Top BIPOC Book Releases: Discover Your Next Favorite Read

Are you always on the hunt for new and exciting reads? If so, you're in the right place. This month offers a treasure trove of fantastic books by BIPOC authors that you'll want to add to your reading list. From sizzling romances to poignant poetry, there's something for everyone.

Amerie's Book Club Pick: "Have You Been Long Enough At Table" by Leslie Sainz

If you haven't already, you should definitely check out Amerie's Book Club. This month's pick is Have You Been Long Enough At Table by Leslie Sainz, a poetry collection that delves deep into the Cuban American experience. This book is a profound exploration of identity, culture, and resilience.

Unveiling Today's Must-Read Books

"Lies and Weddings" by Kevin Kwan

Kevin Kwan, the author known for Crazy Rich Asians, has returned with a new romantic comedy titled Lies and Weddings. Rufus Leung Gresham, the would-be Duke of Greshambury, is caught in a bind, as his family's wealth is dwindling due to debt. His mother, a former supermodel, concocts a plan to secure a wealthy bride for him at his sister’s luxurious wedding. However, Rufus finds himself drawn to his middle-class neighbor, Eden Tong, leading to complications, especially when a volcano erupts mid-wedding!

"Goddess of the River" by Vaishnavi Patel

Another gem released this month is Goddess of the River by Vaishnavi Patel. This novel is a gripping story that blends mythology and contemporary themes. Patel’s intricate storytelling will whizz you away on a mesmerizing journey through time and emotion. Don't miss this enthralling tale of love, loss, and self-discovery.

Why You Should Follow BIPOC Authors

Reading books by BIPOC authors not only enriches your literary palate but also provides diverse perspectives often missing in mainstream literature. BIPOC authors bring unique voices and experiences that can offer profound insights and broaden your understanding of different cultures and histories. For more about influential BIPOC writers, check out this article.

"Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else's shoes for a while." – Malorie Blackman

Get Your Bookish Merch

If you’re a true book lover, you’ll want to get some bookish merchandise to complement your reading adventures. Liam and Lore offer an array of items from custom bookmarks to literary-themed candles that will enhance your reading experience. Check them out for some unique and stylish book-related products.

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May 23, 2024 — Kristin James