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Looking for easy reading books that wrote in English

Posted on Tuesday Jun 10, 2014 at 05:51PM in General

I'm looking for easy reading books that wrote in English at iBooks, Apple's eBook store. I almost prefer eBooks than paper books because I have only small amount space for me, and I don't want to bothered to disposition.

the following is lists of some websites that suggests easy reading for beginners.

I looked some books in the list, but still I can't found interesting one to me. I can't understand Shakespeare at all, I guess it must be difficult to me. or it might be not good because I'm not interested in such genre of books. so I would try to find interesting ones of particular genres next time. I'm interested in (except programming / software engineering):

  • Southeast Asia (I wish to stay a country in that area in the future!)
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Music

I know this kind of entry doesn't mean at all for almost all of visitors, but I would try to keep blogging for my writing practice.


I try to read books in German when I can. Technical books are good as they allow me to kill two birds with one stone (learn more tech & strengthen German at the same time). But to strengthen my reading comprehension, a nice long absorbing novel with lots of dialog (people talking to each other) has been the best help for me. For a novel, the prose may be in formal or more difficult German but lots of dialog guarantees that I'll be learning casual German that people regularly speak. Right now, I'm reading Stephen King's "9-22-63" novel in German on Kindle -- a 1,000+ page book for only $10, an excellent value, and halfway through it I've found my reading comprehension has considerably increased. Shakespeare--i.e., learning 16th/17th century English--would probably be a waste of effort; learn 21st century English first and then consider the older stuff later.

Posted by Glen on July 08, 2014 at 10:01 AM JST #

Thanks, I'm happy to got a comment from native speakers! Yes, I'm used to read technical books that wrote in English, but most of its expressions are very simple so I sometimes want to read more wider or complex expressions like literatures or stories. I'll try Stephen King next and put away Shakespeare this time :)

Posted by kyle on July 09, 2014 at 10:33 AM JST #

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