Thursday, 29 December 2016

31 Books That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

I need some Restoration of Faith at the moment. Will this Buzzfeed list do it for me?

1. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee


2. Life of Pi - Yann Martel


3. The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah





4. I am Malala - Malala Yousafzai


5. Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand


6. Mountains Beyond Mountains - Tracy Kidder


7. Wonder - R.J Palacio (see my review)


8. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers


9. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving


10. Letter to My Daughter - Maya Angelou


11. Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom


12. A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman


13. The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison


14. Tenth of December - George Saunders


15. If I Stay - Gayle Foreman





16. We Are Not Ourselves - Matthew Thomas


17. The Master Butchers Singing Club - Louise Erdrich


18. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini


19. Year of Wonders - Geraldine Brooks


20. In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist - Ruchama King


21. The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay


22. Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver


23. Deep Down Dark - H├ęctor Tobar


24. Orhan's Inheritance - Aline Ohanesian


25. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows


26. I Am the Messenger - Markus Zusak (see my review)


27. China Dolls - Lisa See


28. On Writing - Stephen King


29. Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston





30. The Last Policeman - Ben H. Winters


31. The Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling (1/7)


6 1/7 read. 


I haven't heard of so many of these books. There's always so much more to be read....


4 comments:

whisperinggums.com said...

Oh, I hope you are OK Louise! I don't like to think you are down.

Interesting list. I think I've read about 8 3/7 (or 2.5/7 as I didn't finish the third Harry Potter. I would add another book to this list, I shall not hate by Izzeldin Abuelaish. It's a bit in the I am Malala style,

Louise said...

Hi Sue, I'm ok- thanks for checking, I was just being moderately flippant.

I've never heard of the book you'd add, but it sounds interesting. I would add The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen 83 1/4, a delightful Dutch book I read a few months back.

whisperinggums.com said...

Oh good ... just wanted to check. I reviewed I shall not hate after my reading group did it. It is really an astonishing book on a few levels.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I love the idea of books for restoring your faith in humanity. Mountains Beyond Mountains is definitely a book like that as is Unbroken. I wonder if I could make up my own list.