Featured Article from The Root by Hope Wabuke

Featured Article from The Root by Hope Wabuke

Start the New Year by Reading These Top 16 Books of 2017


A friend of mine sent me this article about a week ago and I instantly started downloading the ones I hadn’t already read. You all know how much I love books so I never turn down a list of good reads; I enjoy the refreshing challenge of trying to complete a list. If you are looking to spend more time reading (instead of watching TV) in the new year, please check out this list!


The 16 Best Books of the Year by Black Authors


1. Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel, by Jesmyn Ward

2. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, by Roxane Gay

3. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

4. Akata Warrior, by Nnedi Okorafor

5. Don’t Call Us Dead, by Danez Smith

6. Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

7. We’re Going to Need More Wine, by Gabrielle Union

8. What We Lose: A Novel, by Zinzi Clemmons

9. What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky, by Lesley Nneka Arimah

10. The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

11. City of Bones, by Kwame Dawes

12. There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, by Morgan Parker

13. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, by Samantha Irby

14. City of Saviors, by Rachel Howzell Hall

15. New People: A Novel, by Danzy Senna

16. The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6’4″, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian, by W. Kamau Bell










PDF: The 16 Best Books of the Year by Black Authors


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