What are the best books in Spanish?

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    #1Rayuela

    Rayuela
    Rayuela is a novel written by Julio Cortázar which can be read in different manners. It is classic of Latin American literature full of interesting characters, love and imagination.

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    Amber Reyes
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "I wanted to read a new book in Spanish so I could keep up with the language. I found out about Rayuela, which is a Spanish novel by Julio Cortazar. I love the story and I love all the characters. I can really relate to them. It's fairly easy to read in Spanish if you're very familiar with the language. It's a very awe-inspiring story and I strongly recommend it. Definitely check it out!"
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    #2La Sombra Del Viento

    La Sombra Del Viento
    La Sombra Del Viento by Carlos Ruiz Zafón is a captivating novel set in Barcelona about a damn book that changes the destiny of its protagonist. It is an amazing tale full of intrigues, love and passion.



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    Jason Contreras
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "This is definitely a book in Spanish. It has good ratings, and seems to be well received. If you like this genre of novel, I'm sure this would be a good book to pick up."
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    #3Don Juan Tenorio

    Don Juan Tenorio
    Don Juan Tenorio by José Zorrilla is a romantic drama about a young libertine man who loves to seduce women. It is a classic of the literature with great rhymes and verses.



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    Ralph Sims
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "Hablas espanol? If you do then your in luck. It's amazing to be able to read a book in a language that you learned that wasn't your mother tongue. Don Juan Tenorio is an amazing romantic book if your a fan of the genre then this is a must read. Being able to read a book from a perspective of a foreigner who lives in a different culture is an amazing thing to do."
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    #4La Ciudad de las Bestias

    La Ciudad de las Bestias

    La Ciudad de las Bestias By Isabel Allende is a great novel  that tells the story of Alexander Cold, an American boy who start a trip with his grandmother to the Amazonian jungle. It is an accurate book for adolescents that contains full of fiction and myth.



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    Ryan Keller
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "La Ciudad de las Bestias by Isabel Allende is an excellent adventure book written in the Spanish language. The story starts off slow but picks up quickly and was hard put down. This book is more geared toward young adults, but I still enjoyed reading it."
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    #5La Ciudad y los Perros

    La Ciudad y los Perros

    La Ciudad y los Perros is a spanish fictional book written by Mario Vargas Llosa. La Ciudad y los Perros was published on November 1, 2000 by Punto de Lectura.

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    Vicente Vásquez
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This book is more for Peruvians than traditional Spanish. You will be able to read it and somewhat understand it, but there are some key inflections that are used you might be confused about."
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    #6La sombra de la existencia

    La sombra de la existencia
    La sombra de la existencia is a novel written by Macoco G.M that tells the story of Grigoriy, a man who in search of happiness have to change his life. The tale is a proposal of psychological fantasy that shows a criticism of society.
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    Tammy Wells
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "Another opinion. People learn different ways but good source to start."
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    #7Rimas y Leyendas

    Rimas y Leyendas
    Rimas y Leyendas by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer its a great book of verses that contains love, pain and disengagement. It is a great text for those who are interested in poetry and prose.


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    Ronald Reyes
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "This book has some wonderful romantic poetry and poetic prose. I would classify it as a powerful book as I found it that good. Please read this book."
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    #8Ficciones

    Ficciones
    Ficciones is a collection of 17 short stories by the famous Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges. These stories are inquiries into the labyrinthine nature of the human mind.

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    Dylan Perkins
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "Finding good books to read in Spanish can be a challenge living in the US. I stumbled across this book on the recommendation of a friend, and I am so glad that I did. This book will make you not want to put it down till you have read it cover to cover, all while reading in my native language. "
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    #9La Ciudad de los Hombres Perdidos

    La Ciudad de los Hombres Perdidos
    La Ciudad de los Hombres Perdidos is Elisabeth Nox's story about Zhair, who must listen to several stories to hear the guarded secret of King Shidam Kabir. The Illustrations were drawn by Lidia and Elisa Casanova.
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    Wayne Walters
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "One of the best intriguing books in Spanish you will find. Follow Zhair's adventure and find out about the King's guarded secret."
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    #10El Tunel

    El Tunel
    El Tunel is a short novel written by Ernesto Sabato that tells the story of Juan Pablo Castel and her beautiful lover Maria Iribarne.This captivating book shows in a different way the thoughts and the deep feelings of its tormented protagonist.



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    Nick Yao
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "While Spanish isn't exactly my forte, I can pretty much parrot what other people are saying! At a glimpse I see nothing wrong with it and as others point out, it's a pretty good book. So it's worth the money if the plot intrigues you."
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    #11Mi Primer Quijote

    Mi Primer Quijote

    Mi Primer Quijote is a graphic Spanish introduction to the classic novel Don Quijote for kids. Written by Jose Ma Plaza, it is complemented by the creative hands of Julius.

