What’s Up? So September has come and gone so quickly I feel like I’ve gotten whiplash (hopefully I’m not the only one) so now we’re entering into a new pub month along with Spooky Season! October is bringing us some great books so we are just going to get right into this list!

Yes!
  • The Pain We Carry Healing from Complex PTSD for People of Color by Natalie Gutierrez *adult* 10/1
  • Path Of Deceit by Justina Ireland & Tessa Gratton 10/4
  • A Scatter Of Light by Malinda Lo 10/4
  • Token Black Girl A Memoir by Danielle Prescod *adult* 10/4
  • The Lords of Night by J.C. Cervantes *MG* 10/4
  • The Empress Of Time by Kylie Lee Baker *sequel* 10/4
  • Tasting Light Edited by A.R. Capetta & Wade Roush 10/4
  • The Sacrifice by Rin Chupeco 10/4
  • Blackmail and Bibingka by Mia P. Manansala *adult series* 10/4
  • Monarch Rising by Harper Glenn 10/4
  • The Christmas Clash by Suzanne Park 10/4
  • Shad Hadid And The Alchemists Of Alexandria by George Jreije *MG* 10/14
  • Nothing Ever Happens To Ethan Fairmont by Nick Brooks *MG* 10/4
  • The Blue Scarf by Mohamed Danawi *PB* 10/4
  • Children Of Stardust by Edudzi Adodo *MG* 10/4
  • Brown Is Beautiful by Supriya Kelkar *PB* 10/4
  • She Persisted: Wilma Mankiller by Traci Sorell*MG* 10/4
  • The Big Dreams Of Small Creatures by Gail Lerner *MG* 10/4
  • You Should Sit Down For This by Tamera Mowry-Housley *adult* 10/4
  • Anne Of Greenville by Mariko Tamaki 10/4
  • My Road From Damascus by Jamal Saeed *adult* 10/4
  • Bhai For Now By Maleeha Siddiqui 10/4
  • The Forerunner: A Story Of Pain And Perseverance in America by Cori Bush *adult* 10/4
  • Papyrus: The Invention Of Books In The Ancient World by Irene Vallejo *adult* 10/4
  • Maybe An Artist, A Graphic Memoir By Liz Montague *MG* 10/4
  • The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera *prequel* 10/4
  • Soul of a Killer by Abby Collette *adult* 10/4
  • The Tuskegee Student Uprising A History by Brian Jones *adult* 10/4
  • Jackal by Erin E. Adams 10/4
  • If You Could See The Sun by Ann Liang 10/11
  • Black Gold by Laura Obuobi & London Ladd *PB* 10/11
  • Somewhere Sisters by Erika Hayasaki *adult* 10/11
  • Don’t Look Back by Achut Deng & Keely Hutton 10/11
  • My People: Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives By Charlayne Hunter-Gault *adult* 10/11
  • The Picture Bride by Lee Geum-Yi *adult* 10/11
  • Where The Lost Ones Go by Akemi Dawn Bowman *MG* 10/11
  • Nikhil Out Loud by Maulik Pancholy *MG* 10/11
  • Will Do Magic For Small Change by Andrea Hairston *adult* 10/11
  • The Essential Dick Gregory edited by Christian Gregory *adult* 10/11
  • Off The Wall by Theodore Taylor, III *PB* 10/11
  • On The Hustle by Adriana Herrera *adult* 10/11
  • Black Power Kitchen by Jon Gray, Pierre Serrao & Lester Walker *adult* 10/11
  • The Miracle Of Salt by Naomi Duguis *adult* 10/11
  • Black Panther: Panther’s Rage by Sheree Renée Thomas 10/11
  • I Miss You, I Hate This by Sara Saedi 10/11
  • Blood Moon Prophecy The Legend of the Nyx by Dilani Kahawala 10/11
  • An American Martyr In Persia by Reza Aslan *adult* 10/11
  • Calypso, Corpses, and Cooking by Raquel V. Reyes *adult series* 10/11
  • The Name-Bearer by Natalia Hernandez 10/11
  • Daughters of the New Year A Novel by E.M. Tran *adult* 10/11
  • Everyone Hates Kelsie Miller by Meredith Ireland 10/11
  • When Trees Fall by Dale Mahfood *adult* 10/15
  • Marya Khan And The Incredible Henna Party by Saadia Faruqi *MG Series* 10/18
  • Road Of The Lost by Nafiza Azad 10/18
  • Drizzle, Dreams and Lovestruck Things by Maya Prasad 10/18
  • The Spirit Queen by Arnée Flores 10/18
  • Frizzy by Claribel Ortega *MG* 10/18
  • Marikit And The Ocean Of Stars by Caris Avendano Cruz *MG* 10/18
  • Miles Morales: Stranger Tides by Justin A. Reynolds *MG Series* 10/18
  • Love from Mecca to Medina By S. K. Ali 10/18
  • We Are The Scribes by Randi Pink 10/18
  • Partners In Crime by Alisha Rai *adult* 10/18
  • Somebody That I Used To Know by Dana L. Davis 10/18
  • The Heartbeat Of Wounded Knee (YA Adaptation) by David Treuer 10/18
  • Twelve Dinging Doorbells by Tameka Fryer Brown *PB* 10/18
  • The Talk by Alicia D. Williams *PB* 10/18
  • When We Were Sisters by Fatimah Asghar *adult* 10/18
  • I Can’t Wait To Call You My Wife by Rita Roberts *adult* 10/18
  • Black Women Will Save The World by April Ryan *adult* 10/18
  • Zara’s Rules for Finding Hidden Treasure by Hena Khan *MG* 10/18
  • African Art Now 50 Pioneers Defining African Art for the Twenty-First Century by Osei Bonsu *adult* 10/18
  • My Nest of Silence by Matt Faulkner 10/18
  • Mama’s Home by Shay Youngblood *PB* 10/18
  • Picture Perfect by Jeevani Charika *adult* 10/21
  • Into The Riverlands by Nghi Vo *adult sequel* 10/25
  • The Stand-Up Groomsman by Jackie Lau *adult* 10/25
  • A Touch of Moonlight by Yaffa S. Santos *adult* 10/25
  • The Sevenfold Hunters By Rose Egal 10/25
  • Strike The Zither by Joan He 10/25
  • Anywhere You Run by Wanda M. Morris *adult* 10/25
  • Maybe This Christmas by Ieshia Wiedlin *adult* 10/25
  • A Seed In The Sun by Aida Salazar 10/25
  • Go, Sled! Go! By James Yang *PB* 10/25
  • Into The Riverlands by Nghi Vo *adult* 10/25
  • João by a Thread by Roger Mello *PB* 10/25
  • Never Catch Me by Darius Simpson *adult* 10/25
  • The Sassoons: The Great Global Merchants and The Making Of An Empire by Joseph Sassoon *adult* 10/25
  • We Are All We Have by Marina Budhos 10/25
  • Honest With You by Kaye Rockwell *adult* 10/30
The list isn’t that long this month…*looks away*

