As we head into the Fourth of July weekend and summer gets fully underway (albeit in a markedly different fashion), I’d like to share some reflections on a “safer at home” summer. One where travel takes a different form and reading is even more important. My thoughts on summer “travel” can be found in this earlier blog post. And my “safer at home” summer reading list is below.
A note about this reading list: These books include several of the ones that inspired me as I wrote Marching Toward Coverage plus others that I’ve read more recently, including some that relate to the racial injustice in our country. I gained new perspectives and inspiration from each of these books. Most are nonfiction but I threw in a few novels. I hope you enjoy them!
- The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
- Make Trouble: Standing up, Speaking out, and Finding the Courage to Lead by Cecile Richards
- Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister
- The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power
- The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates
- Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas
- The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
- Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
P.S. I’d also like to thank all readers who continue to support and promote Marching Toward Coverage. Each review, e-mail, and social media post helps propel my message about the fight for universal healthcare forward. If you post something related to Marching Toward Coverage, please be sure to tag me on Twitter at @Rosemarie_Day1 and on Instagram at @RosemarieDay_author and I will happily cross-post. Thank you!