3. Half of a yellow sun by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The first chapters of Half of a yellow sun are easy to read, as you accompany the three main characters in their daily lives. Then, similar as a slap in the face, you find yourself in the tumults of the creation of an independent republic of Nigeria in the 60s. Throughout the book, you see how Ugwu, Olanna and Richard can't help but grow. Their journey is a lesson of resilience, courage, and what it takes to find your path.