That is a good amount of books coming out! I have been blessed with some ARCS/ALCs for a few of these books courtesy of netgalley, MacMillan, HarperCollins (thanks to my friend Doris) and Meredith Ireland (for her book)! Shout Out to y’all! They are:

  • A Scatter Of Light by Malinda Lo
  • The Empress Of Time by Kylie Lee Baker *sequel*
  • The Christmas Clash by Suzanne Park
  • Shad Hadid And The Alchemists Of Alexandria by George Jreije *MG*
  • If You Could See The Sun by Ann Liang
  • On The Hustle by Adriana Herrera *adult*
  • Everyone Hates Kelsie Miller by Meredith Ireland
  • Marya Khan And The Incredible Henna Party by Saadia Faruqi *MG Series*
  • Road Of The Lost by Nafiza Azad
  • Drizzle, Dreams and Lovestruck Things by Maya Prasad
  • Frizzy by Claribel Ortega *MG*
  • Marikit And The Ocean Of Stars by Caris Avendano Cruz *MG*
  • We Are The Scribes by Randi Pink
  • Partners In Crime by Alisha Rai *adult*
  • Somebody That I Used To Know by Dana L. Davis
  • Picture Perfect by Jeevani Charika *adult*
  • The Stand-Up Groomsman by Jackie Lau *adult*
  • A Touch of Moonlight by Yaffa S. Santos *adult*
  • Strike The Zither by Joan He
  • Anywhere You Run by Wanda M. Morris *adult*
I do! I really do!

Of these, I’ve listened to/read are:

  • The Christmas Clash by Suzanne Park
  • Currently Reading: Shad Hadid And The Alchemists Of Alexandria by George Jreije *MG*
I truly believe in my heart of hearts that I will get through this TBR of mine! It’s what I have to tell myself to get through the day, lol!

I’m a tadbit behind on my TBR but I’ll catch up eventually, lol! Hopefully this list didn’t spook you! Are there any books by Authors Of Color that I’ve missed? Are there any that you are really excited for? Let me know in the comments here or on social media on Instagram @bookishgirlmagic, Twitter @bookishgrlmagic and Clubhouse @bookishgrlmagic where you can find me mostly in book centered clubs/rooms (primarily on Tuesdays and Fridays). Also please subscribe to this blog if you haven’t already because it makes me feel like I’ve produced a book release list that doesn’t leave you concerned for your bank accounts or library holds! Until the next post, I’m sending y’all bookish love and wishing you a happy spooky season & reading!

Published by bookishgirlmagic

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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