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


A Man Called Ove


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

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