Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

This book is about a group of terrorists who hold high executives and people of high political standing hostage. It explores how the terrorists and hostages cope with living in a house together for several months. Many of the characters form unbreakable bonds of friendship, while some fall in love.

Lullabies For Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill

The novel revolves around the twelve-year-old protagonist named Baby and follows her for two years. Baby lives with her father Jules, who has a worsening heroin addiction. The two move frequently, to various places around Montreal, where they encounter many other characters, among them junkies, bums, pimps, and abused children.

Only Half of Me by Rageh Omaar

'Only Half Of Me' tells the story of the author's childhood in Somalia, his family's attitude to religion, his double life as a British Muslim & that of other British Muslims. This work takes us into lives that are widely misunderstood, & tries to make sense of our own fractured world.