50 Spain Books

A list of Spain Books for all those who love Spanish food, history and culture.

I am often asked for reading recommendations about Spain themes. As I do read quite a lot myself, I thought I would create a list of Spain Books that I think are worth reading.

In this selection there is something for everyone. Civil war stories, romantic novels, cooking books and humorous expat tales.

It´s not a definitive list. There are hundreds of titles out there.

These are some of my personal favourites and books that may not be as well known too.

Spanish Civil War Books

  • Albi –  Hilary Shepherd
  • Daughters of Spain – Joan Fallon
  • Doves of War – Paul Preston
  • Ghosts of Spain – Giles Tremlett
  • The Seamstress – Maria Dueñas
  • Waiting for Robert Capa – Susana Fortes
  • Soldiers of Salamina – Javier Cercas
  • As I Walked Out Through Spain in Search of Laurie Lee – Paul Murphy

Cicerone Guidebook Walking Sierra Nevada Richard Hartley (5)

Practical Spain Books

  • How To Buy Spanish Property and Move To Spain …safely – Nick Snelling
  • The Best places to buy a property in Spain – Joanna Styles
  • Spain: the Expat Survival guide – Yolanda Solo
  • Coastal Walks in Andalucia – Cicerone Press
  • 100 Spanish Short Stories for Beginners – Learn Spanish with Stories Christian Stahl (Including Audiobook)

Flamenco Themed Books

  • Duende: A journey in search of Flamenco – Jason Webster
  • City of Sorrows- Susan Nadathur
  • Falling for Flamenco – Barry O Leary
  • Flamenco Academy by Sarah Bird.
  • Flamenco Baby – Cherry Radford

Flamenco in Granada

Spanish Classics

  • Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes
  • As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning – Laurie Lee
  • Death in the afternoon – Ernest Hemingway
  • Homage to Catalonia – George Orwell

Authentic Spain Food

Food & Cooking in Spain Books

  • Spanish Cooking Uncovered: Farmhouse Favourites – Deborah Jenkins
  • Grape, Olive, Pig: Deep Travels Through Spain’s Food Culture – Matt Goulding
  • Cooking with Languages – Lisa Sadleir.

 

Granada Themed Books

  • Driving over Lemons – Chris Stewart
  • Granada, City of my dreams – Lorenzo Boheme
  • South From Granada – Gerard Brenan
  • Tales of the Alhambra – Washington Irving
  • The Alhambra of Salomon – Jose Luis Serrano
  • The Hand of Fatima – Idlefons Falcones
  • The Return – Victoria Hislop
  • Lorca: A Dream of Life Leslie Stainton
  • Lorca’s Granada by Ian Gibson
  • Walking & Trekking the Sierra Nevada – Richard Hartley
  • Andalus: Unlocking the Secrets of Moorish Spain – Jason Webster

Federico Garcia Lorca Spanish Poet

Barcelona & Catalonia Themed Books

  • Barcelona Plates – Alexie Sayle
  • The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Stone in a Landslide – Maria Barbal
  • Nada – Carmen LaForet

Spanish Cruise Palma Barcelona

Spain Books by British Writers

  • Fear and Loathing in La Liga – Sid Lowe
  • More Salsa than ketchup – Joe Cawley
  • Tapas and Tinto – Pete Wolstencroft
  • Bitten by Spain – Deborah Fletcher
  • Chicken, mules and two Old fools – Victoria Twead
  • Donkey on my doorstep – Anna Nicholas
  • Going local in Gran Canaria – Matthew Hirtes
  • Vino Tinto Villas and Sailing – Eugenie C Smith
  • Washing Amethysts in the Bidet  –Fiona Pitt Kethley . A book about the collecting minerals around Spain & the SIerra Minera.
  • Zanussi and Jack – Edna Clyne-Rekhy  *Profits from the sale of this book will be donated to ALZHEIMERS SCOTLAND.

Madrid Plaza Mayor Spain Books

Page Turners with Spanish Themes

  • Passion India – Javier Moro
  • The Winemaker by Noah Gordon
  • Vengeance in the Valencian Water – Caroline A Baker
  • Winter in Madrid – C.J Samson
  • Voices of Angels – Hannah M Davies
  • Coffee Castanets and Don Quixote – Robert Graham Noble
  • Roads to Santiago – Cees Nooteboom
  • Your Face Tomorrow – Javier Marias
  • The Reign in Spain – W. Kristjan Arnold.  An entertaining historical novel which examines Spain’s turbulent 20th century
  • Death & the Sun by Edward Lewine

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I´m sure that in this Spain books list one of your favourite titles could have been missed.

Let me know in the comments below.

I may need to add it to my reading list…