50 Must Read New Books by Black Authors

It is only a days until Black History Month. There is a list of 100 Essential New Works of Fiction by Black Authors to assist build your TBR for February. This list is only fiction including short stories and novels. This is a superb start to adding more Black authors into your reading.

These books range from this year to 10 years before and include modern classic as well less famous titles. They are separated by genre.

Fantasy & Science Fiction

The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin

Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Chaing Gang All Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei Brenyah

Short Story Collections

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei Brenyah


The Reformatory by Tananarive Due

Lone Women by Victor LaValle

Ring Shout by P Djeli Clark


Rebel by Beverly Jenkins

Stars in Your Eyes by Kachen Callendar

An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

You Made a Fool of Death with with Your Beauty By Akwaeke Emezi

Historical Fiction

The Heaven and Earth Gorcery Store by James McBride

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whiteland

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