My Favorites


  • My first reading obsession (I even wrote a book report about it): The Babysitters Club Series. Favorite character: Mary Anne
  • My first adult reading obsession: Sydney Sheldon. I read all his novels. My favorite: The Master of the Game
  • I then moved on to thrillers, most notably James Patterson’s Alex Cross Series and some romantic suspense from Linda Howard.
  • Now, I read more variety, based on my mood. Here’s a list of my all-time favorites:
    • The Harry Potter Series
    • Daughter of Fortune (Hija de la Fortuna) by Isabel Allende
    • By the River Piedra, I Sat Down and Wept by Paolo Coelho
    • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
    • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (first novel that made me cry)
    • The 13th Tale by Diane Setterfield (read it again right after I finished)
    • The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
    • The Time in Between (El Tiempo Entre Costuras) by Maria Dueñas
    • Faking It by Elisa Lorello – the novel that inspired me to write.
    • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • Recent Favorites
    • The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
    • I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Ian Reid
    • The Mothers by Brit Bennet
    • 32 Candles by Ernessa Carter
    • The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
    • One Day in December by Josie Silver
    • The Seven Husbands of Elizabeth Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
    • Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid


  • My TV obsession growing up: Telenovelas. Some of my favorites: Corazón Salvaje, Betty la Fea, Rubí, El Clon.
  • First U.S. series obsession: 90210
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Sex and the City
  • LOST. Favorite character: John Locke.
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Sitcoms like Friends and How I Met Your Mother
  • And many more … (I watch way too much TV)


  • Favorite movie genre: horror. Favorite horror movie: The Descent.
  • Movie with the most re-watches: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. That Morgan Freeman speech near the end gets me every time.
  • Unforgettable movie theater experiences: The Sixth Sense, Jurassic Park, Titanic, and Mad Max: Fury Road.
  • Unconventional movies like Memento and Inception
  • Pixar and Disney, especially the Toy Story Trilogy, Inside Out, and The Little Mermaid
  • The MCU, especially Captain America: Civil War
  • And many more … (Also watch a lot of movies)


  • Favorite singer growing up: Madonna. Also, like all Puerto Rican girls in the 80’s: Menudo.
  • Favorite music genre: Rock/Pop
  • I love to sing, so I gravitate toward female vocalists: Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Rihanna
  • Favorite song to sing at karaoke: Sweet Child o’ Mine from Guns N’ Roses