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

Book cover: The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison

Participation is easy. 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 July 2019 selction is Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead". Join our book discussion today! ►



Click for more detail about The Power of Presence by Joy Thomas Moore January 2019
The Power of Presence
by Joy Thomas Moore
(Hachette Book Group,  Sep 18, 2018)
AALBC Book Review


Click for more detail about Charcoal Joe: An Easy Rawlins Mystery by Walter Mosley February 2019
Charcoal Joe: An Easy Rawlins Mystery
by Walter Mosley
(Penguin Random House,  Jun 14, 2016)
AALBC Book Review


Click for more detail about The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers by Bridgett M. Davis March 2019
The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers
by Bridgett M. Davis
(Hachette Book Group,  Jan 29, 2019)
AALBC Book Review


Click for more detail about Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler April 2019
Parable of the Sower
by Octavia Butler
(Hachette Book Group,  Apr 16, 2019)
AALBC Book Review


Click for more detail about New Kid by Jerry Craft May 2019
New Kid
by Jerry Craft
(HarperCollins,  Feb 05, 2019)
AALBC Book Review


Click for more detail about The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison June 2019
The Origin of Others
by Toni Morrison
(Harvard University Press,  Sep 18, 2017)
AALBC Book Review


Click for more detail about Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead July 2019
Sag Harbor
by Colson Whitehead
(Penguin Random House,  Apr 28, 2009)


Click for more detail about AALBC August Book Selection by Author to be Announced August 2019
AALBC August Book Selection
by Author to be Announced
(Publisher to be Announced,  Aug 01, 2019)

 

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.