after a long absence I’m trying to get back on track, especially with reading.
I’m thinking about getting some new books and while searching for material within my level I looked up the なぜどうして books on amazon. I liked the one that was read in a book club here and there seem to be more (or this one), that I missed.
With the upcoming book, I had to notice one thing: All of these are books for 二年生 children and are part of a series that seem to start at 一年生 level up to 六年生level. A quick glance at the inside on amazon.jp didn’t really make it clear to me what the difference between the levels was? Is it “just” the use of kanji and/or furigana? Are the sentences more difficult within the higher levels? Is the vocab used more difficult? Why are mostly the 二年生 books are chosen for the book clubs? What am I missing?
My point is that I want to choose a book (level) that I can read without much difficulty or having to look up too much. I partly read the にゃんにゃん and わんわん books with the book club and even started to read Kiki, but I have to look up soooo much vocabulary that it’s not much fun after a while (thus me stopping to read altogether sigh). Then again I don’t want the book to be too easy, so that I won’t make any progress with it.
Aside from the book club choices I tend to choose books that are too difficult for me right now (meaning, I am able to read them, but I have to look up A LOT). So I’m trying to kind of “start over” and build a better vocabulary foundation. The なぜどうして book seem to be a good starting point.
Please help me, I’m kinda feeling lost here