I thought it was a great idea. So, here is the first suggestion -- which just happens to relate to yesterday's post.
In 1924, Jose Eustasio Rivera wrote a book called "La Voragine," in English -- The Vortex.
The story is about the rubber barons and their mistreatment of the Indigenous population of the Amazon.
It is written in the 1st person is almost an autobiographical way. It is the story of Arturo Cova and Alicia (his love interest) and how they elope from Bogota for the Eastern jungle. It relates their experiences with the rubber barons and the massacre of San Fernando.
I confess that this is not a book that I have read --- yet ;) But, my husband was required to read it in High School. He recalls it as being sad and violent.
The book has been translated into English, but you can read it online in Spanish:
It was also adapted into a television series by RCN in the early 1990's.