With trying to curb some of my book buying, I’ve been buying a lot of ebooks instead. Is it really making a difference? Probably not. But I’m here today anyway to share with you all the ones I’ve bought recently.
Queering the Tarot by Cassandra Snow
I bought this one to participate in my favourite Tarot/new booktuber, KateyFlowers book club for May, I think? I didn’t get around to reading it, but I’d still like to get to it soon.
Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell
This one came recommended to me by one of my booktube friends, Cara @ Wilde Book Garden. The main character has a club foot, so I’m very excited to be picking this one up.
Resistance and Hope by Alice Wong
Staying with the disability theme, I picked this one up in preparation for Disability Visibility, Alice Wong’s new book, being released at the end of June.
Edinburgh by Alexander Chee
I read Chee’s book, How To Write An Autobiographical Novel, last year and it was one of my favourites. I’ve been meaning to pick up another book of his ever since, and this one happened to be on sale a few weeks back so I grabbed it.
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
I’ve been seeing this one around a lot at the moment by people recommending OwnVoices books by black authors. It’s been on my radar for a little while now, but with everyone recommending it, I went ahead and picked it up.
Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova
I’d been tossing up whether I wanted to buy this yet or not. I almost picked up the paperback, but ended up switching it out for something else. Lo and behold, the next day the ebook went on sale.
Black Enough by Ibi Zoboi
I’ve been enjoying these kind of YA anthologies lately, and this is one I’d wanted to pick up for a while. I finally just went ahead and did it.
Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann
I saw Inge recommend this on Twitter the other day and was instantly like ‘get yourself into my cart right now’.
Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil by Lezley McSpadden
This one is by Michael Brown’s mother about his life and I believe, a bit about her activism after his death. This is going to be emotional, but it’s such an important book, both for right now and going forward.
The Firsts: The Inside Story of The Women Reshaping Congress by Jennifer Steinhauer
I honestly know nothing about the way American politics actually work. BUT I’m always up for learning more about women in leadership roles who are fighting for change.
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
I already had this on my list because it’s sounded amazing and that cover is beautiful. And then Angel read and reviewed it (and gushed to me about it on Facebook for like a solid week). So hell yeah I bought it.
For Black Girls Like Me by Mariama J. Lockington
Honestly, I picked this one up because it seemed interesting and I don’t read a lot of contemporary middle grade.
Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles
I have been eyeing this off for months now. It was super expensive as a hardcover so I was just going to wait for a paperback, but now, NOW I have it and it’s very exciting!