Talk Chisme to Me: Latinx Heritage Month 2021 TBR

Hello, friends! I love putting together posts for Latinx Heritage Month as it gives me a chance to spread the word about the amazing books Latinx authors are writing. As always, be sure to support these authors all year round. This year, I’m taking a bit of a step back with these posts. I am skipping my annual “New & Upcoming Releases by Latinx Authors” post because it takes a lot of time to put together and this year I just do not have the brain capacity. I might revisit doing it at the beginning of next year though, but we will see. I am keeping my TBR for the month relatively straightforward. This year I’m not joining any reathathons as I tend to put too much pressure on myself and I always read more when I am not too stressed. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

Before we get started, be sure to check out the giveaway I am hosting for Latinx Heritage Month on Twitter. You can win a book by any Latinx author! Click on the graphic below for all the info.

My Latinx Heritage Month TBR:


1. A Mixture of Mischief (Love Sugar Magic, #3) by Anna Meriano – This Latinx Heritage Month, I am going to try to get to a few backlist books that I haven’t gotten a chance to get to. At the top of my list is the final book in the Love Sugar Magic series. This middle grade series is so magical and so sweet and makes me wish I was a better baker.

2. Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam – I’ve heard a lot of good things about this one and it’s been a while since I’ve picked up a novel in verse. Also looking forward to another Ibi Zoboi novel as I’ve enjoyed both American Street and Pride immensely.

3. We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez – I’m really interested in checking out this one and one of the reasons is because I heard it has magical realism elements which I always love.

4. The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey – I always feel guilty when I’ve promoted an author, but haven’t read any of their books. I am going to try really hard to get to this one before Namey’s third book comes out.

5. Running by Natalia Sylvester – Last year was probably the perfect time to read this one, but I didn’t get a chance. It’s still feels super relevant and I am especially interested in checking out how Sylvester addresses the often differing politics within a Latinx household.


6. Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado – The first newer release on my TBR for this month is Fat Chance, Charlie Vega. I missed out on this one earlier in the year and thanks to Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm, I’ve got a copy and am ready to dive in.

7. Like a Love Song by Gabriela Martins – Another new release I really want to get to. Some of these books deal with heavy subject matter, so I know I will have to balance them out with some lighter reads like this one.

8. How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland – I want to read this one so bad. I don’t even know what it is about this one that has me so intrigued, but I just want to devour it.

9. Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed edited by Saraciea J. Fennell – Going to use this Latinx Heritage Month to read and promote a couple of future releases. I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this anthology and I can’t wait to check out what these amazing Latinx writers have in store.

10. The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera – Another ARC that I was lucky enough to get my hands on. I’ve seen a few bloggers love this one, so I am really looking forward to picking it up myself.

ALTERNATIVES: Because I am a mood reader, I also have a few books in my back pocket. This list includes: Muted by Tami Charles, Perfectly Parvin by Olivia Abtahi, Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe, and Indivisible by Daniel Aleman.

Are you picking up anything in particular for Latinx Heritage Month? What’s a book by a Latinx author that you want to knock off your TBR?

23 thoughts on “Talk Chisme to Me: Latinx Heritage Month 2021 TBR

  1. I hope you have a great month!
    I was hoping to participate in some readalongs for Latinx Heritage Month this year, but I’ve been slumpy/mood reading all summer, so reading based on prompts is not in my immediate future. I’ll try Love Sugar Magic since that fits my current mood and it sounds delicious!

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  2. So many great ones! I hope you love Fat Chance, Charlie Vega. One of my favorites of the year! And have tissues ready for We Are Not From Here. I cried BUCKETS. I also just got Moon in as an audiobook from my library. I’m so excited to start! Happy LatinX Heritage Month!

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  3. Happy Latinx Heritage Month, Alicia! Good luck on your TBR – it looks like you have a bunch of fun books on here that I’m also intrigued by. I’m hoping to also read Fat Chance, Charlie Vega this month as well as Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. The Last Cuentista has a STUNNING cover which has me intrigued – first thing I do after this comment is go look that one up. 🙂

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