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Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around North America Challenge" were written by authors from Mexico. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
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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

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

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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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The Beautiful Ones : A Novel by Silvia Moreno-Garcia EN

Rating: 3.5     7 Votes
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a sweeping romance with a dash of magic. They are the Beautiful Ones, Loisail’s most notable socialites, and this spring is Nina’s chance to join their ranks, courtesy of her well-connected cousin and his calculating wife. But the Grand Season has just begun, and already Nina’s debut has gone disastrously awry. She has always struggled to control her telekinesis—neighbors call her the Witch of Oldhouse—and the haphazard manifestations of her powers make her the subject of malicious gossip. When entertainer Hector Auvray arrives... continue
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Recommended: 26 Aug 2022

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The Body Where I was Born by Guadalupe Nettel EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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The first novel to appear in English by one of the most talked-about and critically acclaimed writers of new Mexican fiction. From a psychoanalyst's couch, the narrator looks back on her bizarre childhood—in which she was born with an abnormality in her eye into a family intent on fixing it. In a world without the time and space for innocence, the narrator intimately recalls her younger self—a fierce and discerning girl open to life’s pleasures and keen to its ruthless cycle of tragedy. With raw language and a brilliant sense of humor, both delicate and unafraid, Nettel strings together hard-w... continue
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Recommended: 09 Apr 2022

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The Forgery by Ave Barrera EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
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An artist races to finish his forgery of a masterpiece while held captive in surreal, menacing splendor.
Recommended: 15 Oct 2022

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The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea EN

Rating: 4     29 Votes
Description:
The quintessential story of what it means to be the first generation to live two lives across one border, The House of Broken Angels is Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea's unforgettable portrait of the De La Cruz family as they celebrate the lives of two of their most beloved members over the course of one raucous and bittersweet weekend. National Bestseller and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist A New York Times Notable Book / One of the Best Books of the Year from National Public Radio, American Library Association, San Francisco Chronicle, BookPage, Newsday, BuzzFeed, Kirk... continue
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Recommended: 23 Dec 2022

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The Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia EN

Rating: 4.7     3 Votes
Description:
From a beguiling voice in Mexican fiction comes an astonishing novel--her first to be translated into English--about a mysterious child with the power to change a family's history in a country on the verge of revolution. From the day that old Nana Reja found a baby abandoned under a bridge, the life of a small Mexican town forever changed. Disfigured and covered in a blanket of bees, little Simonopio is for some locals the stuff of superstition, a child kissed by the devil. But he is welcomed by landowners Francisco and Beatriz Morales, who adopt him and care for him as if he were their own. A... continue

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The Old Gringo : A Novel by Carlos Fuentes EN

Rating: 3     14 Votes
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In The Old Gringo, Carlos Fuentes brings the Mexico of 1916 uncannily to life. This novel is wise book, full of toughness and humanity and is without question one of the finest works of modern Latin American fiction. One of Fuentes's greatest works, the novel tells the story of Ambrose Bierce, the American writer, soldier, and journalist, and of his last mysterious days in Mexico living among Pancho Villa's soldiers, particularly his encounter with General Tomas Arroyo. In the end, the incompatibility of the two countries (or, paradoxically, their intimacy) claims both men, in a novel that is,... continue
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

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The Sea-Ringed World by María García Esperón ES

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Recommended: 06 Apr 2022

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The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli EN

Rating: 3     12 Votes
Description:
Bon vivant, world traveler, auctioneer--the story of Highway and his teeth is like Johnny Cash meets Robert Walser in Mexico.
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Recommended: 09 Apr 2022


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