100 Best Books That Make Us Think About Reality in 21st Century 

Posted on July 23, 2018 By newsroom Topic: Best Books

These are some of the best books from various genres that help frame / shape our thinking about reality in the ever-changing 21st Century.

 

 

1984 by George Orwell
Being and Time by Martin Heidegger
Guns
The Ecological Rift by John Bellamy Foster
Faust: First Part by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Against the Flow: The Arts
Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil
Complete Works by Plato
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein
The Decline of the West by Oswald Spengler
Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics
The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life by William Deresiewicz
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein
Walden & Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision by Fritjof Capra
Thinking
How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff
The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays by Albert Camus
The Trial by Franz Kafka
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
L’Étranger by Albert Camus
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn
SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling
Gödel
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Orientalism by Edward Said
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
The Story of My Experiments With Truth by Mahatma Gandhi
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker
Debt: The First 5
Culture and Imperialism by Edward Said
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design by Richard Dawkins
Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals by Saul D. Alinsky
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky by Noam Chomsky
The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love
Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order by Noam Chomsky
You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott
Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power
The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better by Richard G. Wilkinson
In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Holy Bible — Authorized King James Version by Anonymous
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker
Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest & Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics by Henry Hazlitt
Hopes and Prospects by Noam Chomsky
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Letter from the Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr.
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini
A Theology of Liberation by Gustavo Gutiérrez
Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein
Violence by Slavoj Žižek
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
Hot
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman
Letters from a Stoic by Seneca
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
The Art of Startup Fundraising by Alejandro Cremades
Walden
The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power by Joel Bakan
Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism by Susan Jacoby
The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith by Marcus J. Borg
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic
The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation by Matt Ridley
Cry of the Earth


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