Best Books Set in Portugal to Read Before You Go

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Portugal is one of the trendiest destinations in Europe, and for good reason. It is a colorful country with beautiful beaches, friendly people, vibrant cities and a fascinating history. Today’s post is all about the best books set in Portugal to read before you see it for yourself.

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This fall, I spent a blissfully lazy couple of weeks in Portugal. For a good glimpse of how I spent my days in Portugal, give this Where in the World Wednesday post a glance.

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Mostly, I recovered from walking the Camino de Santiago and I read books. A lot of books. Here are some of the best books set in Portugal that remind me of those sunny days.

Best Books Set in Portugal to Read Before You Go

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300 Days of Sun by Deborah Lawrenson This fast-paced novel reminds me of Jess Walters’ Beautiful Ruins in that it transports the reader to a sunkissed Portuguese town with a mystery below the surface.

The Anarchist Banker and Other Portuguese Stories A collection of short stories written by all Portuguese writers.

Journey to Portugal: In Pursuit of Portugal’s History and Culture by Jose Saramago I’m a sucker for great travel writing and this is a great one. It brings Portugal’s history and culture to life as Saramago journeys across the country.

Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier In this thriller, the main character travels to Lisbon on a whim after being inspired by a Portuguese author. A protagonist after my own bookworm heart.

The Portuguese: The Land and Its People by Marion A. Kaplan  If you’re interested in the dramatic and turbulent roller coaster that is Portuguese history, let me recommend this book. It’s a travel guide and history lesson all in one.

Let me know what you think of these books set in Portugal. If you’re combining your time in Portugal with a visit to Spain, I have a best books to read for a trip to Spain just for you.

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Best Books Set in Portugal | What to Read Before Traveling to Portugal | Best Novels Set in Portugal | Best Books About Portugal | Books Written by Portuguese Authors | What to Read Before Going to Portugal

Best Books Set in Portugal | What to Read Before Traveling to Portugal | Best Novels Set in Portugal | Best Books About Portugal | Books Written by Portuguese Authors | What to Read Before Going to Portugal


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