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



March Reading List

The March Reading list is my last reading list for a while.  After we became quarantined, I simply stopped being able to read.  I have not a single book for April, and a pile of books that I intended to read, but I’m not there yet.  Hopefully, I did enough reading for the first 3 months of 2020 to hold me for a couple of months until I can get my head back into the reading game.  Right now I’m looking up tons of recipes and other useful ways to keep my hands busy.

1.) The Gathering Storm- Robert Jordan

2.) Towers of Midnight- Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

3.) A Memory of Light- Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

4.) New Spring- Robert Jordan

5.) Warrior of the Altaii- Robert Jordan

6.) When Katie Met Cassidy- Camille Perri

7.) Every Wild Heart- Meg Donohue

8.) Second Sister- Chan Ho-Kei

9.) The Boatman’s Daughter

10.) Bluebird Bluebird- Attica Locke

11.) The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues- Edward Kelsey Moore

Reading List: January 2020

My New Years Resolution (one of them), was to read more books.  Every month I’ll be posting books I’ve read, most of which, can be found at Cameron Village Library.  Some of these books were recommendations, others I simply found browsing the stacks.

January 2020 Reading List

  1. “Everyone in Silco” – Jim Monroe
  2. “The Age of Anxiety” – Pete Townsend
  3. “Mrs. Everything”- Jennifer Wiener
  4. “Small Great Things”- Jodi Picoult
  5. “Wildlife” – Richard Ford
  6. “The Vain Conversation” – Anthony Grooms
  7. “Delicious Foods” – James Hannah
  8. “Welcome to Braggville” – T. Geranimo Johnson
  9. “A Spark of Light” – Jodi Picoult”
  10. “Where the Crawdads Sing” – Delia Owens
  11. “The Night Circus” – Erin Morgenstern
  12. “So Much Blue” – Percival Everett
  13. “Anyone” – Charles Soule
  14. “Ruby” – Cynthia Bond
  15. “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”- Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  16. “How To be an Antiracist” – Ibram X. Kendi
  17. “The Purple Swamp Hen” – Penelope Lively
  18. “Calypso” – David Sedaris”
  19. “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” – David Sedaris