2019 in Review: BOOKS

I don’t have energy to write about my decade. That’s intense, and I recommend just exploring Reshapingreality.org.

Happy New Year, and Happy New Decade!  Let’s talk about the books I read in 2019, and my goal for reading in 2020.

38 books in total. (Edit: There may be some eBooks I read and forgot about now that I’m thinking about this. For some reason my brain doesn’t compute eBooks as “real” books. If I remember them, I’ll edit to add them in at the bottom).

Longest book: Capital Volume 1 by Karl Marx

Shortest book: SHURI: Search for the Black Panther Comic by Nnedi Okorafor

Still reading as of today Take 1 (fiction): The Last Report of the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdich (60% finished, I’m pretty sure I’ll end up recommending this one)

Still reading as of today Take 2 (nonfiction): Potential History: Unlearning capitalism by Arielle Aisha Azoulay (50%, and will probably end up recommending this one too).

Books I read in 2019 in no particular order. I will bold the books I highly recommend others read.

1. Capital Volume 1 by Karl Marx

2. Capital Volume 2 by Karl Marx

3. How Will Capitalism End? By Wolfgang Streeck

4. The Vanishing Kind by Lavie Tidhar

5. SHURI: Search for the Black Panther Comic by Nnedi Okorafor

6. Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto by Chinzia Arruzza, Titthi Bhattacharya, Nancy Fraster

7. Transcendent 3 edited by Bogi Takacs

8. Alien Zone edited by Annette Kuhn

9: From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga Yahmatta-Taylor

10. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

11. A Blade So Black by L. L. McKinney

12. Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

13. Book of Dissent edited by Verso Books

14. Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life by Karen E Fields

15. Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World by Sudhir Kumar Singh

16. Central Station by Lavie Tidhar

17. Prey of the Gods by Nicky Draden

18. The City & The City by China Mieville

19. Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi

20. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

21. Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism by Nick Srnicek

22. Kindling the Native Spirit by Denise LInn

23. Evenfair by Nisi Shawl

24. Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism by Deborah Jian Lee

25. Tracks by Louise Erdrich

26. Star Wars: Leia: Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray

27. Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler

28: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Stories from the Crematory by Cailtin Doughty

29: The Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer

30. Policing the Planet edited by Jordan T. Camp

31. Radical Happiness: Moments of Collective Joy by Lynee Segal

32. Climate Leviathan by Geoff Mann and Joel Wainwright

33. Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

34: The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria by Carlos Hernandez

35: Queer Magic by Tomas Prower

36: The Stone Sky (Book 3 of the Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisen)

37. A Companion to Karl Marx’s Capital by David Harvey

38: Fog Mound: Travels of Theolonious Book 1 by Schade and Buller


What did all of you read?


GOAL for 2020: I hope to hit 40 books read in 2020.

Categories: Writing


  1. I read hundreds of e-books: always escapism fiction. I’ve read Lackey, Lee Child, cozy mysteries , and other hard backs. Some may think that sad to say I read mostly fiction. The only non-fiction books I read were biographies of saints, or diaries of near saints, examples are sister Faustina’ diary, biography of Pope John Paul.


  2. But the differences in people are what make us all the special unique humans we are.


  3. I hope to read more books in the future. I have read some books with the Well Read Mom book club.



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