So thankful to have surpassed 500 followers! Wow! When I initially started this bookstagram account, I just wanted to post book reviews, get book recommendations, and meet others who share the love of reading… especially black and diverse authors. However, since starting this account, I’ve been led to educate people on black culture, erase the stigma that many non-black people may have about people of color, and highlight diverse, but especially black writers in this racial climate we find ourselves in today. To show my appreciation, I would like to give away 2 items to one winner. . A mug of diverse spines from @idealbookshelf that highlights 30 titles from diverse authors. Curated by #diversespines . A soy wax candle that I personally hand-poured from my candle company @inspired_by_love_co. (I always have a side hustle ☺️) This giveaway is not sponsored in any way by Instagram or Ideal Bookshelf, just my own pockets! . To enter: 1.) You must follow @maddblackreads (please do not follow to unfollow) 2.) Comment and tag 2 friends you think would want to enter this giveaway 3.) Share a book that was recommended to you that changed your life. 4.) Don’t forget to like this post . Giveaway ends on October 20th at 11:59 EST so good luck everyone!! Winner will be notified on October 21st by EOD. . Details: 1.) Ideal Bookshelf Mug (11 oz) with 30 titles from diverse authors: The books on this mug: The Poet X, Stay with Me, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, The Mothers, Kindred, Salvage the Bones, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle, An American Marriage, Americanah, Citizen, Well-Read Black Girl, Washington Black, Hunger, Homegoing, Beloved, The Warmth of Other Suns, The Color Purple, The Hate U Give, Brown Girl Dreaming, Their Eyes Were Watching God, What It Means When A Mans Falls From The Sky, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, Sing, Unburied, Sing, Behold The Dreamers, A Raisin in the Sun, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, White Teeth, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Copper Sun, Krik? Krak! 2.) Soy wax scented candle (9 oz) from my personal candle shop, Inspired by Love Candles & More - autumn scent (Cider Lane) in amber glass.