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The Twitter POC Masterlist

A few weeks ago there was quite a bit of mess on Twitter in the book community, resulting in many readers and authors, the majority being POC, dealing with quite a lot of shit. In an attempt to bring a bit of joy to the situation, I asked people to respond to my tweet telling me what their favourite book was by a POC writer.

The response was PHENOMENAL. People were sharing the thread, recommending new authors, writing their own lists of upcoming books, and creating such a wonderful buzz for POC authors. I sat down and pulled together a list of all the books recommended – the final total being a staggering 340 books!

So I present to you the Twitter POC Masterlist, a collection of books and authors recommended by the readers, reviewers, authors and book lovers of Twitter. If you want to take a look at the thread, you can check it out here.


THE TWITTER POC MASTERLIST

PLEASE NOTE: This list includes books of all genres and all age groups. This includes childrens books, young adult books, non fiction, adult, romance, erotica, graphic novels and anthologies. The list is ordered by publication year.

Heart and Seoul – Jen Frederick – publication date TBC

Real Girls Have Real Problems – Kelly Rae Williams – publication date TBC

Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison – 1995

Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine – Bebe Moore Campbell – 1995

Tar Beach – Faith Ringold – 1996

Reef – Romesh Gunesekera – 1998

Brown Girl in the Ring – Nalo Hopkinson – 1998

Parable of the Sower (Earthseed series) – Octavia E. Butler – 2000

Monkey Beach – Eden Robinson – 2002

Leaving Atlanta – Tayari Jones – 2003

Dreams from My Father – Barack Obama – 2004 (republication date) 

The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother – James McBride – 2004 

Beloved – Toni Morrison – 2004

Graceland – Chris Abani – 2005

Small Island – Andrea Levy – 2005

The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison – 2005

Dust and Rainbows – Kika Amanya – 2007

Deliver Me (Holmes Brothers series) – Farrah Rochon – 2007

The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison – 2007

A Wish After Midnight – Zetta Elliott – 2009

Angel’s Blood (Guild Hunter series) – Nalini Singh – 2009

The Boy with the Topknot – Sathnam Sanghere – 2009

Shadow Blade (Shadowchasers series) – Seressia Glass – 2010

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance series) – N.K. Jemisin – 2010

Anna Hibiscus – Atinuke – 2010 

Who Fears Death (Who Fears Death series) – Nnedi Okorafor – 2010

Kuessipan – Naomi Fontaine – 2011

Akata Witch (Akata Witch series) – Nnedi Okorafor – 2011

Half Blood Blues – Esi Edugyan – 2011

Shatter Me (Shatter Me series) – Tahereh Mafi – 2011

The Whole Story of Half a Girl – Veera Hiranandani – 2012

Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – 2013

We Need New Names – NoViolet Bulawayo – 2013

Meaty – Samantha Irby – 2013

Under His Kilt – Melissa Blue – 2013 

Dark Emu – Bruce Pascoe – 2014

Pointe – Brandy Colbert – 2014

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All The Boys series) – Jenny Han – 2014 

Foreign Soil – Maxine Beneba Clarke – 2014

Kintu – Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi – 2014

The Sweetest Taboo – Harper Miller – 2014 

The Book of Negroes – Lawrence Hill – 2015

Signal to Noise – Silvia Moreno-Garcia – 2015

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn series) – Renee Ahdieh – 2015

Tiny Pretty Things – Sona Charaipotra – 2015

More Happy Than Not – Adam Silvera – 2015

The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth series) – N.K. Jemisin – 2015

Hoodoo – Ronald L. Smith – 2015

Sorcerer to the Crown (Sorcerer Royal series) – Zen Cho – 2015

Chicken in the Kitchen – Nnedi Okorafor – 2015

Binti (Binti series) – Nnedi Okorafor – 2015

Forbidden – Beverly Jenkins – 2016

Swimmer Among the Stars – Kanishk Tharoor – 2016

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes series) – Sabaa Tahir – 2016

Fat Chance – Angela Crook – 2016

The Brothers Jetstream – Zig Zag Claybourne – 2016

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories – Ken Liu – 2016

The Star Touched Queen – Roshani Chokshi – 2016

Orangeboy – Patrice Lawrence – 2016

Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi – 2016

Love On My Mind – Tracey Livesay – 2016

Ghost – Jason Reynolds – 2016

Long Exposure – Kam “Mars” Hayward – 2016

Not Your Sidekick (Sidekick Squad series) – C.B. Lee – 2016

The Break – Katherena Vermette – 2016

La Bastarda – Trifonia Melibea Obono – 2016

The Good Immigrant – anthology of writings from POC authors, edited by Nikesh Shukla – 2016

