Latinx Book List: YA and Adult Books – Updated August 2022

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Creating this list

I have been wanting to put together a Latino book list of books that I have read and books that are on my TBR list. I always get excited when I see books by Latino authors and books with Latino characters. It makes me so happy to see my culture represented in stories! I am trying to read them more often and am making a list for myself to keep track and to share with others. There’s an overwhelming number of books on the TBR list. I’m really guilty of buying more books than I can possibly read. Most of the books on my list are YA with female protagonists, but I want to add more male protagonists and adult fiction to my TBR. I hope you come across some that interest you!

In my list, I am going to include the cover, title info, link to Goodreads, and link to my review (if there is one). Again, this is not an exhaustive list of what’s out there. Just what I have in my own collection of books. 🙂

Books I’ve read and liked

With Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo – Goodreads

Furia by Yamile Saied Mendez – Goodreadsmy review

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo – Goodreadsmy review

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Goodreadsmy review

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera – Goodreadsmy review

Burn Baby Burn by Med Medina – Goodreadsmy review

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez – Goodreadsmy review

Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp – Goodreadsmy review

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera – Goodreads my review

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya – Goodreadsmy review

The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo – Goodreadsmy review

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas – Goodreadsmy review

We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez – Goodreads – review coming soon!

On my TBR list

Gods of Jade and Shadow By Silvi Moreno-Garcia – Goodreads

Indivisible by Daniel Aleman – Goodreads

The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea – Goodreads

Once Upon a Quincenera by Monica Gomez-Hira – Goodreads

Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo – Goodreads

Brownsville: Stories by Oscar Casares – Goodreads

Serafina’s Stories by Rudolfo Anaya – Goodreads

West Side Love Story by Priscilla Oliveras – Goodreads

Fat Chance Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado – Goodreads

Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora edited by Saraciea J. Fennell  – Goodreads

The Lost Dreamer by Lizz Huerta – Goodreads

The Five Wounds by Kirstin Valdez Quade – Goodreads

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez – Goodreads


  1. Great post!! I’m half Latinx myself and I’m always on the lookout for Latinx books!! I’ve read and loved a lot of these (Elizabeth Acevedo is amazing), but I hadn’t heard of The Murmur of Bees before, it looks great!! Thanks for putting it on my radar 🙂

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