We told you we’d be asking this question again. It’s our favorite and you all always deliver some awesome recommendations.

Before we dig into them, though, we spend some time discussing the trailer for the upcoming The Hate U Give movie, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s messiness and a bunch of surveys. We also share some follow-up information from Leesa Cross-Smith, the author of our previous pick, Whiskey & Ribbons.

Thanks to @shortiegirl44, @lilpocketbooks, @Everywoman98, @MonlatReader, @LocPressedBooks and @OnlySharaeRae for their recommendations.

Do you have a suggestion for a future #BCLChat? Email us at contact@blackchicklit.com. And don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe to Black Chick Lit on iTunes. Join us when we read Bingo Love, written by Tee Franklin, illustrated by Jenn St-Onge, Joy San and Cardinal Rae.

Books mentioned in this episode:

  • The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
  • On the Come Up, by Angie Thomas
  • Becoming, by Michelle Obama
  • Housegirl, by Michael Donkor
  • Woman Trapped in the Dark, J.D. Mason
  • Temper, by Nicky Drayden
  • The Black God’s Drums, by P. Djélí Clark
  • John Woman, by Walter Mosley
  • My Sister the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • A Princess in Theory, by Alyssa Cole
  • A Duke by Default, by Alyssa Cole
  • An Unconditional Freedom, by Alyssa Cole
  • Heads of the Colored People, by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
  • Welcome to Night Vale, by Joseph Fink and Jeffery Cranor
  • It Devours!, by Joseph Fink and Jeffery Cranor
  • The Duchess Deal, by Tessa Dare
  • Forged by Desire, by Brenda Jackson
  • Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders
  • Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo,” by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Song of Blood and Stone, by L. Penelope

(We haven’t done the “Books mentioned in this episode” list in a minute. Considering the topic we discussed, it seemed useful. Let us know if you’d like to see a list like this in every episode.)

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