Editor’s Picks: The Best Summer Reads

We’re big bibliophiles here at Latina, so we picked our favorite books for you to add to your summer reading list (whether you love your nook, kindle or good ol’ print).

1. Summer Books: The Wu-Tang Clan and RZA

The Wu-Tang Clan and RZA: A Trip through Hip Hop's 36 Chambers by Alvin Blanco

"I've been a fan of the Wu since the early '90s so this should keep me plenty satisfied until they decide to release another joint album. Plus, this is the first book by celebrated music journalist (and Honduran-American) Alvin Blanco." – Jesus Trivino, Entertainment Editor 

The Wu-Tang Clan and RZA: A Trip through Hip Hop's 36 Chambers by Alvin Blanco is available at Amazon.com


2. Summer Books: We the Animals

We the Animals by Justin Torres

“The debut novel by Justin Torres is actually a series of vignettes. Raw, powerful and surprisingly short, the novel details the childhood of three brothers at the hands of their Puerto Rican paps and white ma. Each line of prose is stirring and charged with emotion. I couldn't put it down.” – Samantha Leal, Online Editor

We the Animals by Justin Torres is available at amazon.com


3. Summer Books: Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“It's been over a decade since I first read this love story set in the sultry Caribbean coast of Colombia. Can't wait to discover it all over again!” – Grace Bastidas, Deputy Editor

 

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is available at amazon.com


4. Summer Books: The Witch of Portobello

The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho

“I love so many works by the Brazilian author, but this one is especially a favorite on my bookshelf. It's a quick and addictive read about a gypsy's journey through self-discovery and spirituality. His narrative is simply captivating and empowering.” – Sugey Palamores, Associate Online Editor

The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho is available at amazon.com


5. Summer Books: Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo

Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera

“Not your typical beach read, but I took it with me on a trip to Antigua and found myself completely inspired. It’s heavy but it’s also satisfying, and I was able to finish it in just a few days.” – Sally Mercedes, Digital Marketing Manager

Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera is available at amazon.com