English novels and short stories

Real books in clear English

Woman reading

If you like to read, then reading English books is excellent for vocabulary and grammar - as long as you like the book and it's a good level for you.

It wasn't easy to find 15 great books for adults in clear English. However, I think we've succeeded. Click the pictures to see a sample page.

You can probably read an English version of any favourite book. For example, international classics like The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa, or Maupassant's short stories. It's much easier to read a book you already know and love.


Section 1: Ten books to read without a dictionary - maybe!