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Recommended books (23)
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 South America Challenge" were written by authors from Argentina. 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.


Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Sometimes they talk all night long. In the still darkness of their cell, Molina re-weaves the glittering and fragile stories of the film he loves, and the cynical Valentin listens. Valentin believes in the just cause which makes all suffering bearable; Molina believes in the magic of love which makes all else endurable. Each has always been alone, and always - especially now - in danger of betrayal. But in cell 7 each surrenders to the other something of himself that he has never surrendered before.
Genre Adult
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022


Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges EN

Rating: 4.5     36 Votes
Forty short stories and essays have been selected as representative of the Argentine writer's metaphysical narratives


Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin EN

Rating: 4     3 Votes
A visionary novel about the collision of technology and play, horror and humanity, from a master of the spine-tingling tale. They've infiltrated homes in Hong Kong, shops in Vancouver, the streets of Senegal, town squares of Oaxaca, schools in Tel Aviv, bedrooms in Ohio. They're following you. They're everywhere now. They're us. In Samanta Schweblin's wildly imaginative new novel, Little Eyes, "kentukis" have gone viral across the globe. They're little mechanical stuffed animals that have cameras for eyes, wheels for feet, and are connected to an anonymous global server. Owners of kentukis hav... continue


Lobizona : A Novel by Romina Garber EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
In Lobizona, the first in the Wolves of No World series, bestselling author Romina Garber weaves together Argentine folklore and what it means to be illegal in a timely, intimate, and emotionally powerful narrative. Some people ARE illegal. Lobizonas do NOT exist. Both of these statements are false. Manuela Azul has been crammed into an existence that feels too small for her. As an undocumented immigrant who's on the run from her father's Argentine crime-family, Manu is confined to a small apartment and a small life in Miami, Florida. Until Manu's protective bubble is shattered. Her surrogate ... continue
Recommended: 07 Jun 2023


Purgatory: A Novel by Tomás Eloy Martínez EN

Rating: 3.5     11 Votes
Simón Cardoso had been dead for thirty years when Emilia Dupuy, his wife, found him at lunchtime in the dining room of Trudy Tuesday. So begins Purgatory, the final and perhaps most personal work of the great Latin American novelist Tomás Eloy Martínez. Emilia Dupuy's husband vanished in the 1970s, while the two were mapping an Argentine country road. All evidence seemed to confirm that he was among the thousands disappeared by the military regime. Yet Emilia never stopped believing that the disappeared man would reappear. And then he does, in New Jersey. And for Simón, no time at all has pass... continue
Recommended: 16 May 2023


Tender Is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica EN

Rating: 4     10 Votes
Working at the local processing plant, Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans—though no one calls them that anymore. His wife has left him, his father is sinking into dementia, and Marcos tries not to think too hard about how he makes a living. After all, it happened so quickly. First, it was reported that an infectious virus has made all animal meat poisonous to humans. Then governments initiated the “Transition.” Now, eating human meat—“special meat”—is legal. Marcos tries to stick to numbers, consignments, processing. Then one day he’s given a gift: a live specimen of the finest q... continue

The Anatomist

The Anatomist by Federico Andahazi EN

Rating: 4.5     2 Votes
Like his namesake Christopher Columbus, he has made a discovery of enormous significance for mankind. But whereas Christopher voyaged outward to explore the world and found America, Mateo looked inward and uncovered the clitoris.
Recommended: 03 Apr 2023


The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enriquez EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
A masterpiece of contemporary Gothic from the internationally acclaimed author of Things We Lost in the Fire.

The ghetto within

The ghetto within by Santiago H. Amigorena EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Recommended: 01 Feb 2023


The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto 'Che' Guevara EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
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Recommended: 11 Jan 2018

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