Books by Black Authors on my TBR

There always seems to be so many books to read, so little time in which to read them. These are just some of the books by authors of colour that I need to get to still.

The majority of these books are lounging on my Kindle, meaning I don’t often see them straight up when I think about what my next read will be. Have you read any of them? Is there one here you recommend?

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Stories Celebrating Black Voices

This post is part of Six for Sunday run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.

Listening to a variety of voices and experiences is incredibly important. If you only read books featuring your own gender, age, race, or creed, there are innumerable things you can miss out on.

So, I think it’s incredibly important to read stories with black characters. These are just some I’ve read which focus on black characters. Have you read any of these? Or, do you have any to recommend?

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Favourite Books by Black Authors

This year I’ve really made an effort to diversify my reading shelves. Throughout the last few years my reading has been pretty white author dominated, and it’s time to change that.

So, I’ve got some authors of colour I’ve loved, and maybe you will really enjoy their books too. I’ve collected a list across several genres and reading tastes. There should for sure be something here you’ll enjoy.

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Why Actually Championing Diversity in Books Matters

We all like to think we’re fantastic allies. We sit back and champion books featuring Black charaacters, written by Black authors, or with characters of varied sexualities, religions, nationalities, or who appear on the autism spectrum. But how much of what we’re reading “diversely” is actually just performative? I know I’m not without blame here.


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Review: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

This book did not fit any of my challenge prompts.


A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.

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