Thursday, March 15, 2012

February Reading Summary

I finished eight books in February. One more than in January, but not enough if I want to reach my goal of 100 books read in 2012. My favorite read of February was The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. It was a mind blowing book about how incarceration due to the "War on Drugs" constitutes a modern era Jim Crow discrimination against men of color. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in justice.

Other good reads for the month were Macbeth by Shakespeare, the Arden Second Series edition, and Ragnarok by A. S. Byatt.

The eight books I read in February 2012 are:

  • The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (Seconds, 1001 Books You Must Read, and What's In A Name Challenges)
  • Joy of Living by Yongey Mingyur
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (What's In A Name Challenge)
  • Arden Second Series Edition of Macbeth by William Shakespeare (Shakespeare Challenge)
  • Ragnarok by A. S. Byatt (Seconds Challenge)
  • Poetry for Beginners by M. Chapman and K. Welton
  • Genuine Happiness by B. Alan Wallace
  • Witches and Jesuits by Gary Wills

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