Unicorn’s book guide: January

You want to read more books in 2019? Here are five must-reads for you. 


From a self help guide of the other kind, to a love story made in the 1980’s, to an impressing biography, to a TedTalk turned into a book, to a story about true friendship – this is your January with Unicorn. 

1.Mark Manson: The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck (2016)

You’re Wrong About Everything (But So Am I)”  – the debut by Mark Manson can be read as a refreshing and entertaining self help guide to living a good life.

2. Milan Kundera: The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984)

“Love begins with a metaphor” – published in 1984, this book by Czech author Milan Kundera belongs to one of the most important books of its time. The love story between Tomas and Teresa creates the frame for a book that uniquely deals with the lightness and the heaviness that comes with being alive. 

3. Malala Yousafzai: I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban  (2013)

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world” – Malala’s story is known all over the world. The biography of the Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Price winner is the story of a life that touches and is thought-provoking at the same time. 

4. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: We Should All Be Feminists (2014)

“Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture“ – “We Should All Be Feminists” is the written-down version of the alike named TedTalk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie that aims to provide us with a definition of feminism in the 21st century.

5. Khaled Hosseini: The Kite Runner (2003)

“For you a thousand times over” – Khaled Hosseini tells the story of a friendship that takes place in Afghanistan in 1975. Love, betrayal, parting, forgiveness and authentic insights into the youngest history of the country – this is the Kite Runner.