Have a book from Chile to recommend? Use the submission form.
Looking for a good book to read while you're traveling in Chile? Check out my list of books about Chile and by Chilean authors.
The House of the Spirits
CATEGORIES: Classic/Culturally Significant
Often called “the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author,” Allende has written numerous instant classics and was awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014. What began as a letter to her dying grandfather turned into an international bestseller and a staple of the genre of magical realism. This is a must-read whether or not you ever plan to visit Chile. (Book recommended by H.E. Juan Gabriel Valdés, Chilean ambassador to the U.S., in CN Traveler.)
The Motorcycle Diaries
CATEGORIES: Classic/Culturally Significant | Person/Place/Event
During his nine-month journey through Latin America, a 23-year-old Che is roused by the poverty and social injustices he witnesses from the seat of his one-cylinder motorcycle, thus planting the seed for him to become the world’s most famous Marxist revolutionary — and future symbol of counterculturalism. Continued interest in Guevara’s life has landed his memoir on The New York Times bestseller list on multiple occasions.
Suggest a Book
Note: This page contains affiliate links. For more information, read my disclaimer.