A novel is a type of book of fiction. It tells a fictional story, which also means it has a general format of sorts, and has an average and/or at least a minimum length (the specific requirements of which I am currently uncertain of).
Association is the key to memorization. Find a link for something you want to remember. Some people say songs help because it is easier to memorize songs. I'll bet if you watch this video enough times, you would probably remember most of it by heart.
Animaniacs - Nations of the World