Here are my favourite books read in 2020!
My reading challenge for 2021 is to read the whole Kogoro Akechi series! 12 months = 12 books!
A book haul of 15 Japanese books!
In this post, I want to talk about an online magazine that can be great for language learners who want to practise reading in Japanese or who want to get into reading the news in Japanese. 『ニュースがわかる』 is a monthly magazine for secondary and high school readers published by Mainichi. The entire magazine has complete furigana and many illustrations/pictures in colours. Articles are mainly about social, political issues but you will find a bit of everything, including culture, environment, science… The subscription for the digital version costs 255 yen per month (490 for the paper version), and each new issue comes out around the 15th of the previous month. Once you have subscribed, you can read the digital version of the magazine either on Mainichi website or by using the app (available on Google Play and the App Store). You can see the table of contents for each issue here, and you will find information about the digital version here. I subscribed in July, so this is my review after reading 3 issues of the …
Novelisations can be a good way to get into reading books in Japanese! I have read 『君の名は。』 and 『そして父になる』 to see how these books can be used by Japanese learners to improve their reading skills.
Reading books in Japanese might sound intimidating, but once you start to practise and improve your reading skills, you can make progress faster than you might think. Here is some advice to help you get started!