Recommended books

In no order:

  • Totto-chan, The Little Girl at the Window by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi
  • Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett
  • Snuff by Terry Pratchett
  • The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J K Rowling
  • the safety of objects by A M Homes
  • may we be forgiven by A M Homes
  • Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman 
  • This Is How by Augusten Burroughs 
  • Pandora’s Curse by Jack DuBrul 
  • A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami 
  • Out by Natsuo Kirino
  • The Crimson Labyrinth by Yusuke Kishi 
  • Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino
  • Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher

  • Congo by Michael Crichton 
  • The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
  • Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
  • Night Falls Fast by Kay Redfield Jamison 
  • Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison 
  • Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-term Fulfillment by George Leonard
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
  • Darkness Visible by William Styron 
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
  • The Noonday Demon: An Anatomy of Depression by Andrew Solomon
  • 你只是看起来很努力(李尚龙)
  • 谁的青春不迷茫(刘同)
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  • The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan


Our generation is realistic, for we have come to know man as he really is. After all, man is that being who invented the gas chambers of Auschwitz; however, he is also that being who entered those gas chambers upright, with the Lord’s Prayer or the Shema Yisrael on his lips.

― Viktor E. Frankl