Books by Black Authors

List HeaderWe wanted to write a post highlighting some books by Black authors that both/one of us have read, ones that we own and want to read, and ones we are currently reading. It’s so important to support Black creators not just now but always. Both Sarah and I want to do better and are taking meaningful action to do so. At the start of this list we have linked some articles and blog posts by Black people recommending books by Black authors as well as some lists of films to watch to educate yourself. We will also share in this list some resources for the Black Lives Matter movement, including links to donations and petitions, educational resources and info for protestors. We stand in complete solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and we vow to do better to help the Black community in any way we can.

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Girls On The Verge by Sharon Biggs Waller

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Girls On The Verge was an impulse Foyles purchase for me about a year ago now. I remember being on my own in Foyles for the first time and i realised i didn’t have to worry about how many books i bought, because no-one would care (this is a stupid realisation but it made me so happy). When organising my books a while ago, i noticed i had it (definitely hadn’t forgot…) and thought i’d give it a go.

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The Love Hypothesis by Laura Steven

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I was ridculously excited when the new release by Laura Steven dropped through my door a couple of weeks ago. It was posed to me as a gay rom-com, that was full of fun. I admittedly haven’t finished one of Laura’s books before, not due to a dislike, it’s just not something i’ve ever felt was completely in the genre of what i liked. The Love Hypothesis changed that completely for me.

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The Gravity Of Us – Phil Stamper

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Hi everyone! I’m Lois from Lois Reads Books and I’m taking over The Little Contemporary Corner today. Whilst lockdown has been happening Sarah and I wanted a pick-me-up. This came in the form of The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper. This post is going to be my review of the book and you can pop over to my blog to see Sarah’s review very soon!

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Nothing Ever Happens Here by Sarah Hagger-Holt

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* The book discussed in this post was gifted by the publisher.

I have constant faith in Usbourne books. They’re fantastic, inclusive and usually just an absolute dream to read. When i heard about Nothing Ever Happens Here, I knew it would be something i absolutely loved and wanted to share with you all.

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