For Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, the theme is “resolutions/hopes for 2021.” Here are some of the books I want to read in 2021 – with a focus on nonfiction, since it’s one of my resolves to read more of it.
Totalitarian and oppressive regimes — These are threatening and scary, and therefore I think I need to know more about them. The following have been lingering on my list for a while, so I hope I get to them in 2021.
- The Future Is History (Russia)
- We Have Been Harmonized (China)
- Nothing to Envy (North Korea)
- The Last Girl (The Islamic State/Iraq)
Brain development and learning – On the more positive side, I am fascinated by all we are now learning about how the brain works. Here are a just a few of the books that I’ve been eyeing and hope to get to this year.
Medical topics – I also think these are fascinating and so important to know about. I find that one has to educate oneself about health rather than relying on the medical system. There are caring and knowledgeable people to be found in it, but I encounter most of those through books.
- On Immunity: An Inoculation
- Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ
- Dear Life: A Doctor’s Story of Love and Loss
Have you read any of these? Do you have any others to recommend on these topics? What are your own reading resolutions and goals for 2021?