Here’s 58 Books My Timeline is Reading

I routinely ask Twitter and my community on it — Black Twitter and #BlkTwitterstorians — what they’re reading. Here’s how my timeline answered:

  1. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
  2. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  3. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
  4. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
  5. They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America by Ivan Van Sertima
  6. The Wedding: A Novel by Dorthy West
  7. The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860–1935 by James D. Anderson
  8. If they Come in the Morning by Angela Davis
  9. The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government by Fergus M. Bordewich
  10. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  11. Homegoing: A Novel by Yaa Gyasi
  12. The Salt Eaters by Toni Cade Bambara
  13. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  14. Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination by Toni Morrison
  15. SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
  16. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  17. Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds
  18. The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help by Jackson Katz
  19. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  20. Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison by Shaka Senghor
  21. Black Awakening in Capitalist America: An Analytic History by Robert L. Allen
  22. 52 Weeks with Jesus: Fall in Love with the One Who Changed Everything by James Merritt
  23. Grace: A Novel by Natashia Deon
  24. Tiny Rowland: The Ugly Face of Neocolonialism in Africa by an EIR Investigative Team
  25. Better than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits — to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life by Gretchen Rubin
  26. Queen Sugar: A Novel by Natalie Baszile
  27. Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward
  28. Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century by Dorthy Roberts
  29. Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond by Marc Lamont Hill
  30. From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America by Elizabeth Horton
  31. Out: A Novel by Natsuo Kirino
  32. My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due
  33. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
  34. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson
  35. Ethical Ambition: Living a Life of Meaning and Worth by Derrick Bell
  36. Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson
  37. Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route by Saidiya Hartman
  38. Long Division by Kiese Laymon
  39. White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg
  40. The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America by Ethan Michaeli
  41. Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics by Lester K. Spense
  42. The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E. Baptist
  43. Ifa: The Ancient Wisdom by Afolabi A. Epega
  44. In the Woods by Tana French
  45. The Silent Wife: A Novel by A.S.A. Harrison
  46. The Cartel 5: La Bella Mafia by Ashley & JaQuavis
  47. Those Bones Are Not My Child by Toni Cade Bambara
  48. Brian on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susanna Catalan
  49. The Rebirth of African Civilization by Chancellor Williams
  50. From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
  51. The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women by Jessica Valenti
  52. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  53. Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexim Create Difference by Cordelia Fine
  54. Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
  55. Black Power in the Belly of the Beast by Judson L. Jefferies
  56. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  57. In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s by Clayborne Carson
  58. Neither Black Nor White: Slavery and Race Relations in Brazil and the United States by Carl Degler