Late last year, six months after clinching a historic primary for New York’s 14th Congressional District and just a couple weeks before assuming office, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was tweeted by NY-based bookstore One Grand asking about her favorite books. The upstart politician – who’s garnered support for her socialist ideology and grassroots activism – replied with a list of recommendations spanning economic theory, feminist essays and poetry, the Baghavad Gita, and classic works of fiction by Gabriel García Márquez and David Foster Wallace.
Read on for a list of books recommended by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit
The Search for Common Ground by Howard Thurman
Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Collected Poems by Audre Lorde
Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace