Finished with French
I have finished the French tree here on duolingo yay! Does anyone have any easy reading they might recommend to continue studying French?
This free, online, French lending library has a large juenesse section:
Congrats on finishing the tree !!!
BTW Duolingo is such a brilliant resource don't you think?
Congrats! I just logged in here at the website and was so surprised at the language notes! I was only practicing in the app and I was having a hard time at the verbs. I didn't know there were notes in here and now I just started reading from the beginning! :s
Here are some books I've read.
Le petit Nicolas by Goscinny. It is written they way we speak, no passe simple. It is a book for children, but I find it nice and easy. Albert Camus: L'etranger. This book is always recommended by French teachers. It is not very difficult and a Frec=nch classic. Mary Higgens Clarc: Le renard. Book translated to English is often written in easy French. Le renard is one of her earlier books, and not bad. You will learn a lot if you look up new words in your dictionary. Pierre Gripari: Le gentil petit diable. Small, easy stories for children.
Someone recommended in another discussion to read books translated from English to French that you had already read in English. I do not recommend that. You need to have a new story to push you forward. If you know what is going to happen, you give up.
I have a rule: If I have to look up more than 20 words on a page in average, the book is too difficult for me. I put it aside for later.
Le Petit Prince is a classic and you should be able to get your hands on both French and English translations fairly easily. There is even a recording of a narrator on youtube if you want to follow along as you read. I also read the newspapers online and there is a students version called '1jour1actu' which is quite easy to work with.
All the best
Have you looked in the immersion section of Duolingo? It can give you a few ideas while you continue to learn and practice (and gain more XP).
I made an iphone, ipad app with French reading books, maybe it's useful for you.
Here you can check it; https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/french-reading-books-for-beginners/id1013395082?ls=1&mt=8