Best Books of 2016

Here are some of the most outstanding and best books published in the year 2016:

Matthew Desmond, a sociologist who works at the prestigious Harvard University, is the author of Drive. The book sheds light on how middle and low class people think, and specifically, what they fail to understand. In order to write this book, Desmond spent around two years living in a lower class environment, in two different neighbourhoods. One of the most important findings of this book is that lower income people are spending, sometimes, up to 80 percent of their income on housing.

You will find that the book is very similar to, in many aspects like target audience and subject, books such as Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee and The Other America by Michael Harrington.

Jason Reynolds penned a book titled Ghost which has gained somewhat of a cult following. In a general sense, if you are someone who feels out of place and always on the run, th960en this book is for you. The story revolves around the life of a young 8 year old boy who discovers the meaning of life and what it entails when he joins a track team.

The next book in the list is March: Book Three which was written by John Lewis. If you ever read this work, you will find that it is a graphic memoir really which revolves around the voting system of the United States and how it affects everyone involved.

Black Panther is an interesting book by Ta-Nehisi Coates, with a subject that is particularly current now that the Black Lives Matter movement has gone center stage worldwide: it’s about the world’s first black super hero. This book talks about and covers a lot of social issues, obviously, like racism, power and politics.