Hey Y’all! First, I just wanted to apologize for my lack of a post last week. I was not feeling well and just wanted to sleep it off. So thank you for your understanding!

I appreciate you!

Holy cow y’all…ITS DECEMBER! The year is almost over and it feels so weird to say. The year has both dragged and moved quickly, if that makes any type of sense =0/. With it being a new month, it means we’ve got new books to deck our halls! This list isn’t a very long one, which some of y’all may find a relief or not! As usual, please check the dates because they are always subject to change!

I do love new book release lists!
  • Holy Parrot by Angel A *adult* 12/1
  • The Union by Leah Vernon *adult* 12/1
  • The Vibrant Years by Sonali Dev *adult* 12/1
  • A Singh Family Christmas by Nisha Sharma *adult novella* 12/5
  • The Many Dates of Indigo by Amber Samuel *adult* 12/6  
  • A Dash of Salt and Pepper by Kosoko Jackson *adult* 12/6
  • Where It Rains In Color by Denise Crittendon *adult* 12/6
  • Roses, In The Mouth Of A Lion by Bushra Rehma *adult* 12/6
  • Never After: The Broken Mirror by Melissa de la Cruz *sequel* 12/6
  • The Bird Tattoo by Dunya Mikhail *adult* 12/6
  • Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone by Sequoia Nagamatsu *adult* 12/6
  • An Ayah’s Choice by Shahida Rahman *adult* 12/8
  • In It to Win It by Sharon C. Cooper *adult* 12/13
  • A Million To One by Adiba Jaigirdar 12/13
  • One White Crane A Bilingual Counting Book of the Months by Vickie Lee & Joey Chou *PB* 12/13
  • The Thorn Puller by Hiromi Ito *adult* 12/13
  • Shy by Bukimi Miki 12/13
  • Radiant Red, Vol. 1 by Cherish Chen 12/13
  • How We Say I Love You by Nicole Chen *PB* 12/13
  • Pregnant by The Playboy by Jackie Lau *adult* 12/13
  • The Daughters of Izdihar by Hadeer Elsbai *adult* 12/14
  • The Rodeo Queen by Marcella Bell *adult* 12/27
  • Miles Lewis: Matchmaker by Kelly Starling Lyons *MG Series* 12/27
  • Welcome to the Island by Dela Costa *MG* 12/27
  • Nine Liars by Maureen Johnson 12/27
  • One Night Only by Jayci Lee *Adult series* 12/27
  • Tomorrow Is New Year’s Day by Aram Kim *PB* 12/27
  • Jujutsu Kaisen: Summer Of Ashes, Autumn Of Dust by Ballad Kitaguni 12/27
compared to past months, it’s really not!

I did get a few ARCs for books coming out this month thanks to netgalley and I have finished them all! They are:

  • The Many Dates of Indigo by Amber Samuel *adult*
  • Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone by Sequoia Nagamatsu *adult*
  • In It to Win It by Sharon C. Cooper *adult*
  • A Million To One by Adiba Jaigirdar
I feel like such a winner for being able to say I finished all the ARCs I had for this month, lol!

The great thing about not having a ton of ARCs for this month, I’m able to do a little bit of catch up with past ARCs and books that have been sitting in my TBR before I start on my 2023 ARCS (which will be very soon)… wow y’all, we’re really about to be in another year in a few weeks O_O!

This is my face, thinking about that fact!

Did I miss any books coming out this month by Authors of Color? Are there any you are excited for? Either way, 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 I’ve caught up with my TBR (no matter if the notion is a myth, lol)! As usual, I’m sending you tons of bookish love & wish you happy reading and a very bookish holiday season!


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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