Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Roxane Gay is an inspiration, and a really good example of how heroification isn't necessary to feel in awe of a person. Her book talks about tough, often academic feminist issues while never forgetting that feminism is personal. This means she schools on intersectionality, brings pop culture into it, and makes hard questions accessible. Above all, though, she never leaves out humor and never leaves out the profound. It's a hopeful beacon in a conversation that's way too often cynical. I cried on the bus...twice. I can't wait for what it might do for humans, i.e. you. Read it!