Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a topic, and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.
I’m going to take a page out of A Kernel of Nonsense’s book and also post about books by Latine authors. As a white person, especially one who lives in Texas, it’s always important to read and understand cultures of people we have oppressed and try to do better going forward.
I’m pretty sure I saw this on my Goodreads feed one day and had to add it to my want to reads! I mean look at this cover! Gorgeous (heart eyes emoji).
But the cover isn’t the only amazing part because the book itself sounds absolutely amazing. A fantasy novel inspired by the history and folklore of South America with colonialism and ancient magic, and two young women trying to find their place. Sign me up!
This has been on my list to read since I knew it was coming out! I’m always up for a vampire story, and this one takes place on the Texas-Mexico border, so I’m here for it!
For many years, I didn’t think I liked romance. It wasn’t until the past few years that I realized I did love romance. I just hated the typical white, straight, made for Hallmark romances. With this there’s forbidden love between two POC characters that takes place in Victorian England! I couldn’t ask for more.
Also, look at this cover! It’s colorful and playful and just beautiful!
I know I received this as part of my Christmas gift one year. Now was this last Christmas or the one before (or maybe even the one before that)? Who’s to say.
Either way, we have a fantasy novel of queer love with secret identities and resistance groups. Huh, reading over the summary I should really move this up on my TBR.
While I was introduced to La Llorona through the Conjuring movies, I have since did my own research and found this folk demon a fascinating study.
With this novel, Alejandra is haunted by La Llorona and no one around her can see how she’s struggling with a darkness that is trying to consume her. Soon Alejandra goes on a journey through her family’s past and uncovers dark secrets. Does she have the power to banish La Llorona forever?
This is also a novel that’s been on my radar for a while. My love for the Aristotle and Dante books (and characters) is so deep. So hearing about this love story of a nonbinary Mexican American teen falling for the shy new waiter at the family’s taqueria, I knew this book would be right up my alley.
What can I say, I love a good horror/paranormal story! Even more so when there’s queer characters in it too. Found family, a haunted house, and some creepy woods, pack your bags we’re going to Saint Juniper’s Folly.
If you reference The Mummy in anyway, I’m going to be excited. A historical fantasy novel set in Egypt filled with adventure, a rivals-to-lovers romance (my fave), and a dangerous race.
I will literally read anything by Silvia Moreno-Garcia!! After finishing Mexican Gothic, I became obsessed. With this novel, there’s a meld of Mexican horror movies and Nazi occultism. It all culminates with a dark thriller about the curse that haunts a legendary lost film and awakens one woman’s hidden powers.
Yes, I was pulled in by the cover! But can you blame me? The Enchanted Hacienda is a captivating coming-of-age novel exploring identity, unconditional family love, and uncovering the magic within us all.