https://www.duolingo.com/xgirlxonxfirex

Books to read in Spanish

So I love to read and this year I took Spanish one. I plan on continuing my studies next year. does anyone have good books that I should read in Spanish? (preferably ones that have an English copy for translation purposes...) Thanks have a good day. :)

-xgirlxonxfirex P.S. anyone loove divergent and/or hunger games?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker
hughcparker
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You need to move this discussion to the Spanish forum. Don't delete it and make a new one, just click edit, and change the topic from Duolingo to Spanish.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeeBrownst1
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For substantial, adult literature with a relatively easy style, try

  • "La Dama del Alba", a play by Alejandro Casona

  • the plays of Federico García Lorca, e.g., "Bodas de sangre" or "Yerma"

  • Miguel de Unamuno's "Abel Sánchez", a modern treatment of the Cain and Abel story

  • anything by Azorín (José Augusto Trinidad Martínez Ruiz), e.g., "Las Confesiones de un pequeño filósofo"

  • Gabriel García Márquez's "Relato de un náufrago" (a real-life "Life of Pi") or "El coronel no tiene quien le escriba"

2 years ago

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Thanks very much. These are interesting suggestions; so far, especially Azorin and Relato de un náufrago.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

A "Goosebumps" book by R.L. Stine is good. The vocabulary is easier than Harry Potter.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xgirlxonxfirex

That's a good idea thanks! I will be sure to try it!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tammythree

La Mujer Sin Lagrimas by Mayra A. Diaz. I got mine on the Amazon Kindle for under a dollar. It's an adult book about a woman who can't cry and the doctor who is trying to find out why. The book has a paragraph in Spanish, followed by the translation in English.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xgirlxonxfirex

Thanks!! Thats a good idea... I may try it but i may be tempted to cheat and only read the English. haha.

2 years ago

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rspreng is right: try something translated from English that is very easy, such as The Wizard of Oz, by Baum, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by Lewis, a children's book by Roald Dahl, or a "Goosebumps" book. Read two or three, preferably translated by the same translator, and you should be ready to read something like Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal, which is a little bit more difficult, or something originally written in Spanish (such as La ciudad de las bestias, by Isabel Allende, which is the first such book I read; it is for "young adults" and is pretty good once you get to chapter 3 or so).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/donjuan209273

Get the Spanish version of the alchemist it is very pleasant to read

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xgirlxonxfirex

I will give it a try thanks!

2 years ago
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