Sam Harris's Book Recommendations

Sam Harris’s Book Recommendations

Last Updated on May 4, 2021

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Sam Harris is an American author, philosopher, and neuroscientist. He is the co-founder and CEO of Project Reason, a nonprofit organization that promotes science and secularism, and author of The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, Waking Up, and Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue. He has been described as belonging to the “Four Horsemen of New Atheism,” along with Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and the late Christopher Hitchens.

Reading is one of the best ways to broaden our horizons and learn about the world around us. Today, we’re glad to share a list of books recommended by one of the most influential and controversial thinkers of our time, Sam Harris.

Book recommendations:


1.Behave by Robert M. Sapolsky

2.The Flight of the Garuda by Keith Dowman

3.The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsch

4.Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker

5.Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Todd Gilbert

6.In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

7.The Anatomy of Disgust by William Ian Miller

8.Machete Season by Jean Hatzfeld

9.History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell

10.Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens

11.Reasons and Persons by Derek Parfit

12.Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom

13.On Having No Head by Douglas Edison Harding

14.Our Final Invention by James Barrat

15.Mortal Questions by Thomas Nagel

16.The Last Word by Thomas Nagel

17.I Am That by Nisargadatta Maharaj

18.Humiliation by William Ian Miller

19.God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens


Sam Harris is a controversial figure, but he’s also one of the most influential thinkers of our time. His books cover a wide range of topics, from neuroscience to philosophy to religion and beyond. We hope you enjoyed this list of book recommendations and that you’ll read them and build your own wisdom and come up with new ideas for the future!

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