Summer Reads With Eugene's Tsunami Books
The calendar says summer is drawing to a close. But with a lot of students starting the school year at home, the line between summer and fall is a bit blurry.
It's still summer, and summer is a time for reading, we say. The pandemic smacked bookstores hard; browsing books brings people closer than health regulations allow.
But enough of our local stores are still operating to allow the return of our Summer Reads segment. This week, it's our first-ever visit with Tsunami Books in Eugene.
Owner and co-founder Scott Landfield draws up a list of suggested titles and visits to talk about the choices.
- How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
- Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
- A Better Man by Louise Penny (one listener warned: read this series in order!)
- Pretty much anything by Octavia Butler
- The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
- A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
- An Indigenous People's History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
- This is My America by Kim Johnson (a local Eugene author)