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

Book cover: To Funk and Die in L.A. by Nelson George

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.

Our August 2019 selection is To Funk and Die in L.A. by Nelson George. Join our book discussion today! ►


Click for more detail about Bloodline: Five Stories by Ernest Gaines January 1999
Bloodline: Five Stories
by Ernest Gaines
(Penguin Random House,  Oct 28, 1997)


Click for more detail about What A Woman’s Gotta Do by Evelyn Coleman February 1999
What A Woman’s Gotta Do
by Evelyn Coleman
(Penguin Random House,  Jul 13, 1999)
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Click for more detail about Just Above My Head by James Baldwin March 1999
Just Above My Head
by James Baldwin
(Delta,  Jun 13, 2000)


Click for more detail about Dreamer: A Novel by Charles Johnson April 1999
Dreamer: A Novel
by Charles Johnson
(Simon & Schuster, Inc.,  Feb 02, 1999)


Click for more detail about Not Without Laughter (Dover Thrift Editions) by Langston Hughes May 1999
Not Without Laughter (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Langston Hughes
(Dover Publications,  Apr 04, 2008)


Click for more detail about Zon by Gregory K. Morris June 1999
Zon
by Gregory K. Morris
(3TG Press,  Jul 01, 1994)


Click for more detail about Something’s Wrong with Your Scale!: A Romantic Comedy by Van Whitfield July 1999
Something’s Wrong with Your Scale!: A Romantic Comedy
by Van Whitfield
(Penguin Random House,  Jan 18, 2000)


Click for more detail about Dummy by John Gibson August 1999
Dummy
by John Gibson
(Greenfield Publishing Group,  Jan 01, 1997)


Click for more detail about Ring around the Moon: A Novel by Mary Burnett Smith September 1999
Ring around the Moon: A Novel
by Mary Burnett Smith
(HarperCollins,  May 19, 2015)


Click for more detail about Standing at the Scratch Line by Guy Johnson October 1999
Standing at the Scratch Line
by Guy Johnson
(Penguin Random House,  Dec 01, 1998)


Click for more detail about Another Good Loving Blues by Arna Bontemps November 1999
Another Good Loving Blues
by Arna Bontemps
(Penguin Random House,  Jan 18, 1994)


Click for more detail about Seraph on the Suwanee: A Novel by Zora Neale Hurston December 1999
Seraph on the Suwanee: A Novel
by Zora Neale Hurston
(HarperCollins,  Dec 02, 2008)

 

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.