Friday, February 17, 2012

A Lot to Look Forward to - 2012 Releases by Female Authors of Color

Below is a list of some 2012 releases by female authors of color. I was contemplating doing this list in November but kept putting it off because I knew it would be a lot of work. I finally decided to do it anyway. There are some really great novels by female authors of color coming out this year and I would love to see this list grow. So if you know of any more do share.

I wouldn't expect anyone to click on all of the titles but I hope that anyone reading this will be curious about at least one or at best three of the titles.

Passing Love by Jacqueline E. Luckett
The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar
Gathering of Waters by Bernice McFadden
Diamond Life by Aliya S. King
Drifting House by Krys Lee
Sinful Temptation by Ann Christopher
Sweet Southern Nights by Rochelle Alers
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung
Perla by Caroline De Robertis
The Spider King's Daughter by Chibundu Onuzo
The Reeducation of Cherry Truong by Aimee Phan
Sultry Nights by Donna Hill

Bittersweet by Sheila Banks
In My Father's Country by Saima Wahab
White Lines II by Tracy Brown
The Lilac House by Anita Nair
Wicked City by Alaya Johnson
The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy
A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alverez
Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin (paperback)

The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
Home by Toni Morrison
Skeleton Women by Mingmei Yip
The Reverend's Wife by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Giant by Aga Maksimowska
By Love Possessed by Lorna Goodison
Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones (paperback)

Jasmine and Fire by Salma Abdelnour
A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar
The Shadowed Sun by N.K. Jemisin
Things Left Unsaid by Zoya Pirzad

Homesick by Roshi Fernando
Conquistadora by Esmeralda Santiago (paperback)
A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards (paperback)
The Time in Between by Maria Duenas (paperback)

The Black Isle by Sandi Tan
Gone to the Forest by Katie Kitamura
NW by Zadie Smith
South by Southeast by Tananarive Due, Blair Underwood and Steven Barnes
The Cutting Season by Attica Locke


Carleen Brice said...

I'm so excited to see these! Especially the Zadie Smith!!

Charlotte said...

What a lot of lovely looking books! I'm adding The Black Isle to my list for sure, but lots of the others are tempting as well.

Doret said...

Carleen - I am psyched about so many of these. I recently finished The World We Found by Umrigar and really enjoyed it.

Charlotte - I love the cover for Black Isle and that the story has ghosts. It also sounds like it may have some teen crossover appeal.

Carmen said...

I've already written down three of these.
Thank you, Doret!

Anonymous said...

FYI, the link for the Bernice McFadden book goes to the Thrity Umrigar book on Amazon.

Thank you for this resource. I found a few here that intrigue me and a few from authors I've enjoyed and I didn't know they had new books coming out.

Doret said...

Towardinfinity - I finally fixed the McFadden link thanks so much for letting me know. And very happy to hear you were able to find a few books.

Miss Sia said...

This list is so exciting!! Ironically Tayari's Silver Sparrow jump started my 2012 reading and lead to the recently finished Passing Love by Luckett. I look forward to delving into this intriguing list of titles. Thank you so much for sharing!!

Amy said...

Love this list and am really excited to read... well... most of these :)