1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    Suggested by @vagina
  2. Between the World and Me by Ta Nehisi Coates
    Suggested by @MatthewAlmont
  3. The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs
    Suggested by @readjulia
  4. Lighthead
    Modern classic
  5. Neon Vernacular
    Great poetry, and an all-time great title.
  6. Invisible Man
    So goddam good
  7. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
    Suggested by @readjulia
  8. Native Son by Richard Wright
    Suggested by @readjulia
  9. Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
    So goddamn good
  10. Their Eyes Were Watching God
    Janie Starks, One of the most compelling characters I've read. By Zora Neale Hurston.
    Suggested by @jasminecruz
  11. Go Tell It On The Mountain, James Baldwin
    Suggested by @lstblkgrl
  12. Beloved, Toni Morrison
    Suggested by @lstblkgrl
  13. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
    Suggested by @britm
  14. Paradise by Toni Morrison
    Suggested by @jacarandachick
  15. Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth by Warsan Shire
    incredible poems by Brunel University's African Poetry Prize winner and London's Young Poet Laureate Warsan Shire
    Suggested by @honeyglow
  16. Beloved by Toni Morrison. Probably one of the best-crafted, most complex novels ever written.
    Suggested by @PatrickCleary