December 20, 2013

BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2013 !

   
Once again the New York Times failed to name any books by Latinos or about Latinos on their annual list.  Hence, we here at The Latina Book Club have created our own list of powerful books we read in 2013.   All the books are about Latinos, but not all books are written by Latinos.  We are open-minded, after all.  Some books are oldies, some are new, some are children’s, some are not.  All are worth reading.  So here for your reading pleasure is The Latina Book Club’s First Annual Books of the Year 2013.  
 
Happy Reading and Happy Holidays!
 
PS—Books make great stocking stuffers!  --mcf
 
 
 
BOOKS OF THE YEAR
(in alphabetical order by title)


8 WAYS TO SAY I LOVE MY LIFE by various authors  (collection)

ALMOST WHITE: FORCED CONFESSIONS OF A LATINO IN HOLLYWOOD by Rick Najera

ASK MY MOOD RING HOW I FEEL by Diana Lopez (YA)

BIRDS OF PARADISE: HOW I BECAME LATINA, A MEMOIR by Raquel Cepeda

BLESS ME, ULTIMA by Rudolfo Anaya

BORN TO LOVE by Caridad Piňeiro

COUNT ON ME: TALES OF SISTERHOODS AND FIERCE FRIENDSHIPS edited by Adriana V. Lopez (collection)

COVERING THE SUN WITH MY HAND by Theresa Varela

DICHOS DE MI MADRE/ SAYINGS OF MY MOTHER by Jaime Alvarez  (collection)

DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS by Julie Leto

ELEPHANTS TO THE RESCUE by Adriana Pacheco (children’s)

EVERY LAST SECRET by Linda Rodriguez

FIRST FROST by Liz DeJesus

FROM MACHETE FIGHTS TO PARADISE by Daniel DiMarzio   (collection)

GOD, PLEASE SEND ME ANGELS by Tomie Gomez

GOING DOWN by Chris Campanioni

GOOD NIGHT CAPTAIN MAMA / BUENAS NOCHES CAPITAN MAMA by Graciela Tiscareňo-Sato

HAPPY THAT IT’S NOT TRUE by Carlos Aleman

HAVE YOU SEEN MARIE? by Sandra Cisneros

INTIMACIES: POEMS OF LOVE by Pablo Neruda  (collection)

IT’S NOT LOVE, IT’S JUST PARIS by Patricia Engel

LASH by L.G. Castillo

MAN UP: CRACKING THE CODE OF MODERN MANHOOD by Carlos Andres Gomez

MARIA, DAUGHTER OF IMMIGRANTS by Maria Antonieta Berriozabal

MAS QUE NO LOVE IT: CUENTOS / SHORT STORIES by Jim Sagel  (collection)

MEXIZONA: AN AMERICAN DREAM by Alan A. Larson

MISSING IN MACHU PICCHU by Cecilia Velastegui

MRS. VARGAS AND THE DEAD NATURALIST by Kathleen Alcala (collection)

MY BELOVED WORLD by Sonia Sotomayor

NEWYORICANGIRL: SURVING MY SPANGLISH LIFE by Julia Torres

NO ONE SAID A WORD by Paula Varsavsky

PAINTED SECRETS by Maria Mitchell

PIG BEHIND THE BEAR by Maria Nieto

PUMPS by Adrian Huerta

SPIRITED LEADERSHIP: 52 WAYS TO BUILD TRUST by Ellen Castro

SPIRITUAL HEALING WITH ART / CURACION ESPIRITUAL CON ARTE by Lorena Fernandez (also a video)

THE ASTRAL PLANE: STORIES OF CUBA, THE SOUTHWEST AND BEYOND by Teresa Dovalpage (collection)

THE COQUI & THE IGUANA by Alidis Vicente (children’s)

THE DEATH OF FIDEL PEREZ by Elizabeth Huergo

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Reyna Grande

THE FEAST OF SAN SEBASTIAN by Jonathan Marcantoni

THE FIVE ACTS OF DIEGO LEON by Alex Espinoza

THE HONEYEATER by Yolanda A. Reid

THE LADY OF THE TURQUOISE PENDANT by Lilibeth Andre

THE OVERNIGHT FAMILY MAN by Paul Guzzo

THE PITCHER by William Hazelgrove

THE POWER OF LATINO LEADERSHIP: CULTURE, INCLUSION & CONTRIBUTION by Juana Bordas

THE TRAGEDY OF FIDEL CASTRO by João Cerqueira

THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER by Junot Diaz

TRUST IN ME by Dee Tenorio

WE LOVE JENNI by Marc Shapiro and Charlie Vasquez

WHEN I AM SINGING TO YOU by Rebecca Burke

ZYANYA: ALWAYS AND FOREVER by Greta Benavides Adame
  
Happy Reading!