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“I Love Creepy Pasta”: EFL Students Book Selection for Extensive Reading
Evi Puspitasari

Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta


The important element in extensive reading, a second language reading approach, is materials to read. Finding right materials is the biggest mission to achieve the goal of the approach which is reading for pleasure or reading engagement. This research aims at uncovering a trend of books selected by EFL students for extensive reading and elaborating students- perception about what makes them engaged with the chosen books. To meet the purpose, this research employed mixed method design by distributing a questionnaire about book choices to 123 university freshmen and interviewing two male and four female students to understand aspects of the book that influenced their reading engagement. Top six students favorite books are romance (65.85%), comedy (53.66%), children story (46.34%), adventure and fantasy (45.52%), horror and creepy-pasta (24.39%), and mystery and detective (24.34%). Meanwhile, according to the interview results, aspects of the books affecting their reading engagement are students connection and language appropriacy. The drawn conclusion is that in order to gain reading engagement, both students and teachers should understand students personal and English level information so that they could choose books with appropriate level of English that the students can relate.

Keywords: Book selection, extensive reading materials, reading engagement

Topic: International Conference of English Language Teaching, Literature & Linguistics


Conference: The 3rd International Conference on Sustainability and Innovation (ICoSI 2019)

Plain Format | Corresponding Author (Evi Puspitasari)

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