Books to Read in 2017

We are into week four of 2017, and I have read ten books. My goal of 75 books in a year is looking steadily more preposterous.

There are plenty of other preposterous things going on so far this year, and in an effort to educate myself about the voices that are being silenced by the current political climate, I have done some research and created a list for myself.

In the past, I’ve created lists that include things like a book of poetry, a book longer than 500 pages, a book written before I was born, etc.

This list is pretty different.

  • Book about a First Nations culture I’ve never heard of
  • About growing up in a modern First Nations community
  • Psychology text about the impact of conversion therapy
  • Memoir of a conversion therapy patient
  • About being female in the military
  • History about the feminist movement
  • Book about intersectional feminism
  • Personal account about the process of transitioning/transition therapy
  • Memoir about living gender neutral
  • Journalistic perspective of the media’s coverage of refugees
  • Memoir of a refugee
  • About human trafficking in the United States
  • About human trafficking globally
  • About an illegal immigrant
  • About a legal immigrant
  • About a war veteran from another country
  • Book about asexuality
  • About growing up Latinx in the United States
  • About growing up black in the United States
  • About growing up Asian in the United States
  • Psychology of racism
  • Psychology of sexism
  • Examination of religious influence and impact within modern-day politics
  • About a black historical figure I’ve never heard of
  • About a Latinx historical figure I’ve never heard of
  • About an Asian historical figure I’ve never heard of
  • About a transgender historical figure I’ve never heard of
  • About climate change and climate change denial

Please, please, please feel free to comment with book suggestions for any of the above categories, as well as categories I may have missed. There are, more than likely, plenty that did not occur to me as I wrote this – please help me get on the right path in this regard. The goal is to educate myself, and hopefully others.

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