The Mothers – Brit Bennett – 2016

Timekeeper (Timekeeper series) – Tara Sim – 2016

Born a Crime – Trevor Noah – 2016 

I Crashed into a Unicorn – Kasie Jeon – 2016

This Wide Night – Sarvat Hasin – 2016

History Is All You Left Me – Adam Silvera – 2017

The Woman Next Door – Yewande Omotoso – 2017

Son of a Trickster – Eden Robinson – 2017

Tokyo Tarareba Girls – Akiko Higashimura – 2017

The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas – 2017

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – 2017

The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch series) – Rin Chupeco – 2017

The Gauntlet (The Gauntlet series) – Karuna Riazi – 2017

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge – 2017

Emergent Strategy – Adrienne Maree Brown – 2017

The Leavers – Lisa Ko – 2017

Call The Coroner – Avril Ashton – 2017

When Dimple Met Rishi – Sandhya Menon – 2017

We Are Never Meeting In Real Life – Samantha Irby – 2017

Want (Want series) – Cindy Pon – 2017

Behold the Dreamers – Imbolo Mbue – 2017

Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas series) – Zoraida Córdova – 2017

The Cooking Gene – Michael W. Twitty – 2017 

Stay With Me – Ayobami Adebayo – 2017

Terra Nullius – Claire G. Coleman – 2017

The Marrow Thieves – Cherie Dimaline – 2017

They Both Die At The End – Adam Silvera – 2017

Warcross (Warcross series) – Marie Lu – 2017

Acting on Impulse (Love on Cue series) – Mia Sosa – 2017

Starfish – Akemi Dawn Bowman – 2017

Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng – 2017

His Perfect Partner (Matched to Perfection series) – Priscilla Oliveras – 2017

The Black Tides of Heaven (Tensorate series) – J.Y. Yang – 2017

Sleep Well, Siba and Saba – Nansubuga Isdahl – 2017

Wild Beauty – Anna-Marie McLemore – 2017

Under the Pendulum Sun – Jeannette Ng – 2017

An Unkindness of Ghosts – Rivers Solomon – 2017

Take the Lead (Dance Off series) – Alexis Daria – 2017

Not Your Villain (Sidekick Squad series) – C.B. Lee – 2017

Dear Martin – Nic Stone – 2017

Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds – 2017

Beasts Made of Night (Beasts Made of Night series) – Tochi Onyebuchi – 2017

The Legends of Luke Skywalker – Ken Liu – 2017

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World – Debbie Tung – 2017

Wild Embers: Poems of Rebellion, Fire & Beauty – Nikita Gill – 2017

Bingo Love – Tee Franklin – 2017

The Swan: The Seventh Day – Piper Huguley – 2017

A Distant Heart (Bollywood series) – Sonali Dev – 2017

A Dash of Trouble (Love Sugar Magic series) – Anna Meriano – 2018

Black Panther: The Young Prince – Ronald L. Smith – 2018

The Belles – Dhonielle Clayton – 2018

Freshwater – Akwaeke Emezi – 2018

The Prince and the Dressmaker – Jen Wang – 2018

The Serpent’s Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond series) – Sayantani DasGupta – 2018

A Hurry of English – Mary Jean Chan – 2018

The Beauty That Remains – Ashley Woodfolk – 2018

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha series) – Tomi Adeyemi – 2018

The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo – 2018

The Parking Lot Attendant – Nafkote Tamirat – 2018

The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch series) – Rin Chupeco – 2018

Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava Quartet series) – Roshani Chokshi – 2018

Dread Nation – Justina Ireland – 2018

America Is Not The Heart – Elaine Castillo – 2018

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel – Alexander Chee – 2018

Wanna Bet? (Dirty British Romance series) – Talia Hibbert – 2018

The Poppy War (The Poppy War series) – R.F. Kuang – 2018

Song of Blood and Stone (Earthsinger Chronicles series) – L. Penelope – 2018

Hope is Our Only Wing – Rutendo Tavengerwei – 2018

The Way You Make Me Feel – Maurene Goo – 2018

The Brighton Mermaid – Dorothy Koomson – 2018

Anger Is A Gift – Mark Oshiro – 2018

The Bashful Bride (Advertisements for Love series) – Vanessa Riley – 2018

The Kiss Quotient – Helen Hoang – 2018

Sweet Black Waves – Kristina Pérez – 2018

Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World series) – Rebecca Roanhorse – 2018

