12 Bestselling Fiction Books for January/February - 2020

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 larger corporate entities.

Fiction: Fiction sales were led by the two-time AALBC bestseller The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins, which was also a Go On Girl! Book Club selection for January 2020. Read what the ladies had to say about this book.

Nonfiction: The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrison topped all sales in the Nonfiction category. In addition to being a two-time AALBC Bestseller, Morrison’s book is the winner of a 2020 NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction.

Children’s Books: Children’s Books dominated sales of all genres this period. Sales were led by Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof by Ivy Claire, which was created by Kobe Bryant and his publishing company Granity Studios.

Poetry: We did not sell enough poetry books to compile a list this period. However editor choices include, A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland by Damaris B. Hill and Mistress by Chet’la Sebree

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#2

Book cover of The Nickel Boys: A Novel by Colson Whitehead

The Nickel Boys

by Colson Whitehead

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#3

Book cover of They All Fall Down: A Thriller by Rachel Howzell Hall

They All Fall Down

by Rachel Howzell Hall

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#4

Book cover of Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

Red at the Bone

by Jacqueline Woodson

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#5

Book cover of Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Friday Black

by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

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#6

Book cover of A Chance at Love by Beverly Jenkins

A Chance at Love

by Beverly Jenkins

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#11

Book cover of A Long Way from Home by Connie Briscoe

A Long Way from Home

by Connie Briscoe

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#12

Book cover of Stay with Me: A novel by Ayobami Adebayo

Stay with Me

by Ayobami Adebayo

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