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【英文學習】2022年學英文你最該讀的5本英文小說推薦

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學英文重視語感,有了足夠的英文語感,才能讓我們的思想盡量擺脫華語思考模式,不論在聽到或看見英文資訊時,能夠不經過在腦中母語轉換,而快速的反應過來,可以得體的使用正確、合乎英文文法的回應。

不過英文語感無法一朝一夕就能培養出來,它需要透過閱讀的累積,吸收大量英文資訊,去看英文母語者寫的文章,去看單字跟片語是如何被使用的,去了解英文母語者是如何描述一件事情…讓自己沉浸在英文的環境中累積閱歷。

透過英文小說來學英文是不論國內外的老師都推薦的學英文方式。因為閱讀英文小說不像讀英文課本一樣無趣,小說有多樣的內容:懸疑、浪漫、勵志、科幻、歷史、推理…等等,小說有足夠的篇幅能展開故事情節,讓學英文的人有時間沉浸在故事內容中。當你開始覺得學英文是一件有趣的事情時,那麼距離你愛上學英文就只剩下時間的問題。

 

今天要推薦給大家的英文小說榜單來自英語系國家最大的閱讀心得平台—Goodreads

 

Goodreads在每年七月都會公布去年平台最受讀者歡迎、評分最高的小說榜單,榜單的種類多元,有Fiction(小說)、Mystery & Thriller(神秘&驚悚)、Historical Fiction(歷史小說)、Fantasy(奇幻小說)、Romance(羅曼史)、Science Fiction(科幻小說)、Horror(恐怖小說)、Humor(幽默小說)、Nonfiction(非小說類)、 Memoir & Autobiography(回憶錄&自傳)、History & Biography(歷史&傳記)、Science & Technology(科技類)、Food & Cookbooks(食譜)、Graphic Novels & Comics(圖像小說&漫畫)、Poetry(詩集)、Debut Novel(處女作)、Young Adult Fiction(青少年小說)、Young Adult Fantasy(青少年奇幻小說)、Middle Grade & Children’s(童書)、Picture Books(繪本)等種類。

那麼就讓我們來看看今天推薦的是哪5本書吧!

 

 

2022年學英文你最該讀的5本英文小說推薦-The Midnight Library

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The Midnight Library

by Matt Haig

This year’s Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction was the closest contest in the history of the awards. Your winner—by five votes—is The Midnight Library, author Matt Haig’s wildly inventive blend of literary and speculative fiction. The quick gist: Imagine a library in which each book represents a different path your life could have taken. Now imagine spending eternity in that library. It’s a Goodreads kind of dream…(by Goodreads)

 

「如果人生能夠重來一次…我現在會變得不同嗎?」

人生的道路充滿了可能性,時間是線性進行的單行道,在人生中的每一個路口做了抉擇以後我們就只能面對唯一的方向前進。但是夜深人靜的時候,你有沒有想過回到人生的某個時期,如果做了與當時不同的決定,那麼,現在會過著怎麼樣人生呢?

這本The Midnight Library 給予女主角Nora回到過去做出不同選擇的能力。來到午夜的圖書館,每一本書都是一個你原本可能會有的人生故事。透過這些不同的可能性,女主角Nora重新檢視她人生中曾經的缺憾,那些後悔、掙扎、困頓形塑了現在的人生,也幫助她與現在的自己和解。

 

 

2022年學英文你最該讀的5本英文小說推薦- A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

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A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

by Holly Jackson

Pretty and popular high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself. It was all anyone could talk about. And five years later, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town.

But she can’t shake the feeling that there was more to what happened that day. She knew Sal when she was a child, and he was always so kind to her. How could he possibly have been a killer?

Now a senior herself, Pip decides to reexamine the closed case for her final project, at first just to cast doubt on the original investigation. But soon she discovers a trail of dark secrets that might actually prove Sal innocent . . . and the line between past and present begins to blur. Someone in Fairview doesn’t want Pip digging around for answers, and now her own life might be in danger.

This is the story of an investigation turned obsession, full of twists and turns and with an ending you’ll never expect.(by Goodreads)

 

喜歡緊張懸疑、劇情曲折的推理小說嗎?如果你的答案是yes,那麼這本小說推薦給你。提到英美推理小說,如果你的腦中還是只有福爾摩斯的形象,那麼就可惜了,因為每年都有很多優秀的懸疑推理英文小說值得你深掘。

這本書描敘了一場在美國平靜小鎮上發生的情殺舊案。5年前在校風雲人物,美麗又亮眼的Andie Bell慘遭男友Sal Singh殺害,犯案後Sal隨即自殺,整起案件因為人物証俱全,因此警方很快地就以情殺結案。但事實的真相真的是如此嗎…?經過女主角Pip努力不懈地調查,從情殺案過去的關係人中蒐羅證詞推敲蛛絲馬跡,漸漸掀開了巨大內幕…

對於英文學習者來說,它所使用的英文單字並不難,以出版社的分級來說適合12歲以上的讀者閱讀,是一本青少年小說。由於作者是英國人,所以本書的英文版本分為英國版(原版)與美國版,這兩版的差異在於一些單字的差別,建議大家可以挑選自己喜歡的版本閱讀。

 

 

2022年學英文你最該讀的5本英文小說推薦- To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

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To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

by Christopher Paolini

Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds. Now she’s awakened a nightmare. During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she’s delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move.

