Books to Read

Books to Read

  • Alcott, Louisa May. Little Women.
  • Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.
  • Fuentes, Carlos. The Death of Artemio Cruz.
  • Herman, Edward S. & Noam Chomsky. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media.
  • Kushner, Rachel. The Mars Room.
  • Lee, Min Jin. Pachinko.
  • McPhee, John. Assembling California.
  • Odell, Jenny. How to Do Nothing.
  • Polin, Michael. How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.
  • Pomerantsev, Peter. This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality.
  • Smith, Patti. Just Kids.
  • Steinbeck, John. In Dubious Battle.
  • Stephenson, Wen. What We’re Fighting For Now is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice.
  • Walker, Alice. The Color Purple.
  • Zinn, Howard. A People’s History of the United States.

The Backlog: Books I Need to Finish

  • Brown, Daniel James. Boys in the Boat.
  • Drew, Ronnie. Ronnie.
  • Gooley, Tristan. How to Read Water.
  • Le Guin, Ursala K. The Dispossessed.
  • Talbot, David. Season of the Witch.
  • Taylor, Roger C. The Elements of Seamanship.
  • White, Jonathan. Tides.

Books to Acquire (not available at Green Apple Books)

  • Iselin, Josie. An Ocean Garden: The Secret Life of Seaweed.
  • Schwarz, Charles. The Anarchist’s Design Book: Expanded Edition.

The Old Books to Read List (pre-7/23/2019)

  • Agee, James & Walker Evans. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.
  • Ambrose, Stephen E. Crazy Horse & Custer.
  • Baker, Nicholson. Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper.
  • Beatty, Paul. The Sellout.
  • Beiser, Vince. The World in a Grain of Sand: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization.
  • Bilton, Nick. American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road.
  • Bortolotti, Dan. Wild Blue.
  • Casey, Susan. Voices in the Ocean.
  • Covington, Dennis. Salvation on Sand Mountain.
  • Dylan, Bob. Chronicles.
  • Estabrook, Barry. Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit.
  • Greenberg, Paul. Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food.
  • Gregory, Lua & Shana Higgins eds). Information Literacy and Social Justice: Radical Professional Praxis.
  • Hawley, Noah. A Conspiracy of Tall Men.
  • James, Marlon. A Brief History of Seven Killings.
  • Jepsen, Tara. Like a Dog.
  • Kingston, Maxine Hong. The Woman Warrior.
  • Klein, Naomi. No Logo.
  • Le Guin, Ursula K. The Left Hand of Darkness.
  • Lewis, Alison M. Questioning Library Neutrality: Essays from Progressive Librarian.
  • London, Jack. The Cruise of the Snark.
  • Morrone, Melissa (ed.). Informed Agitation: Library and Information Skills in Social Justice Movements and Beyond.
  • Nathanson, Andrew, Clayton Everline, and Mark Renneker. Surf Survival: The Surfer’s Health Handbook.
  • Nestor, James. Deep.
  • Noble, Safiya Umoja. Algorithms of Oppression.
  • O’Connor, Cailin. The Misinformation Age: How False Ideas Spread.
  • Ram Dass. Be Here Now.
  • Ranganathan, S.R. The Five Laws of Library Science.
  • Ricketts, Ed. Between Pacific Tides.
  • Rose, Mike. The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker.
  • Sanders, Ed. Tales of Beatnik Glory.
  • Saulitis, Eva. Into Great Silence: A Memoir of Discovery and Loss Among Vanishing Orcas.
  • Savoy, Lauret. Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape.
  • Steinbeck & Ricketts. Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research. 
  • Turner, Fred. From Counterculture to Cyberculture : Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism.
  • Wallace, David Rains. Mountains and Marshes: Exploring the Bay Area’s Natural History.
  • White, Christopher. Skipjack.
  • Zuboff, Shoshana. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism.