All The Books I Read in 2020

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All The Books I Read in 2020

This has been quite the year to say the least. Between navigating a global pandemic, sheltering in place, living and working from home, and trying to balance emotional and mental health amidst a sea of bad news and civil unrest. Reading and consuming content has in many respects been a source of escape and solace during these unprecedented times. For those of you that know me personally, you know that I love reading in all of its forms. Hardcover books, paperback books, magazines, articles, essays, memoirs, e-books, audiobooks, podcasts, papers, pdfs and so much more. Most of books I consumed this year came in the form of nonfiction with memoirs being a top choice. This list includes the books I read (or listened to) over the course of the year. Are there titles from this list that you read as well? What were your favorite books you read this year? Let me know in the comment section and join us in 2021 for our member-only book discussions.

The List:

  1. High On The Hog: A Culinary Journey From Africa to America | Jessica B. Harris
  2. The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help You Deserve | Dr. Rheeda Walker
  3. Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents | Lindsay C. Gibson, PhD
  4. White Negroes: When Cornrows Were In Vogue…And Other Thoughts On Cultural Appropriation | Lauren Michele Jackson
  5. Everything’s Trash But It’s Ok | Phoebe Robinson
  6. The Meaning of Mariah Carey | Mariah Carey with Michaela Angela Davis
  7. I’m Telling the Truth, But I’m Lying: Essays | Bassey Ikpi
  8. What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays | Damon Young
  9. Heavy: An American Memoir | Kiese Laymon
  10. All Boys Aren’t Blue : A Memoir Manifesto | George M. Johnson
  11. Dying of Whiteness: How The Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland | Dr. Jonathan M. Metzel
  12. I Don’t Want to Die Poor: Essays | Michael Arceneux
  13. The Water Dancer | Ta-Nehisi Coates
  14. Razor Rocks | Toby Neal
  15. How to Be An Antiracist | Ibram X. Kendi
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