Hey y’all! As I was writing my October Wrap-Up, I realized I completely forgot to post about the books I bought in October. For those who are new here or the ones who have forgotten, at the start of the year I challenged myself to buy at least one book each month.
I usually get my books from Cultured Books, a Black woman-owned independent bookstore. Even though I didn’t buy these particular books from them this month, I bought the books for my giveaway winners through them. So, if you’re looking to support a Black owned indie and not the corporation that shall not be named, definitely consider checking them out.
I ended up breaking the pattern of one month getting one book and the next month getting multiples. I got three books this month from Button Poetry because one of my favorite poets published his chapbook. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before but for those who don’t know, I write poetry regularly and I’m often inspired by poets like these three.
The newest additions to my collection:
Hey y’all! When I said September was snatching my check, just know I was super serious. If you’re new here, at the beginning of the year I challenged myself to buy at least one book every month in support of authors and independent bookstores. Some months I end up buying more than one book and this was one of those months.
My local bookstore has closed down, which did make me sad but now I’m supporting a Black-owned independent bookstore and that makes me happy. If you’d like to find a Black-owned bookstore near you, click here for the directory. I got these books from Cultured Books through their online shop.
Since I have a whopping 9 books on the list this month (and if you know me, you know that’s a LOT) I’ll just include links to the synopsis rather than the full synopsis.
This month’s picks are:
Hey y’all, I’m starting to see a pattern with these months. It’s like, one month I get one book and the next month I get multiple. Kind of weird, right?
For those who may not know yet, I challenged myself at the beginning on the year to buy at least one book a month from my local bookstore. That way I’d support an Indie bookstore and also support authors. I tend to get the vast majority of my reads from the library but it is nice to gift myself every month with a beautiful book… or two.
My local bookstore has closed down, which makes me so sad, but now I’m supporting a Black-owned independent bookstore. If you’d like to find a Black-owned bookstore near you, click here for the directory. I got these books from Cultured Books through their online shop.
This month’s picks are:
The months of June and July were quite prosperous for my shelves. I’ve gotten so many new and beautiful additions. I bought two books from my local bookstore, won two books from the Bibliophagist and Page to Page giveaway, and I was gifted a whole bunch of books from someone over at Penguin Random House.
Books I Bought:
As promised yesterday, here’s the in-depth book haul.