Novels

67 BOOK The White Desert (2023)

Luis López Carrasco (Murcia, 1981) “For some people, remembering is adding images, but I believe that remembering is updating emotions.” I think what I’m about to write should be titled: “How to appreciate a book you haven’t enjoyed.” I’m a big fan
January 23, 2024

75 BOOK Nothing is True (2022)

Verónica Raimo (Rome – 1978) “They say that when a writer is born into a family, that family is finished.” This was the book selected for February in my local book club. The verdict was unanimous: we all loved it! I thoroughly
February 19, 2024

74_BOOK: “When the Cherry Trees Blossom” (2021)

Annabel Arcos Ruiz (Barcelona – 1982) “I feel like depression is strangling my heart and suffocating me until I lose all sense of reason.” I’ve got such a remarkable story with this book! During our last trip to Barcelona, while we were
February 15, 2024

73_BOOK: “The Savage” (2016)

Guillermo Arriaga (Mexico – 1958) Revisiting this book is an absolute delight. I decided to do so since it was the book we discussed in our virtual book club. I have immense admiration for our friends in the club who don’t have
February 12, 2024

71 BOOK My Year of Rest and Relaxation (2018)

Ottesa Moshfegh (Boston, USA – 1981) “All acts of creation are acts of destruction.” -Pablo Picasso I had high hopes for this book because the title caught my eye. I must admit that, in my first attempt to read it, I couldn’t
January 25, 2024

55 BOOK: Cochabamba – (2023)

Jorge F. Hernández (Mexico, 1962) This is the first time I’ve read anything by this author. I love his columns in the newspaper, but I’ve never dared to read his books before. I’ve been following him for a while. Once, at the
January 23, 2024

47 Book MOMO (1972)

Michael Ende (Germany, 1929) “Momo” is a delightful story worth reading in these times; it’s a magical adventure that makes you ponder. The plot follows Momo, a girl who enters the world with all the innocence, wisdom, and an extraordinary gift: she
January 23, 2024

43 BOOK Patria (2016)

Fernando Aramburu (Spain, 1959) “Sometimes, life is so simple that it becomes complicated.” This book has firmly secured place among my favourites in contemporary Spanish literature. I could read it MANY more times. Currently revisiting it for our book club, “Patria” is
January 23, 2024

41 BOOK: The Battles in the Desert (1981)

Author: José Emilio Pacheco (Mexico, 1939) ‘No one chooses how they are born, where they are born, when they are born, or to whom they are born.’ I believe this book should be mandatory reading for all Mexicans. It would help increase
January 23, 2024