Happy Latinx Heritage month! as some of you may know I’m from Venezuela … that’s my heritage right there. So, who better to recommend books written by Latin American authors, right?
My Blog is mainly YA and romance with the occasional exception but I want to branch out a little not only in the books I read (which believe it or not.. It’s not just romance) but also in the books I recommend..
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Let’s get to the books, and we are going to start with some classics.. Just FYI these are books that I have read and loved.. there are so many other great Latin American Writers to chose from but for now I’m sticking with what I know is top quality
- Tales of Love, Madness and Death by Horacio Quiroga — Or as it is called in Spanish Cuentos de Amor, Locura y Muerte, This is the perfect read for every horror fan out there. It’s a series of short stories, one creepier than the other.. and the genius of them it’s that you actually believe that they can happen to you.
- Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar — Rayuela in Spanish, this is a story filled with metaphors and the richness of the prose and style of Cortazar.. not to be missed.
- Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despear by Pablo Neruda — If you are a poetry lover this collection it’s not to be missed… Neruda’s poetry is so rich and beautifully crafted that it feels like magic on a page.
- The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Casares — This one will call to the Science Fiction reader out there.. a very unique story, rich with imaginary.
On the Newish side
- It Would be night in Caracas by Karina Sainz Borgo — La Hija de la Española in Spanish, if you are interested in finding out a country’s reality (Venezuela) through fiction.. this is the Story I would suggest.. very hard hitting and eye opening for those unaware of what other people go trough every day.
- Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova — Did you think I wouldn’t recommend fantasy this time around? Great read fast paced and full of adventure.
- In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez — Historical fiction at its best.. it will break your heart.
- The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende — I’m not a huge Isabel Allende fan but the books by her I do enjoy I will push you to read… this book being one of those, it’s a heartwrenching love story that spans seventy years…
- Next Year in Havana by Channel Cleeton — Another Historical fiction that’s been quite popular and with every reason…
- You had me at Hola by Alexis Daria — A book set in the world of Telenovelas.. this was funny and adorable and so much fun for someone like me who grew up watching telenovelas all the time..
- Infinity Son by Adam Silvera — A bit of Sci/fi, a bit of fatasy and a lot of heart..
These are my recommendations for #latinxheritagemonth but these are great books to read anytime, a little spice for your reading.. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
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