Library & Links

This "library" is a linked resource to SOME of my favourites in Philosophy, Lifestyle, Guidance, Psychology, Wisdom, Fantasy, and Outside the Box thinking on Schooling, Birthing, Theology, and Culture. I believe many different stances are valuable and authors range from Atheists, Agnostics to Varied forms of Religion. It reflects freedom in one way or another and each title offers something very valuable. I only take the time to write books on here that struck me especially as my reading list is extensive and would take hours to record...There are also some free PDF book links. I am not including ART or Film in this list because it would be too large of a resource page. I am a bit of a Rory in that sense and understood every single reference Gilmore Girls made to film or book, thus, I will refrain from writing the multiple loves of my life in those categories here:)  I love all books- even some poorly written ones that still have big ideas! I guess I am not really a book snob, as long as there is new information, inspiration or some well written prose.)

If you are also interested in a few more links to thinking differently about religion, life, finances and philosophy try: 
Crash course philosophy and also the other excellent Crash Course series are some of our favourite short, educational videos. I also LOVE the Sociology ones!!! FUN! Actually ALL the Crash Courses are amazing and fun! These are YouTubes and not Podcasts. and the free Reasonable Doubts podcasts on ITunes  The Partially Examined Life Podcasts- also in iTunes form. A complete Liberal Arts Education in Podcast Form ( and a fair assessment of history)
The Western Tradition - "covering the ancient world through the age of technology, this illustrated lecture by Eugen Weber presents a tapestry of political and social events woven with many strands — religion, industry, agriculture, demography, government, economics, and art. A visual feast of over 2,700 images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art portrays key events that shaped the development of Western thought, culture, and tradition. This series is also valuable for teachers seeking to review the subject matter." Here is one the Middle Ages if you can't get the inner links to work on the resource page:  These are VIDEOS and not Podcasts. On Being...different Podcast Interviews, with Krista Tippet also available on iTunes.
I also love to listen to Alan Watts speaking on YouTube at night ... I love his voice, chuckle and philosophies.  Podcast and Article Personality advice, healing self help, Tailored personality insight. I prefer their older material.

*Links for either the book or a website are in Author's name.* In NO particular order.

Philosophy/ Theology Themed Favourites
*These should be paired with the Podcasts above. I can not emphasis enough how important the varied podcasts are for perspective. Personally, I have trouble with audio and listening to podcasts, however, my husband began putting them on for trips and the ones listed above are the voices I can handle and have enough interesting content to be worth it. If you are looking for basic Philosophy I highly recommend reading ONE book from each famous Philosopher ( I am not going to list all the books): CLICK HERE. *It should go without saying ( but in our current explosive ignorant culture I guess it doesn't) that I do NOT subscribe to ALL the beliefs nor people or books on this list. Just because I have read it and it's on here does not mean it reflects whom I am. It means it shaped me for better or worse or maybe even because I disliked it so much. But most are favourites on here although there are some books that influenced me greatly and I disliked them.*

  • Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil by 
  • Anam Cara- John O'Donohue
  • Wisdom of the Shire- Noble Smith
  • A brief History of Thought- Luc Ferry 
  • The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who you are- Alan Watts
  • Seneca - On The Shortness of Life and Life is Long If You Know How To Use It FREE PDF HERE - This is so good we own the hard copy to hold in our hands found HERE
  • The Discourses of Epictetus- Epictetus 
  • The Trial and Death of Socrates- Plato
  • Descartes- Harry M Braken
  • The Human Condition- Hannah Arendt
  • Born Again -The Christian Right Globalized- J.S. Butler
  • Ethics- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • How to Live:A Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer-  Sarah Bakewell
  • A Manual for Living- Epictetus
  • Beyond Good and Evil- Friedrich Nietzsche (FREE PDF version on link) 
  • * The Art of Living- Epictetus - A New Interpretation by Sharon Lebell
    *Letters to a Young Poet- Rainer  Maria Rilke
  • The Brothers Karomazou- Dostoyevsky Free here
  • Sins of Scripture- Spong
  • Thank God for evolution- Michael Dowd
  • Between Past and Present- Hannah Arendt
  • Ethics-  Baruch Spinoza
  • How Jesus became God- Bart Ehrman
  • The New Atheist Crusaders- Becky Garrison
  • Truth - Philosophy In transit- John D. Caputo
  • Generous Orthodoxy - Brian McLaren
  • Man's Search for Meaning - Victor Frankl
  • On Religion - John D. Caputo
  • Reason for God - Timothy Keller
  • The Cynical Idealist- Gary Tillery
  • The Myth of Sisyphus: and Other Essays- Albert Camus
  • Called to Question - Joan Chittister
  • Wisdom distilled From the Daily - Joan Chittister
  • A Gentler God- Doug Frank
  • Weird Things People Believe- Michael Shermer
  • War is A Force that Gives Us Meaning - Chris Hedges
  • Sex, Economy, Freedom and Community- Wendell BerryThe God who May be- Richard Kearney
  • The Problems of Philosophy- Bertrand Russell
  • The Ethics of Ambiguity- Simone De Beauvoir
  • Existentialism and Humanism- John Paul Sarte
  • Tractatus Theologico- Politicus- Baruch Spinoza
  • Coming out Atheist: How to do it, how to Help each other and Why- Gretta Christina
  • Comfortable with Uncertainty- Chodron
  • Atlas Shrugged- Ayn Rand (didn't love it. Liked some of her quotes though.)
  • The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented A Story of Martyrdom- Candida Moss-
  • Sophie's World- Jostein Gaarder   (An introduction to Philosophy that works for children.)

  • Educational Resources/ Unschooling/ Cultural Conditioning

    YOUNG ADULT FICTION (9-12 onward)/ FANTASY Favourites

    Children's Favourites (Also Educational)

    Autism/ Asperger's Personal accounts / Neurodiversity  Top Resources

    Self Help  and Food/ Health Favourites

    *Time to Make- Ginger Hendrix *The First Forty Days- the Essential art of Nourishing the New Mother- Heng OU with Amely Greevan and Marisa Belger  (Every mother to be and supportive family should read this book.)

    Home and Design/ Nature and Landscape

    • Trees - Lewis Blackwell
    • Front Yard Gardens- Liz Prime
    • The Not so Big ...series- Sarah Susanka (This series Changed our home and our life and I have had architects come into our house wondering if we were architects- my husband is in construction and I studied Susanka's books for years along with architectural plans and design as a hobby and then my husband implemented the ideas and the rest is history in our home:) 
    • Architecture- Jonathan Glancy
    • *How NOT to kill your Houseplant- Veronica Peerless (This is the easiest, quickest guide to plant care for beginners with pictures of common house plants and general care guides.)
    Fun Misc.

    • ( If this list reflected all my reading favourites it would be REALLY LONG- especially the children's/ Fantasy section... I will add more when I am bored:)

    *For a humorous song:) Brilliant.



    Anonymous said...

    Wow, gotta get my library card out :) Everything on here looks great! Thanks for sharing, fellow readers must stick together!

    Kmarie said...

    Lol...awesome. Thanks! I hope you can enjoy some of the links and books! Gotta love reading:)

    S said...

    Thank you for sharing the list of books. I am trying to order on-line some of them !

    Kmarie said...

    S: You are welcome...its fun to add to doesnt even compare to the library in my home but it's a start! I hope you enjoy whatever you order and I could probably tailor suggest some for you if you tell me within what realm:)