In September and October, I’m planning to participate in probably more readathons than I can possibly handle, and I’m VERY excited about it. Most importantly, I’ll be reading as many books by Latinx authors as possibly during Latinx Heritage Month, between September 15 and October 15. To help me stay motivated, I’ll be participating in two readathons:
- Latinx-a-thon, which is a 10 day readathon from September 15 until September 24
- Latinx Book Bingo, which lasts for the entire month, so September 15 until October 15
In this post, I’ll share my TBR and explain what I’m reading for the different challenges of both readathons.
Latinx-a-thon has 5 challenges and a bonus challenge:
- VOICES – Read a book written by an Indigenous and/or Black Latinx author
- LATINIDAD – Read a book written by an intersectional Latinx author (gender, sexuality, ability, etc.)
- ROOTS – Read a translated book or a book prominently featuring more than one language (i.e. with a bilingual MC)
- HERITAGE – Read a book written by an author from a non-Spanish speaking Latin-American country/heritage (i.e. Brazil or Haiti)
- #LatinxLitTakeover – Read the group book!
- BONUS CHALLENGE: Read books from authors of different heritages so you can read about many different Latinx identities and experiences
Where possible, I’ll try to read one book to complete multiple challenges of both readathons. This is my TBR for Latinx-a-thon:
- VOICES: for this prompt, I’m planning to read Here to Stay by Adriana Herrera. She’s one of my favourite romance authors and I’m very excited to read her newest release!
- LATINIDAD: I’ve had Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera on my TBR for a shamefully long time, and I’m so looking forward to finally reading it!
- ROOTS: for this challenge, I’m hoping to listen to Where We Go From Here by Lucas Rocha.
- HERITAGE: Since Where We Go From Here is set in Brazil, I’m reading it for this challenge as well.
- #LatinxLitTakeover: the group book is By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery, which has been on my physical TBR for a day and an age, so I’m excited to finally get to it!
- BONUS CHALLENGE: My goal for this challenge is just to read as many books from my TBR as possible, and then I’ll automatically reach this goal.
Latinx Book Bingo
Latinx Book Bingo has, like you might have already guessed, a bingo board with all the challenges.
- AFRO-LATINX: Here to Stay by Adriana Herrera
- LIGHTHEARTED STORY: Here to Stay by Adriana Herrera
- SET IN/MC FROM LATAM: Where We Go From Here by Lucas Rocha
- ANY BOOK BY A LATINX AUTHOR: Lobizona by Romina Garber
- BACKLIST TITLE: Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
- REC’D BY A LATINX READER: Lobizona by Romina Garber
- NONFICTION: I didn’t find any books I already owned that matched this prompt
- ON COVER REP: Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
- NEVER BEFORE READ LATINX AUTHOR: Lobizona by Romina Garber
- COVER W/ LATINX FLAG COLORS: I didn’t find any books I already owned that matched this prompt
- AWARD-WINNING: The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
- GROUP BOOK: By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery
- 2020 RELEASE: Lobizona by Romina Garber
- QUEER REP: The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
- IMMIGRANT STORY: The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
- INTERSECTIONAL MC: Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
For clarity, this is my definitive TBR for Latinx Heritage Month:
- Adriana Herrera – Here to Stay
- Gabby Rivera – Juliet Takes a Breath
- Lucas Rocha – Where We Go From Here
- Candice Montgomery – By Any Means Necessary
- Romina Garber – Lobizona
- Alexandra Villasante – The Grief Keeper
If I’m able to read more books than these, I definitely will! I’m especially hoping to finally getting to Nocturna by Maya Montayne and Running by Natalia Sylvester, for example. I just didn’t want to make my TBR any longer than necessary to not pressure myself too much, but I’ll definitely try to read as many of my owned Latinx books as possible.
What are you reading for Latinx Heritage Month? Are you participating in any of these readathons too?