Books to Read With a Pumpkin-Flavored Drink: The November 2020 Brilliant Reading List (#2 Will Probably Horrify You)

Curated book recommendations for Brilliant Writers

Pumpkin pies (and lattes), Adoption Month, Thanksgiving, National Novel Writing Month…there are so many reasons to be thankful for November :)

  • The biography of a pro athlete whose faith helped him to overcome racial hatred in a politically charged climate (you probably can guess who this is)
  • A collection of shocking biographies on some of the smartest, most awful people whose work continues to influence our society today.
  • And more :)
42 Faith by Ed Henry

42 Faith by Ed Henry

When telling the story of someone like Jackie Robinson, the temptation is to rose-color Jackie and his supporters, and paint his detractors as evil/ignorant/horrible/irredeemable human beings.

Intellectuals by Paul Johnson

Intellectuals by Paul Johnson

If you hero-worship philosophers and famous writers like Rousseau, Ibsen, Hemingway, and Tolstoy, you might not want to read this book.

Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin

Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin

Though Waters Roar is a novel about four generations of women living through significant eras in American history: the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, the Suffragist movement, and Prohibition.

Flush by Carl Hiaasen

Flush by Carl Hiaasen

Ever notice how often Disney heros/heroines are orphaned, abandoned, abused, and/or without-good-parents in general?

Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin

Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin

When I first read Talent is Overrated as a college student, it changed my life. This was the first time I learned about metacognition, deep learning, and skill-building.

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