It is the practice of The Bibliophiles to establish a theme annually for our reading lists. We select the next year’s reading upon agreeing upon a theme. Each member is encouraged to suggest titles and present them to the group for consideration. Through the democratic process, the group votes on each title with the top 6 being selected for the next year. In addition to the book titles, we also determine our hostesses and facilitators for the year.
While we read because we are truly book lovers, we are also products of the African Diaspora and have devoted our purpose to being students of the African Diaspora and advocates of rectifying errors in its portrayal and sharing our appreciation of its survivors around the globe.
Following you will find a variety of reading lists including some thematic ones. Feel free to use them or mix and match them to suit your needs. Links to author web pages are provided when available.
The lists are:
Contemporary Social Issues, our examination of Contemporary Issues – year 4 (2009 reading list)
Contemporary Social Issues – year 3 (2008 reading list)
Contemporary Social Issues – year 2 (2007 reading list)
Contemporary Social Issues (2006 reading list)
By and About the Black Male(2004 reading list)
They Stood Up to be Counted (2003 reading list)
Past and Present Classics (2002 reading list)