English Literature ‘Top Books’ Guide

Are you interested in studying English Literature at university?

With so many texts to choose from which books should a prospective English Literature student read? Immerse Education is here to help. We spoke with our mentor team who are studying English Literature at leading universities across the world to ask them what books they think a budding English student should read before applying.

The benefits of studying English Literature at Immerse in Cambridge

 Experience life as an English Literature whilst studying in a historic Cambridge University college. At Immerse students have the opportunity to live and study at one of Cambridge Universities beautiful and historic colleges.

Prepare for your university english studies. Our students benefit from 40 hours of English Literature academic sessions and learn in small classes designed and taught by university tutors.

Develop Global Perspectives.  Students from over 100 countries have participated in our academic programmes. Developing global citizens, building tolerance, broadening perspectives, and encouraging diversity and equality are all important priorities for Immerse Education.

Why download our University English Literature Guide?

Designed to simplify pre-uni english reading. You might ask yourself What should I do if I want to study English Literature at university? Our university English Literature guide will help you understand what you should do to prepare to study English at university and also what life will be like once you’re there!


Written by current students. Our University English Literature Guide was written by current Cambridge University Chemistry undergraduates. They have been where you are now and are here to help. They have recommended their pre-university readings for English Literature.


Created with high school students in mind. When it comes to choosing the English Literature books to read before applying for university it can be quite daunting. If you want to study English Literature at university this is the guide for you.

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