Apparently the person in charge of the New York Times’ summer reading list likes the reading list to be lily white. Janet Maslin recently released her summer reading list for the magazine and it’s really, really, white. So white, we don’t even want to say which authors are on it.
But if you want to start you reading list off right, take a look at these books below.
In the Country: Stories by Mia Alvar
The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson
Loving Day by Mat Johnson
The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander
God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
Only the Strong by Jabari Asim
Pleasantville by Attica Locke
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga by Pamela Newkirk
The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America by Tami Winfrey Harris
Clutchettes, what are you reading this summer? Share your suggestions in the comments!