What cerebral/interesting fiction or non fiction do you recommend for a young man living on his own?
Just moved into my own first apartment, looking for material to read and ponder.
Perhaps your recommendation can serve as a coffee table prop to intrigue guests.
- MarliLv 78 months ago
Buy what you are interested in reading, and read what you buy. Cogito is right: be yourself. When I go to a friend's place, I scan the spines on their bookshelves. They know I'm a bookworm and that I will show interest in what they have read and kept because it is a part of who they are. (BTW to the person who recommended Carl Sagan's book. I've meant to read it years ago; but other books caught my eye. Thanks.)
Buy a book with lots of pictures for your coffee table. Guests like books with coloured pictures. I'm not a traveler, but a book with "National Geographic" on the cover gets my interest every time.
- j153eLv 78 months ago
For your own information:
"The Quarter-Life Breakthrough: Invent Your Own Path, Find Meaningful Work, and Build a Life that Matters," by Adam Poswolsky;
"101 Things Every Young Adult Should Know," by Sir John Hawkins;
"Understanding Yourself," by Mark Prophet;
for your coffee table, when female guest: "For Couples Only," by Shaunti Feldhahn;
for your coffee table, when generic guests: "In a Sunburned Country," by Bill Bryson.
- Chain lightninGLv 78 months ago
The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan. Promotes science literacy and critical thinking.
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- BenLv 58 months ago
Robinson Crusoe. Good book about living alone.
- CogitoLv 78 months ago
Buy any books in which you are genuinely interested.
Don't pretend to be something you're not.
if you invite people into your home, they should be your friends, and there's no need to show off to them or give a false impression.
Real people don't need 'props'.
- 8 months ago
Chariots of the Gods? by Erich von Däniken