Books to enrich my vocabulary

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Xenice
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Hi everyone,

I was wondering if there are any books that would improve my vocabulary, or just books which have big words in them but are still interesting to read.

Just to give you an idea in what I like to read, or what i've read so far:
Game of Thrones (Books up to book5)
Maze Runner books
CHERUB series

I'm a teenager, and I would prefer novels. But any books will do. Thanks.

Not the dictionary or Shakespeare, pls
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Would recommend you classics. You may learn outdated, but contemporary words at the life time of those authors. If you like such old-fashion words, you should really give them a try.
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The Dark Tower series by Stephen King
The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

And you just have to read A Dance of Dragons, best so far imo.
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(Original post by Kallisto)
Would recommend you classics. You may learn outdated, but contemporary words at the life time of those authors. If you like such old-fashion words, you should really give them a try.
Can I have some examples please?
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The Dark Tower series by Stephen King
The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

And you just have to read A Dance of Dragons, best so far imo.
I'll take a look at these books. Thanks.
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Just get the Word of the day app on your phone
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The Sherlock Holmes books could be worth a shot
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Can I have some examples please?
Hard to say, as I have hardly read English literature in English language. I would look for litarary realism or modern literature (so 19th Century or 20th Century). Most of those authors were using vocabularies which I have never heard before reading their books.
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Anything by James Joyce, Thomas Pynchon or Umberto Eco would be a good place to start.
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Anything Charles Dickens is great. I also really enjoyed several classic books which are fairly challenging like A Picture of Dorian Gray and Frankenstein. For something slightly lighter and less outdated, you could go for The Great Gatsby.
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Neat, I've read two of the ones you've listed, I think I know what you'd like.

1) His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. The first book is called Northern Lights in the UK. Generally great series.
2) Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky. Brilliant book with good use of the English language and some valuable lessons in there too.
3) The Day of the Triffids. This was written in 1951, and despite it's age it is still a chilling but fun novel to read. I really think the language in here is superb.

I also agree with the above; Charles Dickens makes some great stories and I much prefer his works to any other classic literature.
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Just read Profesh's post history.
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