Reading List



Black Liturgies | Cole Arthur Riley
A Few Rules for Predicting The Future | Octavia E. Butler
The Black Mother of Hollywood | Jenifer Lewis
On Thriving | Brandi Sellerz Jackson
Black Women Taught Us | Dr. Jenn M. Jackson
Her Rites | Christy Angelle Bauman, Ph. D.
What It Takes To Heal | Prentis Hemphill
A Renaissance Of Our Own | Rachel E. Cargle
Hood Wellness | Tamela Gordon
Sensual Knowledge | Minna Salami
We Should All Be Millionaires | Rachel Rodgers (currently reading) 
How We Do It: Black Writers on Craft, Practice, and Skill | Jericho Brown, ed.
The Marathon Don’t Stop | Rob Kenner (current buddy-read with Claudia)
Rise of a Killah | Ghostface Killah
The Upcycled Life | Tariq Trotter
You've Got This: Seven Steps to a Life You Love | Dr. Michaela Dunbar
Ride or Die | Shanita Hubbard
Fruit Punch | Kendra Allen
Bamboozled by Jesus | Yvonne Orji
Anxious For Nothing | Max Lucado
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attraction | Amir Levine (currently reading)

Legendborn | Tracy Deonn
Vinyl Moon | Mahogany L. Browne
Outdrawn | Deanna Grey 
Hurricane Summer | Asha Bromfield
Reggie And Delilah's Year of Falling | Elise Bryant
Louder Than Words | Ashley Woodfolk and Lexi Underwood (currently reading)
We're All So Good At Smiling | Amber McBride 
Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry | Joya Goffney (buddy read with Madaiko)
Nothing Burns As Bright As You | Ashley Woodfolk
White Smoke | Tiffany D. Jackson (buddy-read with Madaiko)

This Could Be Us | Kennedy Ryan
A Love Song for Ricki Wilde | Tia Williams
Tempted | Ayla Cox
Addicted | Ayla Cox
The Accidental Diva | Tia Williams
Reel | Kennedy Ryan (buddy-read with Madaiko)
My Soul to Keep | Kennedy Ryan (buddy-read with Madaiko)
Down to My Soul | Kennedy Ryan (buddy-read with Madaiko)
Refrain | Kennedy Ryan (buddy-read with Madaiko)
Brooklyn | Tracy Brown 
Curvy Girl Summer | Danielle Allen
Forever My Lady | Olivia Linden
Given A Chance | Olivia Linden
Please Excuse Our Confusion | Jasmine Cartwright
Colliding With Fate | A. E. Valdez
The Partner Plot | Kristina Forest
The Neighbor Favor | Kristina Forest
The Bookshop Sisterhood | Michelle Lindo-Rice
The Good Ones Are Taken | Taj McCoy
When I Think of You | Myah Ariel
Fallen Grace | Sadeqa Johnson
Fires to Come | Asha Lemmie
Where's The Fun in Forever? | Ashley
Work Husband | Octavia Grant
Another Round | Thee Tasha Marie
Tea Time | Navy Winters
Double or Nothing | Thee Tasha Marie

Jackal | Erin E. Adams (buddy-read with Madaiko)
The Intuitionist | Colson Whitehead (buddy-read with Jean)
Blacktop Wasteland | S.A. Cosby
Razorblade Tears | S.A. Cosby
The Teacher | Freida McFadden
In My Dreams I Hold a Knife | Ashley Winstead
Weird Black Girls | Elwin Cotman
Maame | Jessica George
Deluge | Charmaine Wilkerson (buddy-read with Madaiko)
The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois | Honoree Fanonne Jeffers (currently reading)
Mumbo Jumbo | Ishmael Reed
The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides (buddy-read with Madaiko)
Krik, Krak | Edwidge Danticat
Homegoing | Yaa Giasi
The Reformatory | Tananarive Due

Chrome Valley | Mahogany L. Browne
Maps of The Modern World | Valerie June
Magic Enuff | Tara M. Stringfellow
Excuse Me As I Kiss The Sky | Rudy Francisco
Alive At The End of The World | Saeed Jones
If My Flowers Bloom | DeShara Suggs-Joe
Diary of Rhymes | Jemelia Moseley
The Unboxing of a Black Girl | Angela Shante

Komi Can’t Communicate Vol. 1 | Tomohito Oda
Komi Can't Communicate Vol. 2 | Tomohito Oda
Love In Focus Vol. 1 | Yoko Nogiri
Love in Focus Vol. 2 | Yoko Nogiri
My Little Monster Vol. 1 | Robico 
Complex Age Vol. 3 | Yui Sakuma
Skyward | Joe Henderson
Creed: The Next Round | Latoya Morgan, Jai Jamison
Cold Hard Cash | Gary Phillips


The Artist's Way | Julia Cameron 
Sisterhood Heals by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford
More Than Enough | Elaine Welteroth
The Yellow Wife | Sadeqa Johnson
The House of Eve | Sadeqa Johnson 
Take My Hand | Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Jonah's Gourd Vine | Zora Neale Hurston
Only For The Week | Natasha Bishop
Before I Let Go | Kennedy Ryan
All I've Wanted, All I've Needed | A.E. Valdez
Monday's Not Coming | Tiffany D. Jackson (buddy-read with Madaiko)
The Weight of Blood | Tiffany D. Jackson (buddy-read with Claudia)
Rhythm and Muse | India Hill Brown
Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry | Joya Goffney (buddy-read with Madaiko)
Allegedly | Tiffany D. Jackson (buddy-read with Madaiko)
Let Me Hear a Rhyme | Tiffany D. Jackson (buddy-read with Madaiko)
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