During quarantine, the IAHI staff have been keeping busy both in and out of the “office” by doing some much needed reading. We’ve compiled a list of our personal favorite books to read that keep us entertained and sane.
Today’s list is brought to you by Dr. Jason Price. Dr. Price is our post doc at the IAHI and has a PhD in Anthropology.
1.Bullsh*t Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber
Now that we are talking about work that is essential to the health and prosperity of the nation…
2. Self-Portrait in Green by Marie NDiaye
Marie NDiaye’s slim, genre-bending volume is an exceptional vessel for interfacing with eeriness.
3. How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell
A book for the sheltered-in-place looking to re-emerge into a better world.
4. The Famished Road by Ben Okri
On the shelf for years, feels like the right time for Okri’s elegiac novel.
5. Soap by Francis Ponge
Ponge’s ability to contain and expand simultaneously is marvelous. And there’s no better time for this volume, clearly.
We hope you enjoyed this list! Stay tuned for more staff book picks!