Latinx Book Club: August’s Book Club Pick

Hello, friends! Latinx Book Club is happy to announce our August’s book club pick. Let’s talk about our four nominees first. Our cohosts decided to give some our past choices a second chance because these books are so good that you definitely should add to your TBR! Titles link to Goodreads.

The Resolutions by Mia Garcia
Analee, In Real Life by Janelle Milanes
The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore

Now that you have add all this excellence to your Goodreads TBR, let’s talk about our August winner…

Ready?

Okay…

Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore

Series: N/A
Pages: 375
Publisher: Macmillan
Release Date: October 9th 2018

The biggest lie of all is the story you think you already know.

The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they’re also rivals, Blanca as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. They know that, because of a generations-old spell, their family is bound to a bevy of swans deep in the woods. They know that, one day, the swans will pull them into a dangerous game that will leave one of them a girl, and trap the other in the body of a swan.

But when two local boys become drawn into the game, the swans’ spell intertwines with the strange and unpredictable magic lacing the woods, and all four of their fates depend on facing truths that could either save or destroy them. Blanca & Roja is the captivating story of sisters, friendship, love, hatred, and the price we pay to protect our hearts.


Hope to see you next month friends! We’ll be posting our discussion schedule the first week of August, stay tune.

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July 2019: Reading and Discussion Schedule (The Poet X)

For those who may have missed the announcement, July’s book club pick is The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. Below is the reading and discussion schedule for this month’s pick. We are including schedules for both the physical and audiobook. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask here or on our Twitter account. You can find more info on The Poet X in our July book pick announcement here.

Reading schedule for The Poet X (physical book):

Week 1: pg. 1-92
Week 2: pg. 93-178
Week 3: pg. 179-268
Week 4: pg. 269-end

Reading schedule for The Poet X (audiobook):

Week 1: 0:00-55:44
Week 2: 55:45-1:44:44
Week 3: 1:44:45-2:34:38
Week 4: 2:34:39-end

Week 1: Hosts’ discussion questions (Sunday, July 7th)
Week 2: Submit your own discussion questions (Sunday, July 14th)
Week 3: Share your favorite novels-in-verse &/or slam/spoken-word poets (Sunday, July 21st)
Week 4: Hosts’ discussion questions (Sunday, July 28th)

Latinx Book Club: July’s Book Club Pick

The Latinx Book Club is happy to announce our official July book club pick, but first let’s give a shout out to all the nominees which all happen to be debut novels by incredible Latinx authors. Titles are linked to Goodreads.

Five Midnights by Ann Dávila Cardinal
The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Victoria in My Head by Janelle Milanes

We hope you add all these titles to your TBR and that you get a chance to read them in the future. Next month’s hosts will be Jocelyn and Alicia, and we are really excited to dive into next month’s book club pick. Without further ado, it’s time to announce the winner. July’s book club pick will be…

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo! Here’s Jocelyn with a few thoughts on this pick: This is a book that I would go back and give to my teenage self if I had the chance. Xiomara’s dealing with so. many. things. But she continues to stand up for herself and make sure she is heard. Her words continue to inspire me and I cannot wait to dive into her story for the second time!

We will be starting our readalong July 1st and will continue throughout the month, but feel free to read at your own pace. We will be using the hashtag #Latinxbookclub all month long and encourage you to do so as well. We hope you can join us for our July book club pick. If you have any questions, feel free to ask here or on our Twitter account. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

Title: The Poet X
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
Series: N/A
Pages: 357
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: March 8th 2018

      “A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo.
    Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.
      But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about. With Mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself.
      So when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out, much less speak her words out loud. But still, she can’t stop thinking about performing her poems.
      Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.”

Will you be joining the Latinx Book Club in July? Have you read this book yet? Let’s talk in the comments!

Welcome to the Latinx Book Club Blog!

Welcome amigxs to the official blog for the Latinx Book Club! For those unfamiliar with us, we are a Twitter-based book club (find us here!) that focuses on reading and boosting Latinx voices in the community. Each month, with the help of other readers, we choose one YA or MG book to read together. The Latinx Book Club consists of six Latinx bloggers/booktubers, all of whom are dedicated to reading and uplifting Latinx authors and other valued members in the book community.

Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense

Cande @ Latinx Magic

Carolina @ Santana Reads

Dani @ Metamorphoreader

Jocelyn @ Yogi with a Book

Sofia @ Bookish Wanderess

The Latinx Book Club blog is here to help you navigate each month’s book club pick and keep you up to date with discussion threads and upcoming book picks. We will also be spotlighting Latinx authors, posting recommendation lists, and putting together many other fun posts. We hope you follow and that you join us each month as we dive into another exciting novel together.