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message 1: by Chris (new)

Chris | 10 comments Mod
Post your book suggestions below. We'll vote on everything once the suggestions are in.


message 2: by Chris (last edited Aug 06, 2020 06:17PM) (new)

Chris | 10 comments Mod
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis

The movie was really good and I've heard good things about the book. Think it would be relevant for today's times as well as being really important and interesting.


Hannah Maciejewski | 2 comments Mod
“Between the World and Me”

Heard it was good and talks about racial topics which is obviously relevant


Hannah Maciejewski | 2 comments Mod
And by “topics” I meant “racial topics” lol


message 5: by Ally (last edited Aug 06, 2020 04:53PM) (new)

Ally Winget | 11 comments Mod
The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

It tells the story of several interrelated people who die in the collapse of an Inca rope bridge in Peru, and the events that lead up to their being on the bridge.
It is a shorter book and has a (rather dated) movie w/ Kathy Bates and Robert De Niro.


message 6: by Chris (new)

Chris | 10 comments Mod
Hannah Maciejewski wrote: "“Between the World and Me”

Heard it was good and talks about racial topics which is obviously relevant"


Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Posting link for it so everyone can see.


message 7: by Cameron Mason (new)

Cameron Mason | 9 comments Mod
This is a tough one. I think Ally's suggestion sounds interesting.


message 9: by Nick (new)

Nick Modglin | 1 comments Mod
A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes


“A Colony in a Nation is a highly original analysis of America’s arbitrary and erratic criminal justice system. Indeed, by Hayes's lights, the system is not erratic at all―it treats one group of Americans as citizens, and another as the colonized. This is an essential and ground-breaking text in the effort to understand how American criminal justice went so badly awry.”

- Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of Between the World and Me

This has been sitting on my reading list for so long. I’ve only heard good experiences from people after reading it.

Also hi everyone!


message 10: by Cameron Mason (new)

Cameron Mason | 9 comments Mod
Those sound good, Nick! Hello, too!


message 11: by Chris (last edited Aug 13, 2020 03:56PM) (new)

Chris | 10 comments Mod
Nick wrote: "A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes


“A Colony in a Nation is a highly original analysis of America’s arbitrary and erratic criminal justice system. Indeed, by Hayes's lights, the system is not e..."


Chris Hayes is the man!


message 12: by Chris (new)

Chris | 10 comments Mod
Cameron Mason wrote: "Those sound good, Nick! Hello, too!"

Cam what is your book suggestion going to be?


message 13: by Ally (new)

Ally Winget | 11 comments Mod
"good vibes" -Cam


message 14: by Chris (new)

Chris | 10 comments Mod
Ally wrote: ""good vibes" -Cam"

Lmao


message 15: by Ryan (new)

Ryan Sparkes | 1 comments Mod
1776-David McCullough

1776 chronicles the American Revolution in the year of...1776. From the Siege of Boston to the Battle of Trenton, McCullough takes the reader through the inspiring highs and the perilous lows of a new nation fighting for its independence from the British Empire. This book is a military, social, and political history, told in McCullough’s unique voice that is both approachable and engaging, all the while backed up by meticulous research and well-sourced scholarship. This book gave me a great appreciation for how close the U.S was to defeat, how lucky we are to have been able to cast off the despotism of monarchy and establish a self-representative government built upon the rule of law, and how our founding fathers were imperfect men who failed as often as they succeeded.

It clocks in around 300 pages.


message 16: by Cameron Mason (new)

Cameron Mason | 9 comments Mod
Wandering in Strange Lands

"Morgan Jerkins, who was raised in New Jersey, traces the roots of her family tree and the way in which the Great Migration shaped the black experience in Wandering in Strange Lands. Traveling throughout the country, she explores the path her family took as well as her cultural identity as a black woman. Her desire to understand both her personal and cultural origins will inspire you to do the same." —AG


message 17: by Cameron Mason (new)

Cameron Mason | 9 comments Mod
And Good Vibes


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