Book Club: Reading List 001, on the topic of "Self."

Cultural — 04.30.2018

[reads], a thoughtfully curated book delivery service, highlights their top fours books on the month's topic of "Self." 


1. How a person should be by Sheila Heti

For anyone struggling with self doubt and trying to figure out who they are in a world that is constantly changing and evolving. This book is a lifesaver, she has some other really great books too :)

2. The poetics of space by Gaston Bachelard.

A stunning book on the relationship between an active mind and the space around it. Gaston is a french philosopher and is really perceptive of the way people interact with their physical environment, similar to a yoga class he talks about the way that we embody our environment and the way it takes form in our lives. Such a great book for anyone wanting to explore the way that domestic spaces hold and shape memories and dreams. 

3. Ways of Seeing by John Berger

A very timely read for right now for understanding how to look at yourself from another perspective. John Berger really championed the women's movement and discusses how we look at women in a culture obsessed with image. It's an enlightening read and an exploration into how we look at and perceive women, as women and as men. 

4. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

An essential read for the exploration of the creative self and the destructive force inside human nature that rises as a result of resistance to put your work out there. Exploring and understanding the sabotage, self deception and self corruption we all place on ourselves so that we may push through the procrastination and fear to create.