books I want to read

One hundred books I want to read. Want to see more? Browse my Goodreads shelves. (This list is automatically generated from my most recent Goodreads additions).

appalachia
Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia, Steven Stoll
Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times, Amy Sonnie
River Of Earth, James Still

bio
Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line, Martha A. Sandweiss

community
Staying Put: Making a Home in a Restless World, Scott Russell Sanders

dinesen
The Narcissism of Empire: Loss, Rage and Revenge in Thomas De Quincey, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling and Isak Dinesen, Diane Simmons
Understanding Isak Dinesen, Susan C. Brantly

education
Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire
Is College Worth It?: A Former United States Secretary of Education and a Liberal Arts Graduate Expose the Broken Promise of Higher Education, William J. Bennett
Project Approach, Sylvia C. Chard

feminism
A Tradition That Has No Name: Nurturing the Development of People, Families, and Communities, Mary Field Belenky
The Way We Never Were: American Families & the Nostalgia Trap, Stephanie Coontz
Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment, Patricia Hill Collins
Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, Lindy West
Difficult Women, Roxane Gay
Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood, Tomas Moniz
Rad Families: A Celebration, Tomas Moniz
All About Love: New Visions, bell hooks
The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined All Women, Susan J. Douglas

fiction
River Of Earth, James Still
White People, Allan Gurganus
Gentlemen of the Road, Michael Chabon

health
Exercise Physiology: Human Bioenergetics and Its Applications, George A. Brooks

indigenous
The Sea Is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs, Joshua L. Reid

liberation
A Tradition That Has No Name: Nurturing the Development of People, Families, and Communities, Mary Field Belenky
Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire
Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities, Mindy Thompson Fullilove
Writings for a Liberation Psychology, Ignacio Martín-Baró
Toward Psychologies of Liberation, Mary Watkins
Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice, Paul Butler
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander
Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement, Angela Y. Davis
Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds, adrienne maree brown
Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements and Communities, Victoria Law

mothering
A Tradition That Has No Name: Nurturing the Development of People, Families, and Communities, Mary Field Belenky
The Way We Never Were: American Families & the Nostalgia Trap, Stephanie Coontz
The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined All Women, Susan J. Douglas

nature
Washington Nature Weekends, Patricia Sunny Walter

northwest
Back Roads of Washington, Earl Thollander
Reading Seattle: The City in Prose, Peter Donahue

parenting
Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood, Tomas Moniz
Rad Families: A Celebration, Tomas Moniz
The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined All Women, Susan J. Douglas
Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements and Communities, Victoria Law
Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape, Peggy Orenstein
Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They’d Ask): The Secrets to Surviving Your Child’s Sexual Development from Birth to the Teens, Justin Richardson

psychology
Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences, Peter A. Levine
Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities, Mindy Thompson Fullilove
City and Soul (James Hillman Uniform Edition, Vol. 2), James Hillman
Writings for a Liberation Psychology, Ignacio Martín-Baró
Toward Psychologies of Liberation, Mary Watkins
A Mind of Its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives, Cordelia Fine

race
So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo
Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice, Paul Butler
Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment, Patricia Hill Collins
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander
Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times, Amy Sonnie

reading
How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading, Mortimer J. Adler
The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales, Bruno Bettelheim
Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands, Michael Chabon

relationships
All About Love: New Visions, bell hooks
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, Sherry Turkle
The Three Marriages: Reimagining Work, Self and Relationship, David Whyte

sex
Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape, Peggy Orenstein
Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life, Emily Nagoski
Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They’d Ask): The Secrets to Surviving Your Child’s Sexual Development from Birth to the Teens, Justin Richardson

vocation
Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity, David Whyte
The Three Marriages: Reimagining Work, Self and Relationship, David Whyte
Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life, Gregg Levoy
Creating a Life Worth Living, Carol Lloyd

writing
The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron
One Year to a Writing Life: Twelve Lessons to Deepen Every Writer’s Art and Craft, Susan M. Tiberghien
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Stephen King
Standing by Words, Wendell Berry