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WomanistBibliophile
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I have #thefreeblackwomenslibrary reading challenge to thank for introducing me to romance novels (a genre I‘d not considered before) and for re-introducing YA back into my life! I love expanding my reading world 🌍

What are your favourite genres? And are there any genres that surprised you once you gave them a chance?

#diversitymatters

Lesliereads literary fiction, mysteries, memoirs and poetry are immediate draws but I love when books of other genres spice up my reading life! 1mo
WomanistBibliophile @Lesliereads I enjoy memoirs and poetry too, I‘ve never read a mystery tho! I used to read more literary fiction but I‘ve been out of the mood for it lately 4w
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Feel Free: Essays | Zadie Smith
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Another selection of books from #thefreeblackwomenslibrary reading challenge! I‘ve been an avid reader from the age of 3 but didn‘t read a book written by a Black woman until I was 15 (The Color Purple 💜). And even then I didn‘t consciously begin seeking out Black women authors until I was in my late 20s. Doing so has been revelatory for me. I‘ve learned so much about myself and the world around me—I only wish I had begun sooner! 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Some more of the 36 books I‘ve read this year by Black women authors for #thefreeblackwomenslibrary reading challenge! I‘m already looking forward to next year‘s challenge. If you‘re not familiar with this project I highly recommend checking it out. The original chapter of the library is in NYC and there are now chapters in LA, Atlanta, Chicago, and Houston 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

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Angela Davis--an Autobiography | Angela Yvonne Davis
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It‘s nearly the end of another year of The Free Black Women‘s Library reading challenge and I‘ve been reflecting on another wonderful year of reading Black Women‘s writing. This experience (my third) has again introduced me to some wonderful, uplifting, heart-rending books in genres from afrofuturism to romance to memoir and on. Gratitude to these inspiring authors and to OlaRonke, the creatrix of #thefreeblackwomenslibrary 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

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Bodies of water | Michelle Cliff
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Currently reading for #thefreeblackwomenslibrary reading challenge 2018, a fiction collection by a lesbian author: Bodies of Water by Michelle Cliff (Jamaican author of If I Could Write This in Fire and lifelong partner of Adrienne Rich).

#minerva

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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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This is my fourth book of 2017, and third for #thefreeblackwomenslibrary 2017 reading challenge. I wasn't wowed by it but thought it was okay. I've been wanting to read one of her other books, but now I'm not sure. I'll give it a try and hope I like it better. #diversebooks

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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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#thefreeblackwomenslibrary 2017 reading challenge list. I'm currently reading Binti for this reading challenge. #diversebooks2017

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Nejma | Nayyirah Waheed
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Second book read of 2017 (2/50). Also, one of my books for #thefreeblackwomenslibrary 2017 reading challenge. #diversebooks2017

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Unexpected Stories | Octavia E. Butler
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First book read in 2017, and last Octavia Butler book I had left to read. I am so sad. The first Octavia Butler book I read was Parable of the Sower and I read all of the rest of her books rather quickly. She got me in to sci-fi. I waited over two years to read this collection (it's been sitting in my kindle since 2014) because I didn't want to really be done with all her books. No one compares to #octaviaebutler. #diversebooks2017

Liatrek Oh man I feel the same way! I've been slowly working through her books because I know limited. Kindred was my first and Fledgling my second. I was totally hooked! I have two books to finish in Seed to Harvest and the Lilith Brood series to start. 3y
melissa.in.books Oh, I envy you. Enjoy and savor every word :) 3y
melissa.in.books Also, #thefreeblackwomenslibrary reading challenge book 1. 3y
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