Erin Brockovich$28.95 $26.63
This book was full of useful information I didn’t know. It is important, as water is absolutely vital. We should know what is in our water and be educated, as we rely on it so much.
David Chang and Gabe Ulla$28.00 $25.76
I picked up this book at one of my favorite NYC bookstores (wearing a mask, of course) because it looked interesting. I knew a little about Momofuku, the restaurant chain that the author, David Chang, runs, but that's about it. The memoir was very insightful. Learning about Chang's mental health issues and hearing him write so openly about them gave me hope that we are gaining more awareness surrounding mental health.
Mikki Kendall$26.00 $23.92
Mikki Kendall writes about intersectional feminism. In college, I went to a feminist college but was largely unaware that the brand of feminism promoted by the college was often exclusionary. Reading Kendall's book gave me insight into the ways in which feminists can help all women, especially the most marginalized. Hood Feminism is an important read.
Isabel Wilkerson$32.00 $29.44
Another amazing book by Isabel Wilkerson, Caste is an important framework in which to see America and its history. It gave me context into the social injustices in this country. While told in a different way than The Warmth of Other Suns, which included narrative storytelling, Caste still highlights Wilkerson's stunning writing style.
Kiese Laymon$16.00 $14.72
Highly recommended by Elizabeth Gilbert, Heavy is Kiese Laymon's story of life as a black man in America. Wonderfully written, it made me even more aware of the injustices faced by so many, told through the personal story of one.
Roxane Gay$25.99 $23.91
A powerful book with brilliant writing, Hunger is a must read and will teach you how to walk in someone else's shoes. The author's experience of living in her body taught me a lot about what I have often taken for granted about how I move through life.
Susan Orlean$16.99 $15.63
I follow Reese's book club and read some of the book picks. This book seemed intriguing, and I really enjoyed learning about libraries, a very important resource that I am saddened is closed right now because of the pandemic. Libraries are still making ebooks accessible, but I prefer physical books. I do still have some physical books checked out, fortunately, but I do not have a copy of The Library Book to consult. But all in all a very important book to read if you love libraries and books.