Continuing my (still somewhat recent) tradition, here are the books I read in 2020. You can find previous years under the #reading-list tag. I really thought I was going to be able to read a lot more this year, but fuck this pandemic and fuck 2020 all around. There were many weeks where I simply could not focus on much of anything.
Still, I read 15 books in total, which isn’t bad. However, I had planned on reading about double that amount. Ha! I guess my list is set for 2021, which I hope will be much less of a fucking disaster.
So, here we go. I have grouped books by the same author, but these are otherwise in no particular order. The links go directly to the publishers’ or authors’ websites (where possible), because fuck Amazon. I hope you discover something new!
- Advertising Shits in Your Head: Strategies for Resistance by Vyvian Raoul and Josh MacPhee
- Freedom Is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis
- Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
- Lean Out by Dawn Foster
- The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel A. van der Kolk
- How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America by Kiese Laymon (I read the 1st edition, but it was re-released in late 2020 with an updated set of essays.)
- How to See by Thich Nhat Hanh (Part of the Mindfulness Essentials collection)
- We Will Not Cancel Us: And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice by adrienne maree brown
- Anarcho-Blackness: Notes Toward a Black Anarchism by Marquis Bey