Literaryswag Book Club Picks

These are the books that we’ve read as a club.

2019

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September
dapper Dan, Made in Harlem (memoir)
Daniel Day

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june
war against all Puerto Ricans
nelson a. denis

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March
the white card (Play)
Claudia Rankine

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August
white flightS (essays)
jess row

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may
good talk (Graphic novel)
Mira jacob

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february
An American marriage (Novel)
Tayari Jones

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JULY
Patsy (Novel)
Nicole Dennis-Benn

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April
in our mad and furious city (novel)
guy gunaratne

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JANUARY
CALL THEM BY THEIR TRUE NAMES (essays)
Rebecca Solnit

2018

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DECEMBER
WE ARE NEVER MEETING IN REAL LIFE
SAMANTHA IRBY, (ESSAYS)

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SEPTEMBER
NOT A GAME
KENT BABB, (BIOGRAPHY)

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JUNE
ON MICHAEL JACKSON
Margo Jefferson, (ESSAYS)

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MARCH
THE CHANGELING
Victor LaValle, (fantasy-NOvel)

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NOVEMBER
WHEREAS
LAYLI LONG-SOLDIER, (POETRY)

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AUGUST
TELL ME HOW IT ENDS
VALERIA LUISELLI, (ESSAYS)

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MAY
Air traffic
Gregory Pardlo, (MEMOIR)

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FEBRUARY
THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING
MORGAN JERKINS, (MEMOIR)

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OCTOBER
A LUCKY MAN
Jamel Brinkley, (SHORT STORIES)

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JULY
THE TURNER HOUSE
ANGELA FLOURNOY, (NOVEL)

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APRIL
THE BEST WE COULD DO
THI BUI, (GRAPHIC MEMOIR)

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JANUARY
REAL AMERICAN
JULIE LYTHCOTT-HAIMS, (MEMOIR)

2017

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NOVEMBER
olio
TYehimba jess, (POETRY)

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august
the wangs vs. the world
jade chang, (novel)

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may
the boy in the black suit
Jason Reynolds, (young adult novel)

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february
the lonely city
OLIVIA LAING, (ESSAYS)

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OCTOBER
sing, unburied, sing
jesmyn ward, (novel)

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july
one daY we’ll all be dead. . .
scaachi koul, (essays)

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april
your face in mine
jess row, (novel)

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january
HOMEGOING
YAA GYASI, (NOVEL)

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SEPTEMBER
redeployment
phil klay, (short stories)

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june
the argonauts
maggie nelson, (memoir)

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march
multiply divide
wendy s. walters, (essays)

2016

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DECEMBER
COUNTING DESCENT
CLINT SMITH, (POETRY)

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SEPTEMBER
RANDOM FAMILY
ADRIAN NICOLE-LEBLANC, (NON-FICTION)

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JUNE
WE THE ANIMALS
JUSTIN TORRES, (NOVEL)

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MARCH
THE WOMEN
HILTON ALS, (MEMOIR)

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NOVEMBER
NO NAME IN THE STREET
JAMES BALDWIN, (ESSAYS)

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AUGUST
THE SELLOUT
Paul Beatty, (NOVEL)

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MAY
THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER
JUNOT DÍAZ, (SHORT STORIES)

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FEBRUARY
ON IMMUNITY
EULA BISS, (ESSAYS)

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OCTOBER
NEGROLAND
Margo Jefferson, (MEMOIR)

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JULY
CITIZEN
CLAUDIA RANKINE, (POETRY)

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APRIL
GOD HELP THE CHILD
Toni Morrison, (NOVEL)

2015

 
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SEPTEMBER
BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME
TA-NEHISI COATES, (ESSAYS)