Recommended Reading

Living is itself a process of education, a process of continual learning that has no end. We can learn from everything if our mind is curious and alert. Thus, I think learning how to learn is an important skill to master in one’s life.

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There are many good books to read in the world. Some bring us far away into distant land while others into magical fantasy. We get enamor into the stories being told as it unfolds in our mind’s eye as we translate words into moving images right in our head.

Then, some books help to awaken one’s daze and circumstances. They loosen the chains and restrains we put on our mind, we become more curious about ourselves and the world around us. Guiding us to inquire our inners most fears and desires that drive us. Asking insightful yet penetrative questions to dig within ourselves for the answer.

I like to read many different subjects but it’s mostly centered around science fiction, money, spirituality, philosophy, and human society. Below are some of the books I have read or are still pending on my reading list.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

His writing brings you to explore yourself through a series of questions and answers. Guiding to see where does all these conflicts we have with ourselves or with other lies.

  1. On Fear
  2. The Awakening of Intelligence
  3. The Book of Life: Daily Meditations with Krishnamurti
  4. The First and Last Freedom
  5. Think on These Things
  6. Education and the Significance of Life
  7. Freedom from the Known

Alan Watts

He is a great storyteller and is very entertaining to read to understand ourselves better. YouTube is full of his lecture snippet made by others. I suggest starting there first before reading his materials.

  1. The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety
  2. The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
  3. The Way of Zen

By Category

The author’s name is numbered as the first item and sub-bullet are their works in a list.

Science Fiction

  1. Cixin Liu
  2. Andy Weir


  1. Ryan Holiday
  2. Seneca
  3. Marcus Aurelius
  4. William B. Irvine

Buddhism, Zen & Taoism

  1. C. C. Tsai, Brian Bruya
  2. Derek Lin
  3. Paul Reps
  4. Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
  5. Koun Yamada
  6. Okakura Kakuzo

Skepticism & Critical Thinking

  1. Carl Sagan
  2. Daniel J. Levitin
  3. Dr. Steven Novella


  1. Viktor E. Frankl
  2. Beth Kempton
  3. Albert Camus
  4. Robert Greene
  5. Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  6. Matthew Walker
  7. Gavin de Becker
  8. Jocko Willink
  9. Simon Blackburn
  10. David Goggins


  1. Jacob Goldstein
  2. Morgan Housel

Business & Productivity

  1. MJ DeMarco
  2. Cal Newport


  1. Yuval Noah Harari
  2. John Green
  3. Ernest Becker
  4. Brian C. Muraresku

Got Suggestion?

Do you have any good books to recommend me? Suggest it below.