Jade City (The Green Bone Saga series) – Fonda Lee – 2018

If They Come For Us – Fatimah Asghar – 2018

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings – anthology of stories by Asian writers, edited by Ellen Oh – 2018

Musa and the Blade – (Miraath Al-Kabeer series) – Q. ‘Abdullah Muhammad – 2018

A Mate for the King (Alpha and Omega series) – Rebel Carter – 2018

Mirage (Mirage series) – Somaiya Daud – 2018

Darius the Great Is Not Okay – Adib Khorram – 2018

Ignite the Stars – Maura Milan – 2018

Check, Please! – Ngozi Uzaku – 2018

Sea Prayer – Khaled Hosseini – 2018

Rosewater – Tade Thompson – 2018

The Storm Runner (The Storm Runner series) – J.C. Cervantes – 2018

Dune Song – Anissa M. Bouziane – 2018

Mostly Sunny – Jamie Pope – 2018

A Blade So Black (A Blade So Black series) – L.L. McKinney – 2018

For a Muse of Fire (For a Muse of Fire series) – Heidi Heilig – 2018

The Woo-Woo – Lindsay Wong – 2018

Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox series) – Julie Kagawa – 2018

Moon of the Crusted Snow – Waubgeshig Rice – 2018

Ghost in the Schoolyard – Eve L Ewing – 2018

Shuri – Nnedi Okorafor – 2018

This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story – Kheryn Callender – 2018

The Proposal – Jasmine Guillory – 2018

Toxic – Lydia Kang – 2018

Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire series) – Natasha Ngan – 2018

Empress of All Seasons – Emiko Jean – 2018

The Resolutions – Mia Garcia – 2018

Empire of Sand (The Books of Ambha series) – Tasha Suri – 2018

Becoming – Michelle Obama – 2018

A Wedding One Christmas – Therese Beharrie – 2018

The Lord of the Sabbath (Nation of the Beasts series) – Mariana Palova – 2018

Libra Season – suprihmbe – 2018

Patron Saints of Nothing – Randy Ribas – 2019

Oh My Gods – Alexandra Sheppard – 2019

Once Ghosted, Twice Shy (Reluctant Royals series) – Alyssa Cole – 2019

Dragon Pearl – Yoon Ha Lee – 2019

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves series) – Roshani Chokshi – 2019

Genesis Begins Again – Alicia D. Williams – 2019

Kick The Moon – Muhammad Khan – 2019

We Cast A Shadow – Maurice Carlos Ruffin – 2019

House of Stone – Novuyo Rosa Tshuma – 2019

The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali – Sabina Khan – 2019

The Unexpected Leader – Iesha Small – 2019

Electrum – anthology of comics by mixed-race artists, edited by Der-shing Helmer – 2019

Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy) – Marlon James – 2019

On The Come Up – Angie Thomas – 2019

Enchantée – Gita Trelease – 2019

A People’s Future of the United States – anthology of stories by diverse authors, edited by Victor LaValle – 2019

The Weight of Our Sky – Hanna Alkaf – 2019

Polaris Rising (Consortium Rebellion series) – Jessie Mihalik – 2019

Magical Negro – Morgan Parker – 2019

Asha & the Spirit Bird – Jasbinder Bilan – 2019

Paper Wishes – Spencer Hoshino – 2019

It’s Not About the Burqa – anthology of Muslim authors, edited by Mariam Khan – 2019

