Notable Books of 2022

As a transcriptionist and an avid reader, I suffer from SMBSLT syndrome: so many books, so little time. I’ll grant you that SMBSLT isn’t life-threatening, but it does threaten a good night’s rest! I love this time of year to share the annual Books of the Year with our readers.

-Sacred Ground by Timuel D. Black
-Energy Never Dies: Afro-Optimism and Creativity in Chicago by Ayana Contreras
-Who Is This City For? Architecture, Equity, and the Public Realm in Chicago by Blair Kamin
-In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower by Davarian L. Baldwin

-Her Honor: My Life on the Bench by LaDoris H. Cordell
-My Life in Court by Louis Nizer
-How to Argue and Win Every Time by Gerry Spence
-Crook County: Racism and Injustice in American’s Largest Criminal Court by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve

 Amateur Sleuth
-Poetic Justice by Andrea J. Johnson
-Killer Confession (Jamie Winters Mysteries) by Kelly Nasuti, court reporter/writer
-Silent Gavel by Merissa Racine, RPR/writer
-Blanche on the Lam (Blanche White series Book 1) by Barbara Neely

-W.E.B. Du Bois by Charisse Burden-Stelly and Gerald Horne
-The Condemnation of Blackness by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
-The Man Who Sold America by Joy-Ann Reid
-Thelonious Monk by Robin D. G. Kelley
-The Sword and the Shield by Peniel E. Joseph
-The Other West Moore by West Moore
-No Ashes in the Fire by Darnell L. Moore
-The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together by Alicia Garza
-Black, White, and The Grey: The Story of an Unexpected Friendship by Mashama Bailey and John O. Morisano
-Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature by Joseph Drew Lanham

Wishing You a Merry Christmas!
The CareerSavvy Transcriptionist