Kernels of Nonsense: In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

Kernels of Nonsense (2)Kernels of Nonsense is a discussion feature here on the blog where I like to talk about various book and blogging related subjects. This week I’m doing something a little different in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

This post is a little late, as Hispanic Heritage Month began more than a week ago, but with my blogging hiatus approaching, I didn’t have time to finish putting this post together in time. There are still a few weeks left in Hispanic Heritage Month, so I hope you’ll forgive me. This month is special to me because I am Latina and it’s really important to me that we recognize and celebrated all of the wonderful contributions Latinxs have made in the world. As a book blogger and avid reader, I want to see more books that feature Latinxs. I want to see myself on the pages, not as an illegal immigrant, maid, or sassy best friend. I want Latinxs to be anything and everything. I want dragons and magic, I want kingdoms and castles, I want sword fights and hand-to-hand combat, I want it all. And until we make a demand for these stories, until we showcase the Latinx authors already writing, Latinxs will continue to be underrepresented in publishing. For this post I’m featuring some of my favorite books written by Latinx authors as well as an assortment of books on my TBR also written my Latinxs (small note: the last three books haven’t been released yet, so look for them in the future). I hope you add some of these to your own TBR. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

Books Written by Latinxs That I’d Recommend:

TBR Books Written by Latinxs:

Have you read any of these or are planning to? Are there any books by Latinx authors that I should add to my TBR? Let me hear from you in the comments!

15 thoughts on “Kernels of Nonsense: In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

  1. I don’t think I’ve read many books written by Latinx authors. I did read The Weight of Feathers (and have her other book on my tbr) and I read a couple of Allende books years ago. Those were quite good, I should probably re-read them at some point.

    I also heard great things about Labyrinth Lost!

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  2. I guess you’re forgiven for posting this a few days late. J/K 😀 What a feature, Alicia! I’m proud that you’re using A Kernel of Nonsense to give voice to Hispanic Heritage Month. Who would have know that there are so many Latinxs books available?! This is an awesome list!! I look forward to reading many of them, especially The Memory of Light as I remember your review on it–a great review!

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    1. You’re so magnanimous, Lonna 😉 I’m so glad to see more Latinx authors getting recognition, but I’d really like to see more variety. More fantasy and science fiction, because it’s usually contemporary books I come across that have been published. Hope you enjoy The Memory of Light!

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