Whether you're looking to find yourself in a book or lose yourself in a story, there's a colorful and magical literary world to explore through the lens of Latino authors.
You can discover the magic in reality with Gabriel García Márquez, the wonders of love with Pablo Neruda and the power of identity with Sandra Cisneros -- to name a few.
With that in mind, we asked The Huffington Post newsroom to share a book by a Latino author that shaped their life or simply became a favorite. So if you want to find inspiring words between the pages of your next literary obsession, you're in luck.
Here are 23 books by Latino authors that should be on your must-read list:
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