Top Ten Tuesday: Top ten books by #blackauthors on my TBR

Top Ten (1)Hey guys! I decided to twist the Top Ten Tuesday (TTT) theme this week to fit more with our reality and all the recent events and protests. This week, I’m trying to, among other things, support black authors in different ways. This is why, today, I want to share with you the top 10 books by black authors recently added to my TBR!
Oh, and if you do not know what TTT is, you can read all about it at That Artsy Reader Girl.

 

  1. I know why the caged bird sings – Maya Angelou: impossible to miss this iconic writer!
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  2. Dear Martin – Nic Stone : I love Nic Stone as a person, it is more than time I read her books! 
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  3. Ain’t I a woman– Bell Hooks (non fiction): I want to read all I can on intersectional feminism!
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  4. The Poet X & Clap when you land – Elizabeth Acevedo: I’ve been a huge fan since With the Fire on High!
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  5. So you want to talk about race – Ijeoma Oluo (non-fiction) : this one was super recommended to me in the last days and seems like a must read!
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  6. Felix ever after – Kacen Callender: I want to diversify my reads, including more stories with trans characters, like Felix!
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  7. All boys aren’t blue– George M Johnson: a memoir by a queer black man? this cover? Sign me it!
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  8. Concrete Rose – Angie Thomas: I know I still have a long wait for this one but it is worth it! I’m preparing the tissues too!
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  9. Hood Feminism – Mikki Kendall: recommended by my dear friend Emily as her « holly grail book on intersectional feminism »!
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  10. The Color Purple – Alice Walker: another classic I need to read asap!
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These are ten books but there are tons more I hope to read too! Let me know in the comments which ones you’ve read and recommend or that you would love to read!!

See you for a cup,

Elise

*Please consider checking this link to understand more the situation black people in the US and around the world are going through, how to help, and access to diverse resources. *

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