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It's the end of 2016, and time for the "best of" lists to come flying. I'll participate by listing the best books I've read in 2016. This isn't a list of my favorite books that were published this year, but the best books I read in 2016, regardless of the date of original publication.
Without further ado, here's the list (in no particular order).
salt. by Nayyirah Waheed – Short, powerful and thought-provoking. The poems live within you.
Dictionary: 1. See Poems by Sharea Harris – Insightful pieces that analyze life & the world in a unique way.
Black Freak Mosh Heaven by Ron Kipling Williams – Poems that I relate to as an outcast/outsider who ended up finding where I fit.
The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor – Magic and action wrapped in a sci-fi adventure that's pure bliss. Prequel to Who Fears Death, one of my all-time favorite books.
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson – Innovative magic system using metals that are ingested and a dynamic tragic hero makes brings this book alive. First book in the Mistborn Series.
The Ghosts That Surrounded Them by Timmy Reed – Creative stories that converge into one narrative that speak on the sadness in the characters’ lives.
The Isis Papers by Frances Cress Welsing – Brilliant essays on the root cause of racism.
Killing the Black Body by Dorothy Roberts – Eye-opening book on the structural racism that is embedded in the struggle for women’s reproductive rights.
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander – Wonderfully written and put together investigation into mass incarceration as it is used to create an underclass and as slave labor.
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