After a brief exchange with SplinterRIP, I decided to get this shit started. I also really like thoughtful/political dystopian fiction but I’ve had to take a break from that because my imagination is out of control right now.
On my current to-read list:
- White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class In America by Nancy Isenberg
- Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas
A couple recommendations from books I’ve read (heads up, these are both BLEAK):
- The Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward
- Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism by James Loewen
Add your own!
I don’t know about y’all, but I have an issue right now where it is taking me forever to get through books. I say I want to read stuff like is on this list, and then I am so overwhelmed by the world I always don’t want to read it *right now* and then I pick up some fiction or something a little easier. Then that easier thing feels shallow and futile when the world is burning.
Then I read nothing.
Anyway, our modern era has ruined books for me.