Today I wanted to give a quick tour of my bookshelf where I keep all of my Korean leisure books and textbooks. I love seeing what learning and reading materials other people like to use, so I thought I’d share my collection as well!
On my shelf, I currently have 28 books, but I’ve owned books other than what is pictured above. I tend to get rid of textbooks and workbooks after I’ve done all of the work in them because I don’t feel a need to hold on to them afterwards.
Down below I’ve made a list of all of my Korean books and added a little information to explain what each book is about.
- 해피 일러스트 노트 – a cute little book that teaches you how to doodle
- Jeju Bus Trip – promotional material by Innisfree
- 해리포터와 마법사의 돌 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s (Philosopher’s) Stone
- 52주 여행, 남몰래 아껴둔 서울경기 214 – 52 weeks of travel recommendations for Seoul and Gyeonggi-do
- Penguin Loves Mev: In the UK 2 – comic about an international couple
- 아름다운 몸 만들기 – exercise book for women
- 바른 글씨 비법 노트 – handwriting practice workbook (for Koreans who want to improve/stylize the look of their handwriting)
- 하루 7분: 요가 스트래칭 – daily 7 minute yoga stretching
- 하루 7분: 뱃살 공략 트레이닝 – daily 7 minute weight loss training
- My Daily Routine in Korean – a TTMIK book about daily routines
- K-Pop Korean – learning Korean grammar and vocabulary through popular K-Pop song lyrics
- 2000 Essential Korean Words (Beginner) – a big ol’ book of vocab
- Diary of Dana in Korea – a comic about a foreign exchange student living in Korea, designed for Korean learners
- TOPIK in 30 Days – a big ol’ book of TOPIK vocab
- New TOPIK II Essential Grammar 150 – grammar lessons and practice for TOPIK II
- Talk To Me In Korean Workbook – Level 4 – corresponds with their free online curriculum
- Test Guide to the New TOPIK – gives an overview of test question types and some practice tests
- Complete Guide to the TOPIK II – more in-depth analysis of TOPIK questions and strategies
- Korean Grammar in Use (Beginning) – book of essential grammar
- Korean Grammar in Use (Intermediate) – more essential grammar
- Useful Chinese Characters for Learners of Korean – beginner and intermediate level hanja, basically a vocabulary book
- Get It Korean Reading 2 – reading workbook by Kyunghee University
- Get It Korean Writing 2 – writing workbook, this series goes up to level 6
- Korean Made Easy Intermediate – topically organized grammar book for self-studying
- Korean Made Easy Vocabulary – topically organized vocabulary book for self-studying
- TOPIK II 한 권이면 OK (English Edition) – comes in multiple languages, teaches grammar, vocabulary, and test taking strategies
- Perfect TOPIK 쓰기 (2019) – writing guide for the TOPIK II that provides real life examples of TOPIK II essay answers
- 사회통합프로그램 종합평가 한 권으로 끝내기 (2018) – study guide for the final exam for the Korean Immigration and Integration Program
Well, that’s everything! I would love to hear from you about what materials you love or are interested in trying. You can also check out the video below for a more in-depth introduction to these books and my personal thoughts.