Go On Girl! Book Club’s Complete Reading List

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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 2020 – International

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection January 2020 – International The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins The Confessions of Frannie Langton
by Sara Collins

Publication Date: May 21, 2019
List Price: $26.99
Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780062851895
Imprint: Harper
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation

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Publication Date: Jan 14, 2020
List Price: $16.95
Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780525562795
Imprint: Knopf
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

Read Our Review of The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations


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March 2020 – Mystery/Thriller

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection March 2020 – Mystery/Thriller They All Fall Down: A Thriller by Rachel Howzell Hall They All Fall Down: A Thriller
by Rachel Howzell Hall

Publication Date: Apr 09, 2019
List Price: $26.99
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780765398147
Imprint: Forge
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers
Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

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April 2020 – Historical

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection April 2020 – Historical The Nickel Boys: A Novel by Colson Whitehead The Nickel Boys: A Novel
by Colson Whitehead

Publication Date: Jul 30, 2019
List Price: $24.95
Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780385537070
Imprint: Doubleday
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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May 2020 – Novel

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection May 2020 – Novel Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson Red at the Bone
by Jacqueline Woodson

Publication Date: Sep 17, 2019
List Price: $26.00
Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780525535270
Imprint: Riverhead Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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June 2020 – Short Stories

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection June 2020 – Short Stories Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Friday Black
by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Publication Date: Oct 23, 2018
List Price: $14.99
Format: Paperback, 208 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781328911247
Imprint: Mariner Books
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Parent Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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July 2020 – Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror/Speculative Fiction

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection July 2020 – Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror/Speculative Fiction
 The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates The Water Dancer
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Publication Date: Sep 24, 2019
List Price: $28.00
Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780399590597
Imprint: One World
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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August 2020 – Novel

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection August 2020 – Novel Deacon King Kong by James McBride Deacon King Kong
by James McBride

Publication Date: Mar 03, 2020
List Price: $28.00
Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780735216723
Imprint: Riverhead Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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September 2020 – New Author

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection September 2020 – New Author Small Silent Things by Robin Page Small Silent Things
by Robin Page

Publication Date: Sep 03, 2019
List Price: $16.99
Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780062879233
Imprint: Harper Perennial
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation

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October 2020 – Classic

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection October 2020 – Classic Blessings: A Novel by Sheneska Jackson Blessings: A Novel
by Sheneska Jackson

Publication Date: Jun 09, 1999
List Price: $25.95
Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780684853123
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation

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November 2020 – Autobiography/Biography/Memoir

Photo of Go On Girl! Book Club Selection November 2020 – Autobiography/Biography/Memoir Diamond Doris by Doris Payne Diamond Doris
by Doris Payne

Publication Date: Sep 10, 2019
List Price: $25.99
Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780062917997
Imprint: Amistad
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation

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Publication Date: May 07, 2019
List Price: $32.99
Format: Hardcover, 1040 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780062912985
Imprint: Amistad
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation

Read a Description of New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent