Reading List


TBR List of 2020

Everything's Trash, But It's Okay | Phoebe Robinson
Reclaiming Our Space | Feminista Jones
The Autobiography of Gucci Mane | Gucci Mane
Creative Quest | Questlove
Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem | Daniel R. Day
Eloquent Rage | Brittney Cooper
Hood Feminism | Mikki Kendall
The Source of Self-Regard | Toni Morrison
The Body is Not An Apology | Sonya Renee Taylor
Sister Citizen | Melissa V. Harris-Perry
Twisted: The Tangled History of Black Hair Culture | Emma Dabiri
God Save The Queens | Kathy Iandoli
Stakes is High | Mychal Denzel Smith
Relationship Goals | Michael Todd
It's No Secret | Carmen Bryan
Wow, No Thank You. | Samantha Irby
How to be an Overnight Success | Maria Hatzistefanis
Like She Owns The Place | Cara Alwill Leyba
The Bomb Life: My Brand. My Terms. | Claire Sulmers
Girl On Fire | Cara Alwill Leyba
Womanish | Kimberly McLarin
Bulletproof Diva | Lisa Jones
Hurricanes | Rick Ross
All About Love: New Visions | bell hooks

Grown | Tiffany D. Jackson
With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter | Erika L. Sánchez
 A Song Below Water | Bethany Morrow
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks | Jason Reynolds
This is My America | Kim Johnson
The Only Black Girls In Town | Brandy Colbert
The Black Kids | Christina Hammonds Reed
The Beauty That Remains | Ashley Woodfolk
On The Come Up | Angie Thomas
Let Me Hear a Rhyme | Tiffany D. Jackson

Forbidden | Beverly Jenkins
The Right Swipe | Alisha Rai
Get a Life, Chloe Brown | Talia Hibbert
One House Over | Mary Monroe
Black Girls Must Die Exhausted | Jayne Allen
Sex and Vanity | Kevin Kwan
Pride (Love is Cure, Vol. 1) | Brookelyn Mosley
Little Fires Everywhere | Celeste Ng
The A.I. Who Loved Me | Alyssa Cole
The Warmest December | Bernice L. McFadden
Tumbling | Diane McKinney Whetstone

Say Her Name | Zetta Elliot
Electric Arches | Eve L. Ewing
We Want Our Bodies Back: Poems | Jessica Care Moore
The Tradition | Jericho Brown
The Crown Ain't Worth Much | Hanif Abdurraqib
A Good Cry | Nikki Giovanni
Love Poems | Nikki Giovanni
Break Your Glass Slippers | Amanda Lovelace
a fire like you | Upile Chisala
2Fish | Jhene Aiko Efuru Chilombo
Storyteller: 100 Poem Letters | Morgan Harper Nichols
Citizen: An American Lyric | Claudia Rankine
I Love My Love | Reyna Biddy
Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life | Cleo Wade
Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth | Warsan Shire
Ego-Tripping and Other Poems for Young People | Nikki Giovanni

Favorite Reads of 2019

Thick: and other Essays | Tressie McMillan Cottom
Feel Free: Essays | Zadie Smith
Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me | Charlamagne Tha God
The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
Sister Outsider | Audre Lorde
XENI: A Marriage of Inconvenience | Rebekah Weatherspoon
The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
Rafe | Rebekah Weatherspoon
Like Water for Chocolate | Laura Esquivel
Heartbreak U: The Finale | Johnni Sherri
Rebound | Kwame Alexander
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