#10books10decades 📚 My Picks ⠀ I am participating in another @Reggiereads challenge! With this I aim to read the classi…

#10books10decades 📚 My Picks

I am participating in another @Reggiereads challenge! With this I aim to read the classics from ten decades with the added personal challenge of reading only diverse books. @zora canon provided some much needed inspiration! Curating this list was a struggle with my book buying ban as I own few classics and even fewer books by POC on my bookshelf 😅! So yesterday I headed to my local used bookstore with six totes of books to trade for “new to me” titles! I was pleasantly surprised by their selection, prices, and trade value! Shop small, y’all!😊

Here’s a breakdown of my TBR:

📚 1840s- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass (1845)

📚 1850s-Our Nig: Sketches from the Life of a Free Black by Harriet E. Wilson (1859)

📚 1900s-Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington (1901)

📚 1930s-Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston (1935)

📚 1940s-Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography by Zora Neale Hurston (1943)

📚 1970s-Revolutionary Suicide by Huey P. Newton (1973)

📚 1980s-Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur (1988)

📚 1990s-Paradise by Toni Morrison (1997)

📚 2000s/1920s -Every Tongue Got to Confess by Zora Neale Hurston (2002)

📚 2010s-Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward (2011)

This will be a first time read for all of these! I am excited to get started! Oh, and bonus read (not pictured b/c I traded it),
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler (1979), I read earlier this month! Are you participating in this challenge? Perhaps you have some backlist titles that could use the love or need to rotate your bookshelf!😊

💋 xoxo, Kat
P.S. Now it is time for the obligatory hashtag rant! 😃Thanks for checking out this post! I ❤️ #diversespines but, please don’t blame the #bookstack ! I am a #readerofinstagram ,hear me roar 🐯! RAWR! *cough, cough* Yeah, so I am a #bookworm , so hug 🤗 the #bookish hashtag loving #aspiringlibrarian and #readingismysuperpower ! 😁 I am down with #blacknbookish  #ownvoicesreviews #ownvoices & #badassbookbabes 🦄 Algorithms are my best friends 😂! We need more #booksofinstagram for a #bookshark of #booksparks like me! Sincerely yours, #blackgirlreading 🙌🏾! Happy Reading!

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