By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph
Love to be among the first to discover an amazing new book? We’re switching it up this month and sharing some books that you might get to brag about being the first among your friends to read.
And because it’s Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re highlighting titles by Hispanic authors. So put a hold on these fiction titles before everyone else does! Want more? Find more Hispanic Heritage Month title suggestions for all ages, videos, online resources, and more »
Coming soon! Fiction titles by Hispanic authors
Chola Salvation by Estella Gonzales
Why you should try it: This is a bittersweet short story collection about embracing your identity.
Description: This collection of inter-related short stories examines the lives of Mexicans and Mexican Americans in East Los Angeles.
I Was Never the First Lady by Wendy Guerra
Why you should try it: This novel is as much about Cuban history as it is about family and the relationship between mothers and daughters.
Description: A Cuban woman who was abandoned as a child by her mother who left to join the revolution begins to question everything she thought she knew about her family after winning a scholarship to study in Russia.
This Thing Between Us by Gus Morena
Why you should try it: A horror novel masquerading as a meditation on grief and loneliness. It can be both.
Description: A widower battles his grief, rage, and the mysterious evil inhabiting his home smart speaker, in this mesmerizing horror thriller debut.
Harsh Times by Mario Vargas Llosa
Why you should try it: A historical political thriller from a master writer.
Description: Describes the international conspiracies and conflicting interests during the Cold War that led the CIA to assist in perpetrating a coup in Guatemala in 1954.
Mango, Mambo & Murder by Raquel Reyes
Why you should try it: A cozy mystery starring a Cuban-American food culture scientist? Yes, please.
Description: Moving from New York to Coral Shores, Miami, food anthropologist Miriam gets a short-term job as a Caribbean cooking expert on a Spanish-language morning TV show, which sets the stage for murder—one that could be the recipe for her own death.
A Lot Like Adios by Alexis Daria
Why you should try it: This romance brings childhood friends back into each other's orbits, and sparks fly.
Description: After burning out in her corporate marketing career, Michelle Amato has built a thriving freelance business as a graphic designer. Gabriel Aguilar left the Bronx at eighteen to escape his parents' demanding expectations, but it also meant saying goodbye to Michelle, his best friend and longtime crush. When an investor insists on both opening a new location for Gabriel's gym in his old neighborhood and hiring Michelle as marketing director, old feelings come roaring back.
Dontaná is a Collection Management Librarian who was born with an unending reading list. She is almost always reading two books simultaneously and is easily distracted by cool covers.