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My love of books runs deep. I try to read for at least an hour every day (books unrelated to my studies). This category will contain a list of the books I have read or am reading.
Note: These are some of my favourite books that I have read. I have read others, but these stood out to me. This does not mean, in any way, that I necessarily agree with everything these books have to say; they just interested me.
- The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich — by Timothy Ferriss (2007)
- The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — by Edward Gibbon (1776-1788) 
- From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life — by Jacques Barzun
- The House of Intellect — by Jacques Barzun
- Also sprach Zarathustra ("Thus Spoke Zarathustra") — by Friedrich Nietzsche (1883-5)
- Jenseits von Gut und Böse ("Beyond Good and Evil") — by Friedrich Nietzsche (1886)
- Zur Genealogie der Moral ("On the Genealogy of Morals") — by Friedrich Nietzsche (1887)
- Götzen-Dämmerung ("Twilight of the Idols") — by Friedrich Nietzsche (1888)
- Der Antichrist ("The Antichrist") — by Friedrich Nietzsche (1888)
- Ecce Homo — by Friedrich Nietzsche (1888)
- Vom Nutzen und Nachtheil der Historie für das Leben ("On the Use and Abuse of History for Life") — by Friedrich Nietzsche (1874)
- Die Traumdeutung ("The Interpretation of Dreams") — by Sigmund Freud (1899)
- Das Ich und das Es ("The Ego and the Id") — by Sigmund Freud (1923)
- Die Zukunft einer Illusion ("The Future of an Illusion") — by Sigmund Freud (1927)
- Das Unbehagen in der Kultur ("Civilization and Its Discontents") — by Sigmund Freud (1929)
- A History of the English-Speaking Peoples — by Winston Churchill (1956–58)
- The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto — by Mario Vargas Llosa
- Die Waffen nieder! ("Lay Down Your Arms!") — Baroness Bertha von Suttner (1889)
- Europe's Optical Illusion (also: "The Great Illusion") — Sir Norman Angell (1909)
- Night — by Elie Wiesel (1960)
- The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason — by Sam Harris
- The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization — by Thomas L. Friedman
- The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century — Thomas L. Friedman
- The Case For Goliath: How America Acts As The World's Government in the Twenty-first Century — by Michael Mandelbaum
- Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War And on the Civil War — by Julius Caesar
- Cem Escovadas Antes de Ir para Cama ("One Hundred Strokes of the Brush before Bed") — by Melissa Panarello
- Coryat's Crudities: Hastily gobled up in Five Moneth's Travels — by Thomas Coryat (1611)
- Italian Hours — by Henry James (1909)
- Italienische Reise ("Italian Journey") — by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1816/1817).
- Diarios de motocicleta ("The Motorcycle Diaries") — by Che Guevara (1951).
- The Prince of Tides — by Pat Conroy (1986).
- Il Nome Della Rosa ("The Name of the Rose") — by Umberto Eco (1980).
- Il Pendolo di Foucault ("Foucault's Pendulum") — by Umberto Eco (1988).
- The Book of the Courtier ("Il Cortegiano") — by Baldassare Castiglione (1528) .
- One Hundred Years of Solitude — by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Novel — by Milan Kundera
- The Book of Laughter and Forgetting — by Milan Kundera
- Masters of Rome (series) — by Colleen McCullough
- The Wishing Game — by Patrick Redmond
- The Measure Of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World — by By Ken Alder (2002)
- De la démocratie en Amérique ("On Democracy in America") — by Alexis de Tocqueville (1835)
- The Anatomy of Revolution — by Crane Brinton (1938)
- God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World — by Walter Russell Mead (2007)
- Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed — by Jared Diamond (2005)
- Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia — by John Gray (2007)
- The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives — by Zbigniew Brzezinski (1998)
- Kim — by Rudyard Kipling (1901)
- The Lotus and the Wind — by John Masters
- Aldous Huxley — Wikiquote:Aldous Huxley
- Edgar Allen Poe — Wikiquote:Edgar Allen Poe
- Oscar Wilde — Wikiquote:Oscar Wilde
- George Orwell — Wikiquote:George Orwell
- William Shakespeare — Wikiquote:William Shakespeare
- Thomas Jefferson — Wikiquote:Thomas Jefferson
- Mark Antony — Wikiquote:Mark Antony
- Jane Austen — Wikiquote:Jane Austen ()
- Albert Einstein — Wikiquote:Albert Einstein
- Friedrich Nietzsche — Wikiquote:Friedrich Nietzsche
- Sigmund Freud — Wikiquote:Sigmund Freud
- Plato — Wikiquote:Plato
- Aristotle — Wikiquote:Aristotle
- Baruch Spinoza (Benedictus de Spinoza; 1632–1677) — Wikiquote:Baruch Spinoza
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel — Wikiquote:Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
- Niccolò Machiavelli — Wikiquote:Niccolò Machiavelli
- Immanuel Kant — Wikiquote:Immanuel Kant
- Lord Byron (George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron) — Wikiquote:Lord Byron
- Mary Shelley — Wikiquote:Mary Shelley
- Percy Bysshe Shelley — Wikiquote:Percy Bysshe Shelley
- Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593): English dramatist and poet. — Wikiquote:Christopher Marlowe
- Francis Bacon — Wikiquote:Francis Bacon
- Eric Hoffer — Wikiquote:Eric Hoffer
- Milton Friedman — Wikiquote:Milton Friedman
- Roger Bacon (c. 1214-1294) — wikiquote:Roger Bacon
- Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) — wikiquote:Charles Baudelaire
Authors (I haven't read yet)
- Simone De Beauvoir (1908–1986): French existentialist, writer, and social essayist. (Author of The Necessity of Atheism .)
- Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832): British jurist, eccentric, philosopher and social reformer, founder of utilitarianism. He had John Stuart Mill as his disciple. (Quoted as saying "The spirit of dogmatic theology poisons anything it touches.".)
- Albert Camus (1913–1960): French philosopher and novelist, a luminary of existentialism.
- Auguste Comte (1798–1857): French philosopher, considered the father of sociology. (Quoted as saying "The heavens declare the glory of Kepler and Newton.".)
- André Comte-Sponville (1952–): French materialist philosopher.
- Paul Henry Thiry, Baron d'Holbach (1723–1789): French homme de lettres, philosopher and encyclopedist, member of the philosophical movement of French materialism, attacked Christianity and religion as counter to the moral advancement of humanity.
- Marquis de Condorcet (1743–1794): French philosopher and mathematician of the Enlightenment.
- Daniel Dennett (1942–): American philosopher, leading figure in evolutionary biology and cognitive science, well-known for his book Darwin's Dangerous Idea.
- Denis Diderot (1713–1784): French philosopher, author, editor of the first encyclopedia. Known for the quote "Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."
- Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach (1804–1872): German philosopher, postulated that God is merely a projection by humans of their own best qualities.
- Paul Kurtz (1926–): American philosopher, skeptic, founder of Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP) and the Council for Secular Humanism.
- Sir Karl Popper (1902–1994): Austrian-born British philosopher of science, who claimed that empirical falsifiability should be the criterion for distinguishing scientific theory from non-science.
- Ayn Rand (1905-1982): Novelist and Philosopher, founder of Objectivism a philosophy of rational individualism. In novels such as The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, Rand dramatized her ideal man, the producer who lives by his own effort and does not give or receive the undeserved, who honors achievement and rejects envy. Rand laid out the details of her world-view in nonfiction books such as The Virtue of Selfishness and Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.
- Richard Rorty (1931–): American philosopher, whose ideas combine pragmatism with a Wittgensteinian ontology that declares that meaning is a social-linguistic product of dialogue. He actually rejects the theist/atheist dichotomy and prefers to call himself "anti-clerical."
- Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, (1872–1970): British mathematician, philosopher, logician, political liberal, activist, popularizer of philosophy, and 1950 Nobel Laureate in Literature. On the issue of atheism/agnosticism, he wrote the essay "Why I Am Not a Christian".
- Jean-Paul Sartre (1905–1980): French existentialist philosopher, dramatist, novelist and critic.
- Peter Singer (1946–): Australian philosopher and teacher, working on practical ethics from a utilitarian perspective, controversial for his opinions on abortion and euthanasia.
- James Lovelock (1919-) wikiquote:James Lovelock
- Top 100 - Project Gutenberg
- The Modern Library - 100 Best - Talking Points
- The Modern Library - 100 Best - Nonfiction
- The Modern Library - 100 Best - Novels
- NY Times Best-Seller Lists
- BookMooch — a free book trade and exchange community
- BookCrossing — a free book club
- Notable Names Database (NNDB) — an online database of biographical details of notable people.
- WikiSummaries — provides free book summaries
- Umberto Eco: His Own Writings
- UDL: Universal Digital Library — has over 1.5 million books digitised.
- wikipedia:List of historical novels
This category has the following 6 subcategories, out of 6 total.
Pages in category "Books"
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