The Moon Within – Aida Salazar – 2019

We Set The Dark on Fire – Tehlor Kay Meija – 2019

American Dreamers (Dreamers series) – Adriana Herrera – 2019

Gingerbread – Helen Oyeyemi – 2019

How High The Moon – Karyn Parsons – 2019

You Must Be Layla – Yassmin Abdel-Magied – 2019

A Woman is No Man – Etaf Rum – 2019

Opposite of Always – justin a. reynolds – 2019

Dealing in Dreams – Lilliam Rivera – 2019

Do You Dream of Terra-Two? – Temi Oh – 2019

Let Me Tell You This – Nadine Aisha Jassat – 2019

Looking For Trouble – Riley Hart – 2019

Ruse (Want series) – Cindy Pon – 2019

A Good Kind of Trouble – Lisa Ramee – 2019

Queenie – Candice Carty-Williams – 2019

Internment – Samira Ahmed – 2019

The Old Drift – Namwali Serpell – 2019

The True Queen (Sorcerer to the Crown series) – Zen Cho – 2019

Tavern (Dagarth Chronicles series) – Deston Munden – 2019

In a Badger Way (Honey Badger Chronicles series) – Shelly Laurenston – 2019

Forget Me Not – Brenda Jackson – 2019

Orange for the Sunsets – Tina Athaide – 2019

Soft Science – Franny Choi – 2019

Sabrina & Corina – Kali Fajardo-Anstine – 2019

Black, Listed – Jeffrey Boakye – 2019

High-rise Mystery – Sharna Jackson – 2019

Summer Bird Blue – Akemi Dawn Bowman – 2019

Descendant of the Crane – Joan He – 2019

When You Learn the Alphabet – Kendra Allen – 2019

Sisters of the Wild Sage – Nicole Givens Kurtz – 2019

Miracle Creek – Angie Kim – 2019

Accidental Trouble Magnet (Planet Omar series) – Zanib Mian – 2019

A Roll of the Dice – Mona Dash – 2019

The Tiger at Midnight (The Tiger at Midnight series) – Swati Teerdhala – 2019

Love From A to Z – S.K. Ali- 2019

That Kind of Guy (Ravenswood series) – Talia Hibbert – 2019

My So-Called Bollywood Life – Nisha Sharma – 2019

How We Disappeared – Jing-Jing Lee – 2019

Think Like a White Man – Boulé Whytelaw and Nels Abbey – 2019

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me – Mariko Tamaki – 2019

Just South of Home – Karen Strong – 2019

Nocturna (A Forgery of Magic series) – Maya Motayne – 2019

Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavours – Sonali Dev – 2019

Kings, Queens and In-Betweens – Tanya Boteju – 2019

With the Fire on High – Elizabeth Acevedo – 2019

Don’t Date Rosa Santos – Nina Moreno – 2019

We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya series) – Hafsah Faizal – 2019

The Candle and the Flame – Nafiza Azad – 2019

There’s Something About Sweetie – Sandhya Menon – 2019

The Confessions of Frannie Langton – Sara Collins – 2019

I Love You So Mochi – Sarah Kuhn – 2019

I Wanna Be Where You Are – Kristina Forest – 2019

Unraveling – Karen Lord – 2019

If It Makes You Happy – Claire Kann – 2019

1919 – Eve L Ewing – 2019

This Time Will Be Different – Misa Sugiura – 2019

Midsummer’s Mayhem – Rajani LaRocca – 2019

Ayesha at Last – Uzma Jalaluddin – 2019

The Deep – Rivers Solomon – 2019

Tell Me How You Really Feel – Aminah Mae Safi – 2019

Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon – Mary Fan – 2019

All of Us with Wings – Michelle Ruiz Keil – 2019

Wicked Fox (Gumiho series) – Kat Cho – 2019

All The Things We Never Said – Yasmin Rahman – 2019

The Right Swipe – Alisha Rai – 2019

Crossfire (Noughts and Crosses series) – Malorie Blackman – 2019

Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars series) – Elizabeth Lim – 2019

David Mogo, Godhunter – Suyi Davies Okungbowa – 2019

The Million Pieces of Neena Gill – Emma Barton-Smith – 2019

The Rage of Dragons (The Burning series) – Evan Winter – 2019

The Wedding Party – Jasmine Guillory – 2019

The Black Veins (Dead Magic series) – Ashia Monet – 2019

Rose, Interrupted – Patrice Lawrence – 2019

Snow Place Like Home (Diary of an Ice Princess series) – Christina Soontornvat – 2019

They Could Have Named Her Anything – Stephanie Jimenez – 2019

Remembered – Yvonne Battle-Felton – 2019

Gods of Jade and Shadow – Silvia Moreno-Garcia – 2019

The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War series) – R.F. Kuang – 2019

