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Hannah Fry's Top Book Recommendations

Want to know what books Hannah Fry recommends on their reading list? We've researched interviews, social media posts, podcasts, and articles to build a comprehensive list of Hannah Fry's favorite book recommendations of all time.


The Wonky Donkey

Kids will love this cumulative and hysterical read-aloud that features a free downloadable song!
"I was walking down the road and I saw...
a donkey,
Hee Haw!
And he only had three legs!
He was a wonky donkey."

Children will be in fits of laughter with this perfect read-aloud tale of an endearing donkey. By the book's final page, readers end up with a spunky hanky-panky cranky stinky-dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey!

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Hannah Fry@robeastaway @icecolbeveridge P.s. you know this is basically the plot to objectively the best book of all time - the wonky donkey (Source)

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Alex StojkovicWarren Buffett and Bill Gates Both Say This is the Best Business Book in the World (Source)

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The Science of Storytelling

‘One of my absolute favourite writers’ Decca Aitkenhead

Who would we be without stories?

Stories mould who we are, from our character to our cultural identity. They drive us to act out our dreams and ambitions, and shape our politics and beliefs. We use them to construct our relationships, to keep order in our law courts, to interpret events in our newspapers and social media. Storytelling is an essential part of what makes us human.

There have been many attempts to understand what makes a good story – from Joseph Campbell’s...

Recommended by Hannah Fry, Adam Rutherford, and 2 others.

Hannah FryThis is the intro to The Science of Storytelling by @wstorr. Easily the best book I've read this year. (Source)

Adam RutherfordTomorrow night at @WaterstonesTCR I’ll be in conversation with @wstorr about his brilliant book The Science of Storytelling - a book that has made me change how I write. Come. (Source)

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