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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

The author takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman of color while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years and commenting on the state of feminism today.
Hitler's Pope by John Cornwell

A brilliant young Vatican lawyer, Pacelli helped shape a new ideology of unprecedented papal power in Germany. In 1933 Hitler became his negotiating partner, an agreement was arranged that ensured the rise of Nazism.
Darling Days: A Memoir by iO Tillett Wright

Unfolding in animated, crystalline prose, an emotionally raw, devastatingly powerful memoir of one young woman's extraordinary coming of age—a tale of gender and identity, freedom and addiction, rebellion and survival in the 1980s/90s.
Memorias de una mujer sin piano by Jeanne Rucar De Buñuel

Sometimes I think that when Luis left he took my sight with him, and now I can’t do very much. Since Luis was my life, it’s over.
Genius Book Series by Leopoldo Gout

Trust no one. Every camera is an eye. Every microphone an ear. Find me and we can stop him together.
Fight like a Mother by Shannon Watts

Shannon Watts tells the inspiring story of how a rallying call-to-action grew into a powerful movement to protect children from Americas epidemic of gun violence, and offers lessons for others who want to make a difference in their community.
Empire by Niall Ferguson

Once vast swathes of the globe were coloured imperial red and Britannia ruled not just the waves, but the prairies of America, the plains of Asia, the jungles of Africa and the deserts of Arabia.
The Fire Is Upon Us by Nicholas Buccola

How the clash between the civil rights firebrand and the father of modern conservatism continues to illuminate America's racial divide.
Inamorata by Joseph Gangemi

It's 1922 and Martin Finch is on the case of a lifetimeto determine whether a beautiful Philadelphia socialite is able to contact the spirit realm. He's prepared to debunk a fraud but instead the man of science falls in love with the medium.
Kingdom Coming by Michelle Goldberg

Goldberg demonstrates how an increasingly bellicose fundamentalism is gaining traction throughout our national life, taking us on a tour of the parallel right-wing evangelical culture that is buoyed by Republican political patronage.
Major Problems in American History Since 1945: Documents and Essays: Fourth Edition by Natasha Zaretsky
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan

How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science?
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future.
Books by Richard Dawkins
Arguably: Selected Essays by Christopher Hitchens

The book forms a bridge between the two parallel enterprises of culture and politics. It reveals how politics justifies itself by culture, and how the latter prompts the former.
The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder

Eloise is getting married! In London! There will be fancy hotels, dinners at it restaurants and a reception at a country estate complete with tea lights and embroidered cloth napkins. They couldnt hate it more.
Ultraluminous by K. Faw

Follows one year in the life of a high-end, girlfriend-experience prostitute. She has just returned to her native New York City after more than a decade abroad with a man she recalls only as the Sheikh, but it’s unclear why exactly she’s come back.
A Game of Thrones by G. R. R. Martin

When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.
Cinderella Liberator by R. Solnit

Cinderella goes to a ball, and makes friends with a prince. But that is where the familiar story ends. Instead of waiting to be rescued, she learns that she can save herself by being true to herself and standing up for what she believes.
The Pisces by Melissa Broder

Everything changes when she becomes entranced by an eerily attractive swimmer one night. But when Lucy learns the truth about his identity, their relationship, and Lucy's understanding of what love should look like, take a very unexpected turn.
Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller

Know My Name will forever transform the way we think about sexual assault, challenging our beliefs about what is acceptable and speaking truth to the tumultuous reality of healing.
Hey Ladies! by Michelle Markowitz

It follows a fictitious group of eight 20/30-sth female friends for 1 year of holidays: dates, brunches, breakups, and the planning of a disastrous wedding. This instantly relatable story is told entirely through emails, texts and DMs.
Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women dont, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters.
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world and did. Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberators?

"I’ve read all of her books. Ever since then, I have been obsessed with her ideals." - said Amber.
Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

Humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. Famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges.
100 Love Sonnets by Pablo Neruda

Te amo como se aman ciertas cosas oscuras, secretamente, entre la sombra y el alma - I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
The Rubáiyát by Omar Khayyám

Since the fate of the world is non-existence, since you exist, be merry.
Animal Farm by George Orwell

A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality.

