Our 2019 Reads

 

For Colored Girls Book Club meets once a month to discuss a book written by or about a black or brown woman or non-binary person. While we mainly read fiction, we also read nonfiction memoirs and essays.

Below is the list of books For Colored Girls Book Club 2019 book picks. Buy the book (we use affiliate links) & RSVP!

 

January

 
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Becoming by Michelle Obama

When: January 22, 2019

Where: Irvington Vinyl and Books

What: In her memoir, Michelle Obama talks about growing up in the South Side of Chicago, attending Ivy League institutions as one of a handful of black women, and her years in the White House.

 

February

 

well read black girl by glory edim

When: February 26, 2019

Where: Irvington Vinyl and Books

What: Glory Edim, founder of Well-Read Black Girl, compiles an anthology of essays by black women writers who discuss the importance of representation in literature.

 

March

 

Drinking from a Bitter Cup by Angela Jackson Brown

When: March 26, 2019

Where: Irvington Vinyl and Books

What: When Sylvia Butler’s mother dies, she goes to live with her father, who she’s only met when he come to take her away, and his wife.

 

April

 

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry girls by Anissa Gray

When: April 23, 2019

Where: Irvington Vinyl and Books

What: Viola and Lillian need to learn to adjust to life without their oldest sister Althea, who goes to jail for embezzlement.

 

May

 

My siser, the Serial Killer BY OYINKAN BRAITHwAITE

When: May 28, 2019

Where: Irvington Vinyl and Books

What: Ayoola keeps killing her boyfriends, and her sister, Korede, keeps having to clean up her mess. Set in Lagos, Nigeria, this pulpy book follows two sisters in a co-dependent relationship.

 

June

 

Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn

When: June 25, 2019

Where: Irvington Vinyl and Books

What: Patsy leaves her daughter Tru behind in Jamaica to live undocumented in New York with her oldest friend, Cicely, but quickly learns that the American Dream is just a dream.

 

july

 

The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah

When: July 23, 2019

Where: Irvington Vinyl and Books

What: The lives of Aminah and Wurche intertwine in pre-colonial Ghana.

 

August

 

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

When: August 27, 2019

Where: Irvington Vinyl and Books

What: Frannie Langton, a slave in 1826 London, is on trial for killing her masters. But she can’t remember if she did it.

 

September

 

I’m Telling the Truth but I’m Lying by Bassey Ikpi

When: September 24, 2019

Where: Irvington Vinyl and Books

What: In her memoir-in-essays, Bassey Ikpi shows us how she learned about and navigated her life with Bipolar II.

 

October

 

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

When: October 22, 2019

Where: Irvington Vinyl and Books

What: After a presentation goes wrong, Alaine is sent to Haiti to work with her aunt and learn more about the legacy of women in her family.

 

November

 

Parable of the sower by octavia butler

When: November, 26, 2019

Where: Irvington Vinyl and Books

What: During climate and economic crisis in the early 2020s, Lauren Olamide must protect her loved ones from the dangers they ignore.