Top 10 Books by Isabel Allende

 

Isabel Allende is a renowned Chilean author as well as a popular journalist born in Lima, Peru on August 2, 1942. Best Isabel Allende books in order include the names as ‘The House of Spirits,’ ‘City of the Beasts,’ ‘Inés of My Soul’ and ‘Paula. Till time she has written around 20, Isabel Allende popular novels and over 20 Isabel Allende books have been translated into more than 35 different dialects of the world. The total number of Isabel Allende best sellers have been sold around 67 million copies in the world which is none other than the biggest achievement for any author. Isabel Allende best book was her debut novel titled as The House of the Spirits 1985 which became a worldwide best seller for the year. It was mainly inspired by her personal letter written to her grandfather in the year 1981 who was dying in Chile which was based on the war going on in the Chile at that time. She even has received various awards and honors which includes the Chilean National Prize for Literature and the Library of Congress Creative Achievement Award for Fiction both received in the year 2010. She even presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. An honor which was presented by the President Barack Obama in the year 2014.

 

The House of the Spirits

This is the debut and Isabel Allende best book which establishes her as an author. It is the story of the life of the triumphs and tragedies of the different three generations of the Trueba family.

Read it For:
This book is for the one who is interested to know about the twentieth-century life in Latin America.
Don't Read it For:
If you are more interested in the facts than the fiction stories.
What makes this book stand out?:
The fantastic narration and the characterization of every character of the novel.

In the Midst of winter

This is also one of the biggest hit among Isabel Allende popular novels. It is the story of three different people and their exciting journey from the present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to the year 1970s Chile and Brazil.

Read it For:
This book is for the one who is interested to know about the changed scenario between the two countries from 1970 to date.
Don't Read it For:
If you are more interested in the facts than the fiction stories of the time.
What makes this book stand out?:
The Exploring issues of the human rights and the plight of the immigrants and refugees of that time with the medium of a beautiful story.

The Japanese lover

It is the book based on an interesting love story happens during the World War II in between a polish girl and a Japanese American.

Read it For:
This book is for the readers who like reading love stories and the one who wants to know the scenario going during the World War II.
Don't Read it For:
If you are more interested in the facts than the fiction stories of the time.
What makes this book stand out?:
The narration of the World War II scenario through her impeccable work.

Island beneath the sea

It is the book based on a story of the story of a mulatta woman who is a slave and concubine and also determined so to take control of her life destiny.

Read it For:
This book is for the readers who want to know about the voodoo practices and Haiti's slave rebellion, prevailing in the 19th century.
Don't Read it For:
If you are more interested in the real facts than the fictions.
What makes this book stand out?:
The exceptional storytelling part of the writing and the overall narration of the historical events of 19th century.
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City of beasts

It is the book based on a story of Alexander Cold a 15-year-old boy going through significant family crises, and it is story based on the rainforest of Amazon.

Read it For:
This book is for the readers who like reading the fantasy thriller and young adult novel.
Don't Read it For:
If you are more interested in the historical literature and other genres than the fantasy novel
What makes this book stand out?:
The mystical and adventurous elements of the novel which is based on the inhabitants of Amazon jungles.

Ines of my soul

It is the book based on the real event of the life of a senior woman named as Inés Suárez and relationship with the Pedro Gutiérrez de Valdivia and all the obstacles or problems they have faced during the war while conquering Chile.

Read it For:
This book is for the readers who like reading the historical novels.
Don't Read it For:
If you are more interested in the modern literature.
What makes this book stand out?:
The historical events of the 15th century and the exceptional facts of the real-life memory of Inés Suárez.

Paula: A memoir

It is the book based on a real event of the life of the author Isabel Allende. It is her real-life story when her daughter falls into coma.

Read it For:
This book is for the readers who all are the huge fans of Isabel Allende.
Don't Read it For:
If you are not the follower of the author’s life.
What makes this book stand out?:
The mother pain and expression while seeing her child in pain.

Of Love and Shadows

It is the book based on the story of a photographer named as Antonio Banderas and a woman named as Jennifer Connelly who become the allies against the military after the revolution in the year 1973 in Chile.

Read it For:
This book is for the readers who all want to know the scenario of military revolutions in Chile in the year 1973.
Don't Read it For:
If you are more interested in the other literature than the historical novels.
What makes this book stand out?:
The excellent narration of the pain and life of the people lived at the time of military revolution in Chile in the year 1973.

Eva Luna

It is the book based on the story of a girl named as Eva Luna and her life during the 1950s – 1980s as she lived in a country of South America where the situation is quite similar like Chile at that time.

Read it For:
This book is for the readers who all are interested in knowing about the life of people living in South America at the time of riots in mid-20.
Don't Read it For:
If you are more interested in the other literature than the historical novels.
What makes this book stand out?:
The excellent narration of the pain and life of the people lived at the time.

The stories of Eva Luna

It is the book based on the short stories of the character narrated in the earlier novel of the author named as Eva Luna and in this it consists of various short stories of the life of the character in the riots of South America.

Read it For:
This book is for the readers who all read the earlier version of the novel Eva Luna.
Don't Read it For:
If you haven’t read the earlier version of the novel.
What makes this book stand out?:
The impeccable narration of the pain and life of the people lived at the time.

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