Hope you’ve had a very nice weekend! It seemed to go by so quickly right? Well, there’s nothing we can do about that but let’s talk about Hispanic Heritage Month which begins today! And, that also coincides with Mexican Independence day which is celebrated on September 16th but always starts with El Grito.
So because of that I’m focusing on Mexican authors I highly recommend for you if you want to join in and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
The Years with Laura Díaz by Carlos Fuentes
Best of Contemporary Mexican Fiction
Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo
The Book of Lamentations by Rosario Castellanos
Cien Poetas Mexicanos: An anthology of poems (unfortunately not available in English)
Penguin Random House has a fantastic list of books you can add to your stacks. They are also inviting readers to share on social media with the hashtag #CuentosUnidos, and every time you do they’ll make a donation to We Need Diverse Books. They will donate $1 (up to $15,000) in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
If you also want to see what books I’ve recommended in the past for Hispanic Heritage Month, here is a Top Ten Tuesday list I did where I listed some of my favorites. Don’t worry, I’ll do another post soon with more books to celebrate. Hope you’ll join in!