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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.

Howdy! I’m Gabriela Gomez, an avid reader who is interested in all areas of publishing and writing. And reading of course! I’m the Editor-in-Chief; I currently oversee all the publishing of articles for the Her Campus at TAMU chapter. I am overjoyed to read all the members’ articles and make any corrections that will help to elevate the article. I have been with Her Campus at TAMU since my freshman year. The first year I was a general member on the Writing and Editing committee. During that first year, I wrote a total of 23 articles and was always finding new ways to help. For my second year, I worked as the Senior Editor, publishing more than 80 articles and writing 38 articles. Now in my second semester of junior year, I have implemented a new pitch process for better organization and cleanest, I have already published more than 170 articles, and I have written 16 articles and will continue writing more! Besides working as the Editor-in-Chief, I am a dedicated student at Texas A&M studying Biomedical Sciences. I am also obtaining a minor in both English and Spanish. While not studying diligently, I work in a research lab grinding away, trying to get my name on some research papers (fingers crossed). In my free time, I read, obviously. I am also on the hunt for the best latte to ever bless this earth and love a good game of chess!