70 books to make you feel hopeful

by ideas.ted.com


Take This Stallion


Chanting in the Hillsides: The Buddhism of Nishiren Daishonin in Wales and the Borders


Global Chorus: 365 Voices on the Future of the Planet


Kafka on the Shore


Odes to Common Things


Tenth of December: Stories


Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living


The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment


If You Want to Write: A Book About Art, Independence and Spirit


The Fox and the Star


Finn Family Moomintroll


You Are Special


I’m a Frog! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)


The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean


Cleverlands: The Secrets Behind the Success of the World’s Education Superpowers


Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria and Iraq


A Complicated Kindness


For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind


The Inland Whale: Nine Stories Retold from California Indian Legend


A Burglar’s Guide to the City


Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs


The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World


Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth


The Dinner Party: Restoring Women to History


Go Set a Watchman


Always Coming Home


The Industries of the Future


Do Not Say We Have Nothing


The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration


The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in the Age of Distraction


Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space


The Philosophical Baby: What Children’s Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love and the Meaning of Life


The Spirit Level: Why Equality Is Better for Everyone


We Should All Be Feminists


Emergency: True Stories from the Nation’s ERs


Between the World and Me


How Proust Can Change Your Life


The World as Laboratory: Experiments with Mice, Mazes and Men


A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster


Happiness


A Man Called Ove


Mooncop


B & Me: A True Story of Literary Arousal


Reckless: My Life as a Pretender


Crazy Rich Asians


The Alchemist


Independent People


The Forty Rules of Love


Do It Like a Woman … and Change the World


Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success


Benjamin Franklin: An American Life


Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela


Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World




Source: http://ideas.ted.com/70-books-to-make-you-feel-hopeful-an-end-of-year-reading-list/

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