My Favorite Books Read in 2018

Greetings and salutations!

In 2018, I read over 70 books, demolishing my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal of 52 books! Here are some of my favorite books that I’ve read, with links to the publishers. (Sorry, but no short reviews this time).

Without further ado, the list (in no particular order):

Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires (fiction)

Incendiary Art: Poems by Patricia Smith (poetry)

The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark (fiction/sci-fi)

Point Blank: Poems by Alan King (poetry)

As Black As Resistance by Zoé Samudzi and William C. Anderson, and Mariam Kaba (Foreword) (nonfiction)

Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston (nonfiction)

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (fiction/YA)

Where Do We Go From Here?: Chaos or Community by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (nonfiction)

A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole (fiction/sci-fi/YA)

My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter by Aja Monet (poetry)

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (fiction/fantasy/YA)

Happy New Year & happy reading!


Originally published at ajhayes.com on December 29, 2018.