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Massive New Release September, The Finaling

HERE WE ARE. End of September. Autumn foliage. If you live somewhere where that happens. We are now three-quarters through the year, which is exciting if you decide to do a final quarter reading challenge.

You all. This year is literally the slowest reading year in years for me. I thought it would be 2020 because of the start of the pandemic and also I got married, but 2020 was my best reading year? And then 2021 has been like, hey, what are books. And honestly, no matter how much you’re reading, you’re doing a great job and I am proud of you for even having the energy to care about books. A+, you.

Here are many new releases for the week!

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Feeding the Soul (Because It’s My Business): Finding Our Way to Joy, Love, and Freedom by Tabitha Brown

Did you watch Olivia Lux do a terrible job as Tabitha Brown on Drag Race season 13? That’s the first time I heard of Tabitha Brown, but she seems like a delight. She is a vegan and TikTok star! In her book, she talks about struggling with chronic autoimmune pain and “shares the wisdom she gained from her own journey, showing readers how to make a life for themselves that is rooted in nonjudgmental kindness and love, both for themselves and for others.”

Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People by Kekla Magoon

Guardians of the Trees: A Journey of Hope Through Healing the Planet by Kinari Webb

Out of the Sun: On Race and Storytelling by Esi Edugyan

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Please Don’t Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes: Essays by Phoebe Robinson

It’s a book by Roxane Gay’s imprint, Tiny Reparations Books! And by the hilarious Phoebe Robinson. She shares “stories about her mom slow-poking before a visit with Mrs. Obama, the stupidly fake reassurances of zip-line attendants, her favorite things about dating a white person from the UK, and how the lack of Black women in leadership positions fueled her to become the Black lady boss of her dreams.” YAY.

Desperate: An Epic Battle for Clean Water and Justice in Appalachia by Kris Maher

Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence by Anita Hill

White Borders: The History of Race and Immigration in the United States from Chinese Exclusion to the Border Wall by Reece Jones

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How to Examine a Wolverine: More Tales from the Accidental Veterinarian by Philipp Schott, DVM

What is it like to be a veterinarian! And what do you need to know. Schott answers this, as well as all-important topics like “the mysteries of catnip, dog flatulence, and duck erectile dysfunction.” Really just covers it all there. I hope I never have to examine a wolverine, but I am interested in HOW one does it.

For more nonfiction reads, check out the For Real podcast which I co-host with the excellent Kim here at Book Riot. If you have any questions/comments/book suggestions, you can find me on social media @itsalicetime. Until next time, enjoy those facts, fellow nerds.