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We maintain a curated database of over 10,000 hand picked books covering over a century of Black literature. You’ll find book reviews, bestsellers lists, book awards, excerpts, publisher information, a variety of purchase options, and more.

Bestselling Books 2017 and 2018: Bestselling Book Seal Mar/Apr | May/Jun | Jul/Aug | Sep/Oct | Nov/Dec | Jan/Feb (2018)

Important Lists of Books

Books Published in the Last 60 Days
Books Coming Out in the Next 6 Months and Beyond
Bestselling Books for the Full Year
Top 120+ Recommended African-American Children’s Books
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The Most Critically Acclaimed Books of the Past 40 Years
100 Bestselling Books of All Time
100 Essential Black Books
Top 100 Selling Publisher Imprints
Black-Owned Publishing Companies
Favorite 100 Titles of the 20th Century
The QBR 100 Essential Black Books
★ Favorite 100 Titles of the 21sth Century (list being compiled now, cast your vote)
Go On Girl! Book Club’s Complete Reading List (1991 – 2018)
The Coffee Will Make You Black Book Club’s Reading List (1998–2006, and 2010)
The Power List BestSelling Books (Spring 2013 to Spring 2015)
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Recently Reviewed Books

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Life AFTER the Down Low by Ingrid M. Ellis
Masjid Morning: A Novel by Richard Morris
Granddaddy by Cavis Adams
When Minorities Lead in America: A Black Theologian’s Political Journey by Herman J. Fountain Jr.
Once Upon a Lie by Michael R. French

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We track all of the Black winners of the National Book Awards, Pulitzer Prize, Carter G. Woodson Award, Coretta Scott King Award, Black Caucus American Library Association Literary Awards BCALA, Phillis Wheatley Book Award, NAACP Image Award, Children’s Africana Book Awards, and many more.

Winners of these awards are factored into our formula for determining The Most Critically Acclaimed Books of the Past 40 Years.’s Bestselling Books for All of 2016 (2017 coming soon)’s Best-Selling Books for All of 2016

Go On Girl! Book Club’s Reading List (Since 1991)
Go On Girl! Book Club, Inc. Complete Reading List (Since 1991)

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