Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"25 Books Every Latina Should Read" Challenge

I would like to propose a new book challenge for bloggers (perhaps for 2010?), based on "the compilation of the best literature every Latina should check out put together by Latina Magazine: 25 Books Every Latina Should Read"

The "25 Books Every Latina/o Should Read" Challenge:
  1. The House of Spirits Isabel Allende 
  2. One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  3. In The Time of the Butterflies Julia Alvarez
  4. When I Was Puerto Rican Esmeralda Santiago
  5. Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes
  6. Kiss of the Spider Woman Manuel Puig
  7. Death in the Andes Mario Vargas Llosa
  8. Hopscotch Julio Cortázar
  9. The Labrynth of Solitude Octavio Paz
  10. The Death of Artemio Cruz Carlos Fuentes
  11. Like Water For Chocolate Laura Esquivel
  12. The Alchemist Paolo Coelho
  13. Las Peliculas De Mi Vida Alberto Fuguet
  14. The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros
  15. The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  16. Compañero: The Life and Death of Che Guevara by Jorge G. Castaneda
  17. A People's History of the United States Howard Zinn
  18. The Aleph Jorge Luis Borges
  19. Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in the United States Juan Gonzalez
  20. Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair Pablo Neruda
  21. The Brief & Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Diaz
  22. Dreaming in Cuban Cristina Garcia
  23. The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories Horacio Quiroga
  24. Pedro Paramo Juan Rulfo
  25. Men of Maize Miguel Angel Asturias


What's the challenge? To track, blog, share, and discuss the 25 books listed above with other members of the challenge. Some people may also choose to set their own personal goals to read more books, or more non-fiction, or newer books.



Sign up below:


Challenge begins January through December, 2010.

You can join anytime between now and December 31, 2010.

You are welcome to come back and post links to your reviews here

6 comments:

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  2. Great idea!

    I've read 13 of the 25, but mostly in college, so I'll revisit them for this challenge.

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  3. I guess that "the stone raft" by José Saramago is missing on that list. Nobel Prize. The creators of the latin world, Portugal and Spain, and their aproach to latin countries in Africa and Central/South America.

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  4. Anonymous1:55 PM

    Great list... I would also include "Los Pasos Perdidos" by Cuban author Alejo Carpentier

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  5. I signed up, and linked to you in my blog post here: http://chennifer.blogspot.com/2010/03/latina-reading.html

    great idea!

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