Book Recommendations to Round Out Your Year!

by The Campaign Workshop

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End Your Year with Book Recommendations from Our 7 Questions Participants!

Throughout the year, we’ve been lucky enough to speak with so many people who are experts across many different fields as part of our 7 Questions series. These folks made some book recommendations that we want to highlight and share with you. 

Below we’ve featured a book from each category that we think is particularly compelling, but each one presents unique and exciting ideas:

Women’s Issues:

  • Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit: A collection of essays that makes for a quick but powerful read, “Men Explain Things to Me” grapples with an experience all too familiar to women all over the world. Solnit addresses day-to-day interactions between men and women but also larger trends of systematic violence against women to anchor her lighter anecdotes.  
  • The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates
  • Sex and World Peace by Valerie Hudson, Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, Mary Caprioli, and Chad Emmett


  • Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin: A story of love and desire that takes place in Paris in the 1950s, Giovanni’s Room grapples with sexuality, violence, and traditional values. Baldwin intertwines death and passion in a classic story for the LGBTQ community that is guranteed to keep you hooked. 
  • Last Days of Summer by Steve Kluge




Can’t get enough strategy book recommendations? Check out some of our tips to get your 2020 digital campaign in the works! 

If these book recommendations weren’t enough to keep you busy, check out the ones our staff recommended! If you’re looking for something a bit less attention-demanding (and less politically-oriented), check out our recommendations for non political tv shows