As we head towards spring, we looked at all the best books from March. From deep corruption to gender inequality to being introspective. Happy reading!
📖 Books read in March: 15
- 📚 Cobalt Red: How the Blood of the Congo Powers Our Lives by Siddharth Kara (2023). Activist Kara’s book is a powerful exposé on the human cost of the cobalt mining industry in the Congo, which fuels our tech-driven lives.
- 📚 Pegasus: How a Spy in Your Pocket Threatens the End of Privacy, Dignity, and Democracy by Laurent Richard and Sandrine Rigaud (2023). “Pegasus” is a timely warning of how the use of spyware by governments and corporations threatens privacy and democracy worldwide.
- 📚 IntraConnected: MWe (Me + We) As the Integration of Self, Identity, and Belonging by Daniel J. Siegel (2022). Noted psychiatrist Dr Siegel explores the concept of MWe (Me + We) and how the integration of self, identity, and belonging can foster positive change in individuals and society.
- 📚 All The Houses I’ve Ever Lived In: Finding Home in a System that Fails Us by Kieran Yates (2023). This poignant memoir is about finding a sense of home in a world where the systems meant to support us often fail.
- 📚 Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Voyage by Rachel E. Gross (2022). Gross takes readers on a fascinating and informative journey through the history, science, and cultural perceptions of the female anatomy.
- 📚 The Patriarchs: How Men Came to Rule by Angela Saini (2023). A thought-provoking exploration of the historical and cultural factors that have led to the ongoing impacts of patriarchal structures on individuals and communities.
- 📚 Invisible Weapons: Infiltrating Resistance and Defeating Movements by Marcus Board Jr (2022). Invisible Weapons exposes the tactics used by governments and corporations to undermine and neutralise social justice movements.
- 📚 The Perfectionist’s Guide to Losing Control: A Path to Peace and Power by Katherine Morgan Schafler (2023). Schafler offers a refreshing perspective on embracing imperfection and finding peace and power in letting go.
Tell us what your favourite books were in March!
In fact, season 3 of the How To Be…Books Podcast is soon out with more amazing guests. In the meantime, remember to check out topics we’ve covered above including political responsibility with Professor Lewis R. Gordon. Not to mention understanding our bodies with Sort Your Brain Out author Dr Jack Lewis.
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