Skip To Content
  • hispanicheritage badge
  • Latinx Heritage badge

16 Books By Latina Authors That I'm Definitely Adding To My Reading List

As recommended by Goodreads users.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, BuzzFeed asked Goodreads about the books written by Latina authors its readers loved. Here are 16 of the highest-rated works by Latinas:

1. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

2. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

3. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevado

4. Carmelo by Sandra Cisneros

5. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

6. How the García Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

7. In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

8. Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

9. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez

10. When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago

11. Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

12. Borderlands/La Frontera by Gloria E. Anzaldúa

13. Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

14. Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno Garcia

15. Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina García

16. Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina

Join BuzzFeed as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, and explore more content celebrating la cultura.