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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