Favorite Books


Check out Venise’s all-time
favorite books:

Things Fall Apart
by Chinua Achebe

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquizel

The Complete Stories by Zora Neal Hurston

Disappearing Acts by Terry McMillian

Sula by Toni Morrison

Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime by J. California Cooper

Baby of the Family by Tina McElroy Ansa

In the Meantime by Iyanla Vanzant

Corregidora by Gayl Jones

Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine by Bebe More Campbell

A Life for a Life
by Earnest Hill

All the Joy You Can Stand by Debrena Jackson Gandy

A Thirst for Rain by Roslyn Carrington

Only Twice I Wished for Heaven by Dawn Turner Trice

Breath Eyes Memory by Edwidge Danticat

Seasons of Beento Blackbird by Akusua Busia

The Personal Touch by Terrie Williams

Brown Girl, Brownstones by Paule Marshall

Afro-American Folktales by Roger D. Abrahams

Anything by Octavia Butler: Mind of My Mind, Wildseed, Pattern Master, Clay’s Ark, Adulthood Rites, Imago and more