It’s no secret Amazon has a big collection of books in Spanish. After all, you can find nearly anything you could need or want on the website, making it an important resource for anyone who wants to read more in Spanish. But if you find yourself struggling to pick the next book to crack open, then this list will come in handy.
From Gabriel García Márquez to J.K. Rowling and Sandra Cisneros, here are the fiction novels that constantly top Amazon’s best-selling list in español. (We know these books don’t fully capture the experiences of many Latinos and Latin Americans, so for more book recommendations, visit our Latin American reading list or the 12 Latina authors you should be reading right now.)
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Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal
Millions around the world are still hooked to the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling more than 20 years after its release. In the first book, Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal, we get to know the young wizard as he learns how to transition from his normal world – surrounded by his pretty awful relatives – to Hogwarts.
El Alquimista has become one the great classics of Latin American literature. Written by Paulo Coelho, this novel narrates the adventures of Santiago, a young Andalusian shepherd who begins a journey through the desert to find a treasure.
Cien años de soledad
Cien años de soledad – authored by Gabriel García Márquez – tells the story of the Buendía family in fictional Macondo. The books is regarded as a great criticism of Latin American politics.
Como agua para chocolate
Laura Esquivel’s Como agua para chocolate – set during Mexico’s War of Independence –is a work of magical realism notorious for its combination of family drama and delicious Mexican recipes.
La casa en Mango Street
Published in 1984, Sandra Cisneros’ La casa en Mango Street is one of the quintessential Latinx coming-of-age stories set in a Chicago neighborhood.
Crónica de una muerte anunciada
This pseudo-journalistic novel by Gabriel García Márquez tells the story of Santiago Nasar’s murder by two Vicario brothers.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s El principito is one of the most famous books around the world, especially for children. The books was inspired by the author’s aviation experiences through the Sahara desert.
La sombra del viento
In this novel – authored by Carlos Ruiz Zafón – a young boy finds a cursed book that changes the course of his life.
Ana is a high school student, who gets an opportunity to go to Mexico and change her perspective on life. Pobre Ana is a short novel written by Blaine Ray.
El amor en los tiempos del cólera
El amor en los tiempos del cólera is one of Gabriel García Marquez’s most famous novels and was made into a movie in 2007. In the novel, Young Florentino and Fermina fall in love but can’t get together because of their distinct social classes, which keeps them apart for most of their life.