I’m a big fan of the dictionary and vocabulary builder features available on the Kindle. I just finished Tobira and know somewhere in the ballpark of 2000 - 3000 words but not much reading practice. I have a relatively high tolerance for difficulty and do not get easily discouraged–especially when I can easily look up words in the built-in dictionary and even track all translated words in a native Vocabulary Builder with flash cards and everything.
I was originally thinking about going through the original Harry Potter. My only issues are that (1) while the story is highly varied, it’s still just one story in one world by one author and (2) has a lot of fantasy vocabulary that I will not use and thereby quickly forget.
It would be nice to find Kindle books that have (1) more compact, varied content (e.g. one short and sweet book, a collection of short stories or essays, etc), (2) greater difficulty than graded readers, and (3) a higher density of vocabulary and speech patterns that are useful in real life.
What Kindle content would you recommend?