Reading a whole book is not so easy; nevertheless, I am posting a list of interesting books every year. I think that reading books is essential if we want to discover new ideas, concepts, movements, or ways of thinking. Having a culture of reading is a committment to learning; it improves and transforms our thinking process. We are transported into another world, and we expand our horizon.
Reading improves brain health as well. Readers learn how to concentrate; they develop active imagination and improve language capabilities. Unlike magazines, internet news or e-mails, books tell us a richer and more comprehensive story.
Here are a few examples for this:
Scott, James C. 2017. Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States. 1 edition. Yale University Press.
Alves, Maria Thereza, and Michael Taussig. 2019. Recipes for Survival. University of Texas Press.
Taussig, Michael. 1987. Shamanism, Colonialism, and the Wild Man: A Study in Terror and Healing. 1 edition. University of Chicago Press.
———. 2010. What Color Is the Sacred? Kindle. University of Chicago Press.
———. 2018. Mimesis and Alterity: A Particular History of the Senses (Routledge Classic Texts in Anthropology). 1 edition. Routledge.
Simondon, Gilbert. 2012. Two Lessons on Animal and Man (Univocal). Translated by Drew S. Burk. Univocal Publishing.
———. 2017. On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects (Univocal). Translated by Cecile Malaspina and John Rogove. 1 edition. Univ Of Minnesota Press.
Zizek, Slavoj. 2012. Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism. 1 edition. Verso.
Hadot, Pierre, and Michael Chase. 2004. What Is Ancient Philosophy? New Ed edition. Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press.
Hadot, Pierre, and Arnold I. Davidson. 1995. Philosophy As a Way of Life: Spiritual Exercises from Socrates to Foucault. Illustrated Edition. Blackwell Pub.
Miles, Margaret R. 2018. Recollections and Reconsiderations. Cascade Books.
Chai, D. 2019. “Nothingness and Selfhood in the Zhuangzi.” The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Early Chinese.
Bolaño, Roberto. 2013. 2666: A Novel. Translated by Natasha Wimmer. Reprint edition. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Koselleck, Reinhart. 2018. Sediments of Time: On Possible Histories (Cultural Memory in the Present). Edited by Sean Franzel and Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann. 1st edition. Stanford University Press.
Schwab, -Ing Klaus. 2017. The Fourth Industrial Revolution. Kindle. Currency.
Wallace-Wells, David. 2019. The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming. Kindle. Tim Duggan Books.
Wright, Robert, Fred Sanders, and Simon &. Schuster Audio. n.d. Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment. Simon & Schuster Audio.
Gessen, Masha. 2017. The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia. First Edition. Riverhead Books.
Hecht, Susanna B. 2013. The Scramble for the Amazon and the “Lost Paradise” of Euclides Da Cunha. First Edition. University of Chicago Press.
Hecht, Susanna B., and Alexander Cockburn. 2011. The Fate of the Forest: Developers, Destroyers, and Defenders of the Amazon, Updated Edition. Updated edition. University of Chicago Press.
Middleton, Nick. 2018. The Global Casino: An Introduction to Environmental Issues. 6 edition. Routledge.
Mishra, Pankaj. 2017. Age of Anger: A History of the Present. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Shaikh, Anwar. 2016. Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises. 1 edition. Oxford University Press.
Appadurai, Arjun, Zygmunt Bauman, Donatella della Porta, Nancy Fraser, Eva Illouz, Ivan Krastev, Bruno Latour, et al. 2017. The Great Regression. Edited by Heinrich Geiselberger. 1 edition. Polity.
Jain, Shaili. 2019. The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Frontlines of PTSD Science. Harper.
Boyer, Bryce L. 1836. Countertransference and Regression by Bryce L. Boyer (1998-05-01). Jason Aronson, Inc.
Bryce Boyer, L., and Simon A. Grolnick, eds. 1987. The Psychoanalytic Study of Society, V. 12: Essays in Honor of George Devereux. 1 edition. Routledge.
Devereux, George, and Basia Miller Gulati, trans. 1980. Basic Problems of Ethnopsychiatry. First Edition. University of Chicago Press.