Actress Gabrielle Union is a celebrity that has done it all. She acts, writes, is an activist, and has launched a line of hair care products. When she isn’t busy, she can be found reading a book. We will be looking at Gabrielle Union’s 10 favorite books. Keep reading to find out what makes her list!
Union got her start in the 1990’s and has made an appearance in almost every show on earth. While that is an exaggeration, it doesn’t feel like it when you go through her IMBD. She has been in shows like Star Trek, Friends, Clueless, and The Proud Family. In 2017, Union released her memoir titled We’re Going to Need More Wine.
Gabrielle Union’s 10 Favorite Books
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
- Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
- The Idea of You by Robinne Lee
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
- The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
- A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Important Works of Fiction
This list features a lot of important works of fiction. Novels such as The Color Purple and The Bluest Eye tackle racism head on and are important literary works. And if you haven’t read Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, then I recommend you do so as it is an amazing novel.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“One of my favorite novels of all time. A sweeping, beautifully told love story that spans two countries and holds the reader captive to the last page.” -GU
“As written to his son, Coates’s poignant and gripping essays that tackle race in America. The book has been a great resource when having the difficult and necessary conversations about race with teens and adults.” -GU
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
“My favorite Alice Walker piece that tells the stories of black women in the South in the 1930s. If you’ve seen the movie, you will find the book to still be timely and relevant and painfully moving.” -GU
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
“The first book I read as a young adult that truly spoke to me about egocentric beauty ideals and white supremacy. I saw myself clearly in these pages as Pecola searched to be seen. A powerful, powerful book.” -GU
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
“I’m still mourning the end of this book and my time with these beautifully written characters. This book pulls you in and holds you close and you will find yourself lost in its pages and searching the streets for these characters you’ve been rooting for.” -GU
That is all for Gabrielle Union’s 10 favorite books list. What did you think of her list? Let us know in the comments below!