Spanish Literature Month

Winston’s Dad’s Blog is hosting this and has posted some helpful links to book lists. I know I just said I was “over” assigned reading, I’m back “on” for this! #SpanishLitMonth

My Book



This Too Shall Pass by Milena Busquets

Blanca is forty years old and motherless. Shaken by the unexpected death of the most important person in her life, she suddenly realizes that she has no idea what her future will look like. To ease her dizzying grief and confusion, Blanca turns to her dearest friends, her closest family, and a change of scenery. Leaving Barcelona behind, she returns to Cadaqués, on the coast, accompanied by her two sons, two ex-husbands, and two best friends, and makes a plan to meet her married lover for a few stolen moments as well. Surrounded by those she loves most, she spends the summer in an impossibly beautiful place, finding ways to reconnect and understand what it means to truly, happily live on her own terms, just as her mother would have wanted.

Short Story

The Survivor, a short story, by Sonia Hernandez, is available free in English in The Guardian.


What I’ve Read Already translated into English from Spanish


Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel. 

Ways of Going Home by Alejandro Zambra. My review is here.

Havana Real by Yoani Sanche [nonfiction]. My review is here.


Books Set in Spanish-speaking countries or Spanish-speaking main characters but written in English

How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alverez. My review is here.

House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisnero. My review is here.

Dominicana: A Novel by Angie Cruz. My review is here.

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. My review is here.

With the Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo. My review is here.

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton. My review is here.

When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton. My review is here.

Halsey Street by Naima Coster. My review is here.

Have you read any good novels translated from Spanish? Leave me a comment or a link to your review!

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