66 New Books to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted by Cybil on September 14, 2022


Here in the U.S., it’s time once again for National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs annually from September 15 through October 15.
 
In celebration of this year’s observance, we’ve compiled 66 new books from Latino/a/x authors published in 2022, with an eye toward new authors, in addition to well-known and beloved writers. For genre shoppers, we’ve divvied up the books into broad categories.
 
You’ll find that the range of themes and topics is generous and occasionally astonishing. Consider, for instance, Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s The Daughter of Doctor Moreau, an ambitious cross-genre expedition that updates the 1896 H.G. Wells classic into new realms of horror, sci-fi, and romance. Some other eye-catchers include Angie Cruz’s structurally innovative character study How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water; Alex Segura’s comic book noir Secret Identity; and Isabel Allende’s acclaimed historical epic Violeta.
 
Scroll over the book cover images below for links and details, and add any interesting possibilities to your Want to Read list.



Adult Fiction

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Young Adult Fiction

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Nonfiction

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Have a great book to recommend for Hispanic Heritage Month? Share it in the comments below!

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message 1: by Juwairiya Jury (new)

Juwairiya Jury =) I want children's!


message 2: by Laia (new)

Laia Lladó Juwairiya wrote: "I want children's!"
metoo!


message 3: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen I need to get my hands on Olga Dies Dreaming!


message 4: by Reading_ (new)

Reading_ Tamishly Middle grade and Short stories as separate categories too


message 5: by Teacha! (new)

Teacha! ! I want Violeta!! :)


message 6: by Lizet (new)

Lizet Algras Can anyone here please tell me how I can request for my new book to be featured on the Hispanic Heritage Month? Gracias!

The Cinnabar Medallion (Crystals and Castanets Book 1) by Lizet Algras


message 8: by Elisa (new)

Elisa There are quite a few interesting options on here!


message 9: by koni (new)

koni BOO I literally need all of them rn


message 10: by Joyce (new)

Joyce Juwairiya wrote: "I want children's!"

same here


message 11: by Juan (new)

Juan Nalerio Sofia wrote: "Again it is the time of year that I must complain about the misleading name of this american holiday. "Hispanic heritage month" sounds like it would celebrate "hispanic" culture, which really is ri..."

Sin saber mucho sobre las "american holidays", esta selección no me representa como lector de América del Sur.
¿Donde está Cortazar, García Marquez, Vargas Llosa, Puig, etc?
¿Schweblin tampoco?


message 12: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Weber The Name-Bearer

This book comes out in October and you do NOT want to miss it!


message 13: by Dessi (new)

Dessi Juan wrote: "Sofia wrote: "Again it is the time of year that I must complain about the misleading name of this american holiday. "Hispanic heritage month" sounds like it would celebrate "hispanic" culture, whic..."

Dice "66 NEW books", estaría medio difícil conseguir libros nuevos de la mayoría de esos autores...


message 14: by Ana María (new)

Ana María Hispanic heritage in english? Ridículo


message 15: by Rana (new)

Rana Ibrahim you can download from genesis library


message 16: by Leah (new)

Leah Franqui After The Hurricane would be a good addition to this list!


message 17: by Lucía (new)

Lucía Xochimitl I love this list! Already adding titles to my storytel account.


message 18: by Sofia (new)

Sofia Dessi wrote: "Juan wrote: "Sofia wrote: "Again it is the time of year that I must complain about the misleading name of this american holiday. "Hispanic heritage month" sounds like it would celebrate "hispanic" ..."

Tiempos Recios salió en 2019, la traducción en 2021. Capaz que no es de este año pero es bastante reciente, creo yo que cabe incluirlo. Y me parece que es más representante de la "hispanic heritage¨ que muchos de sí incluyeron.


message 19: by Berna (new)

Berna Labourdette El problema creo yo es que en vez de hispanic (que no representa a nadie latinoamericano) debería ser realmente "latin american".
No veo a nadie de Perú u otros países.

Por cierto The hacienda me gustó mucho, pero el título en español no le favorece mucho: "Donde termina la noche"


message 20: by Kristian (last edited Sep 15, 2022 10:43PM) (new)

Kristian Berna wrote: "El problema creo yo es que en vez de hispanic (que no representa a nadie latinoamericano) debería ser realmente "latin american".
No veo a nadie de Perú u otros países.


En realidad el término latino es menos representativo que hispano, al menos yo no me defino como latino, soy hispanoamericano, mis raíces son españolas e indígenas, no latinas, que es una cultura ajena por lo menos para mí.


message 23: by Joy (new)

Joy I'd like to see a list of kids' books, & a list of not-so-new books, too.


message 24: by Leandro (new)

Leandro Lopes Sofia wrote: "Again it is the time of year that I must complain about the misleading name of this american holiday. "Hispanic heritage month" sounds like it would celebrate "hispanic" culture, which really is ri..."

What is it most of us are seeking? Especially in this restless world, where everybody is trying to find some kind of peace, some kind of happiness, a refuge. Man is an amphibian who lives simultaneously in two worlds - the given and the home-made, the world of matter, life and consciousness and the world of symbols.


message 25: by Amanda (new)

Amanda adding so many of these to my tbr


message 26: by Joy (new)

Joy Reading_ wrote: "Middle grade and Short stories as separate categories too"
Yea middle grade would be great! 🧡


message 27: by Lucía (new)

Lucía Xochimitl Yo estoy feliz de encontrar tantos libros hispanos que estoy agregando a mi lista.


message 28: by Lex (last edited Sep 18, 2022 08:52PM) (new)

Lex Columbine Fever Dream - Samanta Schweblin
Adventures from China Iron - Gabriela Cabezón Cámara


message 29: by Kat (last edited Sep 18, 2022 09:44PM) (new)

