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?
- Anonymous4 years agoFavorite Answer
Different genres, well-written or at least informative ;-)
"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;"
"One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich;"
"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.
- Anonymous4 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