Our Favorite Picks From African American Writers



Gayle and Nicole catch up on the latest controversies in the literary word and share their favorite reads by African-American authors. We also need your help to seed our March Madness tournament!

Books mentioned in this episode:

What We’re Reading:
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
The Cactus League by Emily Nemens (Gayle’s review here)
Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano (Gayle’s review here)
A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson
When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald
Lot by Bryan Washington
The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Dare
American Dirt by Jeanne Cummins
You by Caroline Kepnes
Dead To Her by Sarah Pinborough
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
Excavation by Wendy Ortiz
Poll to select top books for Book March Madness
Mrs. Kimble by Jennifer Haigh
Beside Myself by Ann Morgan (Nicole’s review here)

Favorites from African-American writers:
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Passing by Nella Larsen
Jump At The Sun by Kim McLarin
American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
Cygnet by Season Butler
The Taste Of Salt by Martha Southgate

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