    am looking for someone to voice chat for practice

  60. Lailatul Maghfiroh says:

    I love the way you talk and expressions, Vanessa! Your pronuncation are so clear. It's help me so much to understanding what's your talking. I wanna be fluent in speaking and writing (sorry if there is some mistakes grammar). From you, I more understand what a native says. And from this video, makes me exciting to read English book. Thank you for your videos. It help us so much who wanna be advance in English. Keep it up! Greetings from Indonesia ❤️

  61. Suzy Hasanova says:

    Can i understand these books i am pre-entermatede level

  62. Music World says:

    You shouldnt have recommended the diary of a girl its too complicated and so many characters and also not interesting.I get bored just after reading 10 pages.

  63. Ernesto Bustamante says:

    Hola Vanessa cómo estás no entiendo nada de lo que dices pero se que estás hablando inglés y lo hablas muy bien 👍. Felicidades y gracias por tener paciencia y tratar de enseñarnos. Gracias de verdad.

  64. Mecky Gwa says:

    How can i get these books Vanessa,

  65. Guru Sandirasegaram says:

    Bookworm days have gone forever

  66. 百珍物産 says:

    Lovely Vanessa! Thanks

  67. Priscila says:

    Hi, Vanessa! I think now I'm ready to the Kite Runner😊

  68. NOT kyletiv7 says:

    I was surfing the web for help on my Cambridge Check Point Exams ( Its in two week pray for me). I was hoping for something Shakespeare like, and ended up watching a video for English newcomers. Guys please I need help, any suggestions?

  69. james jo says:

    I am English beginner. I want to read all these books. This video is very helpful for me. thank you~.

  70. Iam Babypenis says:

    I love you Vanessa.

  71. Sadiq Rahimi says:

    It was a waste of time.

  72. Ahmed Hijazi says:

    I like your character😊 you speak naturally

  73. Daniel Draxler says:

    I read all the books by Dan Brown. This writer is just amazing

  74. neha singh my exampur singh says:

    Thanks for this

  75. Carlos Gomez says:

    What is better to get fluently and speak automatically a textbook or grammar .?

  76. Daniel Lopez says:

    I hope you're doing great . ..I like the way you teaching englesh . ..thanks.

  77. Vladimir Remmirez says:


  78. Makasi Jean says:

    5/5 vG

  79. Makasi Jean says:

    Yes, but why did you forgot the English Bible?

  80. Hassan Mughal says:

    i really like you

  81. fza alhrbe says:


  82. Samjhana Pokhrel says:

    I’m impressed in your video

  83. Rasmita Mohapatra says:

    I have read the book The Diary Of A Young Girl… And it's a really good book…

  84. raviteja cheruvu says:

    Need like these vid s ?,.????

  85. GeeZee says:

    Could anyone recommend me some C1/C2 level books? I would appreciate it a lot.

  86. Romchik Kurbanow says:

    You like honey

  87. Guru Sandirasegaram says:

    What book you recommend to me
    Harry potter

  88. Obeid S says:

    really i like Read but my languages English mudem mayba i not understand more words in this book how i improve my language

  89. Guru Sandirasegaram says:

    JK Rowling is eloquent writer but frog in the well
    Imp books are ok

  90. Ahmed Mahdy says:

    hi vanessa can we get married?

  91. malak khaled says:

    this book in website bdfdrive 💜💜♥

  92. Subhash Nisarta says:

    One day I will be the master of the English language, I think it is very important to me that you have suggested very fine books, they are different in writing style and different types of the mood of telling the story. I want to express my own feelings and themes and ideas and many more which I want to finish within the short term. because of I want to deal with not only the way of writing and speaking but many ways to reach the people.

  93. Bismillah basit says:

    Thanks daring

  94. Adham Aslonov says:

    The Giver by Lois Lowry is a good book.

  95. Senghong Chea says:

    Thank you for your sharing. I really like your speaking.

  96. Ramon Gomes says:

    I like to read in English and I loved your video!

  97. Rogério Souza Sena says:

    I recomend for you read the books of Joseph Murph and Books of Richard Banbler, and more recomend Too Augusto Cury Bralian to riter ( escritor brasileiro) He's very good and more one Brasilian too is Paulo Coelho sensationale books. Now say for me hello hello Rogerio kkk. Thankfull

  98. agbor bechem says:

    I can't really finish reading a book because I get distracted or fall asleep.
    But I do well to download audio book apps that enable me listen to chapters of various books. This practically works for me.
    So I just finished "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnnett. It's an amazing book.
    And I got a notebook to write every new word or expressions I have learnt.

  99. ArtemMRPL says:


    What shall we do with the drunken sailor

    What shall we do with the drunken sailor

    What shall we do with the drunken sailor early in the morning…

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