2010 Best Books by the Sankofa Literary Society
On the Shoulders of Giants
On the Shoulders of Giants
The Sankofa Literary Society and its founder Ella Curry are focused on the issues and lifestyles that define today's avid readers — what they read, what they want out of their literature, how they connect to each other, what motivates them and how they feel about their community as a whole.
Many have stated, “There is no African American village…it’s dead,” we don’t feel that way. The Village is here, the village in now! Expand your horizons! We are a community of 11 bookclub units, 4 social networks and 22 nurses who want to enrich our community with books and the written word. Listed below are the books we have read in 2010 presented by small press publishers, traditional publishers and self-published authors. Join us today to add your voice and experiences to our union. Come on in and join this movement to Give the Gift of Knowledge!
WHY WE ARE HERE
While highlighting our heritage, our experiences and delivering our voice–we remain anchored to the spiritual, emotional and practical realities of our entire global community, supporting all races. We are not limited solely to reading just African American (AA) authors; we hope to educate our readers by offering a variety of quality literature and resources. We are offering you the best in literature period, from our perspective. Spread the word...please share this listing with at least 20 people you know! The books below will make excellent gifts all year long.
WHAT ARE LITERARY HALLMARKS
Listed below are a few of the best books representing the literary world and the arts. Each book created an impact for our readers/reviewers and the Sankofa Literary Society network. Our literary hallmarks indicate excellence in writing. Here are the books we want to showcase to the world. Please take your time and expand your reading territory by saluting the literary greats and leaders listed below. The books are NOT listed in any order pertaining to the quality of the literature—they are all 4-5 star reads. The number beside the title, does not indicate the ranking of this list.
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Best Books: On the Shoulders of Giants — Thrillers/Mystery/Erotic Suspense/Paranormal
1. Shadow Walker by L.A. Banks
(Neteru Academy Books for mature older teens too)
2. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
3. The Long Fall by Walter Mosley
4. The Confession by John Grisham
5. Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young
6. Diary of a Stalker by Electa Rome Parks
7. Never Wave Goodbye by Doug Magee
8. Caught by Harlan Coben
9. Room by Emma Donoghue
10.Eye for an Eye by Dwayne S. Joseph
11.Deadly Pursuit by Ann Christopher
12.Black Noir: Mystery, Crime, and Suspense Fiction by Otto Penzler
13.The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer
14.Deeper Than the Dead by Tami Hoag
15.Running Scared by Lisa Jackson
16.Known to Evil by Walter Mosley
17.Beater by Brian W. Smith
18.Fully Involved: A Firefighter Story by Jackson Harris
19. No Place to Run by Maya Banks
20.Black Jack by Jean Holloway
Ella Curry, president of EDC Creations Media GroupVisit Black Pearls Magazine: http://www.blackpearlsmagazine.com/
Shop at our Black Pearls bookstore for the books: http://astore.amazon.com/edcmagazine-20