? asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 4 years ago

I need book recommendations?

I'm a 15 year old girl, and I'd like to read more. Typically I like nonfiction but I'm willing to broaden my horizons. I'm interested in philosophy, politics, culture and religion. What are some of your favorites?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Different genres, well-written or at least informative ;-)

    Some non-fiction:

    "West with the Night;"

    "Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation);"

    "For Couples Only;"

    "The Path of the Higher Self;"

    "The Yoga of Nutrition;"

    "Man's Search for Meaning;"

    "Autobiography of a Yogi;"

    "The Slightest Philosophy" by Quee Nelson;

    "101 Things All Young Adults Should Know" by Sir Robert Hawkins;

    "Nihilism: The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age" by Eugene Rose;

    "Worthless: The Young Person's Indispesable Guide to Choosing the Right Major" by Aaron Clarey;

    "The Autumn of the Middle Ages" by Huizinga;

    "Liberal Fascism" by Jonah Goldberg;

    "Dumbing Us Down" by John Taylor Gatto (awarded NY State Teacher of the Year);

    "Lao Tzu: Te-Tao Ching - A New Translation Based on the Recently Discovered Ma-wang-tui Texts," Robert G Hendricks (perhaps the best translation);

    "Confucius from the Heart," Yu Dan (a best-seller in PRC (China));

    "Dakini Teachings," Padmasambhava (a readable and important Tibetan Buddhist teaching);

    "Messenger of Beauty: The Life and Visionary Art of Nicholas Roerich" by Jacqueline Decter;

    "The Beautiful Story of a Master: Omraam Mikhael Aivahnov, by Louise-Marie Frenette;

    "Long Pilgrimage" by John G. Bennett;

    "The Man Who Loved Only Numbers;"

    "Mary Baker Eddy: Christian Healer," by Yvonne von Fettweis;

    "Lost in the Cosmos," Walker Percy;

    "Intellectuals," Paul Johnson;'

    "A History of the American People," Paul Johnson;

    "The Life of Thomas More," Peter Ackroyd;

    "Shakespeare: The Biography," Peter Ackroyd;

    "Shakespeare's Window into the Soul," Martin Lings;

    "Windows to the Womb: Revealing the Conscious Baby from Conception to Birth," David Chamberlain;

    "Soul Survivor," Bruce Leininger;

    "The Reincarnation of Edgar Cayce?", Free and Wilcock;

    "Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives," Dr. Jim Tucker;

    "Tavistock Institute" by Daniel Estulin;

    "The Search for the Manchurian Candidate" by John Marks;

    "The True Jesus" by David Limbaugh;

    "Popular Economics" by John Tamny;

    "In a Sunburned Country;"

    "Mother Teresa: An Authorized Biography" by Kathryn Spink;

    "Pray, Hope, and Don't Worry: True Stories of Padre Pio," by Diane Allen;

    "Interior Castle" by Teresa of Avila;

    "Edith Stein: Essential Writings;"

    "Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux;

    and some fiction:


    "The Code of the Woosters;"

    "Northanger Abbey;"

    "Don Quixote;"

    "The Idiot;"

    "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich;"

    "Animal Farm;"

    "The Little White Horse;"

    "A Wrinkle in Time;"

    "Adventures of Alice in Wonderland;"

    "A Christmas Carol;"

    "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde;"

    "The Pickwick Papers;"

    "Paris in the Twentieth Century" by Jules Verne;

    "Nine Fairytales" by Karel Capek;

    "Hidden Camera" by Zoran Zivkovic;

    "Pilgrim's Regress" by C. S. Lewis;

    "That Hideous Strength" by Lewis;

    "The Great Divorce" by Lewis;

    "Chronicles of Narnia" series by Lewis.

  • 4 years ago

    A great book on philosophy and religion is "Seeing through Christianity." It talks about the historical development of the religion and hits a lot of big philosophical issues.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    You might think of reading the "Conversations with God" series, or anything else in that genre.

  • 4 years ago

    Unbroken is a really good one. Also Lord of the Flies

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