Spanish and Portuguese Lit month 2019

It is coming up soon it will be July and August and for the last few years that has been Spanish and Portuguese lit month. I usually run it with Richard from Caravana de Recuerdos   Well Richard has decided to take a back seat and won’t be co-hosting this year. I am not the most oprganised person but will try and get a links page sorted for July for people to post links here are two reminders of the countries covered by the two languages




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Here is the spanish languages countries and their flags sorry it isn’t the clearest pic best I could find and now the Portuguese countries.










I am concentrating on those writers from the Latin American boom years for my months this year. Here is a guide to the writers you coukld choose some boom and a few post-boom.
















This map is a good starting point. You can choose whoever you want I may point you in Charco Press direction as they have been bringing some great contemporary Latin American fiction.  I have decide on a book for everyone to try and post on in the last week of August. To do a reread and a book I loved more than twenty years ago and a cornerstone of Latin American boom literature…..














Yes it is Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s 100 years of solitude set in the fictional town of Macondo a place Marquez used in other works like Leaf storm before this book and is often seen in other books by him but not always as Macondo it is set on his childhood home of Aracataca. I’m sure many readers of this blog have read this book but how many of us have blogged about it?  I have covered five books by him in this blogs time but neither this or love in the time of cholera so far so in part I am putting this right. I will put a list of other books I am choosing near the time. What have you in mind to read ? will you be joining me in reading 100 years of solitude?












21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MarinaSofia
    Jun 11, 2019 @ 11:14:44

    Excellent timing, because I’ve been thinking of a Brazil focus in my reading in August, so I can certainly contribute with a couple of books there.


  2. Lisa Hill
    Jun 11, 2019 @ 11:48:56

    I’ll join in with this, Stu, but I want to read a Saramago I’ve had for ages. Would that be ok?


  3. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Jun 11, 2019 @ 13:54:02

    I’ll definitely try to join in Stu. I really should read Pessoa as I have two copies of him. Plus tons of Saramago! We shall see…. 😀


  4. JacquiWine
    Jun 11, 2019 @ 18:51:34

    As you know from our chat on Twitter last night, I’m planning to join in. Thanks for hosting – it’s always an enjoyable event.


  5. Annabel (AnnaBookBel)
    Jun 12, 2019 @ 06:54:28

    I have a Spanish book in my 20 books of summer pile – good timing! (Cold Skin by Pinol)


  6. lizzysiddal
    Jun 12, 2019 @ 19:39:56

    I’m going all Portuguese this year. I included 3 potentials in my 20 Books of Summer and hope to read 2.


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  8. 1streading
    Jun 16, 2019 @ 17:57:49

    I’m planning to join in again – I have so many unread Spanish / Portuguese language books I’m not sure what I will read!!


  9. amanda
    Jun 25, 2019 @ 01:08:55

    I’m hoping to join in this year, Stu. I have several Spanish language books on my TBR list for the year, so hopefully I’ll actually read at least one this summer.


  10. Bellezza
    Jun 29, 2019 @ 18:55:29

    I have been wanting to read The Linden Tree by Cesar Aira, and as it’s slim, I would love to join you and others for The Hundred Years of Solitude. Thanks, Stu.


  11. Emma
    Jul 07, 2019 @ 07:48:10

    I will read A World For Julius by Alfredo Bryce Echenique.


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