One of the best ways to improve your Spanish is to read as much as possible.
• It has been proven to be more effective than watching Spanish TV as you learn more words per minute.
• You can also make good guesses at unfamiliar words from the context.
• By reading about topics that you enjoy you will whizz through books as you do in your native language if you are really interested in what you are reading.
• You can learn more complex structures than with everyday conversation.
• You can enjoy the most popular literary works by native writers and poets once you reach an intermediate or advanced level in the language.
• Ebooks are less expensive than paper copies and are often free.
• Ebooks are mobile – you can carry them with you everywhere, on your smart phone, tablet or laptop.
• You can print them if you prefer to have a paper copy as many come as pdfs.
This is a website in Spanish with a large collection of ebooks in Spanish. You also get weekly reminders of special offers which will help you to stick with your reading on a regular basis.
Search on Amazon for “free Spanish ebooks” and it will come up with many ebooks that are free to download.
You can download free Kindle reading apps to transfer the files to your desktop computer, tablet or smart phone.
• Many Books: This has over 30,000 free ebooks to choose from. You can also sign up to an email newsletter which will help to keep reminding you to download books.
• Project Gutenberg: has over 57,000 free ebooks to download or read online. There is no fee to register but you can pay a donation.
The Spanish selection of ebooks can be found here:
• Library Genesis: Search for books by selecting the “Spanish” option in the “Search in language” field.
• Loyal Books:
This website is in English so is good for beginners. There are ebooks and audio books available in many genres and languages.
* Highlight words to look up later on if you cannot guess from the context.
* Make sure you have an online dictionary ready to use to quickly check what words mean.
* Start with familiar texts. When you first start reading in Spanish as a beginner, try to choose books that you already know the story of. This really helps you concentrate on the Spanish used rather than trying to keep following what is happening and keeping track of the story.