Latinx Heritage Month Book Recommendations

Hello Gemmies! We are officially in the countdown for Latinx Hertiage Month (September 15 - October 15). To help you get your reading list together i've compiled a list of some of my favorite books by Latinx authors. I've broken them down by genre. No surprise most of my recommendations are in the Fantasy/Science Fiction categories. Please note some of these titles can also fall into the horror category. I hope you will give some of these books a try!


YA Fantasy:

  • Lobizona by Romina Garber

  • Blazewrath Games by Amparo Perez

  • Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera

  • Diamond City by Francesca Flores

  • Woven In Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez

  • Category Five by Ann Davila Cardinal

  • Vampires Never Get Old by Zoraida Cordova

  • Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

  • White Fox by Sara Faring

  • Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno- Garcia

  • Wayward Witch by Zoraida Cordova

  • Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova

  • Deep and Darkest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore

  • Shadowshaper Legacy by Daniel Jose Older

  • Nocturna by Maya Motayne

YA Contemporary:

  • Furia by Yamille S Mendez

  • Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

  • A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey

  • Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabrey (Speculative Fiction)

  • Sanctuary by Paola Mendoza & Abby Sher

Adult Fiction:

  • Letters From Cuba by Ruth Behar

  • A Taste of Sage by Yaffa Santos

  • You Had Me At Hola by Alexis Daria

  • Dominicana by Angie Cruz

  • Afterlife by Julia Alvarez

Middle Grade:

  • Ghost Squad by Claribel Ortega

  • Sia Martinez and The Moonlight Beginning of Everything by RaquelVasquez Gilliland

  • Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia

  • Curse of the Night Witch Emblem Island by Alex Aster

  • The Way to Rio Luna by Zoraida Cordova


All of these gems are available for purchase or pre-order from all major booksellers. Are you looking forward to reading any of these books? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!






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