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  • Writer's pictureLeila Love

Happy National Book Lovers Day!

This is going to be a short post. Why? Because it's National Book Lovers Day and instead of reading my blog post you should know...reading a book. Because it's our day! A day where the only expectation is that you'll read books, buy books, celebrate books, and press repeat.

In short, Book Lovers Day is celebrated on August 9 every year and it's an unofficial holiday observed to encourage bibliophiles (that's you, I mean us) to celebrate reading and literature. So be advised -- put away your smartphones, turn off the television, back away from the computer, boycott Zoom, and pick up a book to read.

Yes, Book Lovers Day is widely recognized on a global scale, yet its origin and creator remain unknown. Which is fine by me. Whoever started this day is a kindred spirit. So let's dive in and READ to our hearts content today!

You can also check out some of my favorite bookish websites for book recommendations: We Need Diverse Books, Well-Read Black Girl, BlackLit, Book Riot, Oprah's Book Club, and Reese's Book Club.

And shout out to all the authors and their books pictured above + what I'm currently reading. As you can tell, I read a little bit of everything (YA, science fiction, romance, fantasy, and historic fiction) and I'm a walking billboard for diverse books.

See something you like? You can get them here: The Memory Librarian, Oh My Gods, The Wedding Crasher, A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, The Wedding Party, Kisses and Croissants, Alex and Eliza, Shadowhouse Fall, By The Book, and The Last Story of Mina Lee.

(As an Amazon Associate, I may earn a

commission from qualifying purchases.)

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