There was a time not so long ago when I would have deeply related to this book.
This book was gloriously pretentious, and I loved it.
By far my favorite part of January is the opportunity it provides to wax poetic about my favorite books of the year. I read so many great books in 2022, and I cannot wait to talk about the best books from this year that I want to recommend for you to read.
We’ve all had an existential crisis at least once in our lives.
Today’s post is on a bit of a spicy topic: atheist book recommendations. It goes without saying that regardless of your religious views, I would recommend these books to you (you don’t have to be an atheist to appreciate them– and maybe some of them will change your view).
A few of the many quotable quotes that I use to shape my life philosophy.
If you had approached me even one year ago and told me that I would go vegan, I would never have believed you.
There’s a lot to unpack in this book.
I spend a lot of time thinking about death.
Does anyone remember that time when the government put us on semi house arrest for like a year because of a disease? And it sucked?
Albert Camus’s The Stranger may be a short novel, but it definitely packs a punch. An existential-dread-inducing punch but nevertheless a comforting one. It’ll make more sense when I explain that.
In the years since it was published, Shrier’s book has been the subject of calls for Amazon to stop selling it, for Spotify to take down her interview with Joe Rogan, and at one point was *removed from shelves* by Target– all to prevent people from hearing her “harmful” message.
So, the narrator of this book is utterly unhinged.
Douglas Murray’s The Madness of Crowds is another refreshing book about the craziness of our current society.
Why is speech now considered violence? Why have people started to introduce themselves with a laundry list of identity labels? Why is my generation faking mental disorders on TikTok for clout? Why are people so eager to cancel one another on Twitter? Why are we seeing insistences that math and science are racist?
In the past few years, it has become relatively common to see large and occasionally violent protests on college campuses when controversial, usually right-wing, speakers are invited.