100 Black Novelists You Should Read

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112 participants, 447 books added

You can start and finish this challenge whenever you like!

The aim of this challenge is to read one book by each of the authors featured in the USA Today article “100 Black novelists and fiction writers you should read”. https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/entertainment/books/2020/08/20/100-black-novelists-you-should-read-abi-dare-zora-neale-hurston/3299705001/

Challenge prompts

1. Tola Rotimi Abraham (2 books added)

2. Chinua Achebe (8 books added)

3. Ayôbámi Adebáyô (3 books added)

4. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (17 books added)

5. Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (1 book added)

6. Uwem Akpan (1 book added)

7. Afia Atakora (2 books added)

8. James Baldwin (12 books added)

9. Natalie Baszile (2 books added)

10. Paul Beatty (3 books added)

11. Brit Bennett (7 books added)

12. Connie Briscoe (4 books added)

13. Kalisha Buckhanon (1 book added)

14. Gabriel Bump (1 book added)

15. Octavia E. Butler (14 books added)

16. Bebe Moore Campbell (3 books added)

17. Maisy Card (2 books added)

18. Candice Carty-Williams (3 books added)

19. David Chariandy (3 books added)

20. Charles W. Chestnutt (1 book added)

21. Pearl Cleage (2 books added)

22. Ta-Nehisi Coates (7 books added)

23. Alyssa Cole (5 books added)

24. J. California Cooper (3 books added)

25. Edwidge Danticat (5 books added)

26. Abi Daré (2 books added)

27. Nicole Dennis - Benn (4 books added)

28. Eric Jerome Dickey (6 books added)

29. Nicky Drayden (6 books added)

30. Ralph Ellison (8 books added)

31. Akwaeke Emezi (9 books added)

32. Bernardine Evaristo (6 books added)

33. Percival Everett (5 books added)

34. Angela Flournoy (1 book added)

35. Aminatta Forna (3 books added)

36. Ernest J. Gaines (7 books added)

37. Roxane Gay (11 books added)

38. Anissa Gray (1 book added)

39. Kaitlyn Greenidge (2 books added)

40. Jasmine Guillory (10 books added)

41. Yaa Gyasi (6 books added)

42. Alex Haley (3 books added)

43. James Hannaham (2 books added)

44. E. Lynn Harris (5 books added)

45. Talia Hibbert (7 books added)

46. Langston Hughes (7 books added)

47. Zora Neale Hurston (9 books added)

48. Uzodinma Iweala (2 books added)

49. Brenda Jackson (3 books added)

50. Marlon James (5 books added)

51. N.K. Jemisin (8 books added)

52. Beverly Jenkins (6 books added)

53. Mat Johnson (4 books added)

54. Tayari Jones (6 books added)

55. Jamaica Kincaid (4 books added)

56. Nella Larsen (7 books added)

57. Raven Leilani (2 books added)

58. Tracey Livesay (1 book added)

59. Attica Locke (3 books added)

60. Imbolo Mbue (4 books added)

61. James McBride (2 books added)

62. Bernice L. McFadden (4 books added)

63. Jeni McFarland (1 book added)

64. Terry McMillan (4 books added)

65. Francesca Momplaisir (1 book added)

66. Toni Morrison (17 books added)

67. Bethany C.Morrow (2 books added)

68. Walter Mosley (7 books added)

69. Gloria Naylor (2 books added)

70. Chigozie Obioma (2 books added)

71. Tochi Onyebuchi (2 books added)

72. Helen Oyeyemi (11 books added)

73. Ann Petry (2 books added)

74. Regina Porter (1 book added)

75. Kiley Reid (3 books added)

76. Kimberla Lawson Roby (5 books added)

77. Farrah Rochon (3 books added)

78. Maurice Carlos Ruffin (1 book added)

79. Sapphire (Ramona Lofton) (1 book added)

80. Rion Amilcar Scott (1 book added)

81. Iceberg Slim (2 books added)

82. Zadie Smith (11 books added)

83. Rivers Solomon (5 books added)

84. Sister Souljah (2 books added)

85. Mia Sosa (1 book added)

86. Brandon Taylor (1 book added)

87. Elisabeth Thomas (1 book added)

88. Jean Toomer (2 books added)

89. A.J. Verdelle (1 book added)

90. Alice Walker (16 books added)

91. Kawai Strong Washburn (1 book added)

92. Bryan Washington (4 books added)

93. Jesmyn Ward (7 books added)

94. Catherine Adel West (1 book added)

95. Colson Whitehead (8 books added)

96. Rita Woods (1 book added)

97. Jacqueline Woodson (7 books added)

98. Richard Wright (10 books added)

99. Steven Wright (2 books added)

100. Zane (Kristina Laverne Roberts) (5 books added)