Your Monthly Booklist

3 Books To Quench Your Literary Thirst & Shed Your Bias

Embracing Discomfort.

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One month down, eleven more to go. Keep abreast of your yearly resolution by reading these three books this month. Each will inform, entertain and question you: from acknowledging the “male-default” world to understanding how resilient our bodies are and to blowing the lid off the “race” illusion. Read them, nourish your soul, question your beliefs and enhance your cognitive toolkit. You are welcome.

The Body: A Guide For Occupants by Bill Bryson

From harrowing descriptions of chainsaw mastectomies to advances in laser-gunning cancer, Bill Bryson’s sprawling, acerbic masterpiece is unputdownable. Bryson’s informative treatise takes us on a head-to-toe examination of every nook and cranny of the human body. Fact-filled, slapstick, poetic, heartbreaking.

Continue Reading: Your Body Is A Temple

Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez

Immaculately researched, lucidly written and passionately argued. Perez’s data-driven expose of the seen and unseen inequalities that plague our 21st-century world is fantastic. Pulling data from all walks of life, Perez’s “feminism for dummies” is an essential guide for identifying inherent male-bias, understanding the unintended consequences of inequality and a call to action to fix the widening gender data gap.

Continue Reading: Men Are The Default, Women Are The Exception

Superior by Angela Saini

Race isn’t real. There is no consensus among scientists, biologists and anthropologists that race exists. Or how many there are. Or how to differentiate between them. Racial categories that we use are arbitrary. Moulded by social and cultural constructs. Race, at best, is a spectrum. Saini’s scathing, urgent, feisty magnum opus exposes the elaborate race illusion, giving the readers a heartfelt, gut-wrenching and evocative book for the ages.

Continue Reading: Race Isn’t Real, Racism Is

Want more unique recommendations? Check out the best books I read in 2020 here.

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