Book List

Here’s my reading list for your perusal. Please note that I’ll likely add and subtract books as I read/reread them. Recommend additions in the comments section!

  • Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • We Should All Be Feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Beautiful Struggle, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Shadowshaper, Daniel Jose Older
  • Ruby, Cynthia Bond
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
  • Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (reread), Harper Lee
  • Someone Knows My Name: A Novel (Movie released as “Book of Negroes”), Laurence Hill
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
  • The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson
  • The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, Ayana Mathis
  • Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War of World War II, Douglass A Blackmon
  • The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, Edward E. Baptist
  • Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
  • A Man of the People, Chinua Achebe
  • So Long a Letter, Mariama Ba
  • Are Prisons Obsolete?, Angela Davis
  • Racing to Justice, John A. Powell
  • The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
  • How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, Kiese Laymon
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