Compilation: Books by Black Authors Reading List 2020

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