Roxane Gay’s Book Recommendations

Last Updated on April 9, 2021

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Roxane Gay is an American writer, professor, editor, and commentator. She is the author of the short story collection Ayiti, the novel An Untamed State, and the essay collection Bad Feminist. She is the co-editor of PANK Magazine and the founder of PANK Books. She is currently an associate professor of English at Purdue University, and is the co-director of the Purdue Writing Center. She is also the host of the podcast Bad Feminist.

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1.HOW TO WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL BY ALEXANDER CHEE

2.COMMONWEALTH BY ANN PATCHETT

3.I AM A MAGICAL TEENAGE PRINCESS BY LUKE GEDDES

4.HOMEGOING BY YAA GYASI

5.SUNBURN BY LAURA LIPPMAN

6.ALL THE NAMES THEY USED FOR GOD BY ANJALI SACHDEVA

7.CHEMISTRY BY WEIKE WANG

8.MARRIAGE OF A THOUSAND LIES BY S.J. SINDU

9.THE PERFECT NANNY BY LEÏLA SLIMANI

10.HEAVY BY KIESE LAYMON

11.MEET BEHIND MARS BY RENEE SIMMS

12.CALLING A WOLF A WOLF BY KAVEH AKBAR

13.CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN BY SAYAKA MURATA

14.YOU THINK IT, I’LL SAY IT BY CURTIS SITTENFELD

15.I CAN’T DATE JESUS BY MICHAEL ARCENEAUX

16.WE CAST A SHADOW BY MAURICE CARLOS RUFFIN

17.THICK BY TRESSIE MCMILLAN COTTOM

18.FRIDAY BLACK BY NANA KWAME ADJEI-BRENYAH

19.EVERYTHING’S TRASH, BUT IT’S OKAY BY PHOEBE ROBINSON

20.THE RECOVERING BY LESLIE JAMISON

21.ELOQUENT RAGE BY BRITTNEY COOPER

22.THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GUCCI MANE BY GUCCI MANE

23.THE OTHER AMERICANS BY LAILA LALAMI

24.THE BOOK OF THE UNNAMED MIDWIFE BY MEG ELISON

25.THE CHRONOLOGY OF WATER BY LIDIA YUKNAVITCH

26.CITIZEN BY CLAUDIA RANKIN

27.PACHINKO BY MIN JIN LEE

28.STEPHEN FLORIDA BY GABE HABASH

29.WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY BY LESLEY NNEKA ARIMAH

30.HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES BY CARMEN MARIA MACHADO

31.RESET BY ELLEN PAO

32.THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING BY MORGAN JERKINS

33.HEART BERRIES BY TERESE MARIE MAILHOT

34.THE BELLES BY DHONIELLE CLAYTON

35.THIS IS JUST MY FACE BY GABOUREY SIDIBE

36.SILENCER BY MARCUS WICKER

37.EAT ONLY WHEN YOU’RE HUNGRY BY LINDSAY HUNTER

38.THE AWKWARD THOUGHTS OF W. KAMAU BELL BY W. KAMAU BELL

39.WE ARE NEVER MEETING IN REAL LIFE BY SAMANTHA IRBY

40.THE PROPOSAL BY JASMINE GUILLORY

41.GOODBYE, SWEET GIRL BY KELLY SUNDBERG

42.THE PRETTY ONE BY KEAH BROWN (AUGUST 6TH, 2019, ATRIA)

43.THE BOOK OF X BY SARAH ROSE ETTER

44.HOW WE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES BY SAEED JONES

45.IF THEY COME FOR US BY FATIMAH ASGHAR

46.MILES FROM NOWHERE BY NAMI MUN

47.IN THE DISTANCE BY HERNAN DIAZ

48.THE LOST ONES BY SHEENA KAMAL

49.LILITH, BUT DARK BY NICHOLE PERKINS

50.DON’T CALL US DEAD BY DANEZ SMITH

Conclusion:

Roxane Gay is a prolific writer and her book recommendations are a great way to get started on your reading list. She has a diverse set of interests, and her recommendations reflect that. We hope you enjoy her recommendations and that you’ll read them and build your own wisdom and come up with new ideas for the future!

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