Spanish and Portuguese summer reading months 2018












I hope Richard doesn’t mind me going tonight with this but as the two countries face each other in the world cup tonight it seemed a good time to announce our fifth Spanish lit month well we do it for two months now and have expanded to include Portuguese literature as well for a second year. This years is an image of Lisbon I have change with the Prisma programme. I am looking forward to seeing the wide variety of books we get Richard usually rounds up through the month I will happily tweet any reviews on twitter.









There is a list of the spanish speaking countries from the first Spanish lit month.



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Here is another of the Portuguese speaking world.I will be featuring more Portuguese novels this year. As the last year, I have been buying a lot of books from Portugal to try and build up this area on the blog.





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We have chosen one read along well I have I think Richard may want to choose a Portuguese novel as I choose this. Dona Barbara is considered one of the greatest Latin American novels. It is in the list of the 100 best novels from PBS  . This for me also has themes in the book are ones I love the clashing of traditional and modern ideas within a society, the clash of city and country. It has been made into a couple of films and is considered one of the best portraits of Venezuelan society at the time the book is set.  We are thinking of posts in the last week of August and discussing the book around them. We can also talk on twitter about the book.

Sorry update we running this over July and August .

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Jun 15, 2018 @ 18:20:07

    I will do my best to join in Stu!


  2. Bellezza
    Jun 15, 2018 @ 18:46:20

    I am SO looking forward to this.


  3. Bellezza
    Jun 15, 2018 @ 18:48:25

    It is, of course, in July?


  4. juliana brina
    Jun 15, 2018 @ 20:20:14

    I will try to join in! 🙂


  5. Somali Bookaholic
    Jun 15, 2018 @ 20:25:04

    I will join also and am looking forward


  6. JacquiWine
    Jun 16, 2018 @ 06:22:23

    Well, what a cracking match that turned out to be! It almost felt like a semi-final.

    I can’t promise to blog anything for this event (life is proving to be somewhat unpredictable right now), but I will try to read something suitable. Thank you for hosting this event again – it’s always an interesting one.


  7. BookerTalk
    Jun 16, 2018 @ 15:04:18

    Ok so here I have a challenge for you and Richard – can you find me a book translated into English by an an author from Sao Tombe? I set myself a task years ago to read books by authors from each country along the equator and the greenwich meridian. I have yet to find anything rom Sao Tombe….


  8. Peixinho de Prata
    Jun 18, 2018 @ 12:52:48

    It was a great match, and I will look forward to see the books you pick! 🙂 of course, cheering for PortugaL! 😉


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June 2018


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