Reading lists are not sexy.
When I began publishing my reading lists this year, I guarantee you that literally no one looked at them. No worries, you do not have to go look at them now, because I have done the work for you and compiled a list of books by black authors from the reading entries of 2020 (so far). Most are fiction books (though there are a few non-fiction). If you want to discuss a book, email or DM me via social media. These are great books to spend your dollars on.
*Note, I’ve nearly all but stopped reading since Covid began, so these are from the Jan-Mar. reading lists, in order of which I read them. Favorites are in bold.
1.) “The Vain Conversation”- Anthony Grooms
2.) “Delicious Foods”- James Hannah
3.) “Welcome to Braggsville”-T. Geranimo Johnson
4.) “So Much Blue”- Percival Everett
5.) “Ruby”- Cynthia Bond
6.) “How to be an Antiracist”- Ibram X. Kendi
7.) “The Talented Ribkins”- Ladee Hubbard
8.) “Where the Line Bleeds”- Jesmyn Ward
9.) “What is it: Race, Family and One Black Man’s Blues”- Clifford Thompson
10.) “The Black Cathedral”- Marcial Gala
11.) “Disgruntled”- Asali Solomon
12.) “Heaven My Home”- Attica Locke
13.) “Heads of the Colored People”- Nafissa Thompson-Spires
14.) “Copycat”- Kimberla Lawsome-Roby
15.) “Hiding in Plain Sight”- Nuruddin Farah
16.) “Bluebird Bluebird”- Attica Locke
17.) “The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues”- Edward Kelsey Moore