Tell Me Something Tuesday: Black authors and Characters

Posted February 1, 2022 by Berls in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 8 Comments

Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About  and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.

I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…

Share some of your favorite books written by Black authors or featuring Black characters

So I actually wrote pretty extensively on this topic last year. As a person of color, I think there’s an expectation that I love books with POC. And while I love supporting authors of color, I’m not particularly drawn to books with black characters — at least not where their blackness is a primary point of the book. If it’s incidental, I’m more likely to enjoy it.

That being said, I scoured the books I read last year to find see if I have some new favorites with black characters. As for authors, I have no idea what most authors race/ethnicity is (unless their name makes it fairly obvious), so I really can’t comment on it.

What about you? Did you read any good books by/featuring black authors/characters last year?

Next week’s topic: What’s the chore you resent having to do the most?

It's #TMST & Berls wants to know: did you read any good POC books last year? Share on X

About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 2 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 22 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!

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