architecture

Fujimoto, Sou – Primitive Future (2008)
Ishigami, Junya – Another Scale of Architecture (2011)
Kahn, Louis – Silence and Light (1969)
Kuma, Kengo – Anti–Object (2008)
Koolhaas, Rem – Junkspace (2006)
Pallasmaa, Juhani – The Eyes of the Skin (1996)
Zumthor, Peter – Thinking Architecture (1998)
Zumthor, Peter – Atmospheres (2006)

philosophy

Aurelius, Marcus – Meditations (c. 180 A.D.)
Bachelard, Gaston – The Poetics of Space (1958)
Camus, Albert – The Myth of Sisyphus (1942)
Cioran, Emil – The Temptation to Exist (1956)
Durant, Will – The Story of Philosophy (1926)
More, Thomas – Utopia (1516)
Perec, George – Species of Spaces and Other Pieces (1974)
Pirsig, Robert – Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974)
Russell, Bertrand – A History of Western Philosophy (1945)
Seneca – Letters From a Stoic (c. 65 A.D.)
Tanizaki, Junichirō – In Praise of Shadows (1933)
Voltaire – Candide, or Optimism (1759)

psychology

Becker, Ernest – The Denial of Death (1973)
Frankl, Viktor – Man’s Search for Meaning (1946)
Jung, Carl Gustav – Modern Man in Search of a Soul (1933)
Jung, Carl Gustav – The Undiscovered Self (1958)
Huxley, Aldous – The Doors of Perception (1954)

society

Harari, Yuval Noah – Sapiens (2014)
Harari, Yuval Noah – Homo Deus (2016)
Harari, Yuval Noah – 21 Lessons for the 21st Century (2018)
Harris, Sam – Lying (2011)
Harris, Sam – Waking Up (2014)
Hitchens, Christopher – Letters to a Young Contrarian (2001)

 

fiction

Beckett, Samuel – Waiting for Godot (1953)
Bukowski, Charles – Post Office (1971)
Bukowski, Charles – Ham on Rye (1982)
Bulgakov, Mikhail – The Master and Margarita (1967)
Calvino, Italo – Invisible Cities (1972)
Camus, Albert – The Stranger (1942)
Camus, Albert – The Plague (1947)
Camus, Albert – The Fall (1956)
Conrad, Joseph – Heart of Darkness (1899)
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor – Notes from Underground (1864)
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor – Crime and Punishment (1866)
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor – The Idiot (1869)
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor – Demons (1872)
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor – The Brothers Karamazov (1880)
Hemingway, Earnest – For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940)
Hemingway, Earnest – The Old Man and the Sea (1952)
Hesse, Hermann – Demian (1919)
Hesse, Hermann – Siddharta (1922)
Hesse, Hermann – Steppenwolf (1927)
Huxley, Aldous – Brave New World (1932)
Huxley, Aldous – Island (1962)
Kafka, Franz – Short Stories (c. 1912 – 1919)
Kafka, Franz – The Trial (1925)
Kerouac, Jack – On the Road (1957)
Kosiński, Jerzy – The Painted Bird (1965)
Kundera, Milan – The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984)
Miller, Henry – Tropic of Cancer (1934)
Nabokov, Vladimir – Lolita (1955)
Orwell, George – Animal Farm (1945)
Orwell, George – 1984 (1949)
Sartre, Jean–Paul – Nausea (1938)
Tolstoy, Leo – Anna Karenina (1877)