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Blogtober 2020

10 Black Authored Books On My TBR 📚 Blogtober #11

Today I want to talk about 10 books on my TBR that are by Black Authors that I am keen for! I own 6 of these physically but most of the others are on Scribd. So I’m hoping to read these soon!

1. Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

I was hoping to read Cinderella is Dead in September but I didn’t get the chance! So hopefully I will get to it in October. I love the idea of a dark Cinderella retelling so I am super keen for this one!

2. This is My America by Kim Johnson

This is my America is being compared to Dear Martin by Nic Stone which I LOVED so I’m interested! This also sounds like it deals with a bit of a mystery which I have been loving lately.

3. The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

This is actually a Historical Fiction as it’s set in the 90s but it definitely gives me The Hate U Give vibes which I am currently rereading as I type this! I also got told by the person that served me at QBD when I bought it that it was amazing, so I have high hopes.

4. Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

Dear Justyce is the sequel to Dear Martin which I read last year I think and LOVED! Dear Martin was a very short book but god damn did it pack a bunch! It was amazing but also extremely emotional and I hope Dear Justyce is just as good! Might just do a reread of Dear Martin before picking this one up.

5. A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanna A. Brown

I have heard amazing things about A Song of Wraiths and Ruin and that cover is gorgeous! I also want to read more fantasy by black authors as I feel like most of the books by black authors that I read are contemporary. So I want to branch into other genres as well! So this is perfect for that.

6. The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow

Speaking of other genres, The Sound of Stars is a Sci-Fi! I have not even read the full synopsis of this book as I was SOO freaking intrigued just by reading the bold bit at the top of the Goodreads synopsis and also the bit on the front cover of the book!

Can their love of books and pop music save the world?
(Front Cover)

Can a girl who risks her life for books and an alien who loves forbidden pop music work together to save humanity?
(Goodreads Synopsis)

I am so keen for this!

7. A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories or Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope

A Phoenix First Must Burn is an anthology about “Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and hope” and I’m very keen! I hope to start this one at least in October and read a couple stories here and there. This cover is also stunning!

8. A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney

A Blade so Black is a dark & black Alice in Wonderland retelling which just sounds like an amazing combo! There has been pretty mixed views on this one but I am still keen to give it a go!

9. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Dread Nation has SOO much hype around release but I feel like it has kinda fallen off the planet since then. I didn’t get a chance to read it around release but I am still very curious about it and hope to read it soon. This is a Historical Horror/Fantasy which I’m down for!

10. The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis

This is another Historical Fantasy and the synopsis for this one sounds really interesting as well. I’m also super keen for the historical aspect as I get the hint that this will deal with slavery and such which is a topic I haven’t read enough about.

Let’s Chat!

What books by black authors are you keen to read? Are there others I should be adding to my TBR?! Let me know!


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