Where to Find English Books at Your Level
5 websites where you can find English books
Do you need to have a high level of English to read English books?
No. You can read graded readers, which are books that use easy words and sentences to help you practice reading and understand the language better. You’ll enjoy whatever you’re reading without checking words in a dictionary every two sentences.
There are graded readers for every level of language proficiency: starters, elementary, intermediate etc.
But where can you get them from? Here are some of the best websites.
Penguin readers cover a variety of genres including classic and contemporary literature, non-fiction, and popular fiction. They have 8 levels of reading difficulty.
The story word count refers to how many words there are in the book while headwords are similar to a dictionary entry where a group of words share the same basic meaning. E.g. helps, helping, helpful, helpless.
Oxford Graded Readers
Classics, modern fiction, non-fiction and more – the Oxford Bookworms Library has a book for every student. They also have a level test that can help you choose the right book for you.
The Macmillan Readers series has books from Starter to Upper Intermediate (A1-B2). The collection includes popular classics, contemporary titles, original fiction, plays, autobiographies and non-fiction. Most titles are also available as eBooks and audio downloads.
You can browse their catalog here. Again, make sure you select your country at the top of the page.
Collins English Readers
Cambridge English Readers
It seems that these readers only include fiction books. The levels range from beginner to advanced and I believe the best place to buy these is on Amazon.
You can read this short guide I wrote to help you choose a book but don’t worry too much about finding the best book to read. Just make sure it’s suitable for your level and pick one you find interesting.
I hope this is helpful.
Happy (graded) reading!