Book List 2016-2017

Hello all. I have created my reading list for the year. Unfortunately, I don’t always stick by my reading plan, I waste time on the internet and YouTube, but my goal is to get through these books, in no particular order, by January, 2018. Some of them are nonfiction, some are fiction. I’ll read as much as I can, but my goal is to read 15-20 pages every night minimum.

  1.  From Poor Law to Welfare State: I’m already halfway through this one.
  2. Thucydides
  3. The Question of Palestine
  4. Ladivine by Marie Ndiaye: “On the first Tuesday of every month, Clarisse Rivière leaves her husband and young daughter and secretly takes the train to Bordeaux to visit her mother, Ladivine. Just as Clarisse’s husband and daughter know nothing of Ladivine, Clarisse herself has hidden nearly every aspect of her adult life from this woman, whom she dreads and despises but also pities. Long ago abandoned by Clarisse’s father, Ladivine works as a housecleaner and has no one but her daughter, whom she knows as Malinka…” read more
  5. The Subterraneans by Jack Kerouac
  6. Head Off and Split Poems by Nikki Finney
  7. Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich: “Vote Buying and Corruption Democracy by Mary Frances Berry “ Though voting rights are fundamental to American democracy, felon disfranchisement, voter identification laws, and hard-to-access polling locations with limited hours are a few of the ways voter turnout is suppressed. These methods of voter suppression are pernicious, but in Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich, Dr. Mary Frances Berry focuses on forms of corruption including vote buying, vote hauling, the abuse of absentee ballots, and other illegal practices by candidates and their middlemen, often in collusion with local election officials.” Read more
  8. On Intersectionality: Essential Writings by Kimberle Crenshaw
  9. The Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherrie Moraga
  10. The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict by Donald R Hickey
  11. Of Sea and Cloud by Jon Keller “Nicolas Graves raised his sons to be lobstermen. Bill and Joshua (known as Jonah) Graves grew up aboard their father’s boat–the Cinderella–learning the rules and rites of the antiquated business they love. But when their father is lost at sea and the price of lobster crashes worldwide, Bill and Jonah must decide how much they are willing to risk for their family legacy.” Read more
  12. A Voice from the South by Julia Cooper
  13. Ruby-Fruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
  14. The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
  15. And We Are Not Saved: The Elusive Quest for Racial Justice by Derek Bell “A distinguished legal scholar and civil rights activist employs a series of dramatic fables and dialogues to probe the foundations of America’s racial attitudes and raise disturbing questions about the nature of our society.” Read more
  16. The Unchosen Me: Race, Gender and Identity among Black Women in College
  17. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair 51q-fxurvsl-_sx312_bo1204203200_
  18. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  19. The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide by Azeem Ibrahim
  20. Lazaretto: A Novel by Diane McKinney-Whetstone
  21. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
  22. The Third Lie: Why Government Programs Don’t Work and a Blueprint for Change by Richard J Gelles
  23. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics: “For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.” Read more
  1. Buck: A Memoire by M.K Asante “A coming-of-age story about navigating the wilds of urban America and the shrapnel of a self-destructing family,Buckshares the story of a generation through one original and riveting voice. MK Asante was born in Zimbabwe to American parents: his mother a dancer, his father a revered professor. But as a teenager, MK was alone on the streets of North Philadelphia, swept up in a world of drugs, sex, and violence. MK’s memoir is an unforgettable tale of how one precocious, confused kid educated himself through gangs, rap, mystic cults, ghetto philosophy, and, eventually, books. It is an inspiring tribute to the power of literature to heal and redeem us.” Read more
  2. The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
  3. Saplings by Noel Streatfield
  4. Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
  5. Conversations of Socrates by Xenophon
  6. Conjugal Rights : Marriage, Sexuality and Urban Life in Colonizal Libreville, Gaon by Rachel Jean-Baptiste
  7. Sex and Empire That is No More: Gender and the Politics of Metaphor in Oyo Yoruba Religion
  8. Crossing the Color Line: Race, Sex and the Contested Politics of Colonialism in Ghana
  9. Dawn by Octavia E. Butler “Lilith lyapo awoke from a centuries-long sleep to find herself aboard the vast spaceship of the Oankali. Creatures covered in writhing tentacles, the Oankali had saved every surviving human from a dying, ruined Earth. They healed the planet, cured cancer, increased strength, and were now ready to help Lilith lead her people back to Earth–but for a price.” Read more
  10. I Am Woman: A Native Perspective on Sociology and Feminism by Lee Maracle
  11. Books by Barbara Cartland
  12. Cold Running Creek by Zelda Lockhart: “During one of the most tumultuous times for the North American continent (pre and post Civil War) three generations of women, both Native American and African American, struggle to be free. Raven, the main character of the first two chapters of the novel, is the daughter of Choctaw Native Americans who have escaped the relocation from Mississippi to Oklahoma Territory in hopes of negotiating their rights in the political maze of their changing landscape. in the event of faltered plans, her mother and father, ishki and inki, have charged Raven with the responsibility of her two younger siblings. The three children are the sole survivors of the resulting tragedy. Though eventually Raven marries a half French, half Choctaw man of prominence, and becomes the proud Misses of LeFlore plantation, she bares the initial, seemingly indelible wounds of the novel, and extends those to her daughter, Lilly, a half black, half Choctaw infant who Raven raises as the full-blood heir to LeFlore…” read more
  13. Brown Girl Dream
  14. I know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  15. Citizen
  16. The Beautiful and Damned
  17. White Rage by Carol Anderson

42. Go Set A Watchmen

7 thoughts on “Book List 2016-2017”

  1. Where are you getting access to your reading materials? The library? Looking through your list there are several academic text which tend to be expensive, even used online, and my library has a very limited selection.


    1. HEY thanks for commenting. I order the books from amazon, the academic texts I can get access to online and also I can order from abebooks, they have text books that are very cheap. 🙂


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