Latin America Reading Challenge

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Last year (2019), I visited Asia and reviewed books by Asian authors, so, in 2020, I travel to another part of the world –  Central and South America, and read and review books by Central and South American authors. My initial goal is to read 10 books by Latin American authors in 2020. I am updating my progress on this page. 

I. CHILE – Roberto Bolaño – Amulet [1999] – ★★★★★

II. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Julia Alvarez – Before We Were Free [2002] – ★★★★

III. BRAZIL – Clarice Lispector – Near to the Wild Heart [1943] – ★★★★1/2

IV. ARGENTINA – Adolfo Bioy Casares Asleep in the Sun [1978] – ★★★1/2

V. COLOMBIA – Ingrid Rojas Contreras – Fruit of the Drunken Tree [2018] – ★★★

VI. MEXICO – Juan Rulfo – Pedro Páramo [1955] – ★★★★

VII. MEXICO – Leonora Carrington – The Hearing Trumpet [1974] – ★★★★

VIII. CHILE – Roberto Bolaño – By Night in Chile [2000] – ★★★★1/2

IX. CUBA – Alejo Carpentier – Explosion in a Cathedral [1962]

X. PERU – Mario Vargas Llosa – The Storyteller [1987]