Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren is an outspoken liberal critic of corruption and the greed of the rich. Her political and economic insight make her an expert in her field and she doesn’t fear speaking out. Today, we will be looking at Elizabeth Warren’s favorite books and see what she enjoys reading and what she recommends!
Warren has had a successful legal and political career and has also written 12 books over the years. In 2012, she became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts. In 2020, she came in third in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race.
Elizabeth Warren’s Favorite Books
- The Harry Bosch series by Michael Connelly
- The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
- Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
- This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
- The Chickenshit Club by Jesse Eisinger
- America’s War for the Greater Middle East by Andrew J. Bacevich
- Frank by Barney Frank
- The John Rain series by Barry Eisler
- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
- $2.00 a Day by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer
- Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty
- Cases and Materials on Contract Law by Robert Hamilton, Alan Rau, and Russell Weintraub
- Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
- Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert
- Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
- How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- The New York Times Bread and Soup Cookbook by Yvonne Young Tarr
- Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
A Mix of Many Genres
Warren’s list includes some modern and old classics. But what I love about her list is that her books are about different things. Some books educate you while others are just fiction novels that she enjoyed. Luckily for us, Warren added comments to her picks.
The Harry Bosch series by Michael Connelly
“Harry makes mistakes, but he sticks to his principles – and he always works it out in the end. That was a very comforting series of books to read when I was a first-time candidate thrown into a bruising, uphill race for the United States Senate.”
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
“‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…’ Yeah, I know we all learned it in high school, but even now, when the world seems runaway, I recite the beginning of the sentence and think of upheaval, the French Revolution, love and sacrifice – and it all seems more manageable.”
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
“I lived multiple lives in reading and re-reading that book across many summers. I was Jo. Then Meg. Then Beth (I imagined my own great death). Then back to Jo. (Never Amy – what a priss!).”
That is all for Elizabeth Warren’s favorite books list. What books stood out to you and how many of these have you read? Let us know in the comments below!