Books I’ve Added to My Reading List Recently | Focusing on Sapphic Books and Authors of Colour

Sapphic books and authors of colour - books I've added to my TBR recently

Hellooooo my lovely lemons! How are you doing? Read anything good recently? I’ve been trying to branch out what I’m reading lately, which has resulted in my reading list growing more in the past month than it has in the whole last year combined! So instead of just sitting under this growing pile of books having an existential crisis about how I’m never going to read them all, I thought I’d make some fun content and share them with you all!

As the title alludes to, I’ve been focusing on adding more sapphic books and books by authors of colour to my TBR recently. It’s something I realised I was sorely lacking and I’m determined to do my absolute best to change that. As a blogger (even a small one) I have influence over what people read, and I think we all have a responsibility to make sure we’re reading and recommending a diverse range of books.

Pip enjoying himself on a long walk 😛

In a small snippet of personal news, me and Olly just celebrated our 2 year anniversary! We went back to the spot they took me to on our first date. This time we have a little tag-along in the form of Pip – he had a good run around as you can see above!

Now my original idea for this post was to just show you all the books I’ve added recently, from backlist titles to anticipated releases. Then I scrolled through my Goodreads and saw just how many books that is. I completely balked at that idea and decided to save upcoming releases for another post.

Also, I’ve figured that making this list will be a lot less painful for me if I just include the covers of all these book and trust that you can read them, rather than writing heading and descriptions and links for each title. Realising I could do that was a serious relief. So I hope you’ll forgive me for not including the Goodreads links, but according to my stats page no one ever clicks on them anyway. If you see anything you like the look of, I’m sure you can search it yourself!

Oh my word, now I’ve actually uploaded all the covers I am SO GLAD I didn’t try to do them individually because it may actually have killed me. If this page kills your browser and refuses to load, I’m very sorry. If it does you can take comfort in knowing what it did to my browser as I tried to download and upload them all.

So, that was all the (released) books I’ve added to my TBR recently! See anything you like the look of? Have you read anything I’ve added? I’ll try to do an anticipated releases post soon as well if you liked this one! As for the diversity of the books I read, I’m trying my best to do better but there’s always going to be room for improvement. If you’ve got any recommendations for me, feel free to drop them in the comments!

Love and lemons, Abi

13 thoughts on “Books I’ve Added to My Reading List Recently | Focusing on Sapphic Books and Authors of Colour

  1. omg I’m so excited about Felix Ever After!!! i’ve seen nothing but amazing things and now i’m so happy because now I have all these other cool books to add to my tbr. amazing post!!!! ❤ ❤

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  2. So many amazing looking books on this TBR, and I love your commitment to pick up more sapphic books and authors of color! Plenty of these are on my TBR as well, like Felix Ever After, The Voting Booth, The Degenerates, and Girl Made of Stars. And I adored Clap When You Land, Ivy Aberdeen, and You Should See Me in a Crown! Hope you do too 😀 Happy reading!

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    1. Yeah! I looked at the books I was reading and saw there was a huge gap in diversity so I know I need to change that. What’s the point in escaping to infinite fictional worlds if all the characters are the same?

      I got a copy of Clap When You Land on my first trip to a physical bookstore post-quarantine so I’ll probably get to that soon. I loved With The Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo so I’m super excited for her latest, especially since it’s in verse. I’m really glad to hear you enjoyed it! 😄


  3. Felix Ever After is one of my favorite books this year, and Late to the Party is definitely a close second in contemporaries! I seriously had the best time ever with Late to the Party, and all I want in life is Netflix to adapt it for next summer now. Clap When You Land was heartbreaking and gorgeous all at once, too! I’ve got You Should See Me in a Crown & The Henna Wars on my physical TBR, and I really need to get to them soon!

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    1. I’ve heard nothing but great things about Felix Ever After, and I’m so glad to hear you loved Late to the Party! I haven’t seen many people talking about it but as soon as I read the synopsis I knew I absolutely had to read it. I have Clap When You Land on my physical TBR and I’m really excited to get to it soon!

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  4. Sourdough
    Woooooooooo I’m terrified I’ve hyped it too much now 😂
    But I’m so glad you’re trying to diversify your reads! What with everything that’s been going on recently I’ve really been trying to as well because it’s such an important thing to read a wide range of perspectives & I just haven’t been doing a good enough job 😔
    Hope you like these when you get round to them 💞

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    1. Haha I’ll be sure to tell you what I think of it!

      Definitely, I think it’s so easy as a white person to not even notice that you aren’t reading diversely enough. I certainly didn’t and I really needed a wake up call to change and do better. Thanks! ❤️

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  5. one thing i noticed from your post was how many more covers with people of color we’ve had in the past year. i know they were so rare when i started reading more in 2013, and now they’re getting more and more common, which makes me so happy!

    i hope you enjoy the henna wars and a very large expanse of sea. they’re both very different books, but i remember loving the sibling relationships in both of them!

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    1. Yes, definitely! It’s so good to see, especially when you think about what a difference it will make to people growing up.

      Ooh, I’m an only child so it’s always interesting to me to read about sibling relationships. I can’t wait to read them!

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