16 Books by Latinx Authors You Need to Read, Like, Yesterday

Stories so good, you won't need a bookmark.

16 Books by Latinx Authors You Need to Read, Like, Yesterday
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Reading takes you places you never thought you could go—it's why most of us fall in love with books. Sometimes books lead us to a small village in Mexico or to New York City in 1965 or, perhaps, to the beaches of Miami. (Who doesn't want a free trip to Miami?) Often, the stories are so enthralling the bookmark that rests on our side table rarely ever gets used. If you're looking for those kinds of books—ones you can't put down—you can find them here, courtesy of some seriously talented Latinx authors.

It's no secret the world of publishing can look a certain way, so here at Marie Claire, we want to shine a light on the best books by a multitude of authors from different backgrounds. Sure, we're already doing that through our monthly online book club, #ReadWithMC, but why not go one step further? (Our extensive lists on books by Black and LGBTQ+ authors are also filled with page-turners.) As a Latinx woman myself, I'm so excited to share this list of books.

Ahead, dive into 16 of the best fiction books out there by Latinx authors. Whether it's a story of first love, a visit to a horror house gone wrong, or a collection of short stories about love in Puerto Rico, there's a narrative for everyone on this list. Your reading palette deserves a little change, and there's no better place to start than here.

Bianca Rodriguez is the Commerce Editor/Writer at Hearst Magazines Digital Media, where she covers fashion, beauty, home, and more. She likes long walks through shopping malls, a good book, and thinks a closet without platform sneakers is a travesty.