Reading List


TBR List of 2019

The Mingling of Souls | Matt Chandler
Goliath Must Fall | Louie Giglio
The Woman Code | Sophia Nelson
Crushing | T.D. Jakes
Don't Settle for Safe | Sarah Jakes Roberts 
Wired for Story | Lisa Cron 
On Writing Well | William Zinsser

Every Day I'm Hustling | Vivica A. Fox
Eloquent Rage | Brittney Cooper (currently reading)
Woman of Color | Latonya Yvette
Everything's Trash, But It's Okay | Phoebe Robinson
Sister Outsider | Audre Lorde
The Crunk Feminist Collection | ed. Brittney Cooper
Reclaiming Our Space | Feminista Jones
Thick: and other Essays | Tressie McMillan Cottom
Fearing the Black Body | Sabrina Strings
Feel Free: Essays | Zadie Smith
Dressed in Dreams | Tanisha C. Ford
The Autobiography of Gucci Mane | Gucci Mane
Creative Quest | Questlove
Pushout | Monique W. Morris
Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem | Daniel R. Day
How We Fight for Our Lives: a Memoir | Saeed Jones
Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues | Monique W. Morris
The Escape Manual for Introverts | Katie Vaz

A Blade So Black | L.L. McKinney
The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
A Dream So Dark | L. L. McKinney
Slay | Brittney Morris
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter | Erika L. Sánchez
The Sun is Also a Star | Nicola Yoon
Dear Martin | Nic Stone
On The Come Up | Angie Thomas
As Kismet Would Have It | Sandhya Menon
Look Both Ways | Jason Reynolds 
Let Me Hear a Rhyme | Tiffany D. Jackson
Solo | Kwame Alexander
The Crossover | Kwame Alexander
Rebound | Kwame Alexander

The House on Mango Street | Sandra Cisneros
An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
Be Not Afraid | Alyssa Cole
Black Girls Must Die Exhausted | Jayne Allen
Forbidden | Beverly Jenkins
Twenty-One Truths About Love | Matthew Dicks
Don't Date Rosa Santos | Nina Moreno
XENI: A Marriage of Inconvenience | Rebekah Weatherspoon
The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
There You Are | Mathea Morais
Rafe | Rebekah Weatherspoon
Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
Whiskey & Ribbons | Leesa Cross-Smith
The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
Like Water for Chocolate | Laura Esquivel
Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? | Kathleen Collins
A Duke by Default | Alyssa Cole
Heartbreak U | Johnni Sherri

Citizen- Claudia Rankine
Love Her Wild | Atticus
The Dark Between Stars | Atticus
Even the Saints Audition | Rachel " Rachy" Jackson
Submerge | K.Y. Robinson
A Fortune for Your Disaster | Hanif Abdurraqib
The Mermaid's Voice Returns in This One | Amanda Lovelace
Love Poems | Pablo Neruda 
The Book of Love | Rumi
nectar | Upile Chisala
Love Looks Pretty On You | Lang Leav
My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter | Aja Monet 
Loose Woman: Poems | Sandra Cisneros
Sour Honey and Soul Food | Billy Chapata


Favorite Reads of 2018

The Beautiful Ones | Mayte Garcia
Mo' Meta Blues | Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson
Assata | Assata Shakur
This is My Face: Try Not to Stare | Gabourey Sidibe 
The Last Black Unicorn | Tiffany Haddish
I Can't Date Jesus | Michael Arceneaux 
Well-Read Black Girl | Glory Edim 
Every Last Word | Tamara Ireland Stone
When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
Sweatpants Season | Danielle Allen
Cuffing Season | Danielle Allen
the witch doesn't burn in this one | amanda lovelace
Neon Soul | Alex Elle
Love in My Language | Alex Elle
Back to Top