As you may know, I declared 2017 the #FellowshipofWords year and wrote several blog posts exploring how words and books can bring us together. One of the things I enjoyed most was finding books for this theme. Some of these have been mentioned in prior blog posts, and others I have come across throughout the year. The books, alphabetical by author, are from many different genres but all give insight into other people, or show how words can bring us together.
Books I’ve Read and Recommend:
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (autobiography)
Cowboys and East Indians by Nina McConigley
1984 by George Orwell
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
Fellowship of the Ring series by J. R. R. Tolkien
Books on my To-Be-Read List:
The Fire Next Time and Just Above My Head by James Baldwin
Grant Park by Leonard Pitts, Jr.
Louisiana Girls Trilogy by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Flashes of War by Katey Schultz
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
I encourage you to pick one (or more) and either check it out at your library or support a local bookstore by buying a copy for yourself or a loved one. May the new year bring us closer to our fellow human beings!