October 12, 2013 6:28 PM Subscribe
Recently, a light bulb went off in my head. I've begun to appreciate a lot of classic works of non-fiction due to the timeless wisdom that they contain. I'm looking for more books that I might like.
Marcus Aurelius' Meditations
The most recent books that I've read that fit the bill include:
The Book of Chuang Tzu (loved this)
The Tao Te Ching (not so much)
Tocqueville's Democracy in America
Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson
Queued up is Thoreau's Walden.
Despite that I've read a few Stoic/Taoist texts recently, I'm really not looking for recommendations on additional Stoic/Taoist texts, unless they are exceptional in their own right. I'd prefer this list to be broader rather than focused in terms of types of books that are recommended, and I don't identify with any particular -ism that I feel the need to indulge. All that being said, please have at it, hivemind.
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