Recommended Books

Philosophical Literature

  1. Aurelius, Marcus: Meditations
  2. Confucius: The Analects
  3. Dalrymple, Theodore: Life at the Bottom
  4. Everett, Daniel L.: Don't Sleep There are Snakes
  5. Frankl, Viktor E.: Man's Search for Meaning
  6. Jung, Carl G.: The Undiscovered Self
  7. Marx, Karl: The Communist Manifesto
  8. McDougall, Christopher: Born to Run
  9. Nietzsche, Friedrich: Thus Spake Zarathustra
  10. Nietzsche, Friedrich: Beyond Good & Evil
  11. Nietzsche, Friedrich: The Genealogy of Morals
  12. Nietzsche, Friedrich: Ecce Homo
  13. Nietzsche, Friedrich: The Birth of Tragedy
  14. Peterson, Jordan B.: Beyond Order
  15. Seneca: On Anger
  16. Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr: The Gulag Archipelago (Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3)
  17. Thoreau, Henry D.: Life Without Principle
  18. Thoreau, Henry D.: Walden

Literary Fiction

  1. Dostoevsky, Fyodor: Crime & Punishment
  2. Dostoevsky, Fyodor: Notes from Underground
  3. Dostoevsky, Fyodor: The Brothers Karamazov
  4. Dostoevsky, Fyodor: The Idiot
  5. Hemingway, Ernest: A Farewell to Arms
  6. Hemingway, Ernest: The Old Man & the Sea
  7. Hesse, Herman: Siddhartha
  8. Hesse, Herman: Steppenwolf
  9. Melville, Herman: Moby Dick
  10. Lowry, Lois: The Giver

Scientific Literature

  1. Darwin, Charles: On the Origins of Species
  2. Harold, Franklin M.: The Way of the Cell
  3. Kuhn, Karl F.: Basic Physics

Clinical Psychology & Psychiatry


  1. Browning, Christopher B.: Ordinary Men
  2. Diamond, Jared: Guns, Germs & Steel
  3. Scurr, Ruth: Fatal Purity
  4. Yergin, Daniel: The Prize


  1. Dearborn, Mary V.: Ernest Hemingway
  2. Gabler, Neal: Walt Disney
  3. Kahney, Leander: Jony Ive
  4. Knight, Phil: Shoe Dog
  5. Yew, Lee Kuan: From Third World to First

Religion & Religious History

21st Century

  1. Haidt, J. & Lukianoff, G.: The Coddling of the American Mind


  1. Fisher, R. & Ury, W: Getting to Yes
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