My Books

Francis Bacon once said that “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” These are the books that I never stop chewing on. Each text has shaped my thinking, my personality and the way that I view the world. Many of them were discovered in middle and high school (where I indulged the most in escapism), but a few were published only months ago. What books are on your list?

2018 Reading List

Hunger by Roxane Gay

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

Sula by Toni Morrison

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson

Own Your Glow by Latham Thomas

You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein

Work It by Carrie Kerpen

Surpassing Certainty by Janet Mock

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Mr. Penumbra’s 24- Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Career Advising by Virginia F. Gordon

One for My Baby by Tony Parsons

Veronica by Mary Gaitskill

A Paris All Your Own: Bestselling Women Writers on the City of Light; Edited by Eleanor Brown

The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna- Samarasinha

We’ll Always Have Paris by Jennifer Coburn

Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom

Queers Were Here by Robin Ganev

Queer, There and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed The World by Sarah Prager

What The Mouth Wants by Monica Meneghetti

Sucking Shrimp by Stephanie Theobald

Me Sexy: An Exploration of Native Sex and Sexuality by Drew Hayden Taylor

Safe Journey: Prayers and Comfort for Frightened Flyers and Other Anxious Souls by Julia Cameron…CURRENTLY READING

Vein of Gold by Julia Cameron…CURRENTLY READING


My Favorite Books

Social Justice

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Personal Development

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