Read Outside Your Comfort Zone This Election Season

To get a more well-rounded view and to expand your mind, try reading an article or book featuring an opposing political point of view. Here are some ideas for where to start. Click on a title to find it in our catalog:

Democratic-Leaning Books

Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future By Pete Buttigieg

Listen, Liberal, or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? by Thomas Frank

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris

Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t by Robert G. Kaiser

The Conscience of a Liberal by Paul Krugman

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama

This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class by Elizabeth Warren

A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

Republican-Leaning Books

The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America by Arthur Brooks

The Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle by Jeff Flake

Free to Choose: A Personal Statement by Milton and Rose Friedman

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt

Live Free or Die: America (and the World) on the Brink By Sean Hannity

Blackout: How Black America Can Make its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation By Candace Owens

The Reagan Diaries by Ronald Reagan

The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great by Ben Shapiro

Libertarian-Leaning Books

Libertarianism: A Primer by David Boaz

Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto by Matt Kibbe

Don’t Burn this Book: Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Unreason By Dave Rubin