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by Darya Kushnina


Hi everyone!
Today I would like to offer you a list of books that you can read while awaiting GrIStuF 2021! Perhaps someone has already read these books, and can add their favorite books to my list, and someone will discover many interesting works known around the world. Well, let's not delay and get to it!

  1. A Brief History of Humankind - Sapiens (by Yuval Noah Harari, 2015)
  2. The Picture of Dorian Gray (by Oscar Wilde, 1890)
  3. 1984 (by George Orwell, 1949)
  4. The Master and Margarita (by Mikhail Bulgakov, 1966)
  5. The Longest Ride (by Nicholas Sparks, 2014)
  6. Fahrenheit 451 (by Ray Bradbury, 1953)
  7. The Sorrows of Young Werther (by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1774)
  8. The catcher in the rye (by Salinger Jerome, 1951)
  9. Brave new world (by Aldous Huxley, 1931)
  10. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century (by Yuval Noah Harari, 2018).

Well, I hope that each of you will enjoy reading it and will definitely share your opinion. Maybe in these books you will learn a lot of new things that will be useful for discussion at the festival From Ego to Echo. I wish everyone good luck and health. See you at GrIStuF 2021!


We also figured we should share with you some books the team has been reading during the lockdown, here they are :

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone (by J.K. Rowling, 1997)
  2. War and Peace (by Leo Tolstoi, 1867)
  3. How to enjoy your Gartenglück (by Anna von Planta, 2020)
  4. Papas Geheimnis (by Thorarinn Leifsson, 2008)
  5. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda (by Becky Albertalli, 2015)
  6. Born a Crime (by Trevor Noah, 2016)

Special- GrIStuF Picks by BIPOC:
In this special segment we want to draw attention to BIPOC-authors since only together we can be stronger and especially we, as privileged white people, need to hear their voices and support them! If you are specially interested in this topic you can find a lot of lists for “must-reads” on this topic everywhere!

  1. The Colour Purple (by Alice Walker, 1982)
  2. Exit Racism (by Tupoka Ogette, 2018)
  3. I am Malala (by Malala Yousafzai, 2013)
  4. Long Walk to Freedom (by Nelson Mandela, 1994)
  5. Jazz (by Toni Morrison, 1992)

We hope you have a great time educating yourself and broadening your horizon, and expect you to share with us what books have inspired you in the comments section !