Open Thread: What are We Reading?

by Latoya Peterson

I already know the Racialicious community likes to read. But exactly what kinds of books are we reading?

Here’s what I’ve been paging through over the past few weeks.


You’re So Money: Live Rich, Even When You’re Not
, Farnoosh Torabi
Home Girls Make Some Noise: A Hip-Hop Feminist Anthology, edited by Gwendolyn D. Pough (and others)
Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop, edited by Jeff Chang
The Outlaw Demon Wails, Kim Harrison
In the Miso Soup, Ryu Murakami
Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies, and the Truth About Reality, Brad Warner
Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, Peter Menzel

Eyeing for next month: Shock Doctrine (Naomi Klein), Pleasure (Eric Jerome Dickey), Kushiel’s Mercy (Jacqueline Carey), Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny (Amartya Sen)


Death Note, Vol. 3
xxxHOLiC, Vol. 11
Godchild Vol. 3


Shojo Beat, Fast Company, Elle, Colorlines, Women’s Health, Glamour, Shape, Self, Black Enterprise, Marie Claire, Lucky, Kiplingers

Your turn. Don’t be afraid to list the fluffy stuff.

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