By Nathan L. Walls

For 2021, I want to cover specific themes with reading. I expect these themes will be generally consistent year-to-year.

In a change from past years, I am only tracking books that I complete.


Not every book will fit into these themes. That’s OK. I’m looking to establish some general expectations based on my interests. I’ve been interested in each of these themes for multiple years, even if I haven’t had the exact term to place on it.

I also expect to engage in diversity of authors and subjects. The simple parameter around that is no more than two consecutive books by white men.

Completed books

Sociology, Race, and Civic Engagement in the United States

Photography and Art

Essays, Fiction, Narrative Non-Fiction, and Travel Literature