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Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes
CATEGORIES: Classic/Culturally Significant

The greatest Spanish-language work of literature of all time? Perhaps. The best-selling non-religious book in any language ever? Yup: 500 million copies and counting. Even half a millennium later, the story of the windmill-fighting nobleman and his trusted sidekick Sancho continues to enthrall audiences. Even if Spain isn’t on your travel horizon, you can’t call yourself well-read if you haven’t tackled Cervantes’ masterpiece.

Project Gutenberg



Faithful and Devoted: A Memoir for Depeche Mode Fans

Faithful and Devoted: Confessions of a Music Addict

Jenna Rose Robbins
CATEGORIES: Sense of Culture

Sorry, I couldn’t help a bit of self-promotion. (And I haven’t read very many books from Spain yet.) But I do think you’ll enjoy the clash of cultures as my penpal and I follow our beloved Depeche Mode across the Iberian Peninsula during their 1993 Devotional tour. (More about my book.)



The Pilgrimage book by Paulo Coelho

The Pilgrimage

Paulo Coelho
CATEGORIES: Person/Place/Event

Before The Alchemist made him a worldwide sensation, Coelho wrote this memoir about his journey on Spain’s famous Camino de Santiago. Whether or not you choose to walk the 500 miles/800 kilometers of the route, the Brazilian author‘s tale of self-discovery offers a glimpse into what it’s like to make the trek, as well as his own introduction to spirituality and enjoyment of life’s simple pleasures.



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