It is so easy to get caught up in the nitty gritty of politics. Sometimes, we just need to sit back and read a good book. While I don’t read nearly as often as I used to, nor do I read nearly as often as I would like, I still think I can adequately make a list of my top books that I have read this year.
- The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
- I read this to assist my girlfriend with an assignment she had, and I got so sucked into the book. I loved it. The portrayals of police brutality and how racism can be so ingrained in some people make this book the top of my list. Together, we need to take action against police brutality.
- Fantasticland – Mike Bokoven
- This novel about a theme park after a hurricane and the violence that ensues is reminiscent of the Lord of the Flies, and shows that even today, this thirst for violence and protection still exists in our society.
- 14 – Peter Clines
- This novel is simultaneously creepy and intriguing, and brings to light the question about whether or not we are alone, and if ours is the only dimension in the universe.
- The Rooster Bar – John Grisham
- I am a huge fan of John Grisham, and this novel about law school dropouts still becoming lawyers and making a mark in their community is an absolute must read.
- A Higher Loyalty – James Comey
- Say what you want about Comey, but the man can write. I don’t really like James Comey. I think he was influential in ensuring that Trump secured the presidency, but, after reading his book, I can understand his reasoning for his actions.
- The Pen is Mightier 1 and 2 – J.A. Capriani
- This light hearted comedy series follows the protagonist who gets his hands on a magic pen, and he does what any guy would do with it, makes himself look good and has a lot of sex.
Clearly, my tastes are very ranged. But I hope you’ll take some time and read one of these books. And if you, let me know.