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Indonesian books

I know by now that one of my preferred study methods is to just read books in the target language.
Can anybody please suggest books in Indonesian that you really enjoyed reading? Not looking for really difficult literature or poetry, but any normal fiction or non-fiction books with interesting storylines or information would be great. Kid's books are okay too, if there any that you really liked.

Thanks for your suggestions! Terima kasih!

For learning: Indonesian
Base language: English
Category: Culture



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    My favorite Indonesian writers are Tere Liye and Andrea Hirata.
    If you want, you can read one of Tere Liye books. You can download it here:

    Andrea Hirata (Edensor and Maryamah Karpov):

    Have you ever read Indonesian folktales? If you want, you can download it here:

    There are some Indonesian Kid's stories, you can read it on the website:

    I hope it will help (Saya berharap ini akan membantu) :)

    Yes, Andrea Hirata and Dewi Lestari (Dee) is my favourite writer. Enjoy to learn Bahasa Indonesia :)

    I suggest you to read some Indonesian folklore (Cerita Rakyat Indonesia). We have so many of them, such as Timun Emas, Sangkuriang, Malin Kundang. They differs it by region. I do read some back then to practice reading.

    you can find it here :
    Sangkuriang :

    this site, provide in Bahasa and English.

    Hope it helps!

    yes.. Andrea Hirata is one of great writer. he have a simple sentence but deep meaning, and i guess his books will help you to learn Bahasa Indonesia.
    or you can read Indonesian folklore for really simple story :)

    Andrea Hirata is a good book!

    I recommend you to read Pramoedya Ananta Toer. He wrote a tetralogy, Bumi Manusia, Anak Semua Bangsa, Jejak Langkah, and Rumah Kaca. All are praised by people around the world and always remembered as a masterpiece. It's all about humanity. And the author, Pramoedya, was very poetic. The books tell about a nation called Hindia (the name of Indonesia during Dutch colonialization). He taught the readers about the unfairness, social status among native Indonesian, Dutch and half, using history data. His description is also very clear and impressive. I'm sure you'll be enjoy every word you read and chapter and can't stop thinking about it.

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