Reading is always the best option when you want to have fun and improve your skills at the same time. If you want to read something and also want to practice your Spanish then reading books is a great option. Spanish is the base language for a lot of popular literature. In this article, we have listed the 5 must-read books in Spanish for adults.
If you like literature then you will love these Spanish books that we have listed below. Because Spanish literature is popular, many people want to learn Spanish so they can read these books. With AmazingTalker you can connect with one-on-one native Spanish Tutors that can help you improve your Spanish. Not only that, but you can also find a variety of tutors like English Tutors and more at AmazingTalker!
1. Cien años de Soledad
First, we have Cien años de Soledad, also known as One Hundred Years of Solitude, which is a novel by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez. This popular novel was published On May 5, 1967. The story is about the tale of the Buendía family’s seven generations that has a history of hundred years of tempestuous Latin America.
The timeline of the novel is from the postcolonial 1820s to the 1920s. The main character of the novel who is named “Patriarch José Arcadio Buendía” builds “Macondo” an utopian city in the middle of a swamp. But in the end, after many struggles, a hurricane finally erases all traces of the city that make the end of the novel.
2. Don Quijote de la Mancha
Don Quijote de la Mancha or in English refers to Don Quixote is a novel by Miguel de Cervantes that was originally published in two parts in 1605 and 1615. The novel’s plot is about the adventures of a member of the lowest nobility, a hidalgo from La Mancha named Alonso Quijano.
Alonso Quijano is an individual who has read many chivalric romances and that’s why he pretends that he lost his mind to become a knight-errant. For him, his main objective was to revive chivalry and serve his nation. Then he goes under the name Don Quixote de la Mancha. The story of this novel is divided into two parts and most of the story is about the main character’s adventures and the people he meets.
3. La Casa de Los Espíritus
La Casa de Los Espíritus which translates in English as The House of the Spirits is a controversial novel by Isabel Allende. The novel was refused by many Spanish publishers before Buenos Aires published it in 1982.
The novel is about the Trueba family’s struggles, passions, and secrets that span three generations. In the novel, the century of violent change comes to an end in a crisis that brings the proud and oppressive patriarch and his granddaughter to opposite sides of the barricades. The novel was an instant best-seller and was critically acclaimed by many Spanish readers.
4. Crónica de una muerte anunciada
Crónica de una muerte anunciada also known as Chronicle of a Death Foretold is a novel by a writer named Gabriel García Márquez that was published in 1981.The plot starts with the plaza in the center of a small Colombian village Santiago Nasar lies dead.
He was stabbed by a pair of twin brothers named Pedro and Pablo. As the plot starts to unfold, the twin brothers’ motivation starts to become clear. They had an older sister named Angela who was recently betrothed to a dashing stranger named Bayardo San Roman. Bayardo claimed that Santiago stole her virtue before her wedding night and the whole plot revolves around that.
5. Como agua para chocolate
Lastly, we have Como agua para chocolate or Like Water for Chocolate in English is a novel by a Mexican novelist named Laura Esquivel. The novel was originally published in 1989. The novel starts with the story of a young girl named Tita.
Tita longs for her beloved lover Pedro. But she can never have Pedro because her mother wants to uphold the family tradition. They have a family tradition that says the last daughter of the family will not marry. The young daughter instead must take care of their mother until she passes away. In the novel, Tita is only able to express herself when she is cooking.
Spanish books and novels are some of the best literature that you can find and read. In this article, we have only listed 5 such books that you must read. There are also some less popular books and novels that are equally interesting and fun to read.
Spanish is a relatively popular language that is spoken by over 559 million people globally and the number is growing every day. Learning Spanish is a great way to make yourself familiar with Spanish literature and have fun reading them. AmazingTalker is an online language learning tutoring site that offers online tutors for many languages including Spanish tutors. You can visit their website or you can also download their app that you can find on both iOS and Android.