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Diversifying my Bookshelf: Black Authors

Hello and welcome back to Monika tries to diversify her reading list!

Something else that I want to be cognizant of, especially when it comes to reading Black authors, is that I don’t only read books about slavery or anti-racism. I think those books have a lot of important and should all be read, but I remember reading somewhere that you shouldn’t just read about Black pain, but also Black love, Black happiness, and Black joy. So I’m really trying to expand my library to include books like this too – if you have any suggestions please let me know! 🙂

Books that I am planning to read by Black Authors:

Of course, I could definitely still do with some broadening of my reading list to be more light and focused on Black happiness and Black joy, but I’m working on it! And going through my to-read list on Goodreads has made me feel a little bit better about my reading. I really do have a long list of BIPOC authors to read, I just need to purchase them and get going ahah. And I’ve very excited to start.

Let me know if you have any good suggestions for me, or see any books on the list that peak your interest!
Have a great day ducks, and I’ll be seeing you soon!
~ Mon

2 thoughts on “Diversifying my Bookshelf: Black Authors”

  1. Good luck with your endeavour of diversifying your reading list, I am also working on it!
    I recommend “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi and “Girl, Woman, Other” by Bernardine Evaristo – I read both in the recent months and I liked them a lot!


    1. Thank you so much for the recs! I actually read Homegoing recently as well and I agree, I really like it 🙂 I’ll take a look into Girl, Woman, Other, it sounds really cool! Thanks so much, and good luck with your diversifying efforts!!

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