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.