Books I’ve read recently for leisure (in reverse-chronological order)

Jonah’s Gourd Vine, Zora Neal Hurston
For Freedom’s Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer,
Chana Kai Lee
Breath, Eyes, Memory,
Edwidge Danticat
Are Prisons Obsolete?,
Angela Davis
Parable of the Talents,
Octavia Butler
Parable of the Sower,
Octavia Butler
Seam,
Tarfia Faizullah
The Salt Eaters,
Toni Cade Bambara
Their Eyes Were Watching God,
Zora Neal Hurston
Citizen,
Claudia Rankine
Beneath the Lion’s Gaze,
Maaza Mengiste
Brown Girl Dreaming,
Jacqueline Woodson
Octavia’s Brood,
Eds. Walidah Imarisha and adrienne marie brown
Ghana Must Go,
Taiye Selasi
The Spider King’s Daughter,
Chibundu Onuzo
Redefining Realness,
Janet Mock
Boy Snow Bird,
Helen Oyeyemi
Changing My Mind: Ocassional Essays,
Zadie Smith
Nejma,
Nayyirah Waheed
Sister Outsider
, Audre Lorde
We Need New Names,
NoViolet Bulawayo
The Farming of Bones,
Edwidge Danticat
Lose Your Mother,
Saidiya Hartman
Kindred,
Octavia Butler
Killing the Black Body,
Dorothy Roberts
Drinking Coffee Elsewhere,
ZZ Packer
NW,
Zadie Smith
Cultures in Babylon,
Hazel V. Carby
Americanah
, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Lagoon
, Nnedi Okorafor
Meridian, Alice Walker
Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison
32 Candles, Ernessa T. Carter

Books I want to read (in no particular order)

The Color Purple, Alice Walker
Beloved, Toni Morrison
A Tale for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeki
Casual Vacancy, J. K. Rowling
1Q84, Haruki Murakami
The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander
Some of Us Did Not Die, June Jordan
Life as Activism, June Jordan
The Truth That Never Hurts: Writings on Race, Gender, and Freedom, Barbara Smith
This Bridge Called My Back, Gloria Anzaldua
The Madonna of Excelsior, Zakes Mda
Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black, bell hooks
The Antipeople, Sony Labou Tansi
Women Warriors of the Afro-Latina Diaspora, Marta Moreno Vega, Marinieves Alba and Yvette Modestin
Black Girl Dangerous, Mia McKenzie

Authors I want to read

Jamaica Kincaid
Saidiya Hartman
Nancy Morejón

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