Top Ten Tuesday – Back to School

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!

Technically, I’ve been in school a week now. So I have no clue what everyone’s on about with this one! It’s a freebie, so I’m kind of talking about books I read for school or anything else. Some have reviews I wrote, some don’t. And there will only be seven this time!

God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run The World  And Why Their Differences MatterThe Autobiography of Malcolm XGod: A Human HistoryBrilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure

This book holds a special place in my academic heart because it was the book I read for my world religion courses. It covers Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Yoruba. Basically, it’s a great overview of all those religions! I highly, highly recommend it.

A long time ago, I read this for a class. It was a class that talked about, in brief, how religion ordered/created/upheld racial/ethnic lines. And this was one book we read for the class. I didn’t think I would like it but I ended up loving it. I still own my annotated to hell copy!

I could, honestly, talk about Reza Aslan for all these spots. I love him. But I really enjoyed this book! I read it as an ARC and one of the gifts my parents got me was a physical copy of this book.

Just a couple weeks ago, I read this book and thought it was good! I thought it opened up my awareness to the realities that people face every day and the various intersections that can come up.

Earthly Bodies, Magical Selves: Contemporary Pagans and the Search for CommunityThe Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult TimesDavid and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

You know that teacher I had for the class about religion, race, and ethnicity? I took another class with him that was about new religious movements. One book we read? Paganism. (God I love that man. He taught the edgiest classes at my Jesuit alma mater.) I remember enjoying this one!

A long time ago, I read this book. We read a few chapters for another world religion class when we talked about the actual practice of Buddhism. I liked it so much, I got a copy for myself and read it. So good. I’m not Buddhist but I agree with most of the things she said.

And, lastly, Gladwell! I’ve read a few things by him but this was the one I really liked because I enjoyed the message about being an underdog that he presented.

Talk to me!What’s a favorite nonfiction book you have?

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