Kat Interesting comments in there. I agree with most of them, but you need to understand, that this is about sales, not cultural reality, marketing does not care. Sad, but true.
Why I keep following comments every time GR does its promotional piece is because people put in comments titles worth reading! So please, please dear readers from Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, and any other Hispanic-speaking country post the titles you like and want to be seen around the world! Let´s help your authors be noticed!


message 30: by Lizet (new)

Lizet Algras I agree with Kat, and I personally recommend the series The Cemetery of the Forgotten Books (El Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Siento mucho que este autor falleciera tan joven. Cemetery of Forgotten Series 4 Books Collection Set By Carlos Ruiz Zafon (The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel's Game, The Prisoner of Heaven, The Labyrinth of the Spirits) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón


message 31: by Dessi (new)

Dessi Sofia wrote: "Dessi wrote: "Juan wrote: "Sofia wrote: "Again it is the time of year that I must complain about the misleading name of this american holiday. "Hispanic heritage month" sounds like it would celebra..."

Pero a ver, si leemos lo que dice el artículo... "In celebration of this year’s observance, we’ve compiled 66 new books from Latino/a/x authors published in 2022". No son libros recientes, son libros NUEVOS - o sea, de 2022.

Más allá de esto, me parece que hay que tener en cuenta de que se está hablando de una fecha de celebración de Estados Unidos, para latinos/hispanos que viven en Estados Unidos, y eso es lo que está reflejando esa lista. No es una compilación para latinos o españoles que viven en sus países de origen, por eso no hay libros en español tampoco. Es lo mismo que pasa con otras compilaciones de este estilo. Entiendo los planteos, pero simplemente no son listas para nosotros 🤷‍♀️


message 32: by Saucy*Book*Lover (new)

Saucy*Book*Lover gorgeous GORGEOUS covers


message 33: by Staci (new)

Staci Greason The Neapolitan Sisters

Don't forget the fantastic Margo Candela's The Neapolitan Sisters that came out last month!


message 34: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa Dargain Ana María wrote: "Hispanic heritage in english? Ridículo"

Why not ? Return the favor and have a English Heritage in Spanish month . I can think of three books with themes like that .


message 35: by Carolina (new)

Carolina Mancha El murmullo de las abejas (The Murmur of Bees) Sofía Segovia


message 36: by pomelo (new)

pomelo Add Hades Argentina to the list


message 37: by Ginny (new)

Ginny Martinez For a serious, informative read, try LatinX: Odyssey of a Mexican American/Hispanic Community by Oscar J.Martinez.


message 38: by Iva (new)

Iva I'm looking for Colombian literature translated into English - feel free to post your recommendations, thank you!


message 39: by Paul (new)

Paul Need all of them


message 40: by Carolina (new)

Carolina Berna wrote: "El problema creo yo es que en vez de hispanic (que no representa a nadie latinoamericano) debería ser realmente "latin american".
No veo a nadie de Perú u otros países.

Por cierto The hacienda m..."


En este contexto, Hispanic se refiere por lo general a personas con dependencia latinoamericana, que viven en Estados Unidos, y hablan español. Es una celebración de la cultura de habla-hispana (español), en Estados Unidos.


message 41: by Amanda (new)

Amanda VOY Lizet wrote: "I agree with Kat, and I personally recommend the series The Cemetery of the Forgotten Books (El Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Siento mucho que este autor falleciera tan ..."

Awesome books!


message 42: by Berna (new)

Berna Labourdette Carolina wrote: "Berna wrote: "El problema creo yo es que en vez de hispanic (que no representa a nadie latinoamericano) debería ser realmente "latin american".
No veo a nadie de Perú u otros países.

Por cierto ..."


Gracias por la aclaración! Por acá decimos latinoamericano que hace referencia a los paises de américa con ascendencia indígena incluyendo el mestizaje con países de origen latino como Francia, España y Portugal y que no necesariamente hablan español como lengua materna (como Brasil).

Autores que me gustaría recomendar, aunque no sean de 2022 :P
- Fever Dream de Samanta Schweblin (Argentina)
- The Twilight Zone de Nona Fernandez (Chile)
- The Taiga Syndrome de Cristina Rivera Garza (México)
- Nine moons de Gabriela Wiener (Perú)

:)


message 43: by Melissa (new)

Melissa I would love to see a list of children's picture books for Hispanic Heritage Month.


message 44: by Kat (new)

Kat Berna wrote: "Carolina wrote: "Berna wrote: "El problema creo yo es que en vez de hispanic (que no representa a nadie latinoamericano) debería ser realmente "latin american".
No veo a nadie de Perú u otros país..."


Muchissima gracias!
Mas, por favor !


message 45: by BirdBuddy (new)

BirdBuddy wait, people care about this cashgrab? on an English based website?


message 46: by Gery (new)

Gery Richards Lost Roses


message 47: by Fernanda (new)

Fernanda Ana María wrote: "Hispanic heritage in english? Ridículo"

I'm sure you can find them in Spanish too. I know I have few on my wish list that they are in Spanish :)


message 48: by Rose86 (new)

Rose86 Thank you for all these book recommendations!


message 49: by David (new)

David BirdBuddy wrote: "wait, people care about this cashgrab? on an English based website?"

It's a 'bandwagon thing.' I do admire your honesty, though: most people wouldn't have the guts to challenge this thing. I wonder what the next new 'month' will be?


message 50: by L. Ann Marie (new)

L. Ann Marie A War of Witches: A Journey to the Underworld of the Contemporary Aztecs by T. J. Knab (nonfiction), White Rose: a novel by Amy Ephron, Curanderismo by Eliseo “Cheo” Torres, Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez, . Three of my suggestions to add.


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