By Rodrigo Manterola
Are you going to Mexico, and you don’t know what to read in 2020? or even if you are not visiting Mexico. there are many great authors to choose from
History books, novels, myths, and legends; books about Mexico, while traveling in Mexico. Why not?
Mexico is a country in which many countries are contained in a conflation of cultures, languages, landscapes, and peoples. Mexico is a colorful puzzle of sorts, and an amazing source of stories, both written by Mexican authors, as well as by authors from all over the world. Find what to read next.
I am a sucker for history and I love to dig down the tales and myths that give a place its context and color. check this article about The St. Patrick’s Battalion
If you are anything like me, you will need a good amount of information about the place in Mexico you’re visiting, delivered in the old fashion way and shape of a book.
Books are magical don’t you agree?
Technology has evolved in such an amazing way it is definitively more than an obsession, technology is a necessity.
But when it comes to that moment when you get to sit down, have a coffee and just relax and read; books are still my number one option
Don’t get me wrong, a kindle is a great option too, I love mine and I’m very grateful for the fact that you can get almost any title on either a hard copy or a kindle version.
That being said, here’s a list of what to read this 2020. I know you’ll enjoy reading while visiting Mexico, and I’ve selected titles for each of the great Mexican Peninsulas, so no matter if you are in Baja or in Yucatan, there is a book for you waiting to be opened.
What to Read in 2020
Carlos Castaneda Published The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968 as the first of a series of books based on his experiences while visiting a Yaqui indigenous shaman called Don Juan Matus. While considered fictional, Castaneda claimed its veracity until the end of his life.
This is a must-read, to understand the shamanic influence in the 1960s counterculture and also a requirement if one wishes to have a glimpse into the indigenous believes of the Mexican culture.
John Steinbeck is a synonym of Baja, therefore a must-read if planning a trip south of the border.
In this book, Steinbeck tells the story of a family living in the Gulf of California.
This is the sad story based in the 1950s
Under the Volcano is considered one of the best books written in the first half of the 20th Century. By Malcolm Lowry
Immersed in Mexican excess, music, culture and a whole lot of alcohol, the story tells the misfortunes of the British Consul to Mexico and his spiral down to perdition, and later redemption.
More books coming next week! stay tuned