5 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Winners You Must-Read

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrThe famous novel by Anthony Dorr is the winner of many prestigious literary awards . This book quickly hit the bestseller lists and for that year they are not leaving. This is the story of a blind French girl and a timid German boy who are trying, each in his own way, to survive until the circle of raging war, not to lose human form and keep their loved ones. It’s a book about love and death, about what war does to us, about how invisible light will defeat even the most hopeless darkness.

In August 1944 the historic walled city of Saint-Malo, the brightest jewel of the Emerald Coast of Brittany, France, was almost totally destroyed by fire. … Of the 865 buildings within the walls, only 182 remained standing and all were damaged to some degree.
Philip Beck

It would not have been possible for us to take power or to use it in the ways we have without the radio.
Joseph Goebbels


YOU ARE A BADASS: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awsome Life by Jen Sincero

YOU ARE A BADASS: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awsome Life by Jen SinceroIf you want to live like you never lived, you will have to do what you never did – this is the main formula for self-development. This is what calls Jen Sincero the author of the cult bestseller published in 28 countries and sold 1 000 000 copies. Her book is a real electric shocker. It consists of 25 the most effective methods of self-development, each of which, being checked Jen Sincero on their own experience, gave the result. Add more salty author’s humor, reckless audacity, captivating self-irony and get the most powerful of the existing books on the transformation of life. If something can make you realize your potential, that’s incredible, bright, breakthrough book Jen Sincero.

You can start  out with nothing, and out of nothing, and out of no way, a way will be made. 
  —Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith; former drug enthusiast turned spiritual enthusiast turned inspirational badass

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.

—Shunryu Suzuki; Japanese Zen monk, author, teacher also lovingly known as the “Crooked Cucumber”


Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste NgLydia’s dead. But they don’t know it yet…” so begins a family story full of false hope and silence. Parents believed that one day their favorite daughter will become a doctor, not a housewife and can finally escape from the cozy, but stuffy world. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos.    “Everything I Never Told You” is a story of a lie for salvation that never ceases to be a lie. About how parents unwittingly injure their children.

Everything I Never Told You” is one of the best novels by Celeste Ng. The Critics called it “Exellent” and predicted the young writer a great future.

“The things that go unsaid are often the things that eat at you–whether because you didn’t get to have your say, or because the other person never got to hear you and really wanted to.”  
― Celeste Ng

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan-Didion

This book is a memoir of Dunne’s death, daughter’s illness, and Didion’s efforts to make sense of a time when nothing made sense. Didion’s husband, the writer John Gregory Dunne, died of a heart attack, just after they had returned from the hospital where their only child, Quintana, was lying in a coma.

This book is about getting a grip and getting on; it’s also a tribute to an extraordinary marriage.

“A single person is missing for you, and the whole world is empty.”
“Life changes in the instant. The ordinary instant.”
― Joan Didion


Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesThis book is a attempt to answer questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.

The greatest reward of this constant interrogation, confrontation with the brutality of my country, is that it has freed me from hosts and myths.
― Ta-Nehisi Coates