Cinco by Mayo

Completed February 16, 2011

What you need to know: Cinco by Mayo is a reading challenge that celebrates Latin@ authors. It kicks off on September 15, 2010 (the start of Latino Heritage Month), and ends on Cinco de Mayo 2011.

The rules are simple: Read 5 books by Latin@ authors by Cinco de Mayo. One of the books must be by a Mexican or Mexican-American author.* Other than that, feel free to choose whichever Latin@ authors you want!

  • Ebooks and audiobooks are allowed.
  • Crossovers with other challenges are allowed.
  • All genres are welcome.
*If we’re going to further appropriate a Mexican holiday by calling the challenge “Cinco by Mayo,” the least we can do is acknowledge a Mexican author, ya know?

Books read for this challenge:

  1. Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
  2. The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos
  3. Drown by Junot Diaz [review]
  4. House Divided by Raul Ramos y Sanchez [review]
  5. Making a Killing: Femicide, Free Trade, and La Frontera ed. by Alicia Gaspar de Alba and Georgina Guzmán [review]
  6. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
  7. Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman [review]

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