Top 10 Tuesday: Women of Colour


I’ve seen a lot of people lately doing a Top Ten Tuesday, and to get myself back into reading (it’s been a busy summer and I miss books!!!) I thought I would start blogging about books on Tuesdays. I have a pretty big collection and have read a fair number of titles, so each week I will come up with a theme and put together a top 10 of my favourite reads that fit the topic.

For my first top 10 I’m going to cheat and do a top 20. I just couldn’t narrow it down!! I’ve been trying over the last few years to diversify the types of authors I read and not get stuck in the White American Male view of things. I broke out of the male author pattern pretty easily, but found I was still reading a lot of books by white authors. I’ve done my best to read more Women of Colour, and here are some of my faves! (in no particular order)


  1. Brown Girl in the Ring – Nalo Hopkinson
  2. Redefining Realness – Janet Mock
  3. The Killing Moon – N. K. Jemisin
  4. Sister Outsider – Audre Lorde
  5. Half World – Hiromi Goto
  6. All About Love – bell hooks
  7. Ghana Must Go – Taye Selasi
  8. On Beauty – Zadie Smith
  9. Land of Love and Drowning – Tiphanie Yanique
  10. Under the Udala Treets – Chinelo Okparanta
  11. Kabu-Kabu – Nnedi Okorafor
  12. The Icarus Girl – Helen Oyeyemi
  13. Sister Citizen – Melissa Harris-Perry
  14. Half Blood Blues – Esi Edugyan
  15. The Round House – Lousie Erdrich
  16. We Need New Names – NoViolet Bulawayo
  17. She Weeps Each Time You’re Born – Quan Barry
  18. Lilith’s Brood – Octavia Butler
  19. The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander
  20. Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie



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