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    Dylan Perkins
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "I'm not sure this qualifies as a "best book in Spanish" as it is more of an instructional book, rather than an actual book written in Spanish. This isn't exactly what I was looking for."
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    #12Captain Alatriste

    Captain Alatriste

    Captain Alatriste is a historical fiction book written by Arturo Pérez-Reverte and translated by Margaret Sayers Peden. This historical fiction book was published on December 27, 2005 by Plume.

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    #13Before You Were Here, Mi Amor

    Before You Were Here, Mi Amor

    Before You Were Here, Mi Amor is a dual language Spanish English book written by Samantha Vamos. It was published in 2009 by Viking Juvenile and is about a mother telling her child about things that happen around the home before the baby comes.

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    Ruth Medina
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Such a sweet book about a mother talking to her child before the baby even arrives. It's geared toward children learning to be bilingual, but I think the simplicity of it is perfect for adults trying to pick up a second language as well. It's a great alternative to the typical books given at baby showers. "
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    #14Paula

    Paula

    Paula is a non-fiction biography book written by Isabel Allende. This Spanish memoir is first published in 1994 and reproduced by European Schoolbooks. 

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    Jose Evans
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book is interesting. "
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    #15La Vida Del Lazarillo De Tormes

    La Vida Del Lazarillo De Tormes

    La Vida Del Lazarillo De Tormes is a Spanish novel written by an anonymous writer in 1554. It is an autobiography about Charles the Fifth conquering Spain from Lazarillo's perspective.

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    Steven Wheeler
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Being bilingual has its advantages. One of them is being able to read books in spanish. La Vida Del Lazarillo De Tormes is one of the books I read recently and was happy with how entertaining it was. I really wanted it to be good and I was not disappointed."
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    #16Los Mejores Colores/Best Colors

    Los Mejores Colores/Best Colors

    Los Mejores Colores/Best Colors is a children's book by Eric Hoffman translated by Eida De La Vega. It is an anti-bias book for children and it was published in 2002 by Redleaf Press. Here, young Nate learns that he can have more than one best color.

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    Zachary Duncan
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "It is a race-mixing propaganda book for children. It is literally marketed as "anti-bias." These people are relentless in targeting children with their lies."
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    #17The Little White Ball and His Big Idea

    The Little White Ball and His Big Idea

    The Little White Ball and His Big Idea is a dual language Spanish English book written by Spanish Missy. It was published in 2015 by Spanish Missy and is designed to teach children how to speak Spanish in a natural way.

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    Vincent Ramirez
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Intriguing book series. How many of us wanted to learn Spanish and let the time slip away? These books help us recapture the chance with our young ones. They use life experiences with creative characters and rhythmic wording. That will both captivate and entertain kids in their formative years. My grand kids love them. "
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    #18Grandma's Treasure

    Grandma's Treasure
    Grandma's Treasure is a children's book by Maritza Martinez Mejia which is written in English and Spanish. It was published in 2014 by Wrb Publishing and it follows the story of a grandma who teaches her grandchildren life lessons.
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    Joseph Perry
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "It is a great children's book, especially if you want to teach your children valuable life lessons. The story is cute and the illustrations are simple, yet elegant. As a bonus, the book is in both Spanish and English. I read it to one of my nieces, and they liked the story and the drawings."
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    #19Jugando Juntos Playing Together

    Jugando Juntos Playing Together

    Jugando Juntos Playing Together is a dual language Spanish English book written by Rosa Bustillo. It was published in 2014 by Klectic Media LLC and is designed as a starter book for children learning to read in Spanish.

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    Wayne Morris
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "a good way to learn"
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    #20Madi's First Week at School

    Madi's First Week at School

    Madi's First Week at School is a children's book by Spanish Missy which is written in English and Spanish. It was published in 2015 by Spanish Missy and it is designed to teach children Spanish in a natural and easy way.

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    Daniel Greene
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "If you are trying to teach your kids Spanish then this is a great book. It is in Spanish and English with review questions at the end of each chapter. A great learning tool for any kid."
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    #21Sobre Héroes y Tumbas: Sin Sobrecubierta (Spanish Edition)

    Sobre Héroes y Tumbas: Sin Sobrecubierta (Spanish Edition)

    Sobre Héroes y Tumbas: Sin Sobrecubierta (Spanish Edition) is a book written by Ernesto Sabato. Sobre Héroes y Tumbas: Sin Sobrecubierta (Spanish Edition) was published on October 28, 1999.

