This year the bookstores have given us stories when we needed them most, and we want to thank them from the bottom of our hearts. How? In the best way: going to visit them and going out with our next reading.
Do you want some recommendations? Don't you know what your next prey will be to be eaten between coffee and armchair? Well pay attention because our booksellers have some recommendations for you. ⤵️✨
Atenea Bookstore (Orihuela) – Natalia
ALL OF US, JAVIER MENÉNDEZ FLORES
«Crime novel narrated in two stages that you will devour and with a totally unexpected ending. You won't be able to stop reading.
Herso Bookstore (Albacete) – Auxi
THURSDAY CRIME CLUB, RICHARD OSMAN
It's hilarious, you laugh all the time. That a group of grandmothers get together and dedicate themselves to perpetrate plans of that type already places you in that comic context.
Librería Herso (Albacete) – Pepe
THE DOOR, MANEL LOUREIRO
"Creepy, I was afraid to turn the page and everything."
Plumier Bookstore (Ibi) – Pilar
AN OPEN HEART, ELVIRA LINDO
"I liked it very much, I don't know if because it reminds me of my time or the story of my parents but it transported me back then and it moved me."
Ali i Truc Bookstore (Elche) – Paco Trigueros
LIKE DUST IN THE WIND, LEONARDO PADURA
«The perfect novel to understand the Cuban diaspora. The best book I have read this year.
Chaotic Bookstore (Seville) – Joaquín
THE UNFORTUNATE, ARIEL MAGNUS
“A very interesting book, which portrays a dark character in a very pleasant way. The character is the Architect of the Holocaust ”.
Nobel Library (Almería) – Rafael Galvache
THE FATHER'S HOUSE, KARMELE JAIO
“An intimate, hard and fluid story in which literature, feminism, gender violence and the family cease to be tangential themes to become the nucleus of the novel. It hits you roundly from the beginning and dismantles many of your most intimate and established beliefs ”.
Agapea Bookstore LUrgent books (Santa Cruz de Tenerife) – Inmaculada López
LONGING, TRACY WOLFF
"Who was going to tell me that I would end up reading a worthy successor to that mythical book of vampires that shine in the sun?"
"A pleasant, endearing and blood-filled read … the only downside I see is that the second one hasn't come out yet …".
Botica de Lectores Library (Seville) – Rafael Rodríguez
THOMAS CROMWELL TRILOGY, HILARY MANTEL
"Simply spectacular. I recommend reading it ”.
Metropolis Library (Jaén) – Maria Jesus
FRANKENSTEIN'S MOTHER, ALMUDENA GRANDES
"In the entire series of Episodes, also in Mother…, I have an exhilarating feeling, as if justice is being done somehow; not only with those who are or have been protagonists in the history of Spain and the Civil War, but, and above all, with the most common people ». I greatly appreciated that end in which salvation can separate us from everything we want and at the same time, offers us new opportunities in life. "
Bookstore Santos Ochoa (Logroño) – Carmelo Bujanda
THE REST OF THE NIGHT, M. LUCAS RIJNEVELD
“Using the simile of the winemaker, the aging and reserve books are those that have gained the value of calling themselves great works over time… but there are times that unintentionally, on any given day, a young wine-book (of the year) leaves shocked by the amount of nuances it shows in its reading.
Well, with the novel by M. Lucas Rijneveld something similar has happened to me: a young author, unknown by these struggles. The reading of The restlessness of the night It has left me full of perplexities (…). Really unsettling. I'm sure that time will tell me … it will tell us much more ».
Letras Corsarias Library (Salamanca)
LAS MALAS, CAMILA SOSA VILLADA
«If someone were to ask the trick question of what is literature for, we could answer that, among other things, what Camila Sosa Villada does in The evil ones.
Put ourselves, as readers, in the shoes of the other. Getting even into his skin, making us see life through his eyes, beyond the mask (…).
You must have been there, in the icy night in a park in an Argentine city, waiting for customers, on high heels and almost without clothes; One must have suffered the blows, the humiliations, the rejection of daytime life, the repudiation of the father and the voracious desire of men; You have to have lived close to the stories of your companions, shared tragedies and euphoria; the skin must have been burned against the rough wall of denial, misunderstanding and hypocrisy in every minute detail of life.
You have to be a huge writer to tell us like this, with the ambition to get to the core of what matters, the life we don't live. This book eats your soul and that's why it's a party ».
So readers, we are not lacking in reasons to celebrate the #DayOfLibrerías, because literature and our booksellers make our world fill with fascinating stories that we do not want to miss. Because today and always, we want to keep bookstores more alive than ever. So that they continue to bring us knowledge, fantasy and unforgettable stories.
And you, do you already know which book you will go to find at your favorite bookstore? 📚💙😜