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

Book cover: I Do Love You Still by Mary B. Morrison

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 September 2019 selection is I Do Love You Still by Mary B. Morrison. Join our book discussion today! ►


Click for more detail about The Wake of the Wind: A Novel by J. California Cooper January 2003
The Wake of the Wind: A Novel
by J. California Cooper
(Penguin Random House,  Dec 28, 1999)


Click for more detail about What Next: A Memoir Toward World Peace by Walter Mosley February 2003
What Next: A Memoir Toward World Peace
by Walter Mosley
(Black Classic Press,  Jan 29, 2003)
AALBC Book Review


Click for more detail about The Ecstatic by Victor Lavalle March 2003
The Ecstatic
by Victor Lavalle
(Penguin Random House,  Oct 14, 2003)
AALBC Book Review


Click for more detail about Douglass’ Women: A Novel by Jewell Parker Rhodes April 2003
Douglass’ Women: A Novel
by Jewell Parker Rhodes
(Simon & Schuster, Inc.,  Sep 23, 2003)


Click for more detail about Grace: A Novel by Elizabeth Nunez May 2003
Grace: A Novel
by Elizabeth Nunez
(Penguin Random House,  Feb 28, 2006)


Click for more detail about Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston June 2003
Mules and Men
by Zora Neale Hurston
(HarperCollins,  Jan 08, 2008)


Click for more detail about My Love, My Love: or The Peasant Girl by Rosa Guy July 2003
My Love, My Love: or The Peasant Girl
by Rosa Guy
(Coffee House Press,  Sep 01, 2002)


Click for more detail about Such Was the Season (Voices of the South) by Clarence Major August 2003
Such Was the Season (Voices of the South)
by Clarence Major
(Louisiana State University Press,  Apr 01, 2003)


Click for more detail about The Marrow of Tradition (Dover Value Editions) by Charles W. Chesnutt September 2003
The Marrow of Tradition (Dover Value Editions)
by Charles W. Chesnutt
(Dover Publications,  Dec 19, 2003)


Click for more detail about Shadow And Act by Ralph Ellison October 2003
Shadow And Act
by Ralph Ellison
(Penguin Random House,  Mar 14, 1995)


Click for more detail about Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe November 2003
Arrow of God
by Chinua Achebe
(Penguin Random House,  Jan 01, 1989)


Click for more detail about West of Rehoboth: A Novel by Alexs D. Pate December 2003
West of Rehoboth: A Novel
by Alexs D. Pate
(HarperCollins,  Aug 20, 2002)

 

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.