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This election, elections of any kind for that matter, should (should have) spark people’s interest in their civic duties and obligations to each other as American citizens and, more importantly, as global citizens. So, no matter your politics, what can we do to work better together, move forward, and improve this country for all its citizens? Well, there are a number of options, but here we’re all about books. Clearly.

So read. Read as much as you can, as often as you can. Learn. Learn more and more. Never stop broadening your knowledge of people, history, politics, the world, the universe, our health, our future. So let’s keep striving to be better, and read. Here are some of our suggestions of where to start:

  • Welcome to the Universe
    by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A Strauss, J Richard Gott III
  • Mom & Me & Mom
    by Maya Angelou
  • Profiles in Courage
    by John F. Kennedy
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow
    by Daniel Kahneman
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
    by Yuval Noah Harari
  • The Fire Next Time
    by James Baldwin
  • Parting the Waters: Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement 1954-63
    by Taylor Branch
  • Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman
    by Lindy West
  • Between the World and Me
    by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City
    by Alice Goffman
  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
    by Malcolm Gladwell
  • What I Told My Daughter: Lessons from Leaders on Raising the Next Generation of Empowered Women
    by Nina Tassler
  • When Breath Becomes Air
    by Paul Kalanithi
  • I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
    by Malala Yousafzai
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
    by Katherine Boo
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
    by Brené Brown
  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life
    by Bill Bryson
  • The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
    by Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
    by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
    by Jon Krakauer
  • We Should All Be Feminists
    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance

Finish this list over the next 24 months, and let’s talk again during the midterm elections.
Any others to add the list? Let us know in your comments!

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