my latinx readathon TBR!

to be read.

Hello, friends!

This August, I will be taking part in the Latinx Readathon, hosted by Jane @ Of Big Black Books, Lou @ Lou Reading Things, Nicole @ Nikkie Reads and Sofia @ Aelin’s Kingdom. It is a wish of mine to read and support more latinx authors, being Latina myself, and I was wanting to take part in a readathon this August so everything worked out wonderfully.

I will not be aiming for any of the bingos, but you can check more information about the readathon here & I also highly encourage you to check this post for recommendations!

Also, this is kinda totally unrelated, but I got nominated for The Fourth Annual 2020 Book Blogger Awards!!!!!#*!( I’ve been nominated for TWO CATEGORIES (which is just WILD): “Friendliest Member of the Community” and “Most Supportive”, and I am really, really thankful. I don’t know how to promote this, so consider this my promotion, lmao. You can vote here and I highly encourage y’all to do so, as there are so many other amazing bloggers participating! Once again, thank you so much for everyone who nominated me!

A POETRY BOOK OR PLAY

43892137. sy475 This book has been SO hyped that even though I am not a fan of books written in verse, I’ll be giving it a shot nonetheless.

Clap When You Land is by an afro-latinx author, with Dominican rep and I’m pretty sure two siblings getting to know each other for the first time as teenagers.

Again, I am not a fan of verse, which is why I had never read anything by Elizabeth Acevedo in the past (and also I don’t like reading books about food, so that’s why With The Fire on High was another no), but the hype + the fact the audiobook is rather short has convinced me that I should give it a chance.

AFRO-LATINX AUTHOR

43801254Because I am in the need of a romance book, I will be reading The Worst Best Man, by Mia Sosa. Hopefully, by the time this post goes live, I’ll have already finished it *fingers crossed*.

I will be honest: I only want to read this book because the main character is Afro-Brazilian so it is my DUTY to read it. But I have no idea what it’s actually about, but I believe from the title/cover that our protagonist will fall in love with her ex-best man, whom she hates.

I am not the biggest fan of enemies to lovers but hopefully I’ll like this one!

M/M

25014114. sy475 I’ve been meaning to read Adam Silvera for FOREVER, as YA contemporary is my brand and he’s a very popular author in the genre.

I’ve tried once before reading History is All You Left Me and I was not vibing with the writing style much, but I was reading it translated, so I’ll see if I have better luck with the original writing.

This one, from what I recall, centers on a boy whose ex has passed away and is now connecting with his ex’s latest boyfriend. I also think one of our MCs has OCD!

F/F

44286258. sy475 This is not an own-voices Latinx book, but the author is a woman of color, so it’s still great rep. The reason I am counting it for this readathon, though, is because the love interest is Afro-Brazilian and I shall read all the Brazilian rep I can get, especially in YA contemporary.

Everyone and their moms has loved this book, so I have high expectations! It will discuss cultural appropriation, which is such an important topic and I am SO looking forward to learning more about it.

SET IN A LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRY

50160953I promise I am not exclusively reading books with Brazilian rep, but I obviously had to prioritize a representation I can relate with.

Where We Go From Here is by a Brazilian author, set entirely in Brazil and while I don’t know much about the actual premise, I know it will talk about HIV.

The fact it took this book being translated to another language for me to read it is uh… yeah lowkey embarrassing BUT AT LEAST now I can yell at y’all to read it too and you don’t have any excuses!

A NON-FICTION

42971990I’ve definitely been lacking in reading more non-fiction this year. Not that I read that many in 2019 anyway, but I really thought that by now, I’d have read more than one.

Of course, I knew I’d have to choose something for this prompt and I am super excited about My Time Among the Whites.

Jennine Capó Crucet is daughter of Cuban refugees and was raised in Miami. This memoir has outstanding reviews and I am really excited to see her tackle topics such as identity and American culture.

AN IMMIGRANT STORY

51179882. sx318 sy475 Lobizona is one of my most anticipated releases of the year and I am SO freaking excited to pick this one up. By the time this post goes live, it will be already out, so *yay*.

I talked about this one before in my blog, but it has Argentinian rep and y’all know how I feel about South-American rep. It’s also going to be about magic and, hopefully, werewolves, which are my favorite magical creatures, so really, this book checks every single one of my boxes and if I don’t turn out to love it I will sadly be passing away.

If y’all are participating in the Latinx readathon, let me know your TBR in the comments!

 

24 comentários sobre “my latinx readathon TBR!

  1. GOOD LUCK with all the books Lais!! You’re going to smash I KNOW IT!!

    Agh I am SO PUMPED to read Clap When You, hopefully going to listen to the audiobook of it too :) Also really want to read The Henna Wars!

    Also, yess amazing that you got into the voting rounds, so well-deserved friend <3<3

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  2. good luck with this readathon; i hope you enjoy all the books you read!! you just reminded me that i really need to continue reading with the fire on high—i read like, 70 pages a month ago and i never picked it up again even though i was enjoying it 😭😭 and i hope you like the henna wars! the story wasn’t very mind-blowing, but i loved the qpoc rep and nishat’s relationship with her sister! her romance with flavia is honestly kinda insta-lovey and the book didn’t actually discuss cultural appropriation very much, so i think it’s best to be aware of that before reading 🥺

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    • Thank you so muchhh!
      I heard a lot of great things about With the Fire on High – I know contemporary is not a thing, but hopefully you’ll enjoy it.
      Ahh, that makes me sad, I was really looking forward to the discussion there, but at least now I am aware and I’ll be able to tone down my expectations before reading. Thank you, Caitlin, and thanks for reading! 💛

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  3. What a fun tbr! I’m so glad you were able to find so many books with Brazilian/South American rep :D I loved Clap When You Land and History Is All You Left Me, so I hope you do too. I had no idea that Lobizona involved werewolves…definitely going to have to check that out now. Happy reading!!

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    • Same here!!! I was so excited and I was recently re-reading one of my old posts and it said something along the lines of: “i don’t know if i’ll be able to find south-american rep in YA contemporaries any time soon” and now I have so many titles to read with South-American rep! Ahh, it makes me super happy!
      Thank you sososo much for reading, Margaret! 💛

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  4. The worst best man looks good! I’ve been wanting to try a book like it for a while & bonus latinx author! which I should rlly read more of!
    History is all you left me was a bit of a weird, kinda problematic book from what I remember – I much more recommend they both die at the end which was brilliant 😪 Hope you enjoy it though! 💞

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  5. clap when you land sounds so, so amazing!! i agree that it’s been really hyped, and it just sounds so good so i can’t wait for your thoughts on it. ❤️ haha ya contemporary is definitely my brand too, but i haven’t picked up an adam silvera book yet either! i’ve heard many good things about they both die at the end, but i hadn’t heard of history is all you left me before. i hope you enjoy it more the second time!

    i hope you enjoy the henna wars too, i really loved it and the characters and themes were so well-written 😌 lobizona sounds SO amazing ahhh, i really hope you love it!! i’ve only read one non-fiction book this year too and i’m disappointed 😭 my time among the whites sounds wonderful and thought-provoking, i just added it to my tbr.

    good luck with this readathon and i hope you end up loving all of these books!! 🥰

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  6. Good luck with this readathon, Lais!! 🥰 I completely forgot that I was going to do this one – I’m even reading several Latinx books right now! (As a Latina, I have let myself down. 😔) Maybe I should join it anyway, even if I’m late?

    I hope you really enjoy these books, especially The Henna Wars! I loved it when I read it last month! And if you don’t like History is All You Left Me, have you tried Adam Silvera’s other books? I really liked his other contemporary books more! And Lobizona sounds so good, I hope you really like it! ❤️

    Congratulations on making it to the voting round, you deserve it! ❤️

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    • Thank you so muchhh! You totally should join it! Maybe some books you already have on your TBR can check the bingo, so you wouldn’t even have to add other titles!
      I honestly had only considered reading History is All You Left Me but so many people have left comments saying they liked They Both Die at the End a lot better that now I feel like I should give it a chance too.
      Thank you so much! And thanks for reading! 💞

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