Happy Latinx Heritage Month! I’m so excited to celebrate Latinx voices all month long. I’ve rechristened my Latinx Heritage Month series, it is now called Talk Chisme to Me. With the exception of one post, this series will go up every Sunday during Latinx Heritage Month. I will be participating in Latinx Book Bingo, Latinx-a-thon, and also taking part in the Latinx Book Club’s readalong. I am going to do my best to get all these reads done, but it’s pretty ambitious. Here is a look at my TBR and remember that you are welcome to join all these whether you are Latinx or not. Titles linked to Goodreads.
I am also hosting a Twitter giveaway throughout the month. I will be tweeting out the giveaway sometime today, so be sure to check out my pinned tweet.
Latinx Book Bingo (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) – Find them on Twitter @Latinxbookbingo
I will probably be sharing my progress with the Latinx Book Bingo on Twitter rather than my blog since I have a ton of stuff already planned. Here is my TBR for said readathon which will be overlapping with Latinx-a-thon. The object of these readalongs is to pick up as many books by Latinx authors during Latinx Heritage Month.
- Any book by a Latinx author – They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
- Intersectional MC – When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez
- Afro-Latinx MC – With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
- Out of Your Comfort Zone – Stripped by Zoey Castile
- On Cover Rep – The Resolutions by Mia Garcia
- New to You Author – Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite
- Fat Rep – Analee in Real Life by Janelle Milanes
- Backlist Title – Avenged by Amy Tintera
- Non-Traditional Format – love, and you by Gretchen Gomez
- Recommended by a Latinx Reader – Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera (recommended by my fellow Latinx Book Club cohost Sofia @ Bookish Wanderess)
- Group Book – The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
- Non-Fiction – Photographic : The life of Graciela Iturbide by Isabel Quintero
Latinx-a-thon (Sept. 15-24) – Find them on Twitter @Latinxathon
This readathon only takes place over a ten-day period, so I’m not sure how many of these I will be able to get through, but even if I don’t finish them during the allotted time, I might still pick them up for Latinx Book Bingo.
Prompt #1 – VOICES (Indigenous or Afro-Latinx author)
- With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Prompt #2 – LATINIDAD (Intersectional author – gender, sexuality, ability, etc.)
- They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Prompt #3 – ROOTS (Translated book or featuring multiple languages)
- Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez
Prompt #4 – HERITAGE (Non-Spanish speaking country of origin/heritage)
- Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite
Prompt #5 – GROUP BOOK
- The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
Prompt #6 – BONUS (read a book from an author that doesn’t share your heritage)
- The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary by NoNieqa Ramos
Latinx Book Club – Find us on Twitter @LatinxBookClub
If you didn’t notice, Latinx Book Bingo, Latinx-a-thon, and Latinx Book Club are all reading the same book for Latinx Heritage Month. We thought it would be fun to join forces and are calling our collective efforts #LatinxLitTakeover. Be sure to check out the hashtag on Twitter for more info.
Latinx Heritage Month Book Club Pick – The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
All together there are fourteen different books on my TBR and I haven’t gotten through so many books in a month in a long while, but I’m going to do my best. Wish me luck!
Will you be participating in Latinx Book Bingo or Latinx-a-Thon? What about joining the Latinx Book Club or the Afro-Latinx readalong? Leave me a link to your TBR and let’s discuss in the comments!