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