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Must-Read Books by Black Authors

Description: A list of must-read books by Black authors from any era. LibraryThing List of the Month February 2021.

Members: 70 participating members (show all)

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1
5,889 members, 272 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: steller0707 (1), yorgos_str (1), cwittig (1), souloftherose (1), MommaVee (1), charl08 (1), dianeham (1), elkiedee (1), smcwl (1), Evolved (1), lisadyson (1)5 more, kbuxton (1), MelissaEHoyt (1), cbl_tn (2), hipdeep (3), krazy4katz (3)

Score: 61.44

2
15,833 members, 294 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: elahrairah (1), hipdeep (1), steller0707 (2), yorgos_str (2), cwittig (2), dianeham (2), rosalita (2), katemcangus (2), smcwl (3), lisadyson (3), jtodd1973 (3)1 more, kidzdoc (9)

Score: 39.61

3
5,549 members, 299 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: waitingtoderail (1), kristilabrie (1), smcwl (2), lisadyson (2), jtodd1973 (2), steller0707 (3), yorgos_str (3), tdswjs (3), rosalita (3)

Score: 30.25

4
19,222 members, 360 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ablachly (1), elahrairah (2), susanbooks (2), SqueakyChu (2), kbuxton (2), cwittig (3), kidzdoc (7)

Score: 22.95

5
3,409 members, 95 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: Michael.Rimmer (1), laruebk (1), MommaVee (2), krazy4katz (2), kidzdoc (2), TribalRaine (3), rosalita (4)

Thumbs down: mrswebster

Score: 21.96

6
16,984 members, 372 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: eronn (1), cbl_tn (1), mrswebster (1), elahrairah (3), linda.newman (6)

Score: 17.6

7
5,275 members, 159 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: TribalRaine (2), timspalding (2), dianeham (3), elkiedee (3), anglemark (3)

Score: 15.85

8
4,019 members, 90 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: MaryJoKennedy (1), SqueakyChu (1), kidzdoc (1), ablachly (2)

Score: 15.36

9
7,337 members, 106 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: TribalRaine (1), timspalding (1), jveezer (2), CharlesTheB (3)

Score: 14.4

10
5,648 members, 74 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: lowelibrary (1), fionaanne (1), joyfulmimi (2), MommaVee (3)

Score: 14.4

11
612 members, 43 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: MaryJoKennedy (2), charl08 (2), elkiedee (2), kidzdoc (11)

Score: 12.29

12
10,959 members, 195 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: mthespinner (1), eronn (2), SqueakyChu (3)

Score: 10.4

13
12,020 members, 183 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: terriks (2), lowelibrary (3), kristilabrie (4)

Score: 9.23

14
13,751 members, 172 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: mattries37315 (2), timspalding (3), kidzdoc (6)

Score: 8.96

15
2,926 members, 198 reviews
4.58 stars (4.58 stars)

Lists: RickSommer (1), rosalita (1)

Score: 8

16
6,630 members, 84 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: katemcangus (1), CharlesTheB (2)

Score: 7.36

17
4,730 members, 259 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: ZiaTroyano (1), souloftherose (2)

Score: 7.36

18
16,649 members, 302 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: terriks (1), joyfulmimi (3)

Score: 7.04

19
3,622 members, 210 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: linda.newman (1), kbuxton (3)

Score: 7.04

20
3,592 members, 142 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 stars)

Lists: Euryale (1), MaryJoKennedy (3)

Score: 7.04

21
2,166 members, 82 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: CharlesTheB (1), mrswebster (3)

Score: 7.04

22
1,733 members, 58 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: jillmwo (1), charl08 (3)

Score: 7.04

23
1,031 members, 28 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: krazy4katz (1), cbl_tn (3)

Score: 7.04

24
1,970 members, 59 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: GailNyoka (1), linda.newman (5)

Score: 6.68

25
3,625 members, 134 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ZiaTroyano (2), teresakayep (4)

Score: 6.19

26
3,710 members, 265 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: megbmore (3), linda.newman (3)

Score: 6.08

27
4,630 members, 97 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: laruebk (2), kidzdoc (8)

Score: 5.74

28
9,133 members, 102 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: megbmore (1)

Score: 4

29
6,089 members, 370 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1)

Score: 4

30
4,113 members, 59 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: susanbooks (1)

Score: 4

31
2,494 members, 73 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: anglemark (1)

