This is my first try at putting this together. It has several errors in it which I will be correcting as I go. There is also some stuff I have left out, which I know should be in this list. Such as certain works and interviews by Brené Brown, Dan Gilbert, Richard Dawkins, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Sam Harris, and Ishmael Beah. Even though a few of these names made it onto this list, some did not which have been increasingly important to my research. These will be remedied every few weeks via update. I encourage anyone who would like more information on any of the works listed to comment, message, or ask via telegraph, whatever it takes, as I would be more than happy to talk about and/or review anything here publicly or privately.
I wondered if I would learn anything from amassing this list. I few things about reading habits and where I believe I am lacking. Ethnic branching out, too few classics, too few old philosophies, major poetry deficiency, and current fiction limited to mostly fantasy (some of which I will be adding to the list in the coming weeks). That being said, I am quite proud of this list. Proud of what it will become as I continue to research.
My fiery passion for research has been rekindled and now burns bright through a refocused intellectual lens. So much emotional pain over the last six months and much more guaranteed, I will need something I love so dearly to hold onto while my heart weathers the storm. Some of this pain grew so loud and strong last night I didn’t know what I would do with myself or if sleep would come. It did, but more on that with the MM which will be coming here in a few hours.
I’ll give notice when this list is updated in the future, like I said, any questions I stand ready to answer.
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Adams, Douglas. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide. New York: Wings, 1996. Print.
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The Atheism Tapes. By Jonathan Miller. BBC, 2004. DVD.
Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. Print.
Behe, Michael J. Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998. Print.
Behn, Aphra, and Janet Todd. Oroonoko. London: Penguin, 2003. Print.
Bernheimer, Kate, Carmen Giménez Smith, and Gregory Maguire. My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.
Brown, Brené. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. New York, NY: Gotham, 2012. Print.
Cahill, Mark. One Heartbeat Away: Your Journey into Eternity. Rockwall, TX: BDM, 2005. Print.
Chapman, Gary D. The 5 Love Languages the Secret to Love That Lasts. Chicago: Northfield, 2009. Print.
Chopin, Kate. The Awakening: An Authoritative Text, Biographical and Historical Contexts, Criticism. Ed. Margo Culley. New York: W.W. Norton, 1994. Print.
Comte-Sponville, Andre. The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality. New York: Viking, 2007. Print.
Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness. New York: Dover, 1990. Print.
Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life. New York: Basic, 1997. Print.
Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. New York: Harper & Row, 1990. Print.
Darwin, Charles. The Origin of Species: Complete and Fully Illustrated. New York: Gramercy, 1979. Print.
Dawkins, Richard. The God Delusion. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.
Dawkins, Richard. The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution. New York: Free, 2009. Print.
Dennett, D. C. Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon. New York: Viking, 2006. Print.
Dennett, D. C. Freedom Evolves. New York: Viking, 2003. Print.
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Descartes, René. Discourse on Method, and Meditations. New York, NY: Macmillan, 1960. Print.
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Faulkner, William. As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text. New York: Vintage, 1990. Print.
Firlik, Katrina. Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the inside. New York: Random House, 2007. Print.
Gaiman, Neil. American Gods: A Novel. New York: W. Morrow, 2001. Print.
Gaiman, Neil, and Terry Pratchett. Good Omens. Place of Publication Not Identified: SFBC, 2006. Print.
Gaiman, Neil, and Terry Pratchett. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch. New York: William Morrow, An Imprint of HarperCollins, 2006. Print.
Gilbert, Daniel Todd. Stumbling on Happiness. New York: A.A. Knopf, 2006. Print.
Gladwell, Malcolm. Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking. New York: Little, Brown, 2005. Print.
Harris, Sam. The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason. New York: W.W. Norton, 2004. Print.
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Hesse, Hermann, and Hilda Rosner. Siddhartha. Toronto: Bantam, 1971. Print.
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Hitchens, Christopher. God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. New York: Twelve, 2007. Print.
Hume, David, and Ernest Campbell Mossner. A Treatise of Human Nature. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin, 1984. Print.
Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. New York, NY: Pub. by Dell Pub., a Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub. Group, 1991. Print.
Kafka, Franz. The Trial. New York: Knopf, 1957. Print.
Kahneman, Daniel. Thinking, Fast and Slow. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.
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Laozi, Jane English, and Gia-fu Feng. Tao Te Ching. New York: Vintage, 1989. Print.
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The Living Bible, Paraphrased a Thought-for-thought Translation. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1971. Print.
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Musolino, Julien. The Soul Fallacy: What Science Shows We Gain from Letting Go of Our Soul Beliefs. New York: Prometheus, 2015. Print.
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Zeitgeist: The Movie–Don’t Mind the Men Behind the Curtain. Sideways Film, 2008.