Books

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Welcome to my bookshelf, where I keep track of all the books I’ve read. From books I’ve devoured for my podcasts (Between the Reads and Staying On Code) to ones I’ve read for First Fridays IG Lives with Resist Booksellers, to ones I’ve picked up just for fun–they’re all here!  I’m not about reading what’s trending. The books you’ll find here are often overlooked but still pack a punch, including works by Black indie authors and nonfiction books that explore the complex experiences of being Black in America. From mystery novels to romance, biographies to science fiction, you’ll find a diverse and inclusive array of literature here. This page will be updated weekly. There are no reviews here, just eye and ear candy. So feel free to enjoy the book covers and give them a click to give the episodes a listen!  

2023 Reads

The Black Joke: The True Story of One Ship’s Battle Against the Slave Trade

By A.E. Rooks

Nonfiction

Come Home Safe

By Brian Buckmire

Fiction

Through the Storm

By Beverly Jenkins

Historical Fiction Romance

Second Act: Living Boldly and Abundantly at Every Age

By Cheri Syphax

Self-help/Memoir

Hey, Lover

By D.L. White

Romance

In the Upper Country

By Kai Thomas

Historical Fiction

Allow Me to Retort

By Elie Mystal

Nonfiction

The Color of Law

By Richard Rothstein

Nonfiction

American Sirens: The Incredible Story of the Black Men Who Became America’s First Paramedics

By Kevin Hazzard

Nonfiction

The Black Jacobins

By C.L.R. James

Nonfiction

When Affirmative Action was White

By Ira Katznelson

Nonfiction

Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires

By Shomari Wills

Nonfiction

One Still Ain’t Enough

By Mo Flames

Romantic Suspense

Lies on Bristol Lake

By Jean Nicole Rivers

Nonfiction

The Monsters We Defy

By L. Penelope

Heist Fantasy

Vivid

By Jana Jones

Historial Fiction

Warn Me When It’s Time

By Cheryl A. Head

Mystery

The Spite House

By Johnny Compton

Horror

Conquest: Dragon Bones Book One

By Celeste Harte

Sci-Fi/Fantasy

The Eos Key

By D.M. Lewry

Sci-Fi/Fantasy

And When I Die

By Bianca Sloane

Suspense/Thriller

The Conductors

By Nicole Glover

Historical Fantasy

This is Not How It Was Supposed to Go

By Dr. Tahira Chloe Mahdi

Queen of Exiles

By Dr. Vanessa Riley

Historical Fiction

Stolen Pieces

By J.R. Mason

Suspense/Thriller

One Is Enough

By Mo Flames

Romantic Suspense

Half American

By Matthew Delmont

Nonfiction

Returning the Bones

By Gin Hammond

Historical Fiction

We Are Dying Gods

By C.M. Lockhart

Fantasy

Time’s Undoing

By Cheryl Head

Historical Fiction/Mystery/Thriller

Good Things

By Maryah Greene

Children’s Fiction

The First Ladies

By Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray

Historical Fiction

You Can Have Your Cake and Grandparents, Too!

By Christal Holliday-Firmin

Children’s Fiction

There’s No Way I’d Die First

By Lisa Springer

Horror

Black Faces, White Spaces

By Carolyn Finney

Nonfiction

That Self-Same Metal

By Brittany N. Williams

Fantasy

Elysium

By D.L. White

Romance

Black Cloud Rising

By David Wright Falade

Historical Fiction

A Right Worthy Woman

By Ruth P. Watson

Historical Fiction

The Seventh Cadence

By Jim Wilbourne

Epic Fantasy

Minor Mischief

By E.M. Lacey

Horror

The Courtship of Nora Fagan

By Michelle Renee Lane

Horror

Resist Booksellers: First Fridays with Audra

These are all books I discuss with Demetrius Frazier of Resist Booksellers. On the first Friday of every month (except June), we discuss a different book. All these books are available at resistbooksellers.com. You can catch the IG Lives at resist_bks.

(Each book cover links directly to the purchase page at Resist Booksellers .)

The Grimkes

By Kerri K. Greenidge

Nonfiction

The Gospel of Giving

By Tyrone McKinley Freeman

Nonfiction

Salvation

By bell hooks

Nonfiction

Build the Damn Thing

By Kathryn Finney

Nonfiction

Prison by Any Other Name

By Maya Schenwar & Victoria Law

Nonfiction

The House of Eve

By Sadeqa Johnson

Historical fiction

Black Was the Ink

By Michelle Coles

Historical fiction

In the Upper Country

By Kai Thomas

Historical fiction