Top 5 Intellectual Passions Groups

Intellectual Passions:
(Most popular books listed by Members on Intellectual Passions)

The books listed below are pulled from member's favorite book submissions.
By voting on the books listed, you can help to determine whether a book is related to the theme of Intellectual Passions, or whether it is a non-related, but popular, book among the members of the site. If you believe a book in the list below is 'on theme' with Intellectual Passions, vote that it is relevant. (If you don't know, just skip it.) Over time, we hope to have a library of books that should be of interest to Intellectual Passions members.


Calling All Readers! Like The Site Library?
Help Spread The Word...Tweet Our Crazy Awesome Awesomeness!


Sponsored Ad




Sponsored Ad





ALL BOOKS | INTELLECTUALS RELATED
Most Recent | Random | Most Popular


Search:
1

Cryptonomicon

Neal Stephenson

More than fifty years after Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse and Sergeant Bobby Shaftoe areassigned to Detachment 2702, a secret cryptographic mission, their ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
2

The Age of Shiva: A Novel

Manil Suri

Following his debut novel "The Death of Vishnu," Suri returns with a mesmerizing story of modern India richly layered with themes from Hindu mythology.

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
3

Still Life with Woodpecker

Tom Robbins

A sort of love story revealing the purpose of the moon, the difference between criminals and outlaws, and the problem with redheads.

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
4

Nightfall

Joan Aiken



Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
5

Faust

Goethe



Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
6

Misty of Chincoteague

Marguerite Henry



Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
7

Le Nouveau Désordre Amoureux

Bruckner-Finkielkraut



Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
8

Ender's Game (Ender, Book 1)

Orson Scott Card

An expert at simulated war games, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin believes that he isengaged in one more computer war game when, in truth, he is commanding the last ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
9

Straight Man: A Novel

Richard Russo

The author of Nobody's Fool chronicles a singularly eventful week in the life of William Henry Devereaux, Jr., a once-promising novelist and now the middle-aged ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
10

The Good Earth (Oprah's Book Club)

Pearl S. Buck

A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature tobecome a wealthy landowner.

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
11

The Secret History

Donna Tartt

These are the confessions, years afterward, of a young man who found at a small Vermont college the life of privilege and intellect he'd long coveted - and ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
12

Steppenwolf: A Novel

Hermann Hesse

A critique of bourgeois society is viewed through the perceptions and beliefs of alonely and sensitive man through his partly beautiful, partly diseased ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
13

Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)

J. K. Rowling



Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
14

I Can Multiply (Flip Fun)

Simone Abel

An exploration of man's quest for psychological security and spiritual certainty in religion and philosophy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
15

Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy

Perhaps one of the greatest novels ever written, "Anna Karenina" follows the self-destructive path of a beautiful, popular, and sensual Russian aristocrat.

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
16

Alan Watts-Here and Now (S U N Y Series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology)

Peter J. Columbus

In his preface to The Boole (1966/1989), Watts claimed to be drawing “on the insights of Vedanta, stating them, however, in a completely ... In Beyond Theology (Watts, 1964/ 1973 a), moreover, the dichotomy between perennial philosophy ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
17

The Trumpet of the Swan

E. B. White

Louis, a voiceless Trumpeter swan, finds himself far from his wilderness home when he determines to communicate by learning to play a stolen trumpet.

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
18

The Moral Animal: Why We Are The Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary

Robert Wright

A close-up look at the new science of evolutionary psychology explains how scientists use the theories of natural selection to understand human behavior and ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
19

A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

John Irving

John Irving'sA Prayer for Owen Meanyis the inspiring modern classic that introducedtwo of the author's most unforgettable characters, boys bonded forever in ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
20

The Grapes of Wrath (Penguin Classics)

John Steinbeck

Depicts the hardships and suffering endured by the Joads as they journey from Oklahomato California during the Depression.

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
21

A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet)

Madeleine L'Engle

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
22

Reflections on Jesus and Socrates: Word and Silence

Mr. Paul W. Gooch

Throughout this book, Gooch tells and retells the stories of Socrates and Jesus as he examines perennial human issues: why would anyone willingly die? To what do these two martyrlike deaths bear witness?

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
23

The Highly Sensitive Person

Elaine N. Aron Ph.D.

