Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
Recommended for teenagers and adults C1.2+ and above interested in the English language.
This nonfiction book is an entertaining exploration of English, its origins and its different varieties around the world. The author writes about the fascinatingly complex history of the language and its many roots, showing how they make it so colourful and complex, and how it came to be the world’s most important tongue. He explains the reasons for the curious spellings and pronunciations.