42 Books Recommended by Author George Takei

George Hosato Takei is an American actor, director, author, and activist. Takei is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek.

1. A Little Yellow Dog: An Easy Rawlins Mystery by Walter Mosley

2. A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski

3. A Red Death: An Easy Rawlins Mystery by Walter Mosley

4. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States (ReVisioning American History) by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

5. Another Country by James Baldwin

6. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

7. Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II by Eric L. Muller

8. Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil deGrasse Tyson

9. Devil in a Blue Dress: An Easy Rawlins Mystery by Walter Mosley

10. Disgraced: A Play by Ayad Akhtar

11. Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Houston

12. Floating City: A Nicholas Linnear Novel by Eric Van Lustbader

13. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

14. Globalization and Its Discontents by Joseph E. Stiglitz

15. Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International) by James Baldwin

16. Going to Meet the Man by James Baldwin

17. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

18. I Am Spock by Leonard Nimoy

19. Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment in World War II by Richard Reeves

20. Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World by Pagan Kennedy

21. Listening to Stone: The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi by Isamu Noguchi

22. Macbeth by William Shakespeare

23. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

24. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story by John Berendt

25. Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

26. One by Kathryn Otoshi

27. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

28. Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

29. Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John Lahr

30. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

31. The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner

32. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

33. The Kaisho: A Nicholas Linnear Novel by Eric Van Lustbader

34. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

35. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks

36. The Normal Heart and The Destiny of Me: Two Plays by Larry Kramer

37. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

38. The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II by Jan Jarboe Russell

39. To the Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei, Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu by George Takei

40. Twelfth Night, or, What You Will by William Shakespeare

41. Wabi Sabi by Mark Reibstein

42. Years of Infamy: The Untold Story of America’s Concentration Camps (Updated Edition) by Michi Nishiura Weglyn

Source: http://www.strandbooks.com

Categories: Literature & Fiction

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