Even though I participate in giving Monthly Recommendations, I thought I would start my own where every couple weeks I give recommendations for a specific topic. This month I’m highlighting some of my favourite books by black authors for black history month.
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
I’ll be talking about this book a lot this in the upcoming week because Rebecca and I just buddy read it, so we have a discussion coming and my review! It was so good. I think that even though it’s a letter written to his son, it’s important for everyone to read, especially white people. I consider myself a fairly well-informed person and this book was still eye-opening. I highly recommend it!
An opinion piece Coates wrote for the Atlantic. It’s so interesting and I really enjoy it and highly recommend reading it. It is long, so just be warned you’ll need to set aside some time for it.
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I read this book this past summer and I loved it. Adichie has a way with words that somehow calls you out for your shitty behaviour but doesn’t attack you. It was so well done and I really liked the anecdotes used to emphasize her points.
This was the first time I’d heard about Adichie. I love the Current and Anna Maria, and I loved this interview. She brings up such good points and I definitely recommend reading it.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I’ve talked about this book to DEATH but it’s so good. It has a similar message to Between the World and Me, but in a more YA format. I highly recommend reading it as it deals with such an important topic in such a good way.
Those are all my recommendations! What books do you think I should read by black authors?