Unboxing: Books That Matter (Image Heavy)

Guess what just came in the mail! That’s right, somebodies, it’s the 100% Official Books That Matter box!


Check out Books That Matter at https://www.booksthatmatter.org.uk/

So let’s dive in!

This months content

So as you can see, we’ve got a sweet, sweet book, a stick, a badge, a key-ring and little leaflet / poster about “Key Moments in Black British History”.

So first up, we have the main event, our book for the month. This months selection is Washington Black by Esi Edugyan.


The little guide-to-the-box sheet has this to say about Washington Black: Described as “nothing short of a masterpiece”, Washington Black is the perfect choice to celebrate Black History Month. (…) Edugyan takers her reader from the Caribbean to the Arctic, to Nova Scotia, London, Amsterdam and even Morocco (…) analysings the human condition as she explores love, friendship and history throughout Wash’s extraordinary journey.

And did I mention that it’s super pretty?

Now let’s have a better look at this months goodies!

So first up, we have a little pin-badge by Nyanza D, whose work you can find at https://nyanzad.com/ which you should totally check out. Some really cool artwork on there, including some really excellent body-positive pieces I really love!

Next up, we have a beautiful sticker (about the size of my palm) and key-ring from Red Bear Universe. The sticker is going straight on my laptop ’cause it’s awesome! Also, here’s an up-close and personal look at the key-ring:

Is that not the cutest little key-ring you ever saw?! Don’t bother answering, ’cause I know it is!

So there we have it, another months worth of super special, super lovely books and gifts. If you’re not already supporting Books That Matter and the authors and creators they are working with, you should be!

Here’s your link collection for you to check out:

Books That Matter:

Website: www.booksthatmatter.org.uk

Twitter: @booksthatmatter

Instagram: @booksthatmatteruk

Nyanza D:

Website: https://nyanzad.com/

Twitter: @nyanzad_

Instagram: @nyanzad_

Etsy: Monchi by Nyanza D


Twitter: @redbearuniverse

Instagram: @redbearuniverse_

Etsy: Redbearuniverse

Black History Month UK:

Website: https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/

Twitter: @BhmUK

New Feature: NetGalley Reviews


Exciting things are happening. I signed up to NetGalley, expecting absolutely nothing to happen – then this morning I had 4 people providing me books for reviews! This, is super exciting for me. My ultimate goal (if I needed a goal) for writing this blog would be for somebody to seek me out and ask me to review something, so even though I have to request books it’s still a huge step in the right direction. YAAAAY!