Looking for a few good books by womxn, international authors, nonbinary individuals, or other historically underrpresented populations? Take a look through some of my favorite websites for the latest in literary news, author info, and reviews.
Book Riot is dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are.
Electric Lit https://electricliterature.com/
Electric Literature is a nonprofit dedicated to making literature more exciting, relevant, and accessible. They are committed to publishing work that is intelligent and unpretentious, to elevating new voices, and to examining how literature and storytelling can help illuminate social justice issues.
Emily Books https://www.emilybooks.com/
Emily Books is a project that publishes, publicizes, and celebrates the best work of transgressive writers of the past, present and future.
The Free Black Women’s Library https://thefreeblackwomanslibrary.tumblr.com/
The virtual site for The Free Black Women’s Library, a mobile trading library and interactive biblio installation that features a collection of 900 books written by Black women. The library creatively uses books to build community and explore the intersections of race, class, culture and gender while creating space to center and celebrate the voices of Black women in art, film literature. This mobile library pops up monthly and mainly in unique and radical spaces throughout Brooklyn, NYC.
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Launched in January 2007, the Goodreads mission is to help people find and share books they love.
Literally Black http://www.literallyblack.com/
Literally Black is a review site dedicated to the exposure, and promotion of black literature–this includes but is not limited to books written by African-Americans.
Literary Everything https://literaryeverything.com/
Literary Everything is a blog that reviews books written by Nigerian authors.
Shelf Awareness http://www.shelf-awareness.com/
Shelf Awareness is a free e-newsletter about books and the book industry.
Well Read Black Girl https://wellreadblackgirl.com/
Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a Brooklyn-based book club and digital platform that celebrates the uniqueness of Black literature & sisterhood. Her book club has met with several award-winning authors including Margo Jefferson, Naomi Jackson, and Angela Flournoy. Well-Read Black Girl’s mission is to increase the visibility of Black women writers and initiate meaningful conversation with readers.
Women Writers, Women’s Books http://booksbywomen.org/
An online literary magazine by and about contemporary women writers from around the world. Women Writers, Women’s Books was launched in 2011 to be another platform for contemporary women writers and authors around the world writing in English.