Read About Thinking and Being

Brainpickings has several great collections of best books of 2011 (in food, history, children’s, etc.), but one of our favorites is the ever-interesting and expanding category of Psychology and Philosophy books. Great reads on the human condition (The Ego Trick: In Search of the Self), how we think and relate (Monoculture: How One Story is Changing Everything), and what it all means (literally, in What it Means to be Human). Monoculture definitely moves right to the top of our reading list as ” a provocative investigation of the dominant story of our time and how it’s shaping six key areas of our lives: our work, our relationships with others and the natural world, our education, our physical and mental health, our communities, and our creativity.”