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My selected reading diary. Here are some books that recently inspired, amazed, or stirred me. Maybe they do the same to you, too.


Kij Johnson: At the Mouth of the River of Bees: Stories
Jonathan Burrows: A Choreographer's Handbook


Peter Korn: Why We Make Things and Why It Matters
Wakoh Shannon Hickey: Mind Cure
Heikki Herlin: Tuollapäin on highway
Brita Polttila: Reidar


Astrid Swan: Viimeinen kirjani
David Loy: Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis
Michael Pollan: How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics
Andreas Weber: Matter and Desire: An Erotic Ecology
Paul Kalanithi: When Breath Becomes Air
Chögyam Trungpa: Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism


Philip S. Rawson: Art of Tantra
Ikkuy: Wild Ways - Zen Poems of Ikkyu
George Nakahima: The Soul of a Tree
James Krenov: A Cabinetmaker's Notebook
June Sprigg: Shaker Design
Joan Didion: The Year of Magical Thinking
Joan Didion: Blue Nights


David Loy: Lack and Transcendence
Ram Dass: Be Here Now
Soshitsu Sen: Tea Life, Tea Mind
Kaoru Nonomura: Eat Sleep Sit
John Daido Loori: The Zen of Creativity
Frederick Franck: The Zen of Seeing
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays
Karl Ove Knausgård: Spring
Soshitsu Sen: Chado
Marco Fagioli: Le stampe erotiche giapponesi


Ta-Nehisi Coates: Between the World and Me
Ellen Ullman: Close to the Machine
Raymond Carver: Collected Poems

Kevin Barry: City of Bohane
Nedko Solakov: 99 Fears
Viktor Papanek: Design for the Real World
Ritu Bhatt (ed.): Rethinking Aesthetics
Stenros, Aura: Arkkitehtuurin muoto ja sisältö


Jiddu Krishnamurti: Krishnamurti to Himself
Alan Watts: Zen
Thomas Pynchon: Gravity's Rainbow
Louis-Ferdinand Céline: Journey to the End of the Night
Ian Stewart: Letters to a Young Mathematician