Book of the Month ~ August

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Hey y’all! At the beginning of the year, I challenged myself to buy at least one book from an independent bookstore each month. My local bookstore closed permanently very recently so I’ve switched over to getting them from Cultured Books (a Black-owned bookstore) for these past few months.

However, this month’s purchase is from somewhere else entirely and we’ll get into that a little later. My August pick is probably going to come as a surprise, especially if you aren’t following me on Twitter.

So, this month’s book is:

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You Should See Me in a Crown (Book Review)

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Hey y’all! It seems like everyone’s been talking about this book and for good reason. My library had over a month long waitlist for the audiobook and I’m really happy I stuck it out. I listened to this through the CloudLibrary app, as I do for most audiobooks.

Trigger warnings: death of a parent, microaggressions, forced outing, panic attacks

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Training School for Negro Girls (Book Review)

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Hey y’all! This is the last book I’ll be reviewing from the readathon. Training School for Negro Girls was an interesting set of short stories. It reminded me of Heads of the Colored People which I read a few stories from for my African American Literature class last year.

I actually ended up finding out about this book through Goodreads and my library had the audiobook on the CloudLibrary app, so it felt like a perfect chance for trying out this genre.

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