These are some of the good books I’ve read and suggest. However, sharing this list does not mean that I endorse all or any part of their content.

Blindness (Ensaio sobre a cegueira) — José Saramago

Symphony of the Dead — Abbas Maroufi

The Coup: 1953, the CIA, and the Roots of Modern U.S. -Iranian Relations — Ervand Abrahamian

Gaddafi’s Harem: The Story of a Young Woman and the Abuses of Power in Libya — Annick Cojean

The Reivers — William Faulkner

One Hundred Years of Solitude — Gabriel García Márquez

Mémoires d’un âne — Sophie Rostopchine

A Brief History of Time — Stephen Hawking

A Tale of Two Cities — Charles Dickens

Ensaio sobre a Cegueira — José de Sousa Saramago

Blood & Oil: A Prince’s Memoir of Iran, from the Shah to the Ayatollah — Manucher Farmanfarmaian, Roxane Farmanfarmaian

Iran Between Two Revolutions — Ervand Abrahamian

War and Peace — Leo Tolstoy

Heart of Darkness — Joseph Conrad

The Fire Next Time — James Baldwin

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius — Dave Eggers

All the President’s Men — Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein

Black Like Me — John Howard Griffin

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America — Jennifer Harvey