girlmarauders (girlmarauders) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Hi everyone!

I'm a native English speaker currently studying Spanish at Higher Level in IB and hoping to go on to study Spanish for my degree (in the UK) and was wondering if anyone could suggest books in Spanish to read, to help my grammer and comprehension (which are both bad.)

My previous Spanish teacher tried to get me to read Como Aqua Para Chocolate, which I know is supposed to be brilliant, but I have difficulty making sense of full sentences so the magical realism was a serious problem. My vocabulary is pretty okay but understanding the meaning of a full sentence is kind of impossible when impossible things are happening in it anyway.


I've read Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal (which I knew in English) and I'm currently reading Amor, curiosidad, prozac y dudas by Lucia Etxebarria, which I'm making slow progress on and it's making sense so far but I'd really like to expand into something that might be known by the people who interview me for my university applications.

I was thinking of trying out some Lorca when I finish with Amor, curiosidad, prozac y dudas but I was hoping to get some opinions from people with more experience than me before!

Film reccomendations would be awesome too, since I'm trying to improve all aspects of my Spanish in anticipation of the exam in May!

Thank you so much!


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