23 Books By Black Female Authors Out In 2020 That You'll Love To Read

One way to celebrate Black voices is to read work by Black women authors. These books can help Black readers feel seen, and show white and non-Black people of color additional perspectives within the Black experience. While many non-Black people are picking up nonfiction titles about race and privilege in the wake of the protests against police brutality and racism, it's equally beneficial to read about Black stories that don't center on struggle. These books by Black female authors out in 2020 take place across America, Africa, the Caribbean, and beyond; consider adding them to your reading list.

Maybe sci-fi novels are your thing. Maybe you’re into fun romances. You may even be in the mood for a critical intersectional feminist text. No matter your preferred genre, 2020 has introduced essay collections, story collections, and novels by Black female authors sure to satisfy all readers — but TBH, there’s no better time to read something outside of your comfort zone. Add these 23 books by Black women to your TBR list ASAP.

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1. 'Such A Fun Age' — Kiley Reid (Dec. 31, 2019)

A young Black woman is wrongly accused of kidnapping the white toddler she babysits for, and her relationship with her "well-meaning" boss is never the same. A witty and tense exploration of race, privilege, and love ensues.

2. 'F*ck Your Diet: & Other Things My Thighs Tell Me' — Chloé Hilliard (Jan. 7, 2020)

4. 'Hitting A Straight Lick With A Crooked Stick' — Zora Neale Hurston (Jan. 14)

5. 'Saving Savannah' — Tonya Bolden (Jan. 14)

6. 'Remembrance' — Rita Wood (Jan. 21)

7. 'Black Sunday' — Tola Rotimi Abraham (Feb. 4)

8. 'The Girl With The Louding Voice' — Abi Daré (Feb. 4)

9. 'The Worst Best Man' — Mia Sosa (Feb. 4)

10. 'Hood Feminism: Notes From The Women That A Movement Forgot' — Mikki Kendall (Feb. 25)

11. 'These Ghosts Are Family' — Maisy Card (March 3)

12. 'So We Can Glow' — Leesa Cross-Smith (March 10)

13. 'Lakewood' — Megan Giddings (March 24)

14. 'The City We Became' — N.K. Jemisin (March 24)

15. 'It's Not All Downhill From Here' — Terry McMillan (March 31)

16. 'Wow, No Thank You' — Samantha Irby (March 31)

17. 'Catherine House' — Elisabeth Thomas (May 12)

18. '#VERYFAT #VERYBRAVE: The Fat Girl's Guide to Being #Brave and Not a Dejected, Melancholy, Down-in-the-Dumps Weeping Fat Girl in a Bikini' — Nicole Byer​ (June 2)

19. 'You Should See Me In A Crown' — Leah Johnson (June 2)

20. 'The Vanishing Half' — Brit Bennett (June 2)

21. 'Party Of Two' — Jasmine Guillory (June 23)

22. 'Take A Hint, Dani Brown' — Talia Hibbert (June 23)

23. 'Luster' — Raven Leilaini (Aug. 4)