2019’s Buzzworthy books by black female authors

No matter the time of year, it’s always important to celebrate incredible books by diverse authors. As we celebrate Black History Month, we couldn’t be more excited to bring you some buzzworthy books by stellar black female authors coming out this year. Take a look at our list of amazing books by talented black authors and get them on your #TBR pile ASAP!

Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan

Best friends Jasmine and Chelsea begin a Women’s Rights Club within their NYC high school. The club is quite successful, featuring poetry, art and essays online, and it goes viral. Then, the principal decides it’s too distracting and shuts it down. Jasmine and Chelsea don’t want to be silenced and will do whatever it takes to make their voices heard.


The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose by Oprah Winfrey

Oprah helps readers discover their purpose in The Path Made Clear. Offering personal stories, key lessons and wisdom, Oprah will help you learn where your passions lie and what you need to become successful in what you love doing. Paired with celebrities who share their own stories and beautiful photography, this book is a work of art and would make a great gift for someone looking to find her way.


They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall

When Miriam Macy is invited to a private island with six strangers, she jumps at the chance for a vacation. But when she arrives, she realizes that she and the others have been brought to the island under false pretense and each one holds a secret. Surrounded by ocean and a lush and dangerous forest, they are all trapped in a mansion where accidents begin to occur. Miriam and the others will discover that one by one, they will all fall. Contemporary suspense at its finest, All Fall Down will make you rethink that luxury island vacation.


The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray

When Althea and her husband Proctor are arrested, her sisters, Lillian and Viola are stunned, and no one is sure what has really happened. Previously respected in their town, the family is now a disgrace. It’s up to Lillian and Viola to step in to take care of Althea’s teen daughters and make sense of all that is happening to their family.


An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

When her new husband, Roy, is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit, Celestial finds comfort in their mutual friend Andre. When Roy is released after five years, he returns home, assuming he and Celestial will continue their lives together. But time has passed, and things have changed. Is Celestial ready to resume her life with Roy or move forward without him? If you didn’t read this book when it came out last year, make sure you pick up the paperback when it releases in


The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory

Alexa, who is soon to be married, is best friends with Maddie and Theo, who hate each other. But after a night when Maddie and Theo hook up, the two can’t stop thinking about each other. As Alexa’s wedding approaches, Maddie and Theo have to spend more and more time together. They start sneaking off together for rendezvous, promising to end things after the wedding. But will the two find that they’re better together than apart?


Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Queenie Jenkins is a modern woman looking for meaning in her life. She’s a Jamaican Brit living in London and doesn’t quite fit in anywhere. After she breaks up with her white boyfriend, she goes in search of something different and finds herself mixed up with several men who are not right for her. She begins asking herself the important questions to figure out who she is, what she is doing, and who she wants to be.

Stephanie Elliot

Stephanie Elliot writes for a variety of websites and magazines on topics such as parenting, mental health issues, relationships, and of course, books. She is an editor and book reviewer. Stephanie is also the author of the young adult novel, Sad Perfect, which was inspired by her own daughter’s journey with ARFID, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband and their three children. For more info, visit www.stephanieelliot.com.

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