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Book Reviews

10 Books Every Latina Should Read

Latina magazine, the largest magazine edited by and for Latin women, has come up with a comprehensive list of 25 books every Latina should read. Here at HS-News we LOVE books so we picked the top ten to share with you:

10 Books Every Latina Should Read

- The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende (her debut novel, a classic)

- One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (explains why we are who we are)

- In the Times of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez (true stories of the incredible Mirabel sisters killed in the Dominican Republic)

- When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago (coming of age in Puerto Rico)

- Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (published in 1615, still required college reading

- Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig (a dialogue of unlikely frienships)

- Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa (examination of Peru’s political problems)

- Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar (the incredible adventures of ‘Oliveira’ in Buenos Aires)

- The Labyrinth of Solitude by Octavio Paz (essays examining Mexico’s past and future)

- The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes (book that defined genre of magical realism)