Go On Girl! Book Club’s Complete Reading List

Go On Girl! Book Club, Inc. group photo
image of the book covers for the Jan to June reading listLaunched in 1991, Go On Girl! Book Club is one of the largest national reading organizations in the U.S. for Black women. Their reading list spans over a quarter of a century. You may review the complete list below. You’ll definitely discover some great books and authors.

Added Bonus: If you purchase all 6 books from the July – December 2022 list, you will get free shipping and no sales tax (unless you ship to the state of Florida). Plus, half of the profit from the sales of these books will be donated to the Go On Girl! Book Club’s Scholarship Fund.


January 1997 – Selection

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection January 1997 – Selection Big Girls Don’t Cry by Connie Briscoe Big Girls Don’t Cry
by Connie Briscoe

Publication Date: Jul 01, 1997
List Price: $14.00
Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780345413628
Imprint: One World/Ballantine
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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Publication Date: Jul 01, 2000
List Price: $13.00
Format: Paperback, 176 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780863163296
Imprint: Writers and Readers Publishing
Publisher: Writers & Readers Publishing
Parent Company: For Beginners LLC
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Read a Description of Nappy: Growing Up Black and Female in America



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Publication Date: Jan 30, 2007
List Price: Unavailable
Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780380727940
Imprint: Harper Paperbacks
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation
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Read a Description of Ain’t Gonna Be the Same Fool Twice



April 1997 – Selection

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection April 1997 – Selection Don’t Block the Blessings by Patti Labelle Don’t Block the Blessings
by Patti Labelle

Publication Date: Oct 04, 1996
List Price: $24.95
Format: Hardcover, 305 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781573220392
Imprint: Riverhead Hardcover
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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May 1997 – Selection

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection May 1997 – Selection The Wedding: A Novel by Dorothy West The Wedding: A Novel
by Dorothy West

Publication Date: Jan 01, 1996
List Price: $14.95
Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780385471442
Imprint: Anchor
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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Publication Date: Sep 01, 1996
List Price: $15.00
Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780385467889
Imprint: Anchor
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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Read a Description of Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime: Stories



July 1997 – Selection

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection July 1997 – Selection Tumbling: A Novel by Diane McKinney-Whetstone Tumbling: A Novel
by Diane McKinney-Whetstone

Publication Date: Jun 29, 2010
List Price: $13.99
Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780061792120
Imprint: Harper Perennial
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation
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Publication Date: Feb 01, 1997
List Price: Unavailable
Format: Hardcover, 244 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781574780253
Imprint: Black Classic Press
Publisher: Black Classic Press
Parent Company: Black Classic Press
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Read a Description of Gone Fishin’ (Easy Rawlins, Book 6)



September 1997 – Selection

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection September 1997 – Selection The Hand I Fan With by Tina McElroy Ansa The Hand I Fan With
by Tina McElroy Ansa

Publication Date: Dec 29, 1997
List Price: $16.95
Format: Paperback, 480 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780385476010
Imprint: Anchor
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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October 1997 – Selection

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection October 1997 – Selection He Say, She Say by Yolanda Joe He Say, She Say
by Yolanda Joe

Publication Date: Feb 01, 1998
List Price: $16.99
Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780446605700
Imprint: Grand Central Publishing
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Parent Company: Hachette Livre
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Publication Date: Feb 28, 1998
List Price: $16.00
Format: Paperback, 318 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780385491235
Imprint: Anchor
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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Read a Description of Only Twice I’ve Wished for Heaven



December 1997 – Selection (New Author of the Year)

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection December 1997 – Selection (New Author of the Year) Tryin’ To Sleep In The Bed You Made by Virginia Deberry and Donna Grant Tryin’ To Sleep In The Bed You Made
by Virginia Deberry and Donna Grant

Publication Date: Jan 08, 2008
List Price: $26.99
Format: Paperback
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780312383725
Imprint: St. Martin’s Press
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers
Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
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