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2020 > September 2020: Hispanic Heritage Bingo

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Rave or rant about the books you read for September's Bingo board here!


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Clap When You Land This was my least favorite of Elizabeth Acevedo's books, but it was still a solid read. I LOVE the way she writes, and her female characters are amazing.


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Cemetery Boys SO GOOD!!! I just finished it today, and this book is beautiful. I've seen it described as a ghost story turned rom-com, and...yeah.


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Tight I think this one is really great for fans of Jason Reynolds' middle grade books. If you liked Ghost, I can almost guarantee that you'll enjoy this book.


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Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak SpanishI went in to this one expecting it to just be okay, and it was so much better than that. Marcus's character didn't feel 100% consistent to me throughout the book, and that DID bother me. But I still really enjoyed the Puerto Rico setting and a story that showed love to extended family. And Charlie was awesome.


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Hurricane Child I wish I knew more about Caribbean folklore for this one. I can tell that's a big part of the story, but it's not something I'm already familiar with. I DID recognize a reference to one of the creatures that was in The Jumbies, though.


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The Shadow of the Wind This book has been on my TBR for at least 5 years. I'm so glad that I finally read it. Carlos Ruiz Zafon writes in the most beautiful way. I almost rated the book 4 stars after I finished it because I was feeling unhappy at the end, but I realized I wasn't unhappy with the book--I was unhappy that it was over.


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