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5 Books by Latinx Authors You Have to Check Out In 2017

When many of us take a look at our bookshelves, we might not see diversity in terms of the authors that write our favorite novels. There are so many great books coming out this year from diverse writers.

 

Here are just a few 2017 books from remarkable authors such as Carmen Maria Machado to Jenny Torres Sanchez.

 

1. Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

 

The cover of Her Body and Other Stories, which shows some pink fabric being wrapped up by a snake.

Image Courtesy of Amazon

 

This debut collection includes a wild novella that reinvents Law & Order: SVU as a tale featuring ghosts and other fantastic creatures. From Graywolf Press, Machado’s first release has been long awaited, and readers should be eager to experience her humorous yet serious take on sci-fi and fables.

 

2. A Good Idea by Cristina Moracho

 

The cover of A Good Idea, which features an empty bathtub in a dead forest.

Image courtesy of Penguin Random House

 

Old friends Finley and and Betty plan to room together at NYU when Betty suddenly goes missing. Her boyfriend confesses, but the confession is thrown out. Set on discovering the truth behind her friend’s disappearance, Finley is on the case. The problem is the disappearance is much worse than anybody initially imagined. 

 

3. The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

 

The Cover of Margot Sanchez, which features a black and white sketch of a young girl.

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After being forced to work in her family supermarket because she used her dad’s credit card, Margot Sanchez must climb her way back up the high school social strata. Plus, there’s that amazing beach party she absolutely, 100% must attend, and nothing will stop her.

 

4. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

 

The cover of They Both Die at the End, which features two silhouettes walking on a boardwalk. The backdrop is a twilit NYC skyline.

Image courtesy of Harper Collins

 

When two strangers, Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio, are alerted that they’re going to die that day, they both come up with the same idea. They have to make a new friend. Good thing there’s an app for that. When Mateo and Rufus meet, they must fit as many experiences as they can in the little time they have left. Let’s just hope the title is misleading.

 

5. Because of the Sun by Jenny Torres Sanchez

 

The cover of Because of the Sun, which features several silhouettes standing near a water tower, all in a purple and gold color palette.

Image courtesy of Penguin Random House

 

Dani never felt quite at home at home. Her mother was apparently cold-hearted, and her sudden death didn’t help matters. After her mother’s passing, Dani must live with her previously unknown aunt in New Mexico. Once her relationship with her aunt thaws, Dani learns more about her mother’s story. For better or worse, she has to face the truth.

 

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