I read 101 books in 2018 and about a quarter were non-fiction. I often say I don’t like non-fiction as much, but I still manage to read a fair amount.
Here are some of the year’s best:
- Run for Something: A Real-Talk Guide to Fixing the System Yourself by Amanda Litman – It’s quite fitting to have this guide for running for political office in the top spot in the year of the 2018 midterm elections when I became more politically engaged than I’ve ever been (and no, I’m not running for office).
- I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown – Straight talk on race.
- The Very Worst Missionary: A Memoir or Whatever by Jamie Wright – A funny memoir on being a missionary.
- Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison – Some engaging vignettes and illustrations.
- For Every One by Jason Reynolds – Inspiration from a prolific writer.
- Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story by Martin Luther King Jr. – Reading about the nuts and bolts of an incredible civil rights campaign is pretty amazing.
- Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World by the Women’s March Organizers and Conde Nast – And reading more nuts and bolts about an incredible protest is also pretty amazing.
If you want to read more, check out my booklet 137 Books in One Year: How to Fall in Love With Reading Again.