The Coffee Will Make You Black Book Club’s Reading List
(1998 – 2006, 2010, and 2018 – 2020)

AALBC’s Online Bookclub is Currently on Hiatus
Book cover: December 2019 AALBC Book Selection The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Participation is easy (more on how our club operates). Discussions are held on the book’s description page, where it says “Join the Discussion.” Feel free to join us anytime; discussions are not limited to the month the book was selected and anyone may join the conversation.


Click for more detail about Cane by Jean Toomer July 1998
Cane
by Jean Toomer
(W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.,  Jun 13, 2011)


Click for more detail about Soul Kiss: A Novel by Shay Youngblood August 1998
Soul Kiss: A Novel
by Shay Youngblood
(Penguin Random House,  Apr 01, 1998)


Click for more detail about The Man Who Cried I Am by John A. Williams September 1998
The Man Who Cried I Am
by John A. Williams
(Thunder’s Mouth Press,  Apr 01, 1985)


Click for more detail about Silent Conspiracy by Lee E. Meadows October 1998
Silent Conspiracy
by Lee E. Meadows
(Proctor Publications,  Mar 01, 1997)
AALBC Book Review


Click for more detail about Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison November 1998
Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison
(Penguin Random House,  Mar 14, 1995)


Click for more detail about Eva’s Man by Gayl Jones December 1998
Eva’s Man
by Gayl Jones
(Beacon Press,  Mar 05, 1987)

 

AALBC.com’s online book club, “The Coffee Will Make You Black” ran from 1998 until 2006. The book club was moderated by Thumper. The club was briefly resurrected in 2010, when both Fiction and Nonfiction titles were selected. Unfortunately, the club was discontinued the same year.

In October of 2018, novelist, educator, avid reader, and advocate for Black literature, Tony Lindsay began running AALBC’s The Coffee Will Make You Black online book club.” after a 8-year hiatus.


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