My 2019 Reading List

Following up on my what I read in 2018 video, here’s a my ever evolving reading list for 2019. To be noted, I am working towards applying for my PhD in African American History this year. Which means my reading list is going to skew towards academic/black feminist history reading. Since I’ve recorded this video […]

Books I Read in 2018

Here ye, here ye! For all my #SmartBrownGirls here is what I read last year in 2018. Check out my video where I give a bit of insight on why I picked up each book and what I thought of the read. A few of the books have inspired video topics or I’ve done reviews […]

All the Books I Read in 2017 | #SmartBrownGirl Reads

2017 book list for smart black women

Here is the list of all the books I read last year, starting with the books that I completed and then the books which I started but did not manage to finish before 2017 was up. You can check out all my previous book lists here. All the books listed below are books that I […]

What I’ve Read + Am Reading in 2017

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire Killing the Black Body by Dorothy Roberts Why I Am Not A Feminist by Jessa Crispin The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein What It Means When A Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah Black Sexual […]

2015 Book List

So here’s my 2015 Book List that has been much requested! I’ve launched the #SmartBrownGirl Bookstore, with my personal recommended reads. The store is linked to Amazon, so all purchases are made via Amazon (in all countries that it is available) and #SmartBrownGirl receives a commission. Audible, is owned by Amazon, so books that have […]

A Book Review: God Help the Child by Toni Morrison | #SmartBrownGirl

Listening to a recent NPR interview, I was reminded that Toni Morrison is now 84 years old, forever wise and unbothered. Some where in my mind she was eternally effervescent, ageless and all knowing. I had hurried to purchase God Help the Child, Morrison’s most recent novel, the eleventh published piece that spans some of the […]

A Book Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda has become quite the literary darling especially with the co-sign and feature on Beyoncé’s most recent album. Post my tweet chat and video on the relationships between African and African Americans, quite a few folks recommended that I read her latest novel, Americanah. I picked Americanah up along with Half of a Yellow Sun, […]

Jouelzy’s Book List 2013

Finally, I have succumbed to your requests. Here is a book recommendation video! It’s a list of about 10 books that I made sure to keep diverse and eclectic. I don’t have a true blue favorite book list, because there are just too many great books in the world and you should never stop reading! […]