I’m going to come out (not of the closet, i already did that), and say that i have bought A LOT of books recently. If you read my last post, i have recently taken some time off work, and that lead to a lot of independant book shop trips. I picked up quite the mix of books in the last few months, and i have to say, i’m really excited about all of them.
I also got a few books this month that have either been gifted or long awaited pre-orders! Gender Euphoria by Laura Kate Dale has been a kickstarter my boyfriend backed for me way earlier in to last year. The signed copies finally got released out in to the world and i’m really looking forward to it! I was also kindly gifted This Is My Truth by Yasmin Rahman by Hot Key Books. Another one i’m incredibly excited to get to very soon.
But really, let’s move on to the bulk of the haul. Some of these have been purchased online, quite a lot have been from a few different independant places that i’ve visited whilst being off work. I’m really happy that i had the chance to visit some shops that i’ve wanted to support throughout the pandemic.
The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green
An Emotion Of Great Delight by Tahereh Mafi
Gender Euphoria by Laura Kate Dale
Dreamland by Rosa Rankin-Gee
The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Like A Love Story by Abdi Nazemian
Zara Hossain Is Here by Sabina Khan
The Mirror Season by Anna-Marie McLemore
When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey
Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia & Anna-Marie McLemore
Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Ace Of Spades by Faridah Abike-Iyimide
Black Sunday by Tola Rotimi Abraham
Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi
The Start Up Wife by Tahmima Anam
One Last Stop by Casey McQuinston
Lasr One At The Party by Bethany Clift
Moloka’i by Alan Brennert
My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness by Nagata Kabi
The Girl From The Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag
I won’t lie to you, there are more. There are ones in the photo not listed, and there are books that are not listed or photographed that i’ve purchased. But i’m happy with the amount of books that i now have to dip in to at any point.
Let me know in the comments which books you think i should prioritise from this list!