Books from Read to Speak Spanish™

La espía huérfana (paperback)

After the tragic death of her parents, Violeta struggles to adjust to her new life in San Diego. Her life takes an intriguing turn when she receives a mysterious letter warning that she is in grave danger. When she learns that one of the world's most wanted criminals has escaped from prison and is looking for her, it will take more than courage to survive. 

La espía huérfana is written mostly in the present tense, but it does not shelter grammar. There are instances of "advanced" grammar so beginners can begin to see the language in a more complete context. To keep this text engaging and comprehensible for all learners, La espía huérfana includes a gloss of vocabulary considered "likely unfamiliar".

Also available on Amazon Kindle.

Also available in Portuguese.

Las tres pruebas (paperback)

Description: Juan Pablo is an adventurous boy who arrives late everywhere he goes. When confronted by his crazy-eyed Spanish literature teacher and his principal, El señor Bautista, Juan Pablo says he wants to change. Señor Bautista sends him to meet with El Maestro, a wise, old man who sends the boy an three dangerous tests that will supposedly break his bad habit of always being late. Will they be enough to cause Juan Pablo to change? Or will they cost him his life?

Las tres pruebas is written mostly in the present tense, but it does not shelter grammar. There are instances of "advanced" grammar so beginners can begin to see the language in a more complete context.

This book was originally published as Juan Pablo y el mal hábito.

Also available on Amazon Kindle.

La vida loca de Marta (paperback)

Description: Marta is a single mother who is trying to do it all. She has two kids, is working as a secretary in a law office, and is taking classes at a local college. She does all this while her family is living thousands of miles away in Mexico. Will Marta still be able to balance everything when she meets a great guy?

La vida loca de Marta is written mostly in the present tense, but it does not shelter grammar. There are instances of "advanced" grammar so beginners can begin to see the language in a more complete context.

Also available on Amazon Kindle.

Other Recommended Books in Spanish for Beginners

These are books that I've read and enjoyed. In the future I will be growing this list to help you find interesting books that will help you more fully acquire Spanish! (For full disclosure, the links below are affiliate links which means Read to Speak Spanish earns a few pennies if you buy one of these books after clicking. Thank you for your support!)