I love to read. I always have; though some years I read more than others. 2019 was a highly productive year in terms of the number of titles I read. 2020? Not so much. Despite having more time at home, and fewer activities to keep me occupied, I couldn’t bring myself to read. Partly because the libraries were closed, partly because I don’t like reading on my iPad, and partly because I just didn’t have the energy.
In 2021, I want this to change. I want to read more history (especially books on the history of medicine), more memoirs, and more graphic novels. So, I’ve compiled a list of titles to get started.
- Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo’s Teen Titans: Raven
- Jon Tsuei and Audrey Mok’s Sera & the Royal Stars, Vol 1
- Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
- Alisha Rankin’s The Poison Trials: Wonder Drugs, Experiment, and the Battle for Authority in Renaissance Science
- Harriet A. Washington’s Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
- Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker’s All the Real Indians Died Off: And 20 Other Myths about Native Americans
- Melissa Febos’ Girlhood
- Ian Hinchliffe and Philip Holmes’ Basic Swedish: A Grammar and Workbook (I started learning Swedish in 2018, and I’ve been working through this particular workbook far too slowly, relying on Duolingo and Memrise instead. It’s time to get through it so I can move to the next level).
I’ll update this post over the year as I finish books and hopefully add more titles to the list. Are there any books that you’re looking forward to this year? Let me know what else I should add!
Stay safe, everyone!