Hi Nikki! I think that reading in a foreign language is a great way to make progress! With every new language that I learn, I discover anew the joy of reading! What's great for me it's that when you are learning a language, nearly every book is interesting, because every time you discover new vocabulary and ways of speaking. So you have much more fun than you would have while reading the same thing in your mother tongue :) I started reading a lot in German about a year ago and I read everything that I can find, from free newspaper to professional literature from my areas of interest. I often use the "book-crossing" stations: places where people leave books that they already read to share and exchange with other people. It's free. Maybe you can find such places in your country. I use libraries too, and buy books on flea markets (they are very cheap).
When choosing the book to read, I would recommend just paging through it, reading the description, starting reading a few pages and deciding if that fragment made you keen to read the rest. I would also recommend not limiting yourself to fiction. You can find literature on any subject that intrests you.