Medellín Travel Guide
Insider Advice from an American Expat in Colombia
Author - David Lee
Medellín Travel Guide provides up to date information on hotels, hostels, nightlife, restaurants, parks, transportation, the cities neighborhoods and many other "ins" and "outs" of Medellín. Included in the book is a helpful chapter about nine interesting activities to do in Medellín. The book is written by a well-known blogger who has lived in Medellín since 2009.
Colombia: Fragmented Land, Divided
Authors - Frank Safford and Marco Pala
A highly regarded book of Colombia’s history from Pre-Columbian to modern time. Academic based with an emphasize on politics and economics. Suggested reading for history lovers and those looking for a well-researched book on Colombia’s past.
Short Walks from Bogotá
Author - Tom Feiling
Tom Feiling is an experienced journalist and human rights advocate. Short Walks from Bogotá was released in 2012 to rave reviews. He also is the author of The Candy Machine: How Cocaine Took Over the World and producer of Resistencia: Hip-Hop in Colombia.
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Author - Gabriel García Márquez
Nobel Peace Prize for Literature winner Gabriel García Márquez’s, One Hundred Years of Solitude is considered one of the world’s masterpieces. The story chronicles generations of the Buendía family in the mythical town of Macondo, Colombia.
Oblivion: A Memoir
Author - Héctor Abad Faciolince
Oblivion is a memorial to the author’s father who was murdered by paramilitaries in 1987. The author is considered one of Colombia’s most accomplished authors.
Rosario Tijeras: A Novel
Author - Jorge Franco
A popular Colombian novel about a woman who lives in a world of violence in the late 80’s/early 90’s in Medellín. The movie version is one of the highest grossing films in Colombian history.
Author - Laura Restrepo González
Delirium is an award winning book takes place in Bogotá in the mid-80’s. The characters deal with their sanity in a place that has gone insane from narco-trafficking, war, and corruption.