Reading Goals for 2015

We were inspired by Popsugar and Book Riot’s 2015 Reading Challenges, and decided to create our own recommendations for 2015. Use a website like Goodreads to keep track of what you’ve read. Happy reading!

  1. A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25 – Fat No More: A Teenager’s Victory over ObesityHispanic, Female and Young: An Anthology; Windows into My World: Latino Youth Write Their Lives
  2. A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65 – Klail City / Klail City y sus alrededores 
  3. A collection of short stories – A Matter of Pride and Other Stories; African Passions and Other Stories; Chicano Chicanery; The Jackets
  4. A book published by an indie press – Any of our books! Recent titles include: Bendición; The Skull of Pancho Villa and Other Stories
  5. A book by or about someone that identifies as LGBTQ – Desert Blood: The Juárez Murders; Arturo Islas: The Uncollected Works; Tommy Stands Tall
  6. A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture – Rain of Gold; Song of the Hummingbird; Little Crow to the Rescue
  7. A YA novel – A Good Place for Maggie; Can You See Me Now?; Feminist and Abolitionist: The Story of Emilia Casanova
  8. A romance novel – Close to the HeartLoves Me, Loves Me Not 
  9. A book by a National Book Critics Circle Award Winner – Rolando Hinojosa, winner of the National Book Critics Circle 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award–titles include Dear Rafe / Mi querido Rafa; Becky and Her Friends / Los amigos de Becky; Rites and Witnesses
  10. A book published this year – The Skull of Pancho Villa and Other StoriesThe Milli Vanilli Condition: Essays on Culture in the New Millenium; The Selected Poems of Angela de Hoyos
  11. A book that is a retelling of a classic story – Dancing with the Devil and Other Tales from Beyond / Bailando con el diablo y otros cuentos de más allá
  12. A collection of poetry – Falling in Love with Fellow Prisoners; Death to Silence; Communion
  13. A book that was originally published in another language – Las aventuras de Don Chipote, O, Cuando los pericos mamen / The Adventures of Don Chipote, or, When Parrots Breast-Feed; El corrido de Dante / Dante’s Ballad
  14. A book that became a movie – … y no se lo trago la tierra / …And the Earth Did Not Devour Him; Zoot Suit
  15. A mystery or thriller – Desperado: A Mile High Noir; Eulogy for a Brown Angel; Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery
  16. A book based on a true story – Call No Man Master; Buffalo Nickel
  17. A nonfiction book – Confessions of a Book Burner: Personal Essays and Stories; Crossing Borders: Personal EssaysKissing the Mango Tree: Puerto Rican Women Rewriting American Literature
  18. A memoir – Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood; Black Cuban, Black American: A Memoir; Two Badges: The Lives of Mona Ruiz
  19. A banned book – Rain of Gold; Message to AztlánChicano! The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement
  20. A book with magic – Mangos, Bananas and Coconuts: A Cuban Love Story; Outside the Bones; Naranjo the Muse
  21. A book with a one-word title – Enclave;  ChantsNilda