Ashton RayComment

2017 As Told By Books // The Complete List

Ashton RayComment
2017 As Told By Books // The Complete List

Here's a complete list of every book I read this year:

  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi 
  • Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson
  • Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X As Told to Alex Haley 
  • The Harry Potter series (reread) 
  • Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur
  • The Sun & Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
  • Citizen by Claudia Rankine // Left with breathless. Seriously.
  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 
  • Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie // I don't agree with everything Adichie has to say, but it was cool to have some of my beliefs challenged by her.
  • Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham 
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahesi Coates
  • Unashamed by Toni Levinson
  • Invitation to Solitude and Silence by Ruth Haley Barton
  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  • Simply Good News by NT Wright
  • God Has a Name by John Mark Comer // Seriously incredible. Healing. Amazing. 
  • Loveology by John Mark Comer (reread) // Best book I've read on Christian dating, marriage, and sex.
  • The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone // I believe should be required reading.
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood 
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (reread) // If you are at all interested in classic literature and you haven't rear Jane Eyre, consider this the sign that it is time for that to change.
  • Gemini by Nikki Giovanni // This is the book that I didn't love. Reading for a literature class on the Black Arts Movement (BAM) and Hip-Hop. Honestly, my whole class hated it.
  • The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah // BAM & Hip-Hop class
  • A Taste of Power by Elaine Brown // BAM & Hip-Hop class 
  • Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
  • Rising Strong by Brené Brown
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • Building a Better Storybrand by Donald Miller