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Always searching for answers.
why are we here? What is my particular goal which I am to reach. Thank you for the suggestions.

rachel citrin

grateful for the list needing titles on books of value.

thank you


I love to read the book Franny and Zooey.


I am currently reading 'Independent People' by the Icelandic writer Halldor Laxness. It is simply the story of a sheep farmer and his battles with nature and his own stubborness. It may not fit directly into the category of 'spiritual literature' but many passages give me the same feeling as if reading something like the Bhagavad Gita or Siddhartha.

I would also recommend 'The Life and Times of Michael K' by J.M. Coetzee. God in both these books are seen through nature and from work.

Susan Feathers

I found this when writing on my blog, Ten Books of Enduring Relevance. I would like it if each of you would comment on my blog and list your ten books. I found Rosen's list wonderful, and the books mentioned here also are ones I reread too. Thank you all.

Mama Pajama

I'd like to add Dan Millman's trilogy beginning with "Way of the Peaceful Warrior". Semi-autobiographical, it offers a compelling journey toward peace and acceptance. Gotta go- I'm off to the library to get Franny and Zooey :)


I strongly recommend "Light on Life" by BKS Iyengar - maybe not for the beach... you have to really concentrate, but the book is full of inspiration and basic knowledge on yoga, to reread every once in a while. Also very inspiring: "The 8 Human Talents" by Gurmukh - with meditations and little exercises to do before or after the beach!


Yogananda's 'autobiography of a yogi' is a must-have for yogi's who want to understand the goal of their practice. I reread it every 5 years, and love it every time i do.


THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELL is an amazing read...a great beach read!!!

Barbara Bonfigli

I think (purely objectively of course) that my new fictional memoir "Café Tempest: Adventures on a Small Greek Island" is a great summer read. It's funny, provocative, full of lively Greek characters and atmosphere and the heroine is a yogi. Excerpt from Tias Little's review: "Café Tempest is a wonderful weave of rib splitting hilarity and thoughtful meditative reflections on the trials of the human spirit. It is filled with delight, wit and charm with splashes of self-inquiry that are long lasting." --Tias Little, founder of Prajna Yoga and Yoga Journal conference presenter and contributor. Go to for info & to purchase.

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