Recommended Reading

Suggested reading for English Learners

Choosing appropriate reading materials can be difficult for learners and teachers. When you are trying to choose text to read in a different language, you may feel overwhelmed. Reading should be interesting and the level should not be too difficult. If you or your students are looking up words from every sentence, the reading level is too high. Here are a number of recommended reading lists that may help you choose some suitable reading for pleasure or study purposes. These include popular English authors and books in many genres, age-appropriate titles, magazines, newspapers and translated classics.


Age 0-3

Age 4-7 

Age 8-12

Age 13-17

Fiction for Adults

Non-fiction for Adults


Translated Classics

Books made into Movies

Guided Readers



Selected for EnglishClub by Tara Benwell