📚 Searching for easy-to-read nonfiction books to enhance your language skills? Reading can be challenging when encountering too many unfamiliar words, causing you to lose interest.

I want to share five accessible nonfiction books for those whose first language isn’t English or who are new to reading English books. These books are written in a clear and comprehensible style, and their powerful messages can change your life.

Front cover of the book "The Comfort Book" By Matt Haig

Matt Haig’s The Comfort Book is a unique collection of thoughts, meditations, lists, and examples that the author wrote down to comfort himself during difficult times. It’s a short book that you can read from beginning to end in one sitting, or simply open to any page for some comforting words.

🙏 “The Courage to Be Disliked” by Ichiro Kishimi and Kumitake Koga

The front cover of "The courage to be disliked"

The Courage to Be Disliked is a dialogue about Adlerian psychology between a young man seeking direction in life and a philosopher well-versed in the subject. The philosopher’s advice offers different perspectives on life, helping to lighten the weight on your shoulders.

Check out my previous blog article, How to Make Your Life Brighter And Feel Happier, for more details about this book.

Front cover of the book, "The Untethered Soul" by Michael A. Singer with an image of a horse running freely at a beach

The Untethered Soul resonated deeply with me. It helps you break free from the shell you’ve locked yourself in and change your life. After reading this book, you might be able to open your heart to more of what life has to offer.

Check out my previous blog article, Mindset to Live Better: Keep Your Heart Open for more details about this book.

🤝 The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz and Janet Mills

Front cover of the book "The Four Agreements"

In their book, The Four Agreements, the authors outline four agreements you need to make to achieve personal freedom.

They are:

  1. Be impeccable with your words.
  2. Don’t take anything personally.
  3. Don’t make assumptions.
  4. Always do your best.

While it might be challenging to work on all four at once, focusing on one at a time is key to success.

Front cover of the book, "Show Your Work" by Austin Kleon

Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work encourages readers to share their creativity, even if they don’t feel “ready.” The book provides concrete ways to overcome imposter syndrome and embrace the learning process.

These are the five accessible nonfiction books I recommend. Let me know your favorites in the comment section below.

If you read these books on Kindle, check out my post, “How to Use Amazon Kindle to Boost Your Vocabulary,” and my YouTube video, “Create Anki Flashcards with Kindle’s Vocabulary List.” Learn to transfer words you’ve looked up on Kindle to the flashcard app “Anki” and practice learning new words using the principles of retrieval practice and spaced practice.