Five Favorite: Novels by Black Authors

“Five Favorite” is a feature on thewasofshall where I lay out my five favorite “x”. Sometimes they’re relevant to a season or holiday, mostly they’re not. It’s an all-around fun excuse to give my 100% amazingly awesome opinion. To see previous (and future) topics, click here. To participate, scroll all the way down.

In case you didn’t know (but I hope you knew), February is Black History Month here in America (and also Canada). Since I can’t think of five novels off the top of my head by black authors about their black experience, I’ve instead listed five on my tbr list – because it’s 2015 and this is long overdue.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

BelovedBeloved by Toni Morrison

InvisibleManInvisible Man by Ralph Ellison

MisadventuresOfAwkwardBlackGirlThe Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

XX by Ilyasah Shabazz

Have your own five favorite novels by black authors? Share them! Post them to your blog, link back to this post, and then comment letting me know!