6 Impactful Reads from 2020


On the last day of the 2020, sharing 6 impactful books (that aren’t cookbooks) that nourished and challenged me this year:

  • Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

  • Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation by David Eng & Shinhee Han

  • Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong

  • Disability Visibility, edited by Alice Wong

  • The Language of Food by Dan Jerafsky

  • This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jenkins

In addition to these titles, a few more from Studio ATAO’s book discussions this year I found majorly impactful:

  • The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

  • Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

  • Ants Among Elephants by Sujatha Gidla

I’m now starting to compile reads for 2021 and would love recommendations! On the roster so far:

  • A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind by Harriet A. Washington

  • On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous (reread) by Ocean Vuong

  • Feminist City (likely a book club read for later next year) by Leslie Kern (s/o to @_amykao for finding this one!)

  • The Selected Works Of Audre Lorde by Roxane Gay

If you want to read my awkward and vulnerable 2020 reflections you can read them in the Studio ATAO newsletter here!

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