Score: 4

33
1,494 members, 85 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: SimoneA (1)

Score: 4

34
1,384 members, 59 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: southernbooklady (1)

Score: 4

35
969 members, 42 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: tardis (1)

Score: 4

36
834 members, 12 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: tdswjs (1)

Score: 4

37
819 members, 50 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: BLBera (1)

Score: 4

38
772 members, 22 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: teresakayep (1)

Score: 4

39
585 members, 5 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: jveezer (1)

Score: 4

40
576 members, 26 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: rarm (1)

Score: 4

41
570 members, 22 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: jtodd1973 (1)

Score: 4

42
399 members, 16 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: benfulton (1)

Score: 4

47
136 members, 14 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: rb2040 (1)

Score: 4

48
89 members, 0 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: joyfulmimi (1)

Score: 4

50
2,425 members, 108 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: tdswjs (2)

Score: 3.36

51
2,108 members, 92 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: anglemark (2)

Score: 3.36

52
1,002 members, 36 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: Michael.Rimmer (2)

Score: 3.36

53
806 members, 56 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: linda.newman (2)

Score: 3.36

54
806 members, 59 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: Euryale (2)

Score: 3.36

55
680 members, 55 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: mrswebster (2)

Score: 3.36

56
539 members, 25 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque (2)

Score: 3.36

57
479 members, 39 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2)

Score: 3.36

58
453 members, 20 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2)

Score: 3.36

59
272 members, 10 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: tardis (2)

Score: 3.36

62
189 members, 9 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: BLBera (2)

Score: 3.36

63
162 members, 9 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: megbmore (2)

Score: 3.36

64
63 members, 1 review
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: lowelibrary (2)

Score: 3.36

65
61 members, 0 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: Crypto-Willobie (2)

Score: 3.36

66
44 members, 1 review
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: kristilabrie (2)

Score: 3.36

67
35 members, 0 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: vwinsloe (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

vwinsloe (2): Not all of these essays will hit the mark. But a few will remain in your memory forever.

68
1,537 members, 78 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: ablachly (3)

Score: 3.04

69
1,506 members, 86 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: sturlington (3)

Score: 3.04

70
1,495 members, 82 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: tardis (3)

Score: 3.04

71
1,190 members, 8 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: terriks (3)

Score: 3.04

72
844 members, 33 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: Euryale (3)

Score: 3.04

73
828 members, 39 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: teresakayep (3)

Score: 3.04

75
698 members, 44 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (3)

Score: 3.04

76
673 members, 34 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Michael.Rimmer (3)

Score: 3.04

77
129 members, 6 reviews
3.06 stars (3.06 stars)

Lists: kristilabrie (3)

Score: 3.04

78
122 members, 1 review
3.31 stars (3.31 stars)

Lists: Crypto-Willobie (3)

Score: 3.04

80
83 members, 0 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: waitingtoderail (3)

Score: 3.04

81
52 members, 0 reviews
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: susanbooks (3)

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

susanbooks (3): Some of the best contemporary poetry you'll read and some stunning contributions to Black Lives Matter literature

82
5,017 members, 252 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: linda.newman (4)

Score: 2.83

83
1,912 members, 74 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (4)

Score: 2.83

84
766 members, 17 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (5)

Score: 2.68

85
1,405 members, 14 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: linda.newman (7)

Score: 2.46

86
2,681 members, 216 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: linda.newman (8)

Score: 2.38

87
12,268 members, 217 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (10)

Score: 2.25

88
37 members, 1 review
4.63 stars (4.63 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (12)

Score: 2.15

89
275 members, 19 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (13)

Score: 2.11

90
197 members, 6 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (14)

Score: 2.07

91
79 members, 15 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (15)

Score: 2.03

92
131 members, 0 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (16)

Score: 2

93
5 members, 0 reviews

Lists: kidzdoc (17)

Score: 1.97

94
24 members, 0 reviews
3.25 stars (3.25 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (18)

Score: 1.94

95
2,750 members, 171 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (19)

Score: 1.92

96
75 members, 3 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (20)

Score: 1.89

97
107 members, 5 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (21)

Score: 1.87

98
590 members, 31 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (22)

Score: 1.85

100
7,954 members, 104 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Score: 0

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About this list

Started by: megbmore (February 10)

Type: Numbered

Limit: 3 books

Related tags

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