This is as spooky as I’m going to get y’all, lol

OK, So I know the post title is a little (a lot) corny but you can’t blame a blogger for that… Can you? *Insert eye flutter here* I can’t believe that October is pretty much here and it feels like time as flown while simultaneously moving like a sloth (definitely not cute like one either). One of the great things though is that there are some really great books coming out this month and I’m really excited (who WOULDN’T be excited about new books coming out though?!)!

Hey! I’m entitled to my corny moments people!

Here is the list of books I know are coming out this month (unless publishers change things around)! I figured I would do this post this week so that no pub day goes unacknowledged!

  • Choose Your Own Adventure: The Citadel of Whispers by Kazim Ali 10/1
  • The People Remember by Ibi Zoboi *Picture Book* 10/5
  • Why We Fly by Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal 10/5
  • Black Birds In The Sky by Brandy Colbert 10/5
  • Oh No! The Talent Show by Eva Chen *picture book* 10/5
  • Descendants of The First by Reni K. Amayo *sequel* 10/5
  • Tristan Strong Keeps Punching by Kwame Mbalia *MG sequel* 10/5
  • Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall 10/5
  • Everything Within and In Between by Nikki Barthelmess 10/5
  • From the Tops of the Trees by Kao Kalia Yang *PB* 10/5
  • Feminist AF A Guide to Crushing Girlhood by Brittney Cooper, Chanel Craft Tanner, Susana Morris 10/5
  • When Night Breaks by Janella Angeles *sequel* 10/5
  • Once More Upon A Time by Roshani Chokshi 10/6
  • Empress & Aniya by Candice Carty-Williams 10/7
  • The Seventh Cadence by Jim Wilbourne 10/8
  • The Keeper Of Night by Kylie Lee Baker 10/12
  • Everybody In The Red Brick Building by Anne Wynter *picture book* 10/12
  • The Me I Choose To Be by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley *PB* 10/12
  • Liberty’s Civil Rights Road Trip by Michael W. Waters & Nicole Tadgell *PB* 10/12
  • Defiant by Wade Hudson 10/12
  • Recognize! An Anthology Honoring And Amplifying Black Life by Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson 10/12
  • Mooncakes and Milk Bread Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by Chinese Bakeries by Kristina Cho 10/12
  • Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz *sequel* 10/12
  • Jade Fire Gold by June CL Tan 10/12
  • Kingston And The Echos Of Magic by Rucker Moses And Theo Gangi *sequel* 10/12
  • Lionheart Girl by Yaba Badoe 10/14 (UK)
  • Chaiwala! by Priti Birla Maheshwari *children’s* 10/15
  • The Sour Cherry Tree by Naseem Hrab & Nahid Kazemi *children’s* 10/15
  • Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood 10/19
  • Himawari House by Harmony Becker 10/19
  • Carefree Black Girls: A Celebration of Black Women in Popular Culture by Zeba Blay 10/19
  • The Shadow Prince by David Anthony Durham *MG* 10/19
  • Keeping It Real by Paula Chase *MG* 10/19
  • Bounce Back by Misako Rocks! *MG Manga* 10/19
  • African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History by Tracey Baptiste *PB* 10/19
  • The Last Chance For Logan County by Lamar Giles *MG series* 10/19
  • Flowers for the Sea by Zin E. Rocklyn *adult novella* 10/19
  • Rise Up! How You Can Join the Fight Against White Supremacy by Crystal Marie Fleming 10/19
  • Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw *adult novella* 10/19
  • Notable Native People 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present by Adrienne Keene 10/19
  • As The Wicked Watch by Tamron Hall 10/26
  • On Girlhood 15 Stories from the Well-Read Black Girl Library Editted by Glory Edim *adult* 10/26
  • Living With Viola by Rosena Fung *MG* 10/26
  • We Light Up the Sky by Lilliam Rivera 10/26
  • The Grimrose Girls by Laura Pohl 10/26
  • Donut Fall In Love by Jackie Lau *adult* 10/26
  • Make Your Own Money by Ty Allan Jackson *MG* 10/26
Mad Books, son!

I’m quite lucky to say that I’ve read some of the books that are coming out and they are:

  • Why We Fly by Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal 10/5
  • Tristan Strong Keeps Punching by Kwame Mbalia *MG sequel* 10/5 (This was my FAVORITE of the series, Kwame definitely did what he needed to do on this one!)
  • Black Was The Ink by Michelle Coles 10/12 (This is a book I believe should be in the Social Studies Curriculums since it has so many important historical events in it during the Reconstruction Era.)
  • Bounce Back by Misako Rocks! *MG Manga* 10/19
They were all solid reads!

There are a few books that I really wish I had gotten as early copies to read but it matters not because I will eventually get my hands on them, believe that!

This sentiment…also, I hope he is resting peacefully

Are there any books that you are super excited about?! If so, share them in the comments or on social media! Same goes for if you know of any books by Authors Of Color coming out this month that isn’t in this list with their release date!

Tell me all the books you’re excited about!

Well y’all, if you want to find me, you can holler at me (why, yes, I did say that on purpose, lol) on Instagram @bookishgirlmagic, Twitter @bookishgrlmagic and Clubhouse @bookishgrlmagic where you can typically find me in book centered clubs/rooms (which I’m not on super often, just an FYI but for sure on Tuesdays and Fridays). Also subscribe to this blog if you haven’t already because it gives me the warm & fuzzies when I see new subscribers! Anyways, have a good day, wherever you are in the world! Until the next post, Bye BOOs (sorry, I couldn’t help myself! LOL!)!


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I’m reader who has a fierce love for books written by authors of color & belief in the importance of supporting them! My mission is to amplify their voices and work so this generation and all the others after them will have literature that will reflect them.

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