On Thursday, July 22, 2021, a One Book — One Lincoln event took place online via Zoom meeting software — an interview with Asian/Australian actor Alexander Hodge (currently a star on the HBO series Insecure), touching on the themes of Asian identity, racial stereotypes and racial issues in Hollywood casting, and other topics related to the 2021 One Book — One Lincoln finalist novel, Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu. During the hour-long discussion, one viewer asked Hodge for his own reading recommendations, and he went to his own bookshelves and pulled the following titles, which he then shared with the audience, including his reasons for recommending them.
Children of Blood and Bone
by Tomi Adeyemi (2018) (YA Adeyemi)
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
by Isabel Wilkerson (2020) (305.5 Wil)
by Viet Thanh Nguyen (2015) (Nguyen)
by Viet Thanh Nguyen (2021) (Nguyen)
Dance Dance Dance
by Haruki Murakami (1995) (available from the libraries in E-book and E-audiobook formats only)
by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie (2013) (Adichie)
The 2015 winning selected titles for One Book — One Lincoln!
Bamboozled by Jesus
by Yvonne Orji (2021) (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)
by Luwie Ajayi Jones (2021) (158.1 Aja)