Books for Hispanic Heritage Month

On the Goodreads blog, they rounded up new books to read for Hispanic Heritage Month:

Updated September 27, 2023
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Ander & Santi were here : a novel
Garza Villa, Jonny
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets The Sun is Also a Star in this YA contemporary love story from Jonny Garza Villa, Ander & Santi Were Here, about a nonbinary Mexican American teen falling for the shy new waiter at their family's taqueria....
De Leon, Jennifer
Caught in the crosshairs of gang violence, a teen girl and her mother set off on a perilous journey from Guatemala City to the US border in this "engrossing" (Kirkus Reviews) young adult novel from the author of Don't Ask Me Where I'm From. For seventeen-year-old...
Carmen and Grace : a novel
Coss Aquino, Melissa
"Aquino's debut novel explores complex ideas: how things that are threatening can also be attractive and whether a debt is owed to the people and places that shaped you."-- WASHINGTON POST "I was crying like I lost my best friend as I finished. . . . This book is an act of love ....
The Cuban heiress
Cleeton, Chanel
An NPR Books We Love selection for 2023 "An unforgettable read that should be at the top of every TBR list."--NPR In 1934, a luxury cruise becomes a fight for survival as two women's pasts collide on a round-trip voyage from New York to Havana in New York Times...
The enchanted hacienda
Cervantes, J. C.
Family lore : a novel
Acevedo, Elizabeth
NATIONAL BESTSELLER A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK! Shortlisted for The Center for Fiction 2023 First Novel Prize From National Book Award-winning author Elizabeth Acevedo comes the story of one Dominican American family told through the voices of its women<...
The faraway world : stories
Engel, Patricia
*A New York Times Editors' Choice* From the author of Infinite Country--a New York Times bestseller and a Reese's Book Club pick--comes a "rich and compelling" (The Washington Post) collection of ten exquisite, award-winning short stories set across...
The haunting of Alejandra : a novel
Castro, V.
A woman is haunted by the Mexican folk demon La Llorona in this "utterly terrifying and wholly immersive . . . story about generational trauma, colonization, systemic oppression, and the horror at the heart of motherhood" (Library Journal, starred review). "Castro is...
The house in the pines : a novel
Reyes, Ana
An instant New York Times bestseller! "This is an absolute, can't-put-it-down thriller. . . . It's truly a wild ride that had me flying through chapter after chapter--which I think is the perfect way to kick off your year of reading."--Reese Witherspoon (Reese's Book Club Pick...
Into the light
Oshiro, Mark
When you're like me, you have to lie. It's been one year since Manny was cast out of his family and driven into the wilderness of the American Southwest. Since then, Manny lives by self-taught rules that keep him moving--and keep him alive. Now, he's taking a chance on a...
An island princess starts a scandal
Herrera, Adriana (Romance author)
"Adriana Herrera is once again here to upend any outdated notions of historical romance." --Entertainment Weekly "Adriana Herrera is a fun, frothy, feminist voice in historical romance." --New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean One last...
Last sunrise in Eterna
Ortiz, Amparo
Three teenagers are invited to spend seven days on the secluded island floating off the coast of Puerto Rico to learn the magic of the elves. All they have to do is give up their dreams. Seventeen-year-old goth Sevim Burgos hates elves. Everyone else on...
Sámano Córdova, Gerardo
My name is Iris
Skyhorse, Brando
"Brilliant." --The Washington Post * "Nuanced and compelling." --The New York Times From the PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author of The Madonnas of Echo Park, an engrossing dystopian novel set in a near-future America where mandatory identification...
Our share of night : a novel
Enriquez, Mariana
"A masterpiece of supernatural horror."--The Washington Post "An enchanting, shattering, once-in-a-lifetime reading experience."--The New York Times (Editors' Choice) GOOD MORNING AMERICA BUZZ PICK * A woman's mysterious death puts her husband...
Gout, Leopoldo
A Best Horror Book of the Year (Esquire)! A Head Full of Ghosts meets Mexican Gothic in Piñata, a terrifying possession tale by author and artist Leopoldo Gout. It was supposed to be the...
Rubi Ramos's recipe for success
Parra, Jessica
Most Anticipated YA by Goodreads! "An earnest, charming coming-of-age story that will come for your heart and your appetite." --New York Times bestselling author Emma Lord Graduation is only a few months away, and Rubi Ramos's "recipe for...
The shamshine blind : a novel
Pardo, Paz
A beguiling blend of noir detective story and science fiction perfect for fans of Michael Chabon and Emily St. John Mandel, this unputdownable debut imagines a world where emotions have been weaponized, and a small-town law enforcement agent uncovers a conspiracy to take down what's left of...
Silver nitrate
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * From the author of The Daughter of Doctor Moreau and Mexican Gothic comes a fabulous meld of Mexican horror movies and Nazi occultism: a dark thriller about the curse that haunts a legendary lost film--and awakens one woman's hidden powers. ...
The sun and the void
Romero Lacruz, Gabriela
"Evocative and captivating. An enthralling tale of ancient gods, dangerous magic, family and love." ―​Sue Lynn Tan, author of Daughter of the Moon Goddess Two women embark on a unforgettable quest into a world of dark gods and...
Vampires of El Norte
Cañas, Isabel
As the daughter of a rancher in 1840s Mexico, Nena knows a thing or two about monsters - her home has long been threatened by tensions with Anglo settlers from the north. But something more sinister lurks near the ranch at night, something that drains men of their blood and leaves them for dead....
What happened to Ruthy Ramirez
Jimenez, Claire
A powerful debut novel that's "hilarious, heartbreaking, and ass-kicking" (Jamie Ford), of a Puerto Rican family in Staten Island who discovers their long‑missing sister is potentially alive and cast on a reality TV show, and they set out to...
Where there was fire
Arias, John Manuel
A lush and atmospheric novel about three generations of a Costa Rican family wrestling with a deadly secret, from rising literary star John Manuel Arias "An exciting new voice with a prowess for lyricism." âe*Publishers Weekly NATIONAL BESTSELLER * A B&N...
The wind knows my name : a novel
Allende, Isabel
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * "The lives of a Jewish boy escaping Nazi-occupied Europe and a mother and daughter fleeing twenty-first-century El Salvador intersect in this ambitious, intricate novel about war and immigration" (People), from the author of A Long Petal of the Sea and...

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