All 34 Bestselling Books for September/October - 2023

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Click Headings Below for a the List of Bestselling Books with Images. View a collage of these titles.

10 Bestselling Fiction

  1. Perfect Peace: A Novel by Daniel Black
  2. Lone Women by Victor Lavalle
  3. Babylon Sisters: A Novel by Pearl Cleage
  4. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  5. Voices of the Harlem Renaissance: Originally Published as The New Negro an Interpretation by Alain Locke and Introduction by Troy Johnson
  6. No Place to Be Somebody: A Black-Black Comedy by Charles Gordone
  7. Running to Fall: A Novel by Kalisha Buckhanon
  8. Fool Me Thrice: Money Changes Everything by Dean Conan
  9. Promise Me A Miracle by Naleighna Kai, Martha Kennerson, J. L. Campbell, Karen D. Bradley, and Stephanie M. Freeman
  10. Our Gen by Diane McKinney-Whetstone

10 Bestselling Nonfiction Books

  1. How We Do It: Black Writers on Craft, Practice, and Skill by Jericho Brown
  2. The Gospel according to James Baldwin: What America’s Great Prophet Can Teach Us about Life, Love, and Identity by Greg Garrett
  3. When Crack Was King: A People’s History of a Misunderstood Era by Donovan X. Ramsey
  4. The Jewish Onslaught: Despatches from the Wellesley Battlefront by Tony Martin
  5. Only for the Brave at Heart: Essays Rethinking Race, Crime, and Justice by Leon E. Pettiway
  6. Reparations on Fire: How and Why it’s Spreading Across America by Nkechi Taifa
  7. Black Boy by Richard Wright
  8. Our Unfinished March: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote-A History, a Crisis, a Plan by Eric Holder
  9. Basic Black: Home Training for Modern Times by Karen Grigsby Bates
  10. Black AF History: The Un-Whitewashed Story of America by Michael Harriot

10 Bestselling Children’s Books

  1. The Mermaid Princesses: A Sister Tale by Maya Cameron-Gordon
  2. Something, Someday by Amanda Gorman
  3. I Promise by Lebron James
  4. Think Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison
  5. Jelani’s Key by D. Amari Jackson
  6. Treasure Island: Runaway Gold by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  7. Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas
  8. Black Mother Goose Book by Elizabeth Murphy Oliver
  9. Black Girls by Dominique Furukawa
  10. Dream Big, Little Leader by Vashti Harrison

4 Bestselling Poetry Books

  1. Life On Mars: Poems by Tracy K. Smith
  2. Hipology: Horizons in Poetry by Ron Alle and Stella Crews
  3. S O S: Poems 1961-2013 by Amiri Baraka
  4. Black Poetry by Dudley Randall