2022 Reading List

Here we are presenting our 2022 Reading List. This year we decided to have each member submit a ‘favorite‘ title or author — newly discovered or long-held.

You will find familiar names like Walter Mosely, Octavia Butler, Colson Whitehead, and Guy Johnson. Some were new to many members like Beverly Jenkins and Marie Benedict. But as always we embrace each title with delighted familiarity and others with great anticipation.

We hope you will join us in the enjoyment of reading these works including short stories, historical fiction, science fiction, biographical fiction, and novels.

This is the 2022 Reading List presented in the order we are reading – found in parens.

If you want to learn more about each title, a link to the Amazon page for each title is embedded.


The following titles were recommended but were not selected – only because we only read 6 books for discussion per year. There are no losers in the bunch.

  • Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson
  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
  • While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory
  • Wild Rain by Beverly Jenkins
  • Wild Seed by Octavia Butler