11) Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper
6.The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExuperyBuy it from Amazon
Perfect for anyone with an innocent spirit, a healthy inner child, and a belief in magic,The Little Prince is the most often translated book from French. In the spirit of Voltaire’s Candide and Coelho’s The Alchemist, the Little Prince is beautiful in its simplicity.
7.How to Cook Everything by Mark BittmanBuy it from Amazon
If you know any newlyweds, someone who’s just moved out on their own, or someone wanting to venture deeper into culinary adventures, this is an essential and invaluable resource. And the 10th-anniversary edition has even more goodness!
8.Unbroken by Laura HillenbrandBuy it from Amazon
I generally prefer fiction, dislike war stories, and don’t care about sports. That said, Unbroken, the true story of athlete Louie Zamperini being shot down over the Pacific and imprisoned in a Japanese POW camp in WWII was among my favorite books of 2010. Close to perfect.
9.Animal, Vegetable Miracle by Barbara KingsolverBuy it from Amazon
Best known for her fiction, this is Barbara Kingsolver’s non-fiction account of her family’s attempts to stick to local, home-grown food for a year. A funny, evocative read, with great idea – it will appeal to any foodie, green-conscious reader.
10.Conversations with Myselfby Nelson MandelaBuy it from Amazon
Nelson Mandela is one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age. Lovers of peace and politics, those thirsting for inspiration, comfort and serenity will find hope in Mandela’s words.