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Books to Buy

Last updated: February 28, 2024

Everyone has a TBR (To Be Read) List, which I’ll be sharing next.

However, I also have a Books to Buy List, which I’ll be sharing right now. Like, in this moment.

I’m sharing the books I hope to buy on the blog as a method of accountability. I look at Simply Jamilah a lot, considering it’s my blog, so I’m bound to remember this list is here and will consistently update it.

Plus, as a reader, you’ll know what books are catching my attention to the point where I want to purchase them and maybe one of the titles catch your eye…

Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin
A Love Story for Bewildered Girls by Emma Morgan
The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman by Anne Helen Petersen
Feminist City by Leslie Kern
Period Power by Maisie Hill
The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe
To the Man I Loved Too Much by Gabrielle G.
After the Rain by Alexandra Elle
Leap of Faith by Cameron Hamilton & Lauren Speed-Hamilton
Just Friends by Charity Ferrell
How to Heal Toxic Thoughts by Sandra Ingerman
Black Joy (edited by Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff)
The Bennet Women by Eden Appiah-Kubi
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Paris is Always a Good Idea by Jenn McKinlay
Baby It’s Cold Outside by Emily Bell
Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman
24/6 by Tiffany Shlain
How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re an Adult by Ira Israel
What a Time to be Alone by Chidera Eggerue
How To Get Over A Boy by Chidera Eggerue
The Beautiful Chaos of Growing Up by Ari Satok
Savvy Sheldon Feels Good as Hell by Taj McCoy
The French Art of Not Trying Too Hard by Ollivier Pourriol
Making a Scene by Constance Wu
Black Internet Effect by Shavone Charles
Would You Rather by Allison Ashley
She Memes Well by Quinta Brunson
Jameela Green Ruins Everything by Zarqa Nawaz
Admission: A Novel by Julie Buxbaum
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe
The Rom-Com Agenda by Jayne Denker
After the Rain by Alexandra Elle
Wait For You by Jennifer L. Armentrout
By A Thread by Lucy Score
A Not So Meet Cute by Meghan Quinn
Practice Makes Perfect by Sarah Adams
Don’t F*cking Panic: The Shit They Don’t Tell You in Therapy about Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks, & Depression by Kelsey Darragh
DO/DESIGN Why beauty is key to everything. by Alan Moore
Our Women on the Ground
Love Songs for Skeptics by Christina Pishiris
I’m Still Here: Black Diginity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
My Little Brown Book: Poetry and Reflection by Taylor Sims
Rhythm & Muse by India Hill Brown
White Fragility by Romin Diangelo
Wash Day Diaries by Jamilia Rowser and Robyn Smith
Sunny Disposition by Deanna Grey
Same Time Next Summer by Annabel Monaghan
Magnolia Parks: The Long Way Home by Jessa Hastings
Happily Ever After by Elise Bryant
Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
Survival of the Thickest by Michelle Buteau
The Boyfriend Candidate by Ashley Winstead
Bamboozled by Jesus by Yvonne Orji
A Portrait of a Young Gentleman by Kehinde Wiley
Make a Scene by Mimi Grace
What a Match by Mimi Grace
Take a Hike by Mimi Grace
Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour
Continuum by Danielle Allen
– FOR THE KIDS: Let’s Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent, & Respect by Jaymeen Sanders
– FOR THE KIDS: Bodies Are Cool by Tyler Feder
– FOR THE KIDS: Keep Dancing Through: A Boss Family Groove by Allison Holker Boss & Stephen “Twitch” Boss
That Kind of Guy by Stephanie Archer
Finn Rhodes Forever by Stephanie Archer
Fast by Millie Belizaire
Thank You for Sharing by Rachel Runya Katz
By the Book by Jasmine Guillory
Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle
This Is Not a Personal Statement by Tracy Badua
Yellowface by R.F. Kuang
Weyward by Emilia Hart
Poverty, By America by Matthew Desmond
Being Henry: The Fonz… And Beyond by Henry Winkler
My Body Keeps Your Secrets by Lucia Osborne-Crowley
Ever After Always by Chloe Liese
Girl: Essays on Black Womanhood by Kenya Hunt
Outspoken: Why Women’s Voices Get Silenced and How to Set Them Free by Veronica Rueckert
Getting His Game Back by Gia de Cadenet
The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez
Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez
The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
The Fury by Alex Michaelides
Womb City by Tlotlo Tsamaase
This Could Be Us by Kennedy Ryan
The Age of Magical Overthinking by Amanda Montell
The Gold Book by Crystal Poindexter
Your Plantation Prom is Not Okay by Kelly McWilliams
Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Ask for Andrea by Noelle W. Ihli
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
Once More with Feeling by Elissa Sussman

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