A Book List

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.

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

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

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

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

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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