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5 Books Inspired By Hispanic Heritage Month On My TBR

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at TAMU chapter.

With it being hispanic heritage month I thought I’d share some hispanic books on my TBR list that I will be reading this semester – I say this because I am determined to make some time to read because I haven’t been reading of late.

  1. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This has been on my TBR for over a year now – I know, I know, I’m ashamed too.  And to make it even more embarrassing, I already have the book.  It’s just been collecting dust on my shelf.

But a little bit about the book: it’s a mix of horror and historical fiction with a splash of gothic elements (obviously).  It follows the protagonist, Noemí, as she’s thrown into a new world with little knowledge of what she will find… Gosh, the suspense is killing me and I haven’t even read it yet!

  1. Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S. – Mexico Borderlands by Julian Lim

This book hasn’t been on my TBR for quite as long – only a few months.  I stumbled across it when looking for a book that would satisfy a history book report.  From the reviews and the premise, I was hooked.  This nonfiction explanation of the migration across the Mexican American border is just the educational book to fill my nonfiction reading desire.  The only problem is I need to buy the book so amazon here I come!  

  1. Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernández Castillo

A memoir is always a must; they are one of my favorite genres.  I am always pulled into the story, forgetting it’s real until the end.  This book is a memoir about Marcelo Hernández Castillo’s experience growing up as an undocumented immigrant in the U.S.

  1. Vampires of El Norte by Isabel Cañas 

This was a new add.  (I know, I know, adding books to my TBR when I haven’t read the ones I already own).  But vampires?  The title knew how to hook me.  Vampires of El Norte puts a supernatural spin on a historical fiction tale.  This book is based in the 1840s around the Mexico – Texas border.

  1. The Sun and the Void by Gabriela Romero-Lacruz

Sapphic romance? I am sold.  Add in fantasy?  This book is speaking my language.  

The Sun and the Void is a blend of fantasy, history, folklore, and romance.  The story takes place in South America and will follow two women’s quest.  Sidenote: I am so hype to read this book.

Gabriela is always energetic and excited about life. She approaches every situation with a positive attitude. Currently, she is studying at Texas A&M University earning her degree in Biomedical Sciences. In her free time she hunts for the best lattes or huddles up with a good book for hours.