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Books to read in Spanish when you don’t read in Spanish

24 May

Books to read in Spanish when you don't read in SpanishI devour books. They are my salvation when riding the packed subte every morning. It’s incredibly easy to lose myself in the words and almost miss my stop because of it…I’ll admit that I’ve even cried once or twice while reading in the subte, somehow I always get to the sad parts when surrounded by strangers!

My Spanish isn’t amazing, I started learning late in life, and mostly just for conversation. But reading in Spanish is something I do good, sure I don’t understand everything, but if the book is good, sometimes you don’t need to understand every word.

Here are my top recommendations for books to read in Spanish (even if you think you don’t read in Spanish.)

1. El lector por Bernhard Schlink: The original version is in German, but I happened to have a copy of the Spanish translation and read it after having seen the movie, which helped a lot in understanding what was going on. This was actually the very first book that I read in Spanish, so it has a very special place in my heart ❤

2.Travesuras de la niña mala por Mario Vargas Llosa : Very long novel, but I couldn’t put it down. Love, betrayal, Paris, Peru…absolutely incredible. Continue reading

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