Are you an avid reader? Maybe you’re a passerby reader flipping pages during your morning commute, immersing yourself in your favorite novel while on a vacation, or getting a quick read in while laying out at the beach. Whatever type of reader you are, there are a variety of books being published that you’ll be sure to find one that you will absolutely enjoy. Sometimes it can be hard to find amazing books from African American Authors due to the high volume of writers that don’t cater to African Americans. In order to authentically write about something while conveying a powerful story most writers draw inspiration from parts of their own realities and experiences. Searching for good reads from African American authors shouldn’t be such a difficult task. Luckily for The Co Report readers we have compiled 6 books ranging in a multitude of genres from some of the most sought after African American Authors.
This adorable contemporary romance follows a young single mom, Izzy, and a hunky playboy tennis player who both share a troubled past. All she can see is his playboy lifestyle and all he can think about is playing tennis again, but is love in the cards for the both of them? The only way to know is to download Amazon kindle or ebooks and search it out to see how it all unfolds.
This earth-shattering novel follows two sisters who have two totally different experiences during the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The novel follows one sister’s journey being a wife of an Englishmen and the other being shipped to the Americas. 300 hundred years later and several generations later we see how those who came after are affected. If you are looking for historical fiction goodness that will have you crying and embolden all at the same time this novel is for you.
If you are a fan of ‘How Stella Got Her Groove Back’ then this book is for you. This rebirth novel of a 54-year-old optometrist who seeks out a new adventure tells a tell that you’re never too old to follow a dream and find love in the process. Make sure that this book is on your kindle wishlist.
It’s hard to believe that 30 years ago Walter Mosley gave us the introduction to our infamous detective Easy Rawlins, but here we are with the next installment of the series. Readers who are thrilled about a good mystery will enjoy the way Mosley weaves a tale of mystery and suspense that will have your mind spinning and gripping your blankets.
Revered poet Kwame Dawes has teamed up with John Kinsella to bring you a collection of lyrical poems that read like a blissful conversation that you have to be a fly on the wall for. A beautiful collaboration from two highly loved poets. If poetry is your wave and you’re looking for something new and exciting then feel free to dive right in this summer.
An activist and a legend in his own right, if you are a poetry lover then this book by Langston Hughes must be on your list. Langston Hughes was only 24 when he released ‘The Weary Blues‘. The story follows a transition that Hughes imagined that brings you along for the ride that is Langston Hughes mind. Split into 7 thematic sections you have to be along for each and every one of them.
What are some of your favorite books by African American Authors?
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