Reading list

I feel like most of what I go around sharing and acting on is not based on my direct reading, but through things I’ve learned from others.

So… I want to slowly start gathering information from the original sources myself. I know what Toni Morrison’s writing is about and how impactful she is, but I’ve never read a Toni Morrison book in its entirety. I want to change that.

So, trying to be open and honest here about what I’m doing and reading.

Already read

  • Mid-2000’s
    • Race Matters
    • Divided by Faith
    • Black Like Me
    • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
    • Kindred
    • Being White
    • ? Probably more?
  • Late 2010’s
    • The Fire Next Time
    • Between the World and Me
    • The New Jim Crow
    • ? Probably more?
  • Summer of 2020
    • How to Be An Anti-Racist
    • The Warmth of Other Suns
    • Started listening to The Bluest Eye read by the author and was overwhelmed. Gonna try again, maybe with a physical copy instead

Reading now

  • Jesus and the Disinherited – Howard Thurman
  • Black Theology & Black Power – James Cone

To read

  • Immediately next up
    • The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
    • ?
  • On my bookshelf but haven’t read yet
    • Mujerista Theology
    • Pedagogy of the Oppressed
    • Doing Christian Ethics from the Margins
    • All the Real Indians Died Off
    • White Fragility
    • The Cross and the Lynching Tree
    • Decolonizing Evangelicalism
    • A Black Theology of Liberation
    • Afrofuturism
    • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    • Why We Can’t Wait
    • A collection of Gardner Taylor sermons
  • Authors I want to read generally, or at least teachers I want to learn from (some are speakers, etc.)
    • James Cone
    • Tom Skinner
    • Gustavo Gutierez
    • Toni Morrison
    • Emilie Townes
    • Malcolm X
    • Fannie Lou Hamer
    • Stokely Carmichael
    • Prathia Hall
    • Frederick Douglass
    • Maya Angelou
    • James Baldwin
    • Gwendolyn Brooks
    • James Ellison
    • WEB DuBois
    • Amiri Baraka
    • Zora Neale Hurston
    • Richard Wright
    • A lot more. Need to ask friends.
  • To read
    • Go Tell It on the Mountain
    • Invisible Man
    • So You Want to Talk About Race
    • The Will to Change
    • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    • The Half Has Never Been Told
    • A Taste of Power
    • The Miseducation of the Negro
    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
    • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
    • Life Upon These Shores
    • The Autobiography of Malcolm X
    • Native Son
    • A People’s History of the United States
    • My Bondage and My Freedom
    • Their Eyes Were Watching God
    • The Souls of Black Folk
    • Defining Moments in Black History
    • If Beale Street Could Talk
    • Notes of a Native Son
    • I’m Still Here
    • The Color off Compromise
    • For Colored Girls
    • Beloved
    • Sula
    • Just Mercy
    • A lot more.