My Book List for 2021

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I fell off of a lot of things this year but one thing that remained constant was my love for books. At a time where we couldn’t travel or even go outside at one point, books were my way to escape my four walls, barking down, and sports yelling husband. Every book and every chapter was a chance for me to immerse myself into new people, new places, and new plot twists.

I had a goal for 20 books this year and almost doubled that (32 to be exact).

I don’t have a favorite genre but made it a point to read a mostly books by African American authors. With 2021, on the horizon, my goals is 25 books with at least 15 of them being from POC authors. Here’s what my list looks like.

One of the Good Ones

A great cover always gets me intrigued in the book.

This Close to Okay: A Novel

Clap When You Land 

I read her first book, The Poet X, and was immediately intrigued.

The Wife Upstairs: A Novel

I know nothing about this author but when I saw it was based in Birmingham, Alabama (where I currently live), it immediately went on my ‘to read’ list



Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man

Speaking of Summer

American Dirt

Leaving Atlanta

A Promised Land

Lead From The Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change

Twisted: The Tangled History of Black Hair Culture

After the Rain: Gentle Reminders for Healing, Courage, and Self-Love

The Woman in the Window

The Book of Two Ways

Clever Girl Finance: ditch debt, save money, and build real wealth

The Warmth of Other Suns

Broke Millennial: Takes on Investing

What Are You Hungry For?

A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom


Fifty Words for Rain

A Good Neighborhood

Party of Two

Is Rape a Crime? A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto

Open Book

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