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Recommended English books (17)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you speak English here are some English books from Mexico for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.

1.

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia EN

Rating: 3.4     33 Votes
Description:
The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark, one-of-a-kind fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore. “A spellbinding fairy tale rooted in Mexican mythology . . . Gods of Jade and Shadow is a magical fairy tale about identity, freedom, and love, and it's like nothing you've read before.”—Bustle NEBULA AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • Tordotcom • The New York Public Library • BookRiot The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to listen to any ... continue
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Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

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I'll Sell You a Dog by Juan Pablo Villalobos EN

0 Ratings
Description:
Everything that can be done to fend off the boredom of retirement and old age, while still holding a beer.
Genre Humor
Recommended: 07 Apr 2022

3.

Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel EN

Rating: 4.2     6 Votes
Description:
The Number One Bestseller In Mexico And America For Almost Two Years, And Subsequently A Bestseller Around The World, Like Water For Chocolate Is A Romantic, Poignant Tale, Touched With Moments Of Magic, Graphic Earthiness, Bittersweet Wit - And Recipes.A Sumptuous Feast Of A Novel, It Relates The Bizarre History Of The All-Female De La Garza Family. Tita, The Youngest Daughter Of The House, Has Been Forbidden To Marry, Condemned By Mexican Tradition To Look After Her Mother Until She Dies. But Tita Falls In Love With Pedro, And He Is Seduced By The Magical Food She Cooks. In Desperation Pedro... continue
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Recommended: 04 Jul 2020

4.

Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli EN

Rating: 4     34 Votes
Description:
NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR • “An epic road trip [that also] captures the unruly intimacies of marriage and parenthood ... This is a novel that daylights our common humanity, and challenges us to reconcile our differences.” —The Washington Post In Valeria Luiselli’s fiercely imaginative follow-up to the American Book Award-winning Tell Me How It Ends, an artist couple set out with their two children on a road trip from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. As the family travels west, the bonds between them begin to fray: a fracture is growing between the parents, one the chil... continue
Genre Travel
Recommended: 20 Apr 2022

5.

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia EN

Rating: 3.5     71 Votes
Description:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS • WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD • NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, NPR, The Washington Post, Tordotcom, Marie Claire, Vox, Mashable, Men’s Health, Library Journal, Book Riot, LibraryReads An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose the... continue
Recommended: 07 Apr 2022

6.

Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo EN

Rating: 4     23 Votes
Description:
Deserted villages of rural Mexico, where images and memories of the past linger like unquiet ghosts, haunted the imaginations of the author. In one such village of the mind, Comala, he set his classic novel Pedro Páramo, a dream-like tale that intertwines a man's quest to find his lost father and reclaim his patrimony with the father's obsessive love for a woman who will not be possessed, Susana San Juan.
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Recommended: 24 Aug 2022

7.

Pierced by the Sun by Laura Esquivel EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Description:
Lupita's hard-knock life has gotten the better of her time and time again. A childhood robbed of innocence set off a chain of events that she still has not managed to control, no matter how hard she tries. Every time she thinks she has a handle on things, unexpected turns make her question everything, including herself. When Lupita witnesses the murder of a local politician whom she greatly admires, the ghosts of her past resurface as she tries to cope with the present. She quickly falls back into her old self-destructive habits and becomes a target of Mexico's corrupt political machine. As th... continue
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Recommended: 10 Feb 2018

8.

Quesadillas by Juan Pablo Villalobos EN

Rating: 3.5     5 Votes
Description:
Anarchy in Mexico - a comic novel about screwed-up politics and families from the author of 'Down the Rabbit Hole'. Orestes' mother prepares hundreds of quesadillas for Orestes and the rest of their brood. After another fraudulent election and the disappearance of his younger brothers, he takes to the road.
Genre Humor
Recommended: 07 Apr 2022

9.

Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Description:
A streetwise heroine crosses from Mexico to USA to find her brother in this mythologizing novel by Juan Rulfo's heir.
Recommended: 13 Oct 2022

10.

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz : Selected Works by Juana Ines de la Cruz EN

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Description:
Latin America's great poet rendered into English by the world's most celebrated translator of Spanish-language literature. Sor Juana (1651–1695) was a fiery feminist and a woman ahead of her time. Like Simone de Beauvoir, she was very much a public intellectual. Her contemporaries called her "the Tenth Muse" and "the Phoenix of Mexico," names that continue to resonate. An illegitimate child, self-taught intellectual, and court favorite, she rose to the height of fame as a writer in Mexico City during the Spanish Golden Age. This volume includes Sor Juana's best-known works: "First Dream," her ... continue
Genre Poetry
Recommended: 11 Nov 2022


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