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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.


Peter Korn: Why We Make Things and Why It Matters
Franklin Veaux & Eve Rickert: More Than Two
Wakoh Shannon Hickey: Mind Cure


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
John Stevens: Lust For Enlightenment: Buddhism and Sex
Taormino, Shimizu, Penley & Miller Young: The Feminist Porn Book
Ikkuy: Wild Ways - Zen Poems of Ikkyu
George Nakahima: The Soul of a Tree
Kiyoshi Seike: The Art of Japanese Joinery
James Krenov: A Cabinetmaker's Notebook
Toshio Odate: Japanese Woodworking Tools, Their Tradition, Spirit, and Use
June Sprigg: Shaker Design
Päivi Häikiö: Working With Wood
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
Erich Fromm: The Art of Loving
Karl Ove Knausgård: Spring
Soshitsu Sen: Chado
Marco Fagioli: Le stampe erotiche giapponesi
Umetaro Azechi: Japanese Woodblock Prints


Ta-Nehisi Coates: Between the World and Me
Tim Wise: Colorblind
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
Moilanen, Laitinen, Tanttu: Puupiirroksen taito
Askola, Hervo, Pietilä: Puupiirros


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