Top 5 Tuesday ~ Black and Orange

Hey y’all! I’m gonna keep it pretty short and sweet today since I have an essay due at 11:59 PM that I need to start.

Top 5 Tuesday was originally created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. She has now passed the baton to Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads. This week’s topic is simple enough. Today I’ll be sharing 5 black and/or orange books that I really enjoyed reading.

Queenie by Candace Carty-Williams

Queenie by Candace Carty-Williams

Queenie is such a mess but that’s exactly what I love about her.

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

Another messy main character because I eat that up for breakfast.

Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson

Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson

I know I talk about Tiffany D. Jackson pretty often but she’s just so talented.

The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

For a book I read YEARS ago, I just can’t seem to forget about it. Please don’t judge me too harshly on that review, it’s from my beginner blogging days.

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Beloved by Toni Morrison

This book is so weird! I love it though. It’s honestly a great read for fall.

I just want to end with a heads up that I probably won’t be doing the other challenges this month. I don’t celebrate Halloween and I’m not into spooky stories but I’ll try to check out everyone else’s posts (if I have time between assignments).

Have you read any of these?

What are your favorite fall reads?

Did you participate in Top 5 Tuesday? (Link it below!)


Author: Rachelle Saint Louis

Rachelle Saint Louis is a Haitian-American writer, born and raised in South Florida. She received a 2018 Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for her poem “Red Blood Cell.” She is currently a Psychology and English double major at Florida Atlantic University. Her poetry has been published in Rigorous Magazine. Rachelle has been writing poetry since the 7th grade and you can often find her performing Spoken Word at local open mics.

11 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday ~ Black and Orange”

    1. I’ve always loved imperfect main characters, especially ones that have to learn to be better people within the story☺️ I’ve heard a lot of people who don’t usually like reading unlikeable main characters enjoying The Black Kids and that makes me so happy because it’s such a great, beautifully written story! I hope you get to read both Queenie and Let Me Hear a Rhyme soon 😁


  1. I seriously need to read these books. I’m excited to read Queenie and Let Me Hear a Rhyme, both books I haven’t really heard too much, but once I get a chance (when I am not drowning in ARCs or library books), I’ll read them

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