5 Books for Language Lovers

By April 9, 2017Language, Literature

Following on from 21 Words for Book Lovers, we have played the old switcheroo and found 5 books you word lovers will adore…

For many human beings words form part of our communication, and without them many of us would be lost. Language fascinates, frustrates, and entices us. As Reading Addicts it is part of our daily ritual to fall head first into pages upon pages of the written word and get lost in there for hours.

We often find ourselves re-reading an elegantly constructed sentence just to feel it trip through the mind a few more times. Other times our knowledge fails us and we reach for a dictionary, feeling that small thrill of learning a new piece of lexiconic excellence.

Your fellow language lovers at For Reading Addicts have collated a list of language-orientated books we think you may find useful or enjoyable as you continue your quest of expanding your mind through literature.

Please peruse and enjoy!




Webb Garrison’s book takes us on a fascinating journey through idioms and sayings we take for granted, and explains wonderfully why we say such strange things.

Buy Why You Say It here:

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Lynne Truss offers this now-classic book about punctuation that truly sorts the hyphens from the commas. It’s a useful guide as well as humorously wry, and highly recommended for fans of a correctly written sentence.

Buy Eats, Shoots and Leaves here:

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One of English’s most vulgar words “Fuck” is brought to life by Jesse Scheidlower as they delve into the history and usage of the infamous cuss. Each page is a comprehensive guide to when and where it has been used through the ages. A must-read for all sweary fuckers.

Buy The F Word here:

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From one sweary book to another.

Jason Sacher brings us a handy guide to literal translations of swear words around the world so you can insult anyone you like as you travel. Funny, slightly silly, and highly inappropriate, this book is guaranteed a laugh.

Buy How To Swear Around The World here:

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TED and Tedx conferences are held in more than 130 countries and are being viewed at a rate of 1.5 million times a day, inspiring thousands of people every day in all manner of aspects. Communications coach and bestselling author, Carmine Gallo, wrote this book to show the inner workings of TED talks, and interviewed the most popular TED presenters, to reveal the 9 secrets of all successful TED presentations. A fascinating read!

Buy Talk Like TED here:

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