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

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Creating this list

This list has been growing and changing for over half a year. I just love seeing more and more Latinx stories and authors. One of my recent goals is to read more Latinx books and I’ve been doing pretty well so far! It’s been a great experience reading so many different stories. This list was created to share Latinx titles with others looking for more books on this topic.

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

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 – my review

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

Dominicana by Angie Cruz – Goodreads

In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado – Goodreads

The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio – 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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