2021 Book List

It’s that time of year again! No photo posts, but a load of books! I know. Every year I say I’m going to start blogging. In 2022 I will. I’m checking boxes though, people! I vowed to read more. CHECK! I vowed to lose weight and lost 40 pounds. CHECK! Next is blogging. I’m on it.

Moving on to what you’re here for. THE BOOK LIST! I didn’t reach 40 books this year. LOVE SONGS and The MATTER OF BLACK LIVES were longer reads and I absolutely enjoyed. I didn’t want to rush them either. Here’s the list below. Click on the title to order them from my favorite DC area bookstores. Remember to share and comment on your personal faves. Happy Holidays, y’all!

1. 100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pirsuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving any Dangerous Situation
By Clint Emerson 

2. Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams 
By Mathew Walker

3. Chlorine Sky
By Mahogany L. Browne

4. Concrete Rose
By Angie Thomas

5. Black Buck
By Mateo Askaripour

6. Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America
By Ijeoma Oluo

7. You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories About Racism
By Amber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar

8. The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto
By Charles M. Blow

9.  American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, and Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, and Treachery
By Craig Unger

10. Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration
By Ruben Jonathan Miller

11. Stakes Is High: Life After the American Dream
 By Mychal Denzel Smith

12. The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song
By Henry Lewis Gates

13. The Cost of Knowing
By Brittney Morris

14. What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
By Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey

15. The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally America
By Carol Anderson

16. Yearbook
By Seth Rogen

17. The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock: An Anatomy of the Master of Suspense
By Edward White

18. Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency
By Michael Wolff

19. How the World Is Passed: A Reconing with the History of Slavery Across America
By Clint Smith

20. Empire of Mud: The Secret History of Washington, DC
By J.D. Dickey

21. Somebody’s Daughter: A Memoir
By Ashley C. Ford

22. Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir
By Natasha Trethewey

23. Razorblade Tears: A Novel
By S.A. Cosby

24. The Cruelty Is the Point: The Past, Present, and Future of Trump’s America
By Adam Serwer

25. Harlem Shuffle
By Colson Whitehead

26. I Was Never the First Lady
By Wendy Guerra

27. Sooley 
By John Grisham

28. Peril
By Bob Woodward & Robert Costa

29. The Matter of Black Lives
Edited by Jelani Cobb and David Remnick

30. Long Division
By Kiese Laymon

31. White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality
By Sheryl Cashin

32. Will
Will Smith & Mark Manson

33. The 1619 Project
By Nikole Hannah-Jones

34. Callus on My Soul
By Dick Gregory

35. The Hill We Climb 
By Amanda Gorman



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