20 Bestselling Fiction Books for September/October - 2022

AALBC’s Bestselling Book SealOur bestsellers list has been published continuously since 1998 and is the most visible list focused on Black Books in existence. You will learn about books selling well, in the Black community, that may never show up on lists published by corporate entities. Spread the word about our list; don’t let one or two lists, we don’t control, determine which books are important.

Fiction:
Brittani Williams’ novel, The Streets Keep Pulling Me Back, tops our fiction category this month. Williams is brand new to our website—we’re still updating her profile and adding the rest of her titles to our site!

Nonfiction:
Viola Davis’s memoir, Finding Me is the top-selling book across all categories for this period. Finding Me has been on our bestsellers list since it was published in April of this year.

Children’s Books:
Sailing Commitment Around the World with Captain Bill Pinkney by Bill Pinkney, Illustrated by Pamela C. Rice tops our children’s list and is one of the bestselling children’s books this year.

Poetry:
A 4-time AALBC bestseller, The 100 Best African American Poems edited by award-winning poet Nikki Giovanni is one of AALBC’s all-time bestselling books of poetry.

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#2

Book cover of Running to Fall: A Novel by Kalisha Buckhanon

Running to Fall

by Kalisha Buckhanon

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#5

Book cover of Our Gen by Diane McKinney-Whetstone

Our Gen

by Diane McKinney-Whetstone

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#6

Book cover of The Quarter Storm by Veronica G. Henry

The Quarter Storm

by Veronica G. Henry

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#7

Book cover of Dark Reflections by Samuel R. Delany

Dark Reflections

by Samuel R. Delany

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#8

Book cover of Bruised Hibiscus by Elizabeth Nunez

Bruised Hibiscus

by Elizabeth Nunez

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#9

Book cover of Derelict by Relentless Aaron and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson

Derelict

by Relentless Aaron and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson

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#10

Book cover of Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia Butler

Kindred

by Octavia Butler

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#11

Book cover of Cane by Jean Toomer

Cane

by Jean Toomer

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#14

Book cover of Black Gangster by Donald Goines

Black Gangster

by Donald Goines

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#15

Book cover of Dopefiend by Donald Goines

Dopefiend

by Donald Goines

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#16

Book cover of Voices of the Harlem Renaissance: Originally Published as The New Negro an Interpretation by Alain Locke and Introduction by Troy Johnson

Voices of the Harlem Renaissance

by Alain Locke and Introduction by Troy Johnson

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#17

Book cover of Four Degrees of Heat: A Collection of Sexy Summer Escapades by Brenda L. Thomas, Crystal Lacey Winslow, Rochelle Alers, and ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Four Degrees of Heat

by Brenda L. Thomas, et al.

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#19

Book cover of Street Players by Donald Goines

Street Players

by Donald Goines

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