What I’m Currently Reading

I’m often reading or listening to several books at once - I love audiobooks! Some books I devour really quickly, others I’ll work through overtime. Here’s what I’m currently reading or listening to on audio. Have you read any of these titles?

Virtual Book Club

After a random post on Facebook garnered a lot of interest in a virtual book club, in the Fall of 2018 I officially launched a virtual bookclub featuring books on topics of race and identity. Each month a group of women from across the US come together via Zoom to discuss the book and share our thoughts, learnings, and how the books do or don’t relate to our lives. If you’re interested in joining our book club, click here to email Victoria! You can also use this list (or create your own!) to facilitate your own book club. Each month after we discuss our book, I will share some key reflections and questions for discussion.

Here are the books we’ve read so far:

  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, By Austin Channing Brown

  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, By Reni Eddo-Lodge

  • When They Call You a Terrorist, By Patrisse Khan-Cullors

  • So You Want to Talk About Race, By Ijeoma Oluo

  • An African American and Latinx History of the United States, By Paul Ortiz

You can find a list to the other books on our list here.

In addition to those books, here are a few other titles that are on my list for 2019:

  • Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center, by bell hooks

  • Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel, by Jesmyn Ward

  • A People’s History of the United States, by Howard Zinn

  • Giovanni's Room, by James Baldwin

  • Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger, by Soraya Chemaly

  • Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger, by Rebecca Traister

  • How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective, by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

  • Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, by Jose Antonio Vargas

  • Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches, by Audre Lorde

  • Behind the Scenes, by Elizabeth Keckley

  • Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism, by bell hooks

  • Mothers of Massive Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy, by Elizabeth Gillespie McRae

  • No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America, by Darnell L Moore

  • Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America, by Jennifer Harvey

  • Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison

  • This Bridge Called My Back, Fourth Edition: Writings by Radical Women of Color, by Cherríe Moraga

Do you have a recommendation for a great book related to race and identity that isn’t on our list? I’d love to hear it!

On The Bookshelf

In addition to our book club reads, here are some of the other books that I enjoyed last year: