If you haven’t watched her prime special “Watch Out For The Big Grrrls”, you really should, it’s amazing!

What’s up y’all?! Can you believe that we are about to be in another month and really 2 months before we find ourselves in a whole new year?! That realization just hit me! Time is wild and doesn’t feel real sometimes! I also realized that I probably need to be stopped with the corny new release blog post titles but I truly cannot help it, lol!

It really does feel that way sometimes!

Anyways, with a new month comes new releases and there are so many to look forward to! So let’s hop into this list!

Yes! Let’s!
  • Saha by Cho Nam-Joo *adult 11/1
  • The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks by Shauna Robinson *adult* 11/1
  • Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer; adapted by Monique Gray Smith; illustrated by Nicole Neidhardt 11/1
  • Salt And Sugar by Rebecca Carvalho 11/1
  • Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win by Susan Azim Boyer 11/1
  • Someday, Maybe by Onyi Nwabineli *adult* 11/1
  • Shuna’s Journey by Hayao Miyazaki 11/1
  • Chicano Bakes: Recipes for Mexican Pan Dulce, Tamales, and My Favorite Desserts By Esteban Castillo 11/1
  • Hold You Down by Tracy Brown *adult* 11/1
  • The Wicked Remain by Laura Pohl *Sequel* 11/1
  • My Fade Is Fresh by Shauntay Grant *PB* 11/1
  • She Persisted: Maya Lin by Grace Lin *MG* 11/1
  • Who Is The Man In The Air? Michael Jordan by Gabe Soria *MG* 11/1
  • Kiss Me, Catalina by Priscilla Oliveras *adult series* 11/1
  • I Want To Die But I Want To Eat Tteokbokki by Baek Sehee *adult* 11/1
  • Love In The Age Of Dragons by Fatima R. Henson 11/1                        
  • Not Done Yet Shirley Chisholm’s Fight for Change by Tameka Fryer Brown *PB* 11/1
  • Colton: Restoration Ranch Book 2 by LaQuette *adult* 11/1
  • Friends Like These by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez 11/1
  • Blue Box by Kouji Miura 11/1
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever The Courage To Dream by Frederick Douglas *PB* 11/1
  • The Aziza Chronicle: Awakening by Trevaugh Roach-Carter 11/4
  • Angels Before Man by Rafael Nicolas 11/7
  • Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn *sequel* 11/8
  • Black Internet Effect by Shavone Charles 11/8
  • Whiteout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk & Nicola Yoon 11/8
  • Futureland Battle For The Park by H.D. Hunter *MG* 11/8
  • Better than Fiction by Alexa Martin *adult* 11/8
  • Mihi Ever After by Tae Keller *MG* 11/8
  • A Song For The Unsung by Carole Weatherford & Rob Sanders *PB* 11/8
  • You Matter To Me by Doyin Richards *PB* 11/8
  • She Sang For India by Suma Subramaniam *PB* 11/8
  • Amor Is To Love You by Susie Jaramillo *PB* 11/8
  • I Love My Mommy by Susie Jaramillo *PB* 11/8
  • Nubia The Awakening by Omar Epps & Clarence A. Haynes 11/8
  • My Paati’s Saris by Jyoti Rajan Gopal & Art Twink *PB* 11/8
  • A Sweet Lowcountry Proposal by Preslaysa Williams *adult series* 11/8
  • Fatty Fatty Boom Boom by Rabia Chaudry *adult* 11/8
  • Vegan Africa Plant-Based Recipes from Ethiopia to Senegal by Marie Kacouchia *adult* 11/8
  • True Beauty Volume One by Yaongyi 11/8
  • Ride or Die A Feminist Manifesto for the Well-Being of Black Women by Shanita Hubbard *adult* 11/8
  • While You Sleep by Jennifer Maruno *PB* 11/8
  • Kaiu Shirai X Posuka Demizu: Beyond The Promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai 11/8
  • The Grimkes: The Legacy Of Slavery In An American Family by Kerri K. Greenidge *adult* 11/8
  • Where Monsters Lurk & Magic Hides edited by Lauren T. Davila 11/10
  • One Scott Deal by Lucy Eden *adult Audio* 11/14
  • Briarcliff Prep by Brianna Peppins 11/15
  • Pride and Protest by Nikki Payne *adult* 11/15
  • Kobe Eats Pizza by Ashley Wian, Joy Ang & Cate Berry *PB* 11/15
  • Put Your Shoes On & Get Ready by Raphael Warnock *PB* 11/15
  • Little Black Girl by Kirby Howell-Baptiste *PB* 11/15
  • Little Black Boy by Kirby Howell-Baptiste *PB* 11/15
  • The Tamarind Tree by Sundara Ramaswarmy *adult* 11/15
  • Convergence by Zoraida Cordova *adult* 11/15
  • Before I Let Go by Kennedy Ryan *adult* 11/15
  • Africa Risen A New Era of Speculative Fiction by Sheree Renée Thomas; Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki; Zelda Knight 11/15
  • Heart Of The Sun Warrior by Sue Lynn Tan *adult sequel* 11/15
  • Ravaged A Burned Inc. Novel by Naima Simone *adult* 11/15
  • Tread of Angels by Rebecca Roanhorse 11/15
  • My GrandMom by Gee-eun Lee & Sophie Bowman *PB* 11/15
  • Other Side of the Tracks By Charity Alyse 11/22
  • Living While Black Portraits of Everyday Resistance by Ajuan Mance *adult* 11/22
  • Embrace Your Size by hara 11/22
  • Where There Is Smoke There Is Fire by Monique Fisher *adult* 11/23
  • The Things We Bring To The Table by Rod Palmer *adult* 11/28
  • We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds 11/29
  • House Of Yesterday by Deeba Zargarpur 11/29
  • The Second Chance At Rancho Lindo by Sabrina Sol *adult* 11/29
  • We’re in This Together A Young Readers Edition of We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders by Linda Sarsour 11/29
  • What We Found In Hallelujah by Vanessa Miller *adult* 11/29
  • The Universe In You: A Microscopic Journey by Jason Chen *PB* 11/29
That is a decent amount of books coming out!

