December 8, 2022

The Alchemist

One of the more recent publications to make the list, Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist caused a sensation when it was released in 1988. Though it’s classified as fiction, this easy read really works as a thematic self-help piece. It tells the tale of a shepherd who journeys to Egypt in search of treasure and offers some nice spiritual touches, if you’re looking to broaden your philosophical palette.

Why You Should Read It: While it may be considered fiction, it may also be considered chicken soup for the soul. And we could all use a little soul food.


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This Is How You Lose Her

The sophomore collection of short stories comes from perhaps the greatest Latino author of his generation – Mr. Junot Diaz. This Is How You Lose Her features Diaz continuing protagonist Yunior. A series of nine interconnected stories that deal with men’s infidelity in romantic relationships. Díaz describes the book as being “a tale about a young man’s struggle to overcome his cultural training and inner habits in order to create lasting relationships.”

Why You Should Read It: No secret that machismo can still be an issue in the Latino community, this may very well help you overcome your inner habits and create some lasting relationships of your own.

This Is How You Lose Her

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Born and raised in Los Angeles, Michael Lopez has written for outlets like TMZ, MSN Latino, Latina, Huffington Post and NUVOtv. He helped launch MTV Tr3s' Blogamole network, overseeing celebrity interviews, breaking news, movie reviews and awards show coverage. Michael has also worked as a writer for brands like Playboy, Low Rider, Warner Bros and Univision.

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