7 Books Every Latina Should Read During Hispanic Heritage Month

There’s no better way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month than by celebrating our amazing authors and the memorable stories they create. Here are seven books to add to your reading list this month. Enjoy! 

1. HHM Books: The Witch of Portobello

The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho

If you are a fan of his bestselling epic novel, The Alchemist, then you will fall in love with the Brazilian author’s powerful fictional story about an orphan woman’s romantic and spiritual journey. His narrative evokes a human spirit through his magical and unforgettable characters.

Find more books by Paul Coelho at Amazon.com.

2. HHM Books: Drown

Drown by Junot Diaz

He may have won the Pulitzer for his captivating novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and released his latest buzzworthy book, This Is How You Lose Her, but Junot’s first novel, Drown, is also worthy of bookmarking. The collection of stories about a Dominican boy growing up in New Jersey depicts how masculinity and culture shapes one’s diverse immigrant identity. 

Find more books by Junot Diaz at Amazon.com.

3. HHM Books: The Second Time We Met

The Second Time We Met by Leila Cobo

Leila’s latest novel, about a mother who reunites with the son she gave up for adoption, touches on themes of lose, love, and redemption. Gripping from the start, the story’s core touches on the essence of a mother’s love. 

Find more books by Leila Cobo at Amazon.com.

4. HHM Books: Don Quixote

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

This one is a required reading because it is one of the most influential pieces of Spanish literature to ever exist. Period.

5. HHM Books: Harvest of Empire

Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America by Juan Gonzalez

Get your 101 lessons on the influence and power of Latinos in the U.S. The author captures everything that your U.S. history class may have left out. This one is a bookcase staple. 

6. HHM Books: Daughter of Fortune

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

Taking place during the Gold Rush in the 1800s, the Chilean author carefully crafts an unforgettable love story with a powerful female lead in the forefront. This period piece shows what soul mates are made of! 

Find more books by Isabel Allende at Amazon.com.

7. HHM Books: When Hollering Creek

Woman Hollering Creek And Other Stories by Sandra Cisneros

Her short stories showcase powerful female voices that reflect on love, relationships, life, and sex. It is a great addition to your book club with the ladies. 

Find more books by Sandra Cisneros at Amazon.com.