Latinx Book Bingo TBR | Latinx Heritage Month 2021

Hi everyone! This is a post that I look forward to writing ever year, I have so much fun putting together a tbr for the Latinx Book Bingo and i’m happy to be sharing this year’s tbr with all of you. I will try to read one book per each prompt of the bingo board, which means I’ll try to read 16 books total.

If you don’t know I’m one of the hosts of the  Latinx Book Bingo, this is the fourth year this readathon is taking place and it goes from September 15th to October 15th and the goal is to read as many books by Latinx authors as you can.

Set in LATAM

Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno Garcia

An adult historical fiction book about a daydreaming secretary, an enforcer, and a missing woman they are trying to find.

I read Mexicna Gothic and Gods of Jade and Shadow last year and LOVED them both, so I can’t wait to read Silvia Moreno-Garcias newest book even if it’s completely different to the other books I have read by her. I’m excited to read Moreno-Garcia’s take on a historical noir thriller.

Name in the title

Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barba Higuera

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Lupe Wong has a chance to meet her favorite pitcher, who’s Chinacan/Mexinese just like her, the only thing standing in her way is square dancing as part of her gym class, which can affect her grade, but she won’t let that stop her.

2020 was the year I discovered my love for middle grade books, especially if they are about latinx characters, so I’m excited to read this middle grade novel a chance, espcially since I have heard nothing but great things about.


The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans. 

This was on my tbr last year but I didn’t get it from my library on time, so I had to read something else. This year, I’m really excited to be able to read it, it sounds like a hard hitting and very interesting read.


Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez

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A short story collection about a contemporary Argentina where shocking inequality, violence, and corruption are the law of the land, while military dictatorship and the people that went missing during that time loom large in the collective memory.

Within the last few years, there has been a boom in Latin America of horror books written by women which are getting very positive reviews and since I have been getting into horror lately, I’m looking forward to reading more of them.

Indie Pub

Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera


A book about the border between Mexico and the United States and those who cross it that explored the crossings and translations people make in their minds and language as they move from one country to another.

I only heard about this book recently, but two people I trust have really enjoyed this, so I’m excited to give it a chance. I haven’t read that many stories about immigration, so that’s another reason why I want to read this.

Favorite Color

Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas

YA retelling of Peter Pan where children are going missing from a small town and Wendy and Peter will work to find them.

I LOVED Cementery Boys, so I can’t wait to read another Aiden Thomas story. I haven’t read that many Peter Pan retellings nor have I read the original, but i find the story of Peter Pan interesting, so i’m excited to see their take on this classic tale.

Favorite Genre

Oculta by Maya Montayne

A thief and a prince have to work together to save their kingdom after freeing an ancient evil power. 

Oculta is the sequel to Nocturna, which came out in 2019, so I have been waiting 2 years to read the continuation, and after the ending of the first book, I can’t wait to know what happens next. Some people I really trust enjoyed this, so I’m hopeful that it will be a good sequel.

Intersectional MC

Sabrina and Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

A Short story collection about Latina characters of indigenous ancestry and the land they inhabit. It explores friendship, mothers and daughters, and the deep-rooted truths of our homelands

This sounds like a really good book and I need to read more books about indigenous characters, but I’m also really nervious because I’m not the biggest fan of short story collections.


Fever Dream by Samantha Schweblin


A young woman lies dying in a rural hospital. A boy sits beside her. She’s not his mother. He’s not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, toxins, and the power and desperation of family.

As I mentioned before, there’s a boom in Latin America of horror books written by women, this book is another one that it’s part of that boom and that’s highly recommend, so I’m excited to give read it and see if I like it.

Rec’d by a Latinx Reader

Illusionary by Zoraida Córdova

This series is about a girl who has a magical ability that makes her feared and she has to infiltrate the palace to help a group of rebels that wants to save her people from persecution.

I’m always nervious about reading sequel of books I love because I have been disappointed one too many times. But all my friends who have read this have loved it, which makes me feel more confident that I will like this and it’s the reason I decided to choose it for the prompt of rec’d by a Latinx reader.

Queer Rep

Her Night With Santa by Adriana Herrera

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 The romance between Santa, who is a lesbian named Kris, and Farnaz, the bisexual niece of one of the Kings of the Magi, who left the family toy business to start her own adult toy company. 

I always enjoy Adriana Herrera’s books, so I was obviously going to pick this up, but the synopsis sounds so fun that I’m even more excited to read it.

Any Book by a Latinx Author

A Lot Like Adiós by Alexis Daria


A second chance at romance for two childhood best friend, who haven’t seen each other in years until they are reunited and have to work together.

I LOVED You Had Me at Hola, as well as Daria’s Dance Off series, so I’m really excited for this one. I also really like friends to lovers romances, so I’m hoping I’ll love this.

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The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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A young woman goes to the city for the first time and there she meets another telekinetic like her, who teaches her to control her abilities and starts to court her, but he has an ulterior motive that threatens to end their relationship.

this has been on my tbr for years and it’s finally time for me to read it. I have heard nothing but great things about it, and after loving other Silvia Moreno-Garacía books, I’m sure i’ll enjoy it.

2021 Release

Cazadora by Romina Garber

This series is about a girl who is an undocumented immigrant and she has a distinctive eye color, which ends up connecting her to a secret magical world of lobizones (werewolves) and witches. 

I have been highly anticipating this book, it came out less than a month ago and you don’t know how much it has costed me to wait to read it during Latinx Heritage Month. I loved the first book SO MUCH and I can’t wait to see where the story goes.


One Week to Claim it All by Adriana Herrera

Second chance romance where a woman is set to become the CEO of her late father’s company and her ex is the only one standing in the way.

As I mentioned before, I have read and enjoyed almost every single book that Adriana Herrera has released, so I’m so excited to read her newest full lenght novel, espcially since it has two tropes I love, second chance romance and dislike to love.

Author’s Debut

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado


Short Story collection about the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies.

I read Carmen Maria Machado’s memoir last year and it was great, so I’m looking forward to checking out her debut. I’m not the biggest fan of short story collection, but I’m crossing my fingers that I will like this one.

Are you participating in the Latinx Book Bingo? Have you picked the books for your tbr?
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8 thoughts on “Latinx Book Bingo TBR | Latinx Heritage Month 2021

  1. SO MANY GOOD BOOKS ON YOUR TBR! I would also read Oculta, finger’s crossed that I won’t be a coward and not read it lol. I’m so happy you have been enjoying middle grade, if you ever need a recommendation, let me know! Lupe Wong was a favorite from last year ❤ I also really enjoyed Things We Lost in the Fire, it was such a chilling read.

    Best of luck, friend! Hope the month is full of incredible reads for you ❤

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    1. Yes, I read your review of Things We Lost in the Fire and it was what made me decide to pick it up. I have heard nothing but great things about Lupe Wong so I’m excited!

      Good luck with your tbr, i hope you end up loving the books you’re reading.


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