books to recommend 2021

Medieval Bodies by Jack Hartnell
Methodology of the Oppressed by Chela Sandoval
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, trans. by Gregory Zilboorg
Love WITH Accountability, edited by Aishah Shahidah Simmons
This Bridge Called My Back, edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldúa

books to recommend 2020

Females by Andrea Long Chu
Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federici
When the Whales Leave by Yuri Rytkheu, trans. by Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse
Dawn by Octavia E. Butler
Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexievich, trans. by Bela Shayevich
Stars In My Pocket Like Grains of Sand by Samuel R. Delany
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende, trans. by Ralph Manheim
Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Y. Davis
Where We Stand: Class Matters by bell hooks
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz [with link]
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Burning Sugar by Cicely Belle Blain
Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
Ring Shout or Hunting Ku Klexes in the End Times by P. Djèlí Clark
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Still Black, Still Strong by Dhoruba bin Wahad, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Assata Shakur

books to recommend 2019

Reef by Romesh Gunesekera
Other Women by Nicola Maye Goldberg
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Journalist and the Murderer by Janet Malcolm
Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
Epitaph of a Small Winner by Machado de Assis, trans. by William L. Grossman
Last Night I Dreamed of Peace by Dang Thuy Tram, trans. by Andrew X. Pham
Transgressive Circulation by Johannes Göransson
Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto by Cinzia Arruzza,
Tithi Bhattacharya, & Nancy Fraser
Paradise Rot by Jenny Hval, trans. by Marjam Idriss
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
All About Love by bell hooks
The Shell by Mustafa Khalifa, trans. by Paul Starkey
Her Body & Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen
100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism by Chavisa Woods
Sacred Cow by Diamela Eltit, trans. by Amanda Hopkinson
The Will to Change by bell hooks
Dangerous Love by Ben Okri
The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif
But For The Lovers by Wilfrido D. Nolledo
Pleasure Activism written and gathered by adrienna maree brown
Omon Ra by Victor Pelevin, trans. by Andrew Bromfield
Nadja by André Breton, trans. by Richard Howard
Dear Shameless Death by Latife Tekin, trans. by Saliha Paker and Mel Kenne
Artificial Resperation by Ricardo Piglia, trans. by Daniel Balderston
Hardly War by Don Mee Choi
A Man With No Talents by Ōyama Shirō, trans. by Edward Fowler
The Outcast by Okky Madasari, trans. by Nurkayat Indriyatno Mohamed and Makna Sinatria 
Last of Her Name by Mimi Lok
Killing Plato by Chantal Maillard, trans. by Yvette Siegert
The Loser by Fatos Kongoli, trans. by Robert Elsie and Janice Mathie-Heck
Whites, Jews, and Us: Toward a Politics of Revolutionary Love by Houria Bouteldja, trans. by Rachel Valinsky
My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Strangers From A Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans by Ronald Takaki
The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon, trans. by Constance Farrington

books to recommend 2018

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Technically Wrong by Sara Wachter-Boettcher
Headscarves and Hymens by Mona Eltahawy
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
The Sky is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith
Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology by David Graeber [with link]
Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher [with link]
The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington
A Handbook of Disappointed Fates by Anne Boyer
Hopes and Prospects by Noam Chomsky
First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung
Exit Through History by Eva Hoffman
The Information by James Gleick
Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins
Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco, trans. by William Weaver
Battlefront Namibia by John Ya-Otto
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
The Verso Book of Dissent Edited by Andrew Hsiao & Audrea Lim
Why Translation Matters by Edith Grossman
Anarchism and Other Essay by Emma Goldman
The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares, trans. by Ruth L. C. Simms
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Sabrina by Nick Drnaso
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

books to recommend 2017

Ravished Armenia by Aurora Mardiganian
Blood and Guts in High School by Kathy Acker
The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli, trans. by Christina MacSweeney
Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Bluets by Maggie Nelson
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
Story of the Eye by George Bataille, trans. by Joachim Neugroschal
The Ethics of Ambiguity by Simone de Beauvoir, trans. by Bernard Frechtman
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, trans. by William Weaver
On Anarchy by Noam Chomsky
Transmission by Hari Kunzru
Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi

books to recommend 2016

Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams
Numero Zero by Umbero Eco, trans. by Richard Dixon
Turning Back The Clock: Hot Wars and Media Populism by Umberto Eco, trans. by Alaster McEwen
The Ukranian and Russian Notebooks by Igort
Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea by Teffi, trans. by Robert Chandler,
Anne Marie Jackson, Elizabeth Chandler, Irina Steinberg
Black Flags by John Warrick
The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnut
A Question of Madness by Zhores and Roy Medvedev, trans. by Ellen de Kadt
No Name in the Street by James Baldwin
Nothing is True and Everything is Possible by Peter Pomerantsev