To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A beautifully written, timeless story about the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s.
Men Like Godsby HG Wells
If you’ve had your fill of dystopia, here’s a future where everyone is clever and happy. Mr Barnstaple takes a holiday and discovers a world in which humankind has it all figured out.
Enlightenment Nowby Steven Pinker
The scientific case for optimism. The world might seem like a total mess but we’re actually making steady progress making it a better place for all of us. The good guys have already won.