100 Best Books To Frame Thinking

Books from various genres that help shape and contour how to conceive reality in the 21st Century. The list was compiled based on votes from the Goodreads community

1. 1984 by George Orwell

2. Being and Time by Martin Heidegger

3. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

4. The Ecological Rift by John Bellamy Foster

5. Faust: First Part by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

6. Animal Farm by George Orwell

7. Against the Flow: The Arts, Postmodern Culture and Education by Peter Abbs

8. Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

9. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

10. Complete Works by Plato

11. The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil

12. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein

13. The Decline of the West by Oswald Spengler

14. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1) by Steven D. Levitt

15. Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard

16. The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord

17. A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

18. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

19. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

20. Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life by William Deresiewicz

21. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein

22. Walden & Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

23. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

24. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

25. The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision by Fritjof Capra

26. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

27. How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff

28. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

29. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

30. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

31. The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli

32. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

33. The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays by Albert Camus

34. The Trial by Franz Kafka

35. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

36. The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker

37. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt

38. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Mealsby Michael Pollan

39. L’Étranger by Albert Camus

40. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn

41. Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter

42. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

43. SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitt

44. Orientalism by Edward Said

45. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Mealby Eric Schlosser

46. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

47. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely

48. The Story of My Experiments With Truth by Mahatma Gandhi

49. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond

50. How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker

51. Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber

52. Culture and Imperialism by Edward Said

53. The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Darkby Carl Sagan

54. The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design by Richard Dawkins

55. Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicalsby Saul D. Alinsky

56. Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky by Noam Chomsky

57. The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth by M. Scott Peck

58. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

59. Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order by Noam Chomsky

60. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

61. Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire

62. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

63. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

64. You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourself by David McRaney

65. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

66. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott

67. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

68. Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

69. The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better by Richard G. Wilkinson

70. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoğlu

71. In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan

72. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud

73. Letter from the Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr.

74. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

75. Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

76. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

77. Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest & Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics by Henry Hazlitt

78. god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens

79. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Centuryby Thomas L. Friedman

80. The Holy Bible — Authorized King James Version by Anonymous

81. The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker

82. Hopes and Prospects by Noam Chomsky

83. Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution — and How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman

84. Walden, or Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau

85. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini

86. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann

87. A Theology of Liberation by Gustavo Gutiérrez

88. Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein

89. The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power by Joel Bakan

90. Violence by Slavoj Žižek

91. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

92. The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

93. Letters from a Stoic by Seneca

94. The Art of Startup Fundraising by Alejandro Cremades

95. Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism by Susan Jacoby

96. The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith by Marcus J. Borg

97. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

98. The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis

99. Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789–1815 by Gordon S. Wood

100. The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation by Matt Ridley

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