CarlyM's Revolutionary Reading for 2017

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CarlyM's Revolutionary Reading for 2017

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1carlym
Edited: Jul 29, 2017, 4:25pm

After missing the 75 goal for a couple of years, I cleared it in 2016! I'm happy to be back in 2017, and this year, I have a whole stack of books on politics, economics, and psychology that I plan to read. Here is my TBR list, which will be supplemented by light reading:

Black and White on Wall Street by Joseph Jett
The Wal-Mart Effect by Charles Fishman
The Lost Promise of Civil Rights by Risa Goluboff
Disturbing the Peace by Vaclav Havel
The Uses of Adversity by Timothy Garten Ash
The Atomic Bazaar by William Langewiesche
Putin's Russia by Anna Politkovskaya
When Genius Failed by Roger Lowenstein
The Working Poor by David Shipler
Making Ends Meet by Laura Lein
The Accidental Theorist by Paul Krugman
The Second Shift by Arlie Hochschild
Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol
The Hot House by Pete Earley
1968 by Mark Kurlansky
What Went Wrong? by Bernard Lewis
Subliminal by Leonard Mlodinow
Reverence by Paul Woodruff
Reasonable Creatures by Katha Pollitt
Language, Truth, and Logic by A.J. Ayer
The Strange Career of Jim Crow by C. Vann Woodward
Trespassers Will Be Baptized by Elizabeth Hancock
Yemen by Tim Mackintosh
The Dred Scott Case by Don Fehrenbacher
The Women's Awakening in Egypt by Beth Baron
The Social Animal by Elliott Aronson
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
The Man Who Was Ireland by Tim Pat Coogan
Speak Now Against the Day by John Egerton
Bowling Alone by Robert Putnam
Monkey Girl by Edward Humes
To Sell is Human by Daniel Pink
Made to Stick by Chip Heath & Dan Heath
Why People Believe Weird Things by Michael Schermer
Who Governs? by Robert Dahl
Imagined Communities by Benedict Anderson
The Witches by Stacy Schiff
Democracy's Prisoner by Ernest Freeberg
States and Social Revolutions by Theda Skocpol
Shrill by Lindy West
Sex Object by Jessica Valenti
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell
Brain Briefs by Art Markman
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
You Can't Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson
Grace and Grit by Lilly Ledbetter

2carlym
Edited: Sep 26, 2017, 5:50pm

1. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
2. So Me by Graham Norton
3. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
4. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
5. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
6. Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs
7. Made to Stick by Chip Heath
8. The Strange Career of Jim Crow by C. Vann Woodward
9. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi
10. Headhunters on My Doorstep by J. Maarten Troost
11. The Finishing Touches by Hester Browne
12. Paradise of the Pacific: Approaching Hawaii by Susanna Moore
13. Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
14. You Can't Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson
15. Miss Buncle Married by D.E. Stevenson
16. Bertie Plays the Blues by Alexander McCall Smith
17. In the Presence of the Enemy by Elizabeth George
18. The Storyteller's Daughter: One Woman's Return to Her Lost Homeland by Saira Shah
19. Travels with Epicurus by Daniel Klein
20. August Folly by Angela Thirkell

3carlym
Dec 27, 2016, 10:18am

Placeholder #2 for list

4carlym
Dec 27, 2016, 10:19am

Placeholder #3 for list

5carlym
Dec 27, 2016, 10:19am

Placeholder #4 for list

6drneutron
Dec 27, 2016, 12:04pm

Welcome back!

7PaulCranswick
Dec 27, 2016, 12:38pm

There looks like some very interesting and challenging reads planned for 2017. Great to see you back again.

8carlym
Dec 27, 2016, 10:00pm

Thanks! Knowledge is power!

9The_Hibernator
Dec 31, 2016, 8:13am

10PaulCranswick
Dec 31, 2016, 9:30am



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11FAMeulstee
Dec 31, 2016, 11:01am

Happy reading in 2017, Carly!

12carlym
Dec 31, 2016, 1:08pm

Happy new year to everyone!

13arubabookwoman
Dec 31, 2016, 3:00pm

Hello Carly--you have a fascinating list of TBRs up there. I look forward to following your reading. I just took a peek at your profile page and saw that one of your favorite bookstores is the Half Price Books in Rice Village. My daughter lives within walking distance of there, so I've visited it on more than one occasion when I am in Houston. I also like Los Brazos Bookstore.

Wishing you a great reading year in 2017.

14carlym
Jan 1, 2017, 9:51am

Thanks! That really is a cool store. I usually wind up at the Montrose location, which is good but doesn't have quite the same feel (or selection).

15carlym
Jan 1, 2017, 9:54am

Finished up 2016 with 82 books, including 46 that had a female author.

I'm a little over 100 pages into one of the longest books on my TBR, Eamon de Valera: The Man Who was Ireland. I'm hoping to make good progress today!

16carlym
Edited: Jan 1, 2017, 11:38am