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 2013 – Selection

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection January 2013 – Selection Three Strong Women: A novel by Marie NDiaye Three Strong Women: A novel
by Marie NDiaye

Publication Date: May 21, 2013
List Price: $15.00
Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780307741332
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Publication Date: Sep 20, 2011
List Price: $28.00
Format: Hardcover, 392 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780300165418
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Parent Company: Yale University

Read Our Review of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, And Black Women In America


Read a Description of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, And Black Women In America



Publication Date: Oct 11, 2011
List Price: $24.99
Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780312580810
Imprint: Minotaur Books
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Parent Company: Minotaur Books

Read a Description of The Gravedigger’s Ball: A Coletti Novel (Mike Coletti)



April 2013 – Selection

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection April 2013 – Selection Gathering of Waters by Bernice L. McFadden Gathering of Waters
by Bernice L. McFadden

Publication Date: Jan 31, 2012
List Price: $15.95
Format: Paperback, 250 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781617750311
Imprint: Akashic Books
Publisher: Akashic Books
Parent Company: Akashic Books

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May 2013 – Selection

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection May 2013 – Selection This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz This Is How You Lose Her
by Junot Diaz

Publication Date: Sep 11, 2012
List Price: $26.95
Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781594487361
Imprint: Knopf
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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June 2013 – Selection (Author of the Year)

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection June 2013 – Selection (Author of the Year) Before I Forget by Leonard Pitts Jr. Before I Forget
by Leonard Pitts Jr.

Publication Date: Mar 20, 2009
List Price: $16.00
Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781932841435
Imprint: Agate Bolden
Publisher: Agate Publishing, Inc
Parent Company: Agate Publishing, Inc

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Read a Description of Before I Forget



Publication Date: Jun 21, 2011
List Price: $15.95
Format: Paperback, 275 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781936070961
Imprint: Akashic Books
Publisher: Akashic Books
Parent Company: Akashic Books

Read a Description of The Sexy Part of the Bible (Akashic Urban Surreal Series)



August 2013 – Selection (New Author of the Year)

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection August 2013 – Selection (New Author of the Year) The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
by Ayana Mathis

Publication Date: Oct 08, 2013
List Price: $16.95
Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780307949707
Imprint: Knopf
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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September 2013 – Selection

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection September 2013 – Selection Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi Ghana Must Go
by Taiye Selasi

Publication Date: Mar 05, 2013
List Price: $25.95
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781594204494
Imprint: Penguin Press
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Publication Date: Aug 01, 1993
List Price: $18.00
Format: Paperback, 432 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780809015504
Imprint: Hill and Wang
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Parent Company: Hill and Wang

Read a Description of I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey



Publication Date: Mar 29, 2011
List Price: $19.99
Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781416542087
Imprint: Atria Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation

Read a Description of My Blue Suede Shoes: Four Novellas



December 2013 – Selection

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection December 2013 – Selection The Lost Daughter: A Memoir by Mary Williams The Lost Daughter: A Memoir
by Mary Williams

Publication Date: Apr 09, 2013
List Price: $26.95
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780399160868
Imprint: Blue Rider Press
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

Read a Description of The Lost Daughter: A Memoir