We are highlighting some of the titles that members of the community have suggested for next year’s One Read. The One Read reading panel is hard at work narrowing down the list to about 10 titles. The titles will be reviewed for adaptability and suitability for community-wide programming. You can learn more about the process and see past titles here.
Today’s suggestion is “How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy” by Jenny Odell. This is one of the many nonfiction suggestions this year. As the nominator put it, “After a year we stimulated ourselves nearly to extinction with news and social media, Odell has an idea how to recenter and find some joy.” From the jacket, “We live in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity. Odell delivers an action plan to resist capitalist narratives of productivity and techno-determinism. She shows readers that doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance — and how to become more meaningfully connected in the process.”
Stay tuned for more One Read suggestions!