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    Scott Kim
    Written on April 18, 2018
    " Sobre Héroes y Tumbas: Sin Sobrecubierta is a very solid read in Spanish. It gets into the deep underground in a way that with will keep you wanting for more. It wil captivate you as you delve deep in the lives of a budding relationship."
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    #22La tregua (Truce) (Spanish Edition)

    La tregua (Truce) (Spanish Edition)

    La tregua (Truce) (Spanish Edition) is a spanish book written by Mario Benedetti. La tregua (Truce) (Spanish Edition) was published by July 15, 2001 by Punto de Lectura.

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    Devansh Rodrigues
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is a very interesting take on the way of life. I was really impressed with how quickly it drew me in!"
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    #232666 (Narrativas Hispanicas)

    2666 (Narrativas Hispanicas)

    2666 (Narrativas Hispanicas) is a spanish fictional book written by Roberto Bolaño. 2666 (Narrativas Hispanicas) was published on February 28, 2006 by Anagrama.

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    Rodolfo Ayala
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This book is quite an undertaking, as it is nearly 900 page. The writing is dense and challenging, but the reader will be rewarded by its quality. The book is presented in a creative structure, which in itself is impressive, but even more impressive is the poetry of the writing and the way that the book challenges your thinking and the way you look at things. "
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    #24El Amor, Las Mujeres y La Vida

    El Amor, Las Mujeres y La Vida

    El Amor, Las Mujeres y La Vida (Love, Women, and Life) is a collection of poetry by Uruguayan poet Mario Bendetti. First published in 2006, this collection exists only in Spanish, with no other translations available.

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    Paul Curtis
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The best book in Spanish is El Amor, Las Mujeres y La Vida by Uruguayan port Mario Bendetti. A collection of poetry, the book is a wonderful work of writing. You don't have to be a fan of poetry to enjoy this book."
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    #25Stories from Latin America

    Stories from Latin America

    Stories from Latin America: Historias de Latinoamerica is an English and Spanish literature novel by Genevieve Barlow which contains various Latin American legends. It was published in 1995 by McGraw Hill.

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    Justin Wagner
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This was an interesting collection that helped me learn more about my Latino roots and some things I had heard alluded to but never understood. A good read for people of any ethnicity."
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    #26Obra poetica, 3

    Obra poetica, 3
    Obra Poetica, 3 is a collection of poetry by the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. First published in 1998, this Spanish edition includes his works written from 1975 to 1985. It is the third and final volume of the Obra Poetica series.
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    Estela Ordoñez
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "A beautiful collection of poems all written and composed in Spanish. it includes some of his greatest work beautifully written and composed as one of the greatest pieces of his final work. Out of the three books of his, this one has to be the greatest a beautiful part of Borges Magnum Opus."
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    #27Maisy's Food Los Alimentos de Maisy

    Maisy's Food Los Alimentos de Maisy

    Maisy's Food Los Alimentos de Maisy is a children's picture book by Lucy Cousins which is written in English and Spanish. It was published in 2009 by Candlewick Press and contains colorful and toddler-friendly illustrations.

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    Juan Delgado
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Considering that there are millions of books in Spanish I can't say for certain that this is the best one out there. Obviously, it's a children's picture book so this won't be heady literature or anything. However, my young nephews enjoyed it, and that's what really matters. "
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    #28¡Todos a Comer! A Mexican Food Alphabet Book

    ¡Todos a Comer! A Mexican Food Alphabet Book

    ¡Todos a Comer! A Mexican Alphabet Book is a book by Ma Alma Gonzalez Perez which aims to help children learn the alphabet, while at the same time learning about preparing Mexican food. It was published in 2017 by Del Alma Publications.

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    Phillip Webb
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I love to brush up my Spanish by reading Spanish books. A good one is ¡Todos a Comer! A Mexican Alphabet Book. This book by Ma Alma Gonzalez Perez aims to help children learn the alphabet, while at the same time learning about preparing Mexican food. So as you learn Spanish you get to learn Spanish style food cooking."

Summary

Best What are the best books in Spanish
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1RayuelaBooks 25 Paid
2La Sombra Del VientoBooks 23 Paid
3Don Juan TenorioBooks 19 Paid
4La Ciudad de las BestiasBooks 17 Paid
5La Ciudad y los PerrosBooks 13 Paid
6La sombra de la existenciaBooks 11 Paid
7Rimas y LeyendasBooks 8 Paid
8FiccionesBooks 7 Paid
9La Ciudad de los Hombres PerdidosBooks 3 Paid
10El TunelBooks 2 Paid
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