The Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling are a favorite with learners of English. For instance, B@E listener Christiane wrote in to say: I have read a lot of books in English already, but I have to admit: it was the whole Harry Potter series I liked best! The witch-and-wizard-vocabulary is quite easy to learn […]
Alfredo, a listener from Miami Florida, called in to recommend Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx,a short (64-page) romantic story with an unusual twist, set in the mountains of Wyoming. I read the reviews on Amazon and ordered it myself; thanks for the tip, Alfredo!
Paul wrote in to suggest the following: Thrillers written by Richard North Patterson, Tom Clancy, John Grisham, and Jonathan Kellerman. He finds that the tension in these books holds his interest and keeps him reading until the end; he freely admitted that sometimes he skips the long descriptive passages (e.g., the descriptions of weapons in […]