The 10th Annual Spanish and Portuguese lit month

It has been 10 years since I started the year’s Spanish lit month, July every year. It was initially with Richard the blogger at the blog at Caravana de Recuerdos. But he hasn’t blogged for a few years, unfortunately. I miss his input as he was far more of a Spanish lit fan than me but I plan to have two books to read one from Spanish and one from Portuguese and they are both from writers I have read on the blog before.I hope to read a couple more books as I do every year but the two books I have chosen for the read-along in the second and fourth week of July.

Here are the two books I have chosen

First up is Witches by Brenda Lozano Translated from Spanish by Heather Cleary. This is the second book published in English by Brenda Lozano and the first book to be translated was loop I really enjoyed I have read this but then held back and will read it again in July as it seemed a great choice for people to read in Spanish lit month as I know I lot of people like loop this story has two timelines on about Feliciana an Indigenous healer and Zoe a  journalist we follow the stories in two narratives. This book I will review this in the second week of July . It is out in the Uk from Maclehose press.

The second book Translated from Portuguese is one of my favourite writers Antonio Lobo Antunes here are the books I have reviewed by him. This is the book Until stones become lighter than water (I love that title ). As ever it deals with Portugal’s colonial past but this is described as his most captivating and experimental book. This is published by Yale university imprint Margellos world republic of letters. I plan to review this in the fourth week of July.

What do you plan to read, will you read one of the two books I have mentioned. Which books translated from Spanish or Portuguese in the last year would you point me in the direction off?

Hoping you join in on the 10th Spanish and Portuguese lit month.


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Emma
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 09:06:36

    I’ve included two books for Spanish & Portuguese Lit Month in my 20 Books of Summer List.
    So I’ll be reading Adios Madrid by Pablo Ignacio Taibo II and Thursday Night Widows by Claudia Pineiro.

    Thanks for organizing this event again. Happy reading to us all!


  2. kimbofo
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 09:09:12

    Oh, I will have to see if I have anything on my shelves… and then add it to my 20BooksOfSummer list.


  3. Lisa Hill
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 12:42:11

    I’m going to read one by Saramago, I’ve got a few of his in the TBR and I always love his novels.


  4. Cathy746books
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 13:53:37

    So glad that this is returning – I included Elena Knows by Claudia Pineiro and Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luisella in my summer reading plans just in case!


  5. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 15:16:52

    So glad you’re hosting this again, Stu – I will try to join in!!


  6. JacquiWine
    Jun 07, 2022 @ 08:37:40

    I’m hoping to join in again this year, Stu. Fingers crossed…


  7. Peixinho de Prata
    Jun 10, 2022 @ 11:23:54

    I have to say that I am portuguese and I have yet to read Lobo Antunes, and it is both a shame and my loss.
    I came here to suggest Bedraggling Grandma with Russian Snow, from João Reis, that has also been receiving a lot of positive feedback.

    Have a great reading month!


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