With fall and the winter months just around the corner, it’s time to stock up on the books we read for the coziest seasons. From debut novels to books by some of the most well-seasoned Latina writers, we’ve put together a list of all the books due to come out in the next few months and that you have to add to your reading list.
Check them out below!
By Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez (September 7, 2021)
Latina Rebels founder Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez graces the world with her debut novel For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts. Essentially a love letter, the novel works to empower women of color by sharing her own experiences and stories of decolonizing her mentality. With vulnerable insight into her hopes and fears, Prisca’s words will undoubtedly motivate you to fight for your own voice.
By Nina Moreno (October 12, 2021).
From the Cuban-American writer who set our hearts aflutter with “Don’t Date Rosa Santos,” comes this October thrill. Set in Nina’s imaginative town of Port Coral is this story about Luisa and Sam: two childhood friends reconnect in order to complete a bucket list before the summer ends, and the fall brings the seriousness of SATs, too many AP classes, and the uncertainty of college applications.
By Saraciea J. Fennell (September 14, 2021).
“Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed” features 15 insightful voices of the Latinx diaspora, including Elizabeth Acevedo, Cristina Arreola, Naima Coster, and Janel Martinez. Perfect for young adult readers and beyond, this collection of stories and essays dives into the myths and stereotypes of our community.
By Elisabet Velasquez (September 21, 2021).
Elisabet Velasquez delivers her YA debut, a novel-in-verse that dives into mental illness, gentrification, poverty, and racism. In this book set in 90s Brooklyn, Sarai is a first-generation Puerto Rican eighth-grader trying to navigate her world, largely occupied by generational trauma, toxic masculinity, and housing insecurity.
By Melissa Lozada-Oliva (Fall 2021)
From Melissa Lozada-Oliva comes another fall novel in verse. Described by reviewers as a macabre read, Lozada-Oliva’s novel is about a poet who wakes Tejano Selena from the dead and follows a story of the suffering of loss and identity crises. With angst humor, the story starts with a séance that launches into a journey of a dead celebrity prom and hell’s version of karaoke. Curl up to this book that raises a mirror before Latinidad, sexism, and disillusionment.
A Novel by Zoraida Córdova (September 7, 2021)
Readers who’ve endured diasporic trauma will find a sense of comradery in Zoraida Cordova’s adult debut. Read a story of four descendants of a woman known as Orquídea Divina. With prose and movement that will remind you of Isabel Allende and Sarah Addison Allen, follow the alternating storylines of Orquídea’s past and her progenies’ present. With four stars on Goodreads and thousands of reviews before hitting shelves, this promises to be a guaranteed good read.