28 Best Humanities Books

Recommended by the staff at Powell’s Bookstore

1. Uprooted by Naomi Novik

2. Equipment for Living: On Poetry and Pop Music by Michael Robbins

3. The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing

4. Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton

5. The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr

6. Age of Atheists How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God by Peter Watson

7. Pragmatism A Reader by Menand, Louis

8. The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

9. Alice Behind Wonderland by Simon Winchester

10. Varieties of Religious Experience A Study in Human Nature by William James

11. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

12. The Ghosts of Birds by Eliot Weinberger

13. Palace Job by Patrick Weekes

14. Presidents Hat by Antoine Laurain, Gallic Books

15. Fox & the Star by Coralie Bickford Smith

16. Undermajordomo Minor by DeWitt, Patrick

17. After Alice by Gregory Maguire

18. Madness Rack & Honey by Mary Ruefle

19. The Sasquatch Hunters Almanac by Sharma Shields

20. The Triumph of the Snake Goddess by Kaiser Haq

21. Shame & Wonder Essays by David Searcy

22. The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan, Anne Fadiman

23. Becoming Animal An Earthly Cosmology by David Abram

24. The Whispering Muse by Sjon, Victoria Cribb

25. Many Subtle Channels: In Praise of Potential Literature by Daniel Levin Becker and Daniel Levin Becker

26. The Meaning of Human Existence by Wilson, Edward O.

27. After Alice by Gregory Maguire

28. 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories by Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor

Source: http://www.powells.com/staff-picks/humanities/

Categories: Literature & Fiction

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