Something to read at the end of 2011


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Welcome to the 2011 holiday edition of Something to read! Two of my favorite sources for online reading have just published their end-of-2011 reading lists, and I want to share them with you.

A reminder

If you’re a regular visitor to Successful English, you know that most of our fluency comes from what we read, so reading is the most important thing you can do to improve all aspects of your English.

To get the greatest benefit from your reading, find articles and stories that are easy enough for you to enjoy without stopping to look at a dictionary. You may not know all the words, but that’s not important. Keep reading, and let your brain do what it does so well – acquire more English.

Both of these lists are made up of longer non-fiction articles about fascinating people, events, and ideas. They will be most appropriate for upper intermediate and advanced English learners.

Give Me Something to Read’s 2011 Highlights

Every year, the editor and readers of Give Me Something to Read choose what they believes to be the best articles of the year. The 2011 Highlights includes more than 20 articles that were published in 2011.

If you want more, look at their Highlights from 2010 and the 2011 Greatest Hits lists!

Longform’s Best of 2011

Longform’s Best of 2011 list includes their editors’ choices of the top 20 articles from 2011 as well as the top ten articles in categories such as arts and culture, crime, media, money, politics, science, and technology.

Happy reading!

If you’ve been looking for something new and interesting to read, Give Me Something to Read and Longform’s 2011 year’s end lists are a great place to start – easily more than 100 articles. That’s enough to keep you busy well into 2012!

Warren Ediger


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