Summer Reading List, 2018

Image: Person sitting in a chair looking at an e-reader. (pexels/pixabay)

In the summertime, I catch up on reading. Some of it is professional, and some is just fun. Here’s my list, in no particular order.

 

Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright.

White Like Me: Reflections on Race by a Privileged Son by Tim Wise.

Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Thurston

Cultures of the Jews: A New History  ed. David Biale

Hasidism: A New History by David Biale, et al.

Shady Characters & Other Typographical Marks, by Keith Houston.

Prairie Fires: the American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser.

What’s on your summer reading list? Do you plan your reading list, or just read what looks interesting when you are ready for a new book? How do you choose your reading?

 

 

Advertisements

Published by

rabbiadar

Rabbi Ruth Adar is a teaching rabbi based in San Leandro, CA. She has many hats: rabbi, mom, poodle groomer, and ham radio operator K6RAV. She blogs at https://coffeeshoprabbi.com/ as the Coffee Shop Rabbi.

10 thoughts on “Summer Reading List, 2018”

  1. My reading list is always dependent on what shows up first from my reserve list at the library, some of which are not yet published, and some I’ve been waiting many months to work my way to the top. In between, I read whatever I find attractive on my own shelves.

    Like

      1. Martha Wells’ Artificial Condition, the second of the Murderbot Diaries. The first one, All Systems Red, was engaging and entertaining and suspenseful , and also examined how ethics make us human. I have enjoyed her other writing, but these (taking the second one on the reaction of people who preordered it and got the ebook on publication day) are another level.

        I am presently enjoying Nnedi Okorafor’s Akata Warrior, though not quite as much as I’d hoped to. (This one had been on my reserve list for months, long before its publication date.) Her teenagers are somehow just too typically teenage, even though they are living in Nigeria and have magic. Her Binti series are almost as teenage–Binti is college aged, FAR in the future–but somehow grabbed me more.

        Like

  2. I was at my California Writers conference and there were several books to take for free.
    One we took is A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren.
    I just finished reading Marge Piercy’s The Art of Blessing the Day.
    Other than that, I’ll see what comes up for me.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Dear Rabbi Adar,
    My next book will be Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America, by James Fallows and Deborah Fallows. It will be another attempt to try to understand better why we have a President like Trump. I will also look for elements that will strenghten my faith in the future of this country. Thank you! Best!

    Liked by 2 people

Comments or Questions? Speak up!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s