There are a good amount of books coming out this month and I’m quite excited for so many! I’ve gotten lucky with ARCs thanks to bookish homies, netgalley and publishers. Here are the books I have ARCs for:

  • Salt And Sugar by Rebecca Carvalho
  • Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win by Susan Azim Boyer
  • Someday, Maybe by Onyi Nwabineli *adult*
  • Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn *sequel*
  • Whiteout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk & Nicola Yoon
  • Better than Fiction by Alexa Martin *adult*
  • Mihi Ever After by Tae Keller *MG*
  • A Sweet Lowcountry Proposal by Preslaysa Williams *adult series*
  • Briarcliff Prep by Brianna Peppins
  • Pride and Protest by Nikki Payne *adult*
  • We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds
This is the energy!

I’m really excited for the books I have ARCs for (not as many as past months but I’m REALLY happy with the ones I have). I haven’t gotten to start any of them because I was playing catch up with October’s ARCs and trying to live life (and napping because work has required A LOT of energy) but I will be hopping to it soon because y’all see whats in that list, lol! My plan is also to go back to ARCs I hadn’t gotten to in the past since I don’t have a lot of ARCs for December!

I willlllll get to those books!

So are there any books you are looking forward to for November? Did I miss any books by Authors of Color that are coming out? Has the realization that the year is almost over hit you too? Let me know in the comments 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 books I’ve been eagerly awaiting are dropping soon! As usual, I’m sending you tons of bookish love & wish you happy reading as well as start of the holiday season!


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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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  1. As always, a great post! You have one tiny error. The Hidden Script is by Jemima Victor (you have it as Jenkins). She also just made a post delaying the release until 2023. I have the ARC of her book, though, so thankfully I can read it now. 🙂 I’m also planning on getting The Banned Bookshop and Braiding Sweetgrass. I pre-ordered The Grimkes and I’m going to meet the author in two weeks at a book discussion/signing! I’m too excited about that! I’m also reading her other book, Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter!! I can’t believe this year is almost gone. Wow. Keep these posts coming! You keep me on my bookish toes!

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