Stating that hypersensitivity is an asset rather than a flaw, a guide for the one out of every five people who is highly subject to his or her surroundings ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
24

Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Read-Aloud Treasury

Johnny Gruelle



Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
25

No Exit

Jean-Paul Sarte

No Exit SCENE: A room. Sparsely furnished. Looks rather like dentist's waiting room. The room is set on a platform that rakes from back down stage. ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
26

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater: The House and Its History, Second, Revised Edition (Dover Books on Architecture)

Donald Hoffmann

Frank Lloyd Wright s FALLINGWATER The House and Its History DONALD HOFFMANN WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY EDGAR KAUFMANN, JR. SECOND, REVISED EDITION DOVER ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
27

The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World

Michael Pollan

In telling the stories of four familiar plant species that are deeply woven into the fabric of our lives, Pollan illustrates how they evolved to satisfy ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
28

Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman



Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
29

The Ascent of Humanity: Civilization and the Human Sense of Self

Charles Eisenstein

The Ascent of Humanity is a radical exploration of the history and future of civilization from a unique perspective: the human sense of self.

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
30

Julius Caesar (Saddleback's Illustrated Classics)

William Shakespeare

This series features classic Shakespeare retold with graphic color illustrations.

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
31

The Essential Rumi

Jalal al-Din Rumi

A collection of poetry by the thirteenth century Sufi saint cover topics ranging fromemptiness and silence to elegance and majesty

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
32

Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Besides she is not that sort at all. ... teaching her the integral calculus; upon my soul, I'm not joking, I'm in earnest, it'll be just the same to her. ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
33

American Gods: A Novel

Neil Gaiman

On the plane home to attend the funerals of his wife and best friend, Shadow, an ex-con,encounters an enigmatic stranger who seems to know a lot about him, and ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
34

The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess: 20th Anniversary Edition

Starhawk

Explores the practices and philosophies of witchcraft and Goddess religion

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
35

Crime and Punishment (Forgotten Books)

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

A TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE few words about Dostoevsky himself may help the ... Dostoevsky was the son of a doctor. His parents were very hard- working and ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
36

Skinny Legs and All

Tom Robbins



Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
37

Love in the Ruins

Walker Percy

Amid the decadence and polarization of a future American society, a U.S. doctor discovers a promising cure for all the ills of the human psyche

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
38

Dune (S.F. Masterworks Paperback)

Frank Herbert

Introducing a true publishing event& ... an all-new recording of Frank Herbert&' s & " astonishing science fiction phenomenon.& " * Beginning with Dune and ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
39

The Vampire Lestat (Vampire Chronicles, Book II)

Anne Rice

Lestat has risen from his long sleep as a modern day rock star, and makes public his story of boyhood in eighteenth-century France and initiation into ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
40

The Return of the King (The Lord of The Rings, Part 3)

J. R. R. Tolkien

For over fifty years, J.R.R. Tolkien's peerless fantasy has accumulatedworldwideacclaim as the greatest adventure tale ever written.No other writer has created ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
41

100 Selected Poems

e. e. cummings

Lyrical verses span the career of a twentieth-century American poet, and illuminate his concern for the future of humanity

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
42

Clan of the Cave Bear (Earths Children 1)

Jean M. Auel

Ayla is a courageous and indomitable young woman whose story begins when she is afive-year-old orphan adopted by the Clan, a group of Neanderthal.

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
43

Trawler: A Journey Through the North Atlantic

Redmond O'Hanlon

The author of Into the Heart of Borneo describes his ocean-bound odyssey aboard adeep-sea fishing trawler from the northern coast of Scotland and his ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
44

Dracula

Bram Stoker

The story of English solicitor Jonathan Harker and his strange new client, Transylvanian aristocrat Count Dracula, this is the classic work of Victorian gothic ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
45

Ego and Archetype

Edward Edinger

The author explains the processes through which modern man might recognize his archetypal psyche

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
46

All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, Book 1)

Cormac McCarthy

Cut off from the life of ranching he has come to love by his grandfather's death, John Grady Cole flees to Mexico, where he and his two companions embark on a ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
47

The Stories of John Cheever

John Cheever

This collection of Cheever's short fiction features The Swimmer, The Enormous Radio, The Housebreaker of Shady Hill and fifty-eight other stories written and ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
48

A Modest Proposal (Forgotten Books)

Jonathan Oswald Donn Swift

A MODEST PROPOSAL T is a melancholy object to those, who walk through this great town, or travel in the country, when they see the streets, the roads and ...

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
49

Fast Speaking Woman: Chants and Essays (City Lights Pocket Poets Series)

Anne Waldman

This expanded edition of Anne Waldman's poems and essays adds 20 poems and three essays to the original.

Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
50

Cultural Anthropology

Cynthia Keppley Mahmood



Add this book into your Favorite Books Library
WHO LISTS THIS BOOK
Who lists this book
1























Intellectual Pursuits
Online Dating Sites
Webcam Sites
Personals / Chat Sites
Funny Sites






.