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​Good Reads by Black Authors: Contemporary Fiction

Recommended contemporary fiction reads! Add these titles to your holds lists.

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Queenie : a novelQueenie

by Candice Carty-Williams





Red at the boneRed at the Bone

by Jacqueline Woodson

HomegoingHomegoing

by Yaa Gyasi





The water dancer : a novelThe Water Dancer
by Ta-Nehisi Coates





Transcendent kingdomTranscendent Kingdom

by Yaa Gyasi





Patsy : a novelPatsy

by Nicole Dennis-Benn

Such a fun age : a novelSuch a Fun Age

by Kiley Reid

Deacon King Kong : a novelDeacon King Kong

by James McBride





Americanah : a novelAmericanah

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie





Swing timeSwing Time

by Zadie Smith

Real lifeReal Life

by Brandon Taylor

The mothers : a novelThe Mothers

by Brit Bennett





The Vanishing HalfThe Vanishing Half

by Brit Bennett

Clap When You LandClap When You Land

by Elizabeth Acevedo





The Turner houseThe Turner House

by Angela Flournoy

We love you, Charlie Freeman: a novelWe Love You, Charlie Freeman

by Kaitlyn Greenidge

The selloutThe Sellout

by Paul Beatty

Stay with meStay with Me

by Ayobami Adebayo

We cast a shadow : a novelWe Cast a Shadow

by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

The Business of LoversThe Business of Lovers

by Eric Jerome Dickey

The proposal​The Proposal

by Jasmine Guillory

These ghosts are family : a novelThese Ghosts are Family

by Maisy Card

Trouble is what I doTrouble Is What I Do

by Walter Mosley

Africaville : a novelAfricaville

by Jeffrey Colvin

This mournable body : a novelThis Mournable Body

by Tsitsi Dangarembga

The revisioners : a novelThe Revisioners

by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

What we lose : a novelWhat We Lose

by Zinzi Clemmons

The girl with the louding voice : a novelThe Girl with the Louding Voice

by Abi Daré





The Underground Railroad : a novelThe Underground Railroad

by Colson Whitehead





The Nickel boys : a novelThe Nickel Boys

by Colson Whitehead





Black Leopard, Red WolfBlack leopard, red wolf

by Marlon James

RemembranceRemembrance

by Rita Woods





GingerbreadGingerbread

by Helen Oyeyemi





My sister, the serial killer : a novelMy SIster, the Serial Killer

by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Salvage the bones : a novel​Salvage the Bones

by Jesmyn Ward





Sing, unburied, sing : a novelSing, Unburied, Sing

by Jesmyn Ward





FreshwaterFreshwater

by Akwaeke Emezi

Riot babyRiot Baby

by Tochi Onyebuchi

Behold the dreamers : a novelBehold the Dreamers

by Imbolo Mbue

Loving day : a novelLoving Day

by Mat Johnson

The city we becameThe City We Became

by N.K. Jemisin

Lakewood : a novelLakewood

by Megan Giddings

Conjure WomenConjure Women

by Afria Atakora

New peopleNew People

by Danzy Senna

Under the udala treesUnder the Udala Trees

by Chinelo Okparanta

The right swipe : a novelThe Right Swipe

by Alisha Rai

Speaking of summer : a novelSpeaking of Summer

by Kalisha Buckhanon

Heaven, my homeHeaven My Home

by Attica Locke

Across the WayAcross the Way

by Mary Monroe

Heads of the Colored PeopleHeads of the Colored People

by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Lot : storiesLot

by Bryan Washington

The Shadow KingShadow King

by Maasa Mengiste


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