You are learning Italian and you want to improve your language skills: one of the best ways to do this is reading Italian books. Thanks to reading you can learn new words, but also review grammar rules and at the same time you can enjoy too. Here you can find some Italian books to read to start learning Italian language. We recommend you to start with simple books, so that you won’t have too many difficulties. Book after book you can increase the difficulty to make learning faster and expand your vocabulary. Before discovering the titles of the books, we recommend to read the guide How to memorize Italian words.
Remember that you can also buy audiobooks, which help you improving your listening skills, but also discovering and learning new Italian words. All the books we are going to suggest you are available as audiobooks too.
Un italiano in America
The book Un italiano in America is written by Beppe Severgnini, a famous journalist who has written a lot of books and articles. In this book Severgnini tells about his year in America and describes American society: you can read this also if you are at the beginning of your learning, because this can be considered a simple Italian book.
Let’s go on with a book of Piero Angela, who has written a lot of books and one of the best is Impero. In this book he tells about Roman Empire following the story of a coin, which starts from Rome and arrives in Great Britain. You can choose this book if you love history and want to read something about Roman Empire.
One of the Italian books to read is entitled Storia d’Italia of Indro Montanelli. This book is perfect for those who want to improve their language skills, but also discover more about Italy and its history. It is more difficult than Un Italiano in America and Impero, but you can test yourself and your Italian knowledge if you want!
Il nome della rosa
Il nome della rosa is one of the most famous Italian books and it has inspired a film too. This book has been written by Umberto Eco and it is one of his best works. Differently from the other books we have suggested you, this book has a high level of difficulty: you can choose this title if you are following Italian lessons for foreigners levels C1 C2.