https://www.duolingo.com/RalucaMurray

Books to read in Spanish?

Hi all,

I live in London and I am finding it very hard to find fiction/any books written in Spanish that I could buy and read.

Any ideas?

Thank you :)

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/CosmoKaiza
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I am reading "cien anos de soledad" It may be hard for a beginner but when you finish the tree it will be understandable

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin
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"Cien anos de soledad" or "cien años de soledad"? The second one sounds like an interesting title, the first one does not appeal to me at all.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RalucaMurray

haha good shout, thanks guys :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/J1ng3rT41ls

there is one that I like, Hallenos espanol! Good easy beginner book. Will make you fluent in Spanish! Has everything you kneed to know about spanish!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elDanno

A couple of things I have found: 1) It was actually easier for me to find libros en espanol at the local library than it was at the bookstore. Most libraries have entire sections devoted to foreign languages. 2) When trying to find a good book for my reading level, I found that "young adult" or middle school worked best. Children's books were too basic and adult books (as is the case in English as well) seemed to be trying too hard to use unnecessary vocabulary to impress the reader. I checked out a book called "La Cazadora de Indiana Jones" by Asun Balzola and found it to be perfect for what I was looking for. As a matter of fact, if you Google the title, there is a FREE pdf version of it on-line, so you don't even have to buy it or check it out from the library! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

I don't live in London, but I find that astonishing. Many of the Spanish books I have read were published in the UK. Here in the USA every Barnes and Noble bookstore has a Spanish section, and we can order all sorts of things online. And I have downloaded pdfs of Spanish fiction. IS the issue not finding any books at all, or books at a level you can understand?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RalucaMurray

Thanks, I read very well in Spanish but it looks like my main issue was not knowing where to start or any book names to search, you guys have given me some ideas now. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maximavargs

ROSAURA A LAS DIES is a great book

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RalucaMurray

ohh what is this about?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/carlicita31

Nuéstra Señora de la Noche a must read. it will build your vocabulary. on amazon they have it in english and in spanish. Furthermore it is a true story so you are going to get a good insight into the history of Puerto Rico. also there is an audible version available for purchase. some bords I came across were hard to find translations to though. This is because they originate from the Taino which is the indigenonous Puerto Rican language.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RalucaMurray

oh wow, this sounds really good actually, thank you...:)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AureliaUK
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http://www.spanishbookshop.co.uk/

123 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4TE.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RalucaMurray

I shall be paying this bookstore a visit soon :D thank you

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ReenaCathleen

I have the same problem. try ebooks. www.free-ebooks.net/espanol/ may be a good place to start

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RalucaMurray

thank you, lots of good stuff here :)

2 years ago
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