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
1984 by George Orwell

The novel is set in an Imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, Omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism and Propaganda.
She is also a fan of Bertrand Russel and Salman Rushdie, according to the article in Esquire (UK) - March 2011
The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson

The Rum Diary is a brilliantly tangled love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s.
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

The Book is amazing both fairy tale and political narrative told through a supernatural narrator who is caught between different worlds. It's a book with themes of India's nationhood and of ethnic and personal identity.
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt.
The Immortalist by Alan Harrington

Within the last few years "We have circled the moon, harnessed nuclear energy, artificially reproduced DNA, and now have the biochemical means to control birth; why should death itself, the Last Enemy, be considered sacred and beyond conquest?
Aquaman by Geoff Johns (Writer), Ivan Reis (Penciler), Jo Prado (Inker)

Between proving himself to a world that sees him as a joke, Aquaman and his bride Mera face off against a long buried terror from the depths of the ocean!
The Bomb in My Garden by Mahdi Obeidi

This one book will tell you more about Iraq's quest for weapons of mass destruction than all U.S. intelligence on the subject. It is a fascinating and rare glimpse inside Saddam Hussein's Iraq-and inside a tyrant's mind.
Grant by Ron Chernow

Biography of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the USA. Grant served two terms as president, from 1869/1877. Chernow asserts that both Grant's command of the Overland campaign and his presidency have been seen in an undeservedly negative light.
Selected Poems by Robert Herrick

A great survivor among the Cavalier poets, most of his poems were composed in a remote Devonshire parish. Even so, the body of his poetry is large and his religious vocationhardly shows in the almost innocent exhuberanceof his fine verse.
Mutation and Human Disease

While some mutations are easier to target than others, which can cause frustration at the pace of translating genetic information into medical help, enormous progress has arguably been made in the decade since the first human genome was decoded.
The Stand by Stephen King

The plot centers on a pandemic of a weaponized strain of influenza that kills almost the entire world population. The few survivors, united in groups, establish a new social system and engage in confrontation with each other.
London Fields by M. Amis

The murderee is N.Six, a"black hole" of sex and self-loathing intent on orchestrating her own extinction.The murderer may be K.Talent, a violent lowlife whose only passions are pornography and darts. Or is the killer the rich and dimly romantic G.Clinch?
Blueprint for Revolution by S.Popovic

A book for those who wants to improve neighborhood, make a difference in community or change the world. The 1st part of the book discusses modern nonviolent revolutions, and the 2nd explains how nonviolent techniques can be put to good use.
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

The author delivers a novel about power and influence, ego and loyalty, womanhood and ambition. The book is about the flame we all believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by M.Twain

A boy from a Mississippi River town recounts his adventures as he travels down the river with a runaway slave,encountering a family involved in a feud,two scoundrels pretending to be royalty,and Tom Sawyer's aunt who mistakes him for Tom
The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world’s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all?
Potemkin: Catherine the Great's Imperial Partner by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Catherine the Great was a woman of notorious passion and imperial ambition. Prince Potemkin—wildly flamboyant and sublimely talented—was the love of her life and her co-ruler.
Eve Was Framed by H. Kennedy

Focuses on the treatment of women in courts - at the prejudices of judges,the misconceptions of jurors,the labyrinths of court procedures and the influence of the media. Cases affected by race/class poverty/who are burdened by misleading stereotypes.
The Beautiful People by William Saroyan

The Beautiful People focuses on appreciating life. Although the lessons of this positive homage to the human spirit are still relevant, the play’s emphasis on philosophizing makes for a tedious evening.
Mythos by Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry breathes new life into beloved tales. From Persephone's pomegranate seeds to Prometheus's fire, from devious divine schemes to immortal love affairs, Fry draws out the humor and pathos in each story and reveals its relevance for our own time.
The Night of January 16th by Ayn Rand

On one level, Night of January 16th is a totally gripping drama about the rise and destruction of a brilliant and ruthless man. On a deeper level, it is a superb dramatic objectification of Ayn Rand's vision of human strength and weakness.
The Portable Atheist by C. Hitchens

In an anthology of atheist and agnostic thought, he writes briefly about the selected essays of past and present philosophers and scientists.

Atheist? Believer? Uncertain? No matter: it will speak to you and engage you every step of the way.
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

The story of intransigent young architect Howard Roark, whose integrity was as unyielding as granite of Dominique Francon, the exquisitely beautiful woman who loved Roark passionately, but married his worst enemy.
Flowers of Evil: A Selection by Charles Baudelaire

The greatest French poet of the 19th century, Baudelaire was also the first truly modem poet, and his direct and indirect influence on the literature of our time has been immeasurable.
Paranoia by Joseph Finder

Paranoia is the story of Adam Cassidy, whose prank jeopardizes his low-level job at a technology corporation. His superiors give him the chance to save his job if he agrees to an undercover corporate espionage assignment at a rival company.
The Virtue of Selfishness by Ayn Rand

The moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that holds human life as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with man's nature, with the creative requirements of his survival, and with a free society.
Twelve Against the Gods by William Bolitho

This book is intended to elucidate history somewhat, more to illustrate it, to honor without hypocrisy the deeds of men and women whose destiny was larger, if not deeper than our own.
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

Essay about a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers and characters in fiction, the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures, titled Women and Fiction, and hence the essay, are considered nonfiction.
Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks

It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters. It begins with a murder. It will not end until the Culture has gone to war with death itself.
In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway

It's Ernest Hemingway's first collection of short stories. The stories' themes continue the work Hemingway began with the vignettes, which include descriptions of acts of war, bullfighting and current events.
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