Denzel (born December 28, 1954) is an American award-winning actor, director, and producer. He has starred in some of the most memorable films of our generation, including American Gangster, Training Day, and Remember the Titans. He is also an avid reader and has shared a list of his favorite books.
Here are some recommended books by Denzel Washington.
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
A classic novel of spiritual awakening, Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha follows the journey of a young man in India as he struggles to find the meaning of life.
Siddhartha is a young man who has grown up under the guidance of his father, a Brahmin priest. He is content with his life until he meets a homeless beggar who shows him another way of living. This encounter leads Siddhartha on a quest for enlightenment, which takes him through many trials and tribulations.
Throughout his journey, Siddhartha learns some important lessons about life and death, love and loss, and what it means to be truly happy. Hesse’s novel is both a beautiful story and a wise guide for anyone seeking their own spiritual awakening.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
Few figures in American history are as controversial and polarizing as Malcolm X. Born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, he rose to become one of the most influential and radical voices of the Civil Rights Movement.
In his autobiography, co-written with journalist Alex Haley, Malcolm X candidly details his journey from a life of crime and drug addiction to become a respected leader of the Nation of Islam.
A mesmerizing read from beginning to end, The Autobiography of Malcolm X is an essential text for understanding not only the man himself but also the state of race relations in America during the mid-20th century.
The Holy Bible
The Christian Bible is a compilation of ancient texts that were written over the course of many centuries. It includes both the Old Testament, which was written before the birth of Jesus Christ and the New Testament, which was written after his death.
The Bible is sacred to Christians because it contains the teachings of their faith. It is also one of the most popular books in the world, with billions of copies sold each year.
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
In this beloved children’s book, Dr. Seuss tells the story of a character who is resistant to trying new things but eventually learns that it can be fun to step outside of his comfort zone.
Through simple and repetitive text, Seuss helps young readers understand the value of trying new things. The book’s message is as relevant today as it was when it was first published in 1960.
Cagney by Cagney
In his autobiography, Cagney by Cagney, the legendary actor tells his own story, from his impoverished childhood on the Lower East Side of Manhattan to his celebrated career in Hollywood.
Thor by Rich Thomas
In Thor by Rich Thomas, the titular character is a strong and courageous young man who discovers he has the ability to control thunder and lightning.
When his village is attacked by a dangerous monster, Thor must use his new powers to save his friends and family. With exciting action and thrilling adventure, Thor is sure to be a hit with readers of all ages!