inspiring and life changing books

Since the holidays have started i need to read as many book as possible. I was wondering if you guys could give me some good recommandations.

Absolutely! I hope these books are enjoyed by you as much as I loved them. Some of these you may have already read, so sorry if that is the case.

Some fictional books that are on my favorites:
-To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (One of my all time favorites. If you haven’t read it yet, you may read it in English one day. Anyhow, I recommend it highly. I love the characters, message, and story in this book. I always felt as if this book is incredibly philosophical.)
-The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (I probably have read this book way too many times. I’ve never seen a protagonist so relatable. There were some portions that really hit home with me, and I don’t know if you will feel that way, but I highly recommend it.)
-The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (A very well-written and tragic book. It’s very bittersweet, dark, and optimistic at the same time.)
-A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (This is one of the saddest books I’ve ever read, but from the characterization, writing, and the description of raw emotion, I highly recommend this.)
-Wonder by R.J. Palacio (A book with a really great message, in my opinion.)
-Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper (A really well written feel-good book about kindness. It has similar themes and a similar writing style to Wonder, but it completely stands on its own.)
-They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (This is an incredibly emotional and well made book. The story is very creative and is incredibly thought-provoking.)
-The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseni (Like A Monster Calls and The Great Alone, it is incredibly tragic, yet it has a sense of optimism to it. It is very well written.)
-Every Blade of Grass by Thomas Wharton (Not many people have read it, so there isn’t that many reviews, but I still recommend it. I think you may enjoy it. It can be slow at times, but it tries to display letters between people very authentically.)
-Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (It’s got likable characters, and it has a language style similar to texts in English class or the SAT Reading.)
-The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (This seems to be a book that people either love or hate, but I thought it was very good. If you like the plot, I recommend giving this a go. It’s funny, witty, and I thought the characters were likable.)
-The Iliad by Homer (It does have a lot of hard language, but I thought it was really good. It really makes you think of the sacrifices people have made in history.)
-Silas Marner (A really sweet tale on the bond between parent and child)
-Fahrenheit 451 (If you like sci-fi or dystopian books, this is one of the best ones I’ve read.)

Some nonfiction books I recommend:
-The Kindness Cure by Tara Cousineau (This is my favorite nonfiction book, and I recommend it highly. I hope you like it if you get the chance to read it.)
-Quiet by Susan Cain (A really interesting study on the introvert, ambivert, and extrovert personalities, with a major focus on introverts.)
-We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist (This is a really light hearted and funny memoir. If you’re interested in this type of content, I think you’ll find it humorous.)
-Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama (This is a really interesting memoir about Barack Obama told by him. I highly recommend it if you are an Obama fan.)
-When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (This is one of the best memoirs I’ve ever read. It’s deeply affecting and memorable.)
-Grit by Angela Duckworth (A really interesting psychologically book on how hard work affects the achievements of certain people.)

I’m sure I forgot some books, so I really apologize. But I really hope you enjoy your reading!

Have a good day!

  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Bachman
  • Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman
  • Americanah by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds
  • Having Our Say by Amy Hearth, Sarah, and Elizabeth Delany
  • Nine Stories by JD Salinger

Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.