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
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
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: