The books I read in 2016 & 2017

I didn’t read books consistently until 2016. My 2015 New Years resolution was to read a book. One book for the whole year. I struggled finding something I enjoyed reading as much as I enjoyed reading the news all day. I thought books had to be fiction, but once I started reading nonfiction and memoirs, I was replicating the kind of reading I enjoyed online. I traveled a lot in 2016, and since I am mostly against purchasing airplane wifi, I read a lot. Then I got laid off. Hello time to read.

I keep a list of books that pique my interest here.

Here’s what I’ve read, in no particular order, other than I’ve starred the ones that I really loved:

[Last updated December 31, 2017]

*Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morris

*All The Lives I Want by Alana Massey

*My Life On The Road by Gloria Steinem

*When in French by Lauren Collins

*All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister

*Irritable Hearts: A PTSD Love Story by Mac McClelland

*You’ll Grow Out Of It by Jessi Klein

*The H Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness by Jill Filipovic

*Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

*The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy

*You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson

*All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution by Jonathan Eig

Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman by Anne Helen Petersen

Double Bind: Women on Ambition edited by Robin Romm

The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that Changed My Life by Rick Ankiel

We’re Going To Need More Wine: Stories that are Funny, Complicated and True by Gabrielle Union

The Big Lie: Motherhood, Feminism, and the Reality of the Biological Clock by Tanya Selvaratnam

Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All by Jaclyn Friedman

Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech by Sara Wachter-Boettcher

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change by Ellen Pao

Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong edited by Jessica Bacal

The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own edited by Veronica Chambers

What Happened by Hillary Clinton

We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation by Jeff Chang

Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times edited by Carolina de Robertis

The First 90 Days by Michael D. Watkins

How To Speak Money by John Lanchester

The Wall Street Journal Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators that Really Matter by Simon Constable and Robert E. Wright

Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage by Stephanie Coontz

The Big Life by Ann Shoket

Democracy’s Detectives: The Economics of Investigative Journalism by James T. Hamilton

Men Explain Things To Me by Rebecca Solnit

There Is No Good Card for This: What To Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love by Kelsey Crowe and Emily McDowell

Demystifying Public Speaking by Lara Hogan

Tribal: College Football and the Secret Heart of America by Diane Roberts

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

Sex Object by Jessica Valenti

Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for the Sexist Workplace by Jessica Bennett

Take A Stand by Jorge Ramos

The Ramblers by Aidan Donnelley Rowley

Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman

Room by Emma Donoghue

Love Style Life by Garance Dore

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