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Reading is a great way to learn a language. Here are 11 books to inspire you to read more… and really improve your English!

1 Anna Karenina (1875), by Leo Tolstoy

First lines: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

Anna, a married Russian aristocrat, is tempted to have an affair with the wealthy Count Vronsky. She thinks about this carefully before making a decision, and then faces the consequences of her actions. In his famous novel, Tolstoy explores ideas about family, gender and morality.

2 Peter Pan (1911), by J.M. Barrie

First lines: “All children, except one, grow up.”

Wendy Darling and her two brothers meet Peter Pan, a boy who never grew up. He takes them to his home in Neverland, where they meet Captain Hook, the Lost Boys and other magical creatures. Peter and the Lost Boys want Wendy to stay in Neverland and become their mother, but Wendy isn’t so sure.

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The latest issue of Hot English (174 – the November issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: 11 books to really improve your English, 24 words for describing places of interest, 24 spooky words, 12 horror words, 10 useful idioms for talking about creepy topics, 8 “mystery” phrasal verbs... plus: • Gaming – the Pokémon GO! craze • Health – ridiculous fitness trends • Mystery – the Beast of Bodmin • Grammar – the future perfect • Language – how to recognise sarcasm • Marketing – unusual services • Science – the Ig Nobels • Relationships – dating disasters • Travel – at an ice hockey game • Film – Star Wars: The Force Awakens • Food – how to make a one-pot pasta • Conversation – how to make small talk • Cinema – our top 5 spooky films • Music – boy bands • Life – how to be happy • Medicine – medical advances • Humour – the Ancient Romans AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 300 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!