*And that’s about all the Spanish you’ll be getting from me this month…*
Welcome one, welcome all and bienvenidos to my first post celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month or Latinx Heritage Month! The celebration runs from September 15th-October 15th and it’s the month when we are called to celebrate Latinx voices and stories that exist in the real world and in the book world! This month is very important to me because I am of Hispanic origins, so today I thought I’d share some of the things I will be doing to commemorate the month!
Technically speaking, HHM runs for the whole month of October in Canada, but since El Salvador’s (and the other Central American countries’) independence day is September 15th, I figured I’d start celebrating since then.
The Books I’m Reading
I have a set TBR of four physical books and one e-novella prepared for this month! It’s a mix of MG, YA and Adult books. Lot’s of fantasy and sci-fi and magic. A lot of the titles are backlist so I hope that I’m able to knock off some books from my TBR for once!
First up is Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez
I am super excited for this one. It’s the only ARC in my pile and it comes out early 2020! You only need to read the tagline to be intrigued: “A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history.” I have super high hopes for it and I cannot wait to get started!
Next, we have The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes
How long have I been saying I’m going to pick this one up? Forever! Well the time has come and I am finally going to be able to pick it up! I am very much looking forward to this Maya mythological adventure! I know many people say it reads like Percy Jackson, but I’ve never read PJ so this will be a whole new experience for me!
Then I’ll be reading, Five Midnights by Ann Dávila Aguila
“Five friends cursed. Five deadly fates. Five nights of retribución.”
I’m stepping out of my comfort zone with this one! I am not the biggest horror reader, but I am super intrigued by the mythological aspect of it! I’m only willing to put up with monsters if they’re Hispanic though 😉
Then, Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano
This is a book I am very excited about! It sounds absolutely adorable! It has magic and witches in it! It has an Easy-Bake-Oven-like machine in it! It’s set around the Dia de los Muertos! So you know this is going to be fun, fantastical and fierce!
And finally, Prime Merdian by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
This is a novella that I super pumped for! Not only because it is about a Mexican woman dreaming of getting to space but because it’s by Silvia Moreno-Garcia! She’s my fave Latinx author and I’ve loved her last three novels so I have great hopes for this one!
Instagram Take Over
It is as the title says. I’m really going to focus my IG feed this month on featuring the Latinx books in my collection! I hope to acquire more over the month, if the budget permits, but I do have a wish list set up to remind me exactly what I want to get!
I’ve already started, so please head on over and like/comment on my posts! I’m really curious to see what you all think!
Maybe I’ll even make an appearance on Bookstagram one of these days! Who knows? *wags eyebrows*
Let me know what you think! How will you be commemorating HHM? What Latinx books are you looking forward to reading? Do you have a favourite Latinx book and/or author?
Feliz lectura! *Oh look more Spanish*