A Pocketful of Stars – Aisha Bushby – 2019

Anisha Mistry is Absolutely in Control – Serena Patel – 2019

The Black Flamingo – Dean Atta – 2019

The Downstairs Girl – Stacey Lee – 2019

My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich – Ibi Zoboi – 2019

Daughters of Nri (The Return of the Earth Mother series) – Reni K Amayo – 2019

The Battle (The Gauntlet series) – Karuna Riazi – 2019

Five Dark Fates (Three Dark Crowns series) – Kendare Blake – 2019

Permanent Record – Mary H K Choi – 2019

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine – Maika Moulite – 2019

Frankly in Love – David Yoon – 2019

Kingdom of Souls – Rena Barron – 2019

Pet – Akwaeke Emezi – 2019

A Match Made in Mehendi – Nandini Bajpai – 2019

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them – Junauda Petrus – 2019

The Deathless Girls – Kiran Millwood Hargrave – 2019

SLAY – Brittney Morris – 2019

The Tenth Girl – Sara Faring – 2019

Shadow Frost – Coco Ma – 2019

The Beautiful (The Beautiful series) – Renee Ahdieh – 2019

War Girls (War Girls series) – Tochi Onyebuchi – 2019

Our Wayward Fate – Gloria Chao – 2019

The Dragon Warrior – Katie Zhao – 2019

Tristan Strong Punches A Hole In The Sky (Tristan Strong series) – Kwambe Mbalia – 2019

I Hope You Get This Message – Farah Rishi – 2019

A River of Royal Blood (A River of Royal Blood series) – Amanda Joy – 2019

Full Disclosure – Camryn Garrett – 2019

The Light at the Bottom of the World – London Shah – 2019

Girls of Storm and Shadow (Girls of Paper and Fire series) – Natasha Ngan – 2019

The Forgotten Girl – India Hill – 2019

Song of the Crimson Flower – Julie C. Dao – 2019

All-American Muslim Girl – Nadine Jolie Courtney – 2019

Color Outside the Lines – Sangu Bandanna – 2019

Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orïsha series) – Tomi Adeyemi – 2019

The Sound of Stars – Alechia Dow – 2020

Ace of Spades – Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé – 2020

And The Stars Were Burning Brightly – Danielle Jawando – 2020

Smash It! – Francina Simone – 2020

Deathless – Namina Forna – 2020

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin series) – Roseanne A. Brown – 2020

Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything – Raquel Vasquez Gilliland – 2020

The Henna Wars – Adiba Jaigirdar – 2020

These Violent Delights (These Violent Delights series) – Chloe Gong – 2020

Scavenge the Stars (Scavenge the Stars series) – Tara Sim – 2020

Race to the Sun – Rebecca Roanhorse – 2020

If Only You Knew – Prerna Pickett – 2020

How to Make Friends With The Sea – Tanya Guerrero – 2020

Ghost Squad – Claribel A. Ortega – 2020

The Silence of Bones – June Hur – 2020

BOOKS NOT LISTED ON GOODREADS

Tales of When – N. Dahir

Dreamer – Ja-Mel Vinson

Devils’ Gamble – Arris Michele

Sweethearts of Ilford Lane – Farzana Hakim

A Girl Like Her Talia Hibbert

The Lion and the Mouse- Kenya Wright

Into the Darkness – Siren Allen

Twisted Revelations – Keta Kendric

His to Claim – Eve Vaughn

Trent – Xyla Turner

Swordsfall – https://www.patreon.com/swordsfall

Nefelibata – Athena Belle-Fairplay

Amari and the Night Brothers – B.B. Alston

AUTHORS RECOMMENDED

Suleikha Snyder

Sonia Kamal

Sienna Snow

Kishan Paul

Shelly Ellis

Farah Heron

JN Welsh

Tara Pammi

Shikha Malaviya

Anita Felicelli

Saadia Faruqi

Devis L Askar

Yo Delgado

Pretty Chhibber

Matma Chaudhry

Farah Ghuznavi

Madhushree Ghosh

Anju Gattani

Sonya Lalli

Mona Eltahawy

Kavitha Ro

Thrity Umrigar

Rosalie Morales Kearns

Kimi Golden

Moni Boyce

Adobe Khorram

Elif Safak

Ishmael Beah

Kamila Shamsie

Ausma Zehanat Khan

Vase Khan

Sabrina Mahfouz

Fatima Bhutto

Octavia Butler

Audre Lorde

Bell Hooks

Angela Davis

Denise Chong

Kenya Wright

K Alex Walker

Phoenix Daniels

Blue Saffire

Zora Neale Hurston

Richard Wright

Tina McElroy Ansa

Shakira R. Thompson

Katherin Garland

Angel Menchan

Nikesha Elisa

M. Malone

Dakota Gray

Kennedy Ryan

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