040: What kind of books should I read?

<p>One reader asks: "I want to try my hand at reading a book and wondered what you would recommend?"</p>
<h2>In this episode:</h2>
<p>The problem with children's books...</p>
<ul>
<li>Intended for children</li>
<li>Low-frequency vocabulary</li>
</ul>
<p>What kind of books are best to read...</p>
<ol>
<li>Graded readers (not parallel texts)</li>
<li>Short, non-fiction books on a topic that interests you (e.g. biographies, how-to books)</li>
<li>Any book you've already read, translated into your target language</li>
<li>If you have a book store close by with a good foreign book section - go and browse!</li>
<li>If you don't like books, try Project Syndicate</li>
</ol>
<p>Judith Meyer from <a href="http://www.learnlangs.com/" target="_blank">learnlangs.com</a> mentioned:</p>
<ol>
<li>Crime stories, romance stories, autobiographies, travel stories.</li>
<li>Translated books are easier than original ones.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/8845205118/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=17... target="_blank">The Little Prince</a></li>
</ol>
<h2>Resources mentioned in todays episode:</h2>
<p><a href="http://www.project-syndicate.org/" target="_blank">Project Syndicate</a> - opinion pieces from the world's newspapers <a href="http://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/reading-in-a-foreign-language/" target="_blank">How to read effectively in a foreign language</a> - my article on reading Matching Methods and Goals in Language Learning - A great talk from Judith Meyer at the Polyglot Gathering in Berlin in 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ktWVLbNpmY</p>
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