Shop By Genre: A Black Friday Shopping Guide

Get ahead of our 50% off Black Friday sale, starting tomorrow. With so many books to choose from, across so many genres, we thought it best to give you a little guide to make the shopping journey a little less overwhelming.

From Romance to Wildcards, this list has something for all the kinds of reader that you are. So, why not pick up something for the current and future you to enjoy.

By one, two or all, whatever you choose, we cannot wait to hear what you think about the stories that you will be picking up in our 50% off Black Friday sale.



Sweet and steamy or insightful and refreshing? What’s your romance book type on paper?

Symona’s Still Single

In her late thirties and finally ready to start the quest for Mr. Right… again. Symona’s well versed in the highlights, and disappointments of the dating scene in London. But as her newest endeavor leaves her asking the same question: “What does it mean to be a Black woman trying to exist, date and find love?” She is met with unexpected answers. Follow Symona as she recounts the different men she’s experienced and join her is her discovery.  

Love Again

Honey Fontaine just wants her meddling mother off her back, and the flirty successful club-owner Ashley Elliot might not meet her mother’s high standards but he will do just fine. How complicated can fake dating get? 

If I Don’t Have You

Does love at first sight really exist? For Kayla and Ren is just might, but with secrets lurking between them, letting their romance continue could upend the separate lives Ren and Kayla have so carefully built. But can they really risk losing their miraculous connection? 


Acts of revolution and histories re-imagined, from the perspective of queer authors.


Solitary Mathilda has long been enamored with the ‘Bright Young Things’ of the 20s. After discovering a photograph of the forgotten Black modernist poet Hermia Druitt, who ran in the same circles as the Bright Young Things that she adores, Mathilda becomes transfixed and resolves to learn as much as she can about the mysterious figure. Lush and frothy, incisive and witty, Shola von Reinhold’s decadent queer literary debut immerses readers in the pursuit of aesthetics and beauty, while interrogating the removal and obscurement of Black figures from history.


Kay, a Black drag queen, must evade and resist the government's concentration camps for queer and diverse communities. This revolutionary and triumphant dystopian expertly draws out the societal injustices of the west, and lays a path for communities and their allies to overthrow the system. 


Because, over here, reading Caribbean is a way of life, and these stories are more than worth the visit.


Coconut trees. Carnival. Rum and coke. To many outsiders, these and other sunny images are all they know about life in the Caribbean. However, if you want to learn how the locals truly live and experience the dark and often harrowing truths that lurk behind the idyllic imagery of Caribbean culture, then come visit the town of Pleasantview.

A Circle of Five

Showcasing the voices of five Jamaican women, Evelyn, Emma, Irene, Ivy, and Melissa. Each woman tells their own story, all beginning in early 1930’s rural Jamaica and spanning some eighty years. Through these women, the experiences of the Windrush Generation come alive, honouring this vital period in British history.


The resilient spirit of a revolutionary people, these stories from Haitian authors are the perfect deep dive into the Haitian literature in English and in translation.  

Living the Dream

The further Naomi's husband rises, the more space accumulates in their home – space for doubts, for secrets, and for loftier dreams than she ever considered. Commissioned to write the life story of the successful fellow prep school mum and immigrant, Solange Wolf. Naomi sees a parallel in their lives and shares her heartbreak when it all comes crumbling down. 

Hadriana in All My Dreams

A book featuring zombie brides and lascivious butterflies, Hadriana in All my Dreams is a surreal frolic through mystery and eroticism that reveals vital truths about the nature of humanity.


Feats on depth of culture and vivacity of place in these stories that take you to Indigenous North American communities, to Nigeria and the Solomon Islands

The Marrow Thieves series

In this stunning post-apocalyptic novel, the indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, as the marrow is the key for the rest of the population to recover the ability to dream. Hunted and on the run, Frenchie races to reclaim his heritage and find his family.

The Street Hawker’s Apprentice

When Temilola wakes up abandoned in a marketplace with no recollection of who he is, a young street hawker begrudgingly takes him under his wing and teaches him how to survive on the streets. Bound by fate and a dark secret, he and his mentor, Vipaar, must evade brutal street leaders and government gangs to survive in this Dickensian tale.

Under Solomon Skies

Based on a true story, we are gifted with a vision of the beauty of the Solomon Islands and the environmental debt it is owed by the world after decades of overfishing, logging and rising sea levels. At heart, this is a crucial and important novel on climate change, culture and human relations.



A reimagining of Shakespeare with a Caribbean twist! Garrick takes Shakespeares's soliloquies and monologues and incorporates Jamaican Patois to make them relevant for a new age and audience. Inventive and engrossing, this collection is imperative and complimentary when teaching the canon.

A Quick Ting On Plantain

Recognised as one of the most beloved fruits of the Black diaspora, Plantain holds profound value within the cultures and communities it is part of. This concise and insightful book traces the international history of Plantain, as well as delving into the contemporary issues surrounding the fruit — such as inflation, gentrification and its social media community. A Quick On Plantain is a celebratory look at how food, people and culture intersect.


Starting midnight 24th November 2022, enter BLACKFRIDAY50 at checkout to enjoy 50% off select titles.