When was the last time you have read a book? A few days ago? A few weeks ago? Or at least a month ago? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then you are doing great! If you don’t read books quite often or you don’t read books at all, it’s fine, we all have to start somewhere. Reading books is so beneficial to you! It not only gives you the knowledge and the information on a topic but also the valuable usage of the language!

One such type of books is ‘novels’. These are books which depict fictitious(imaginary) incidents, typically representing character and action with some degree of realism. Novels are a great medium of knowledge, entertainment and are excellent companions when you are lonely! They usually contain pages and pages of content; some contain so many pages like Harry Potter novels and some have a moderate number of pages like The Famous Five novels. However, the size of a book doesn’t matter, what matters is the story and how is it presented! Some novels are also non-fictional like Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl. Every novel has its own story, its own journey which the writer takes you into. The novels take you into a beautiful journey in an imaginary world where you can take the role of a character and experience the events. The feeling is mind-blowing!

Novels are written from ancient times. You can consider epics like Mahabharata as novels! People used to write novels and showcasing themselves as the characters of the books along with others and used it as a medium to share their feelings, pains, happiness, etc. People also used to write novels to show the importance of freedom and carried the nationalist ideas which helped them gain independence! Even women and children used to read and write novels, sometimes secretly or anonymously to fight for their rights and to showcase their lives with a twist!

Novels, especially English novels, will improve your English knowledge and familiarise you on how to communicate your idea clearly. You’ll also improve your vocabulary and believe it or not, you’ll understand new words by their usage in the sentence and by the story! You will also improve your grammar and by reading more and more books, you’ll see how different authors communicate their story differently with their novels and understand their styles! It’s one of the best ways to improve your English communication skills!

You can also write your own novel, you can write on whatever you want, on any genre, mystery, comedy or science fiction. You can include as many characters as you want and build up an amazing plot around them! You need to keep in mind your idea and convey your idea clearly and that communication will come by first reading novels and talking in English with others daily. With practice, you’ll gradually improve your content! Also, by writing novels, you’ll learn a lot on the go, know where to use this word and how to communicate the idea and put your knowledge in use!

In the beginning, you may not understand the story clearly, but keep reading and you’ll slowly get the idea and you start understanding the story! There’s always room for improvement. So what are you waiting for? Go and read a good novel of your choice and do the wonders!