There are so many incredible reads by Latino authors that every Latina should read at least once. The books are filled with characters that are magical, passionate, spiritual, powerful, opinionated, and determined to live a life full of integrity, honor, and meaning.
We invite you to join us on a literary journey this summer! Let us know which one was your favorite and why! A leer se ha dicho.
Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Spain)
The novel of Don Quixote must be read by every Latina. It is the story of a man whose adventures teach him life’s harsh realities. It is a story about idealism vs. realism, about perseverance, honor, integrity, and moral dilemmas. There are some theories about what message or messages Cervantes wanted to share with its intended audience, but undoubtedly, it’s considered one of the best books ever written. Don Quixote’s love and passion for what’s ‘right’ is absolutely powerful. The story captures authentic aspects of the Spanish culture of that period (XVII century) exposing us to the popular and more refined Spanish language. This book was published in two parts, each ten years apart. It’s simply fascinating.