Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Top Ten NonFiction Books I Want to Read In Honor of Black History Month

Do you like reading specific books for Black History Month, Women's History Month, National Poetry Month, Asian History Month, National American Indian Heritage Month, Banned Books Week, and so on? I do occasionally like to read specific books during these timeframes to expand my reading horizons.

Below are the top ten nonfiction books I would like to read in honor of Black History Month:

1. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

2. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

3. Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston

4. Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

5. Surviving The White Gaze by Rebecca Carroll

6. Women, Race, & Class by Angela Y. Davis

7. A Promised Land by Barack Obama

8. Feminism Is for Everybody by Bell Hooks

9. This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jerkins

10. Wandering In Strange Lands by Morgan Jerkins

Have you read any of the above nonfiction books? If so, let me know which books you've read from the above list and what you thought about the book(s) you read in the comment section below!!


  1. That's a very interesting list. Good luck with reading them all. I don't read a lot of nonfiction and I haven't actually read any of these, but of course I have read about most of them. Moreover, I don't really participate in "designated reading" months. I tend to just read whatever grabs my interest at the moment.

    1. Thank you!! I will have fun reading the above books... I am hoping to read one or two of them this month and read the rest of them over time. Most of the time, I'm like you in that "I tend to read whatever grabs my interest at the moment" as many times even the best intentions of reading certain books for themed events goes awry.

  2. Great list. I have only read Barack Obama's book but that is great.

    1. I have heard wonderful things about Barack Obama's book, so look forward to reading it! I am glad you enjoyed his book. Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it.