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UCSB Reads 2022: Long List of Books Considered for UCSB Reads 2022

Long List of Books Considered by the UCSB Reads 2022 Advisory Committee

The following books were proposed by the UCSB Reads 2022 Advisory Committee.

  1. The Inequality Machine: How College Divides Us by Paul Tough (2021)

  2. After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair, and Restoration by Holly Jean Buck (2019)

  3. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande (2014)

  4. American Sonnets for my Past and Future Assassin by Terrance Hayes (2018)

  5. The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones (2019)

  6. Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation by Anne Helen (2020)

  7. Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam (2020)

  8. Interior Chinatown by Charles Wu (2020)

  9. A Burning by Megha Majumdar (2020)

  10. Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope by Nicholas D. Kristof  and Sheryl WuDunn (2020)

  11. Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River by David Owen (2017)

  12. The Overstory by Richard Powers (2019)

  13. Unwell Women: Misdiagnosis and Myth in a Man-Made World by Elenore Ceghorn (2021)

  14. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson (2017)

  15. The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson (2021)

  16. Finna by Nino Cipri (2020)

  17. Ransom by David Malouf (2009)

  18. There, There by Tommy Orange (2018)

  19. How Much of These Hills is Gold: A Novel  by C Pam Zhang  (2020)

  20. Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker (2017)

  21. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein (2019)

  22. The Friend: A Novel by Sigrid Nunez (2018)

  23. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil (2016)

  24. The Pattern Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention by Simon Baron-Cohen (2020)

  25. The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornijo Villaviicencio (2020)

  26. The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee (2021)

  27. Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next) by Dean Spade (2020)  

  28. What Can a Body Do? How We Meet the Built World by Sara Hendren (2020)

  29. Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang (2019)

  30. Automating Inequality by Virginia Eubanks (2018) 

  31. Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World  by Meredith Broussard (2019)

  32. The Resisters by Gish Jen (2020)


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