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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.


Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor ES

Rating: 4     4 Votes
The English-language debut of one of the most thrilling and accomplished young Mexican writers Longlisted for the National Book Award Shortlisted for the Booker Prize Winner of the Internationaler Literaturpreis New York Public Library Best Books of 2020 Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2020


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

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Everything that can be done to fend off the boredom of retirement and old age, while still holding a beer.


La "Flor de Lis" by Elena Poniatowska ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Mariana er en lille fransk hertuginde, som under 2. verdenskrig må forlade sin trygge tilværelse og flygte sammen med andre familiemedlemmer til Mexico. Da faderen slutter sig til dem efter krigen, er det ikke udelukkende idyl


La invasión del pueblo del espíritu by Juan Pablo Villalobos ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Trece mil ochocientos millones de años despues del nacimiento de nuestro Universo, en una ciudad del poniente, dos amigos inmigrantes enfrentan una crisis vital. Max acaba de perder su restaurante porque el propietario no le ha renovado el contrato de alquiler; Gastón debe dormir a su perro, Gato, diagnosticado con una enfermedad terminal. Max se encierra en el local del restaurante a vegetar, mientras Gastón deambula por las páginas de esta novela intentando rescatarlo. El cierre del restaurante no es más que otro signo de la imparable transformación del barrio, que inquietay subleva a los ab... continue


La leyenda de los soles by Homero Aridjis ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
La leyenda de los soles es una historia situada en el a o 2027 en la ciudad de M xico. la urbe agoniza; no hay rboles ni agua y escasea la energ a el ctrica. el sol ya no es visible en las calles y la contaminaci n hace de los crep sculos manchones de luz ocre. el terror cubre la ciudad. En sus calles, una pareja es testigo de una trama c smica y realista urdida con los mitos aztecas y el panorama poco halag e o de la ciudad m s grande del mundo.


Labyrinth of Solitude by Octavio Paz EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
First pub. 1950. Tale of the conquered of Mexico in 1521 and its aftermath.


Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel EN

Rating: 3     6 Votes
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


Los de abajo by Mariano Azuela ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote


Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli EN

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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


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