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 - Héctor 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....


Anonymous 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.

Anonymous 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.