As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn’t at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human.

While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity’s greatest and final hope… (by Goodreads)

 

喜歡浩瀚的星海、深邃的太空嗎?在星際之間旅行、在未知行星上探索…在普通人還沒辦法輕鬆造訪宇宙之前,透過科幻小說進行一場想像中的太空之旅好像很不錯。這本書描述女主角Kira在探索未知星球時,意外發現外星遺跡,但是這個本該歡喜地發現很快地變成了一場惡夢,並將Kira與所有人類都推向深淵邊緣…

閱讀這本書就像在看文字版的網飛連續劇,本文主題有趣、人物性格形塑鮮明、節奏明快、給人的沉浸感強,推薦給喜歡快節奏的科幻小說的人。

 

2022年學英文你最該讀的5本英文小說推薦-Anxious People

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Anxious People

by Fredrik Backman

Viewing an apartment normally doesn’t turn into a life-or-death situation, but this particular open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes everyone in the apartment hostage. As the pressure mounts, the eight strangers begin slowly opening up to one another and reveal long-hidden truths.

First is Zara, a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else until tragedy changed her life. Now, she’s obsessed with visiting open houses to see how ordinary people live—and, perhaps, to set an old wrong to right. Then there’s Roger and Anna-Lena, an Ikea-addicted retired couple who are on a never-ending hunt for fixer-uppers to hide the fact that they don’t know how to fix their own failing marriage. Julia and Ro are a young lesbian couple and soon-to-be parents who are nervous about their chances for a successful life together since they can’t agree on anything. And there’s Estelle, an eighty-year-old woman who has lived long enough to be unimpressed by a masked bank robber waving a gun in her face. And despite the story she tells them all, Estelle hasn’t really come to the apartment to view it for her daughter, and her husband really isn’t outside parking the car.

As police surround the premises and television channels broadcast the hostage situation live, the tension mounts and even deeper secrets are slowly revealed. Before long, the robber must decide which is the more terrifying prospect: going out to face the police, or staying in the apartment with this group of impossible people.

Rich with Fredrik Backman’s “pitch-perfect dialogue and an unparalleled understanding of human nature” (Shelf Awareness), Anxious People’s whimsical plot serves up unforgettable insights into the human condition and a gentle reminder to be compassionate to all the anxious people we encounter every day. (by Goodreads)

 

這本書的開頭讓人一頭霧水,但是隨著故事情節慢慢展開,你會發現書中的每個腳色都有它的動人之處。本書從一樁銀行搶案開始,一群烏合之眾的搶匪、一些被劫持的人質、一群攻堅破案的警察…看似混亂的場面、出乎意料的發展,無俚頭中帶著令人捧腹大笑的幽默,從腳色的日常生活中切入,觸及深入的討論,引起你的反思。這是一本悲傷又幽默、遺憾又治癒、平淡又深刻的小說,生動的腳色描寫與溫暖的故事能夠治癒你的心靈。

 

 

 

2022年學英文你最該讀的5本英文小說推薦–Fangs

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Fangs

by Sarah Andersen

Vamp is three hundred years old but in all that time, she has never met her match. This all changes one night in a bar when she meets a charming werewolf. FANGS chronicles the humor, sweetness, and awkwardness of meeting someone perfectly suited to you but also vastly different. (by Goodreads)

 

最後跟大家推薦一本圖畫小說,顧名思義就是以圖畫的方式表達劇情的書籍。因為是圖畫小說的緣故,所以理所當然地有圖畫可以看,跟純文字小說比起來文字的篇幅也短很多,很適合看英文小說會感到吃力的人。如果看到不懂的單字,光看圖畫也能大概明白這個場景在描述什麼。

Fangs就如同它的書名一樣是一則有關於吸血鬼的故事,但這個故事一點都不驚悚恐怖,也毫不血腥。它是關於一位吸血鬼女性與狼人男性相遇、相戀的故事。故事相當輕鬆可愛,撇開吸血鬼、狼人等奇幻背景設定,事實上他講述了兩個截然不同卻相互吸引的人是如何在日常中磨合,並找出各自都能接受的相處模式的過程。看完以後能夠令人會心一笑,對於多元與包容也會多一些想法。

 

 

以上就是今天的文章內容,希望能幫助你找到喜歡的英文小說!

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