When people ask me to recommend authors, I usually tell them I don’t follow anyone in particular; I just love a good book. But then I realized that there are a few authors that I really hope are writing another book. I guess this means I’m following them. So here are 5 authors that I’m keeping an eye on.
Our Black Year: Our Family's Quest to Buy Black In America's Racially Divided Economy made me change my consumer habits. Since reading the book in 2012, I make intentional decisions about what businesses I patronize. I decided to take it a step further and in addition to shopping with black owned businesses, I give priority to companies and business owners in my neighborhood, county, and state, in that order whenever possible.
Dwayne Alexander Smith
I will always refer to The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration as the book that I never wanted to end. So why wouldn’t I want the author of one of the best books ever written to write another? The Warmth of Other Suns was nothing short of brilliant and it was definitely epic. I sometimes wonder if she could write anything that would measure up to it. I hope she's trying!
After reading Ndibe’s second book, Foreign Gods, Inc., earlier this year, I decided that I would definitely read his first novel, Arrows of Rain, and I finished it last month. I love his writing style. His stories make me laugh, and the fable-like nature allows me to take something away.
Who are you waiting for to write another book?