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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Ana Maraia and the fox
De la Rosa, Liana
Paper Book
"Pleasingly subversive."--New York Times Book Review "A perfect mix of slow-burn romance, geopolitical maneuvering and sisterly antics."--The Washington Post One of Library Journal's Best Romances of 2023! A BookList Editor's Pick of 2023!
Ander & Santi were here : a novel
Garza Villa, Jonny
Paper Book
A STONEWALL YOUNG ADULT HONOR BOOK 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...
De Leon, Jennifer
Paper Book
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...
Brighter than the sun
Aleman, Daniel
Paper Book
A timely and thought-provoking story about a teen girl shouldering impossibly large responsibilities and ultimately learning that she doesn't have to do it alone from the award-winning author of Indivisible.  Every morning, sixteen-year-old Sol...
Carmen and Grace : a novel
Coss Aquino, Melissa
Paper Book
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE  "I was crying like I lost my best friend as I finished. . . . This book is an act of love . . . It will break you apart and remind you that we can all be put back together again, stronger, and wiser than before." --...
The Cuban heiress
Cleeton, Chanel
Paper Book
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<...
Daughters of Latin America : an international anthology of writing by Latine women
Guzman, Sandra
Paper Book
Spanning time, styles, and traditions, a dazzling collection of essential works from 140 Latine writers, scholars, and activists from across the world--from warrior poet Audre Lorde to novelist Edwidge Danticat and performer and author Elizabeth Acevedo and artist/poet Cecilia...
The enchanted hacienda
Cervantes, J. C.
Paper Book
"This summer's sweetest confection is J.C. Cervantes's The Enchanted Hacienda. This book is like dipping your brain into a jar of serotonin." --New York Times Book Review "This is a contemporary coming-of-age story, with a sprinkling of magic, that's one of my...
Family lore : a novel
Acevedo, Elizabeth
Paper Book
NATIONAL BESTSELLER A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK! Winner of the NAACP Image Award, Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction Shortlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize From National Book Award-winning author Elizabeth Acevedo comes the story...
The faraway world : stories
Engel, Patricia
Paper Book
From Patricia Engel, whose novel Infinite Country was a New York Times bestseller and a Reese's Book Club pick, comes an exquisite collection of ten haunting, award-winning short stories set across the Americas and linked by themes of migration, sacrifice, and...
The haunting of Alejandra : a novel
Castro, V.
Paper Book
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
Paper Book
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
Paper Book
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)
Paper Book
A USA TODAY BESTSELLER! "Adriana Herrera is once again here to upend any outdated notions of historical romance." --Entertainment Weekly One last summer.  For Manuela del Carmen Caceres Galvan, the invitation to show her...
Kiss me, mi amor
Quintana Albertson, Alana
Paper Book
It turns out that a fake relationship is the perfect recipe for a love that sizzles hotter than Santa Barbara's spiciest salsa-when it's between enemies.... Enrique Montez, smooth-talking heir to the Taco King empire, is man enough to admit that he made a critical error when he...
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...
Love of My Lives
Mendez, Yamile Saied.
Paper Book
How far would you search for the soulmate of your dreams? Brimming with the magic of old San Juan and la Isla del Encanto, this charmingly romantic new novel from Yamile Saied Mendez, acclaimed author of Twice a Quinceanera, is the perfect read for anyone who has...
Sámano Córdova, Gerardo
My name is Iris
Skyhorse, Brando
Paper Book
"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...
The night travelers : a novel
Correa, Armando Lucas
Paper Book
Berlin, 1931: Ally Keller, a talented young poet, is alone and scared when she gives birth to a mixed-race daughter she names Lilith. As the Nazis rise to power, Ally knows she must keep her baby in the shadows to protect her against Hitler's deadly ideology of Aryan purity. But as she grows,...
Our migrant souls : a meditation on race and the meanings and myths of "Latino"
Tobar, Haector
Paper Book
WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE FOR NONFICTION Named One of The New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2023 One of Time's 100 Must-Read Books of 2023 | A Top Ten Book of 2023 at Chicago Public Library A new book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer...
Our share of night : a novel
Enriquez, Mariana
Paper Book
"A masterpiece of supernatural horror."--The Washington Post "An enchanting, shattering, once-in-a-lifetime reading experience."--The New York Times (Editors' Choice) ONE OF TIME AND THE ATLANTIC'S TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR * ONE OF THE NEW...
Pedro & Daniel
Erebia, Federico
Paper Book
KIRKUS BEST OF THE YEAR Pedro and Daniel are Mexican American brothers growing up in 1970s Ohio. Their mom doesn't like that Pedro is a spitting image of their darker-skinned father, that Daniel plays with dolls, that neither of the boys love sports...
Gout, Leopoldo
Paper Book
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
Paper Book
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
Paper Book
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
Paper Book
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. ...
Still born
Nettel, Guadalupe
Paper Book
Shortlisted for the 2023 International Booker Prize A profound novel about motherhood, friendship, and the power of community from "one of the leading lights in contemporary Latin American literature" (Valeria Luiselli, author of Lost Children Archive).
The sun and the void
Romero Lacruz, Gabriela
Paper Book
"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...
A tall dark trouble
Montalban, Vanessa
Paper Book
Raised to fear their magic, twin witches begin receiving premonitions of a killer targeting brujas and must embrace their powers to save lives . . . before it's too late. The high-stakes worldbuilding of Divine Rivals meets the witchy romance of Practical Magic in Vanessa...
Vampires of El Norte
Cañas, Isabel
Paper Book
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
Paper Book
A powerful novel that's "hilarious, heartbreaking, and ass-kicking" (Jamie Ford) about a Puerto Rican family in Staten Island who discovers their long‑missing sister is potentially alive and cast on a reality TV show, and sets out to bring her home. Winner...
What the River Knows: A Novel
Ibanez, Isabel
Paper Book
The Mummy meets Death on the Nile in What the River Knows, Isabel Ibañez's lush, immersive historical fantasy set in Egypt and filled with adventure, a rivals-to-lovers romance, and a dangerous race. Bolivian-Argentinian Inez Olivera...
Where there was fire
Arias, John Manuel
Paper Book
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." ―Publishers Weekly NATIONAL BESTSELLER * A...
The wind knows my name : a novel
Allende, Isabel
Paper Book
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...
Witch of wild things
Vasquez Gilliland, Raquel
Paper Book
A USA TODAY BESTSELLER! One of Amazon's Best Romances of September! A PeopleMagazine Romantasy Pick! Legend goes that long ago a Flores woman offended the old gods, and their family was cursed as a result. Now, every woman born to the family has a touch of...
¡Viva Lola Espinoza!
Cerón, Ella
Paper Book
A debut young adult novel that's Pride & Prejudice with a dash of magic, about a booksmart teen who spends the summer in Mexico City, meets two very cute boys, attempts to learn Spanish, and uncovers a family secret that changes her life forever. Lola Espinoza is...

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