So I realise this might not be a well defined question, but I hope it can still classify as not being a discussion.
So I have just finished highschool and after 6 years of Latin, I am not quite willing to give it up. I tried reading some texts by myself. Especially with Commentarii de bello gallico, I had some moderate succes in the first chapter as these parts were somewhat familiar as I had read simplied version of paragraphs here and there before, however I quickly ran into several problems which I also had with other texts.
My first problem is encountering a lot of unknown specific vocabulary, which really breaks the flow as I would need to look up a word every other sentence.
The second problem is that I am not entirely familiar with some less common expressions. Searching such expression is especially time consuming and breaks the flow of reading a lot.
So I think these problems are mainly due to the text being too difficult. So I wondered whether there are some easier Latin text out there or maybe text which is so well documented that if something unknown is encountered it can be quickly found.
I realise that reading with a translation next to the Latin is always an option, but I personally enjoy that less.