11. One Hundred Years of Solitude • Gabriel García Márquez
So technically, the town of Macondo—where the story takes place—is fictional but it’s definitely Latin American so it feels like our motherland.

12. Hopscotch • Julio Cortazar
In Cortazar’s Hopscotch you follow an Argentinean intellectual around Paris and then to Buenos Aires where he engages in pretty much every Latin American cultural phenomenon you could want from him, even drinking mate.


13. Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands • Jorge Amado
Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands has us asking, ‘Is it cheating on your current husband if you sleep with the ghost of your dead husband?’

14. Aura • Carlos Fuentes
Aura was banned in 2009 by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s Department of Education, due to its use of lewd language. Now you have to read it!