A Book List

Love:
Goethe – Sorrows of Young Werther
Stendhal – On Love
John Armstrong – Conditions of Love
Alain de Botton – Essays in Love
Roland Barthes – A Lover’s Discourse
Gustave Flaubert – Madame Bovary
Erich Fromm – The Art of Loving
Plato – The Symposium
Theodor Zeldin – An Intimate History of Humanity
Sue Johnson – Hold me Tight.

Work:
La Rochefoucauld - Maxims
Po Bronson – What should I do with my Life
Milhay Csikszentmihalyi - Flow
Alain de Botton – The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
Alain de Botton – Status Anxiety
John Armstrong - Civilisation
John Armstrong - How to worry less about money
Tolstoy - The Death of Ivan Illych
Virginia Woolf - The Death of the Moth
Seneca - Letters from a Stoic

Self:
Cyril Connolly - The Unquiet Grave
Philip Roth - The Dying Animal
Christopher Reid - A Scattering
Philippa Perry – Couch Fiction
Oliver James – They F you up
D.W.Winnicott – Home is where we start from.
Freud – Three Essays on Sexuality

Politics:
Michael Ignatieff - The Needs of Strangers
Matthew Arnold - Culture and Anarchy
Sigmund Freud – Civilisation and its Discontents
Karl Marx – The Communist Manifesto
Theodor Zeldin – An intimate history of humanity
John Gray – Straw Dogs
Roland Barthes - Mythologies
John Ruskin - Unto this Last
Alain de Botton - The Architecture of Happiness
Jean Jacques Rousseau - The Social Contract
Adam Smith - The Wealth of Nations

Free Time:
Nicholson Baker - U+I
Roland Barthes - Camera Lucida
Milan Kundera – The Art of the Novel
Cyril Connolly – The Unquiet Grave
Marcel Proust – Days of Reading
Virginia Woolf – The Common Reader
Alain de Botton – How Proust Can Change Your Life
Ernst Gombrich - Art and Illusion
John Berger - Ways of Seeing

Travel:
Michel Houellebecq - Lanzarote
Geoff Dyer - Yoga for people who can’t be bothered to do it.
W.G Sebald - The Rings of Saturn
Alain de Botton - The Art of Travel
Thoreau - Walden
Teju Cole - Open City
Ryszard Kapuscinski - The Shadow of the Sun

Anxiety:
Pascal - Pensees
Leopardi - Pensieri
Philip Larkin - Collected Poems
W H Auden - Collected Poems
Nietzsche – Human all too human
La Rochefoucauld - Maxims
Marcus Aurelius – Meditations
Schopenhauer – On the Wisdom of Life
Montaigne – Essays
Alain de Botton – The Consolations of Philosophy
Alain de Botton – Religion for Atheists
Bertrand Russell – The Conquest of Happiness
Blaise Pascal – Pensees

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