Jordan Peterson REVEALS 10 Books EVERYONE Should Read.

Jordan Peterson REVEALS 10 Books EVERYONE Should Read.

Jordan Peterson, a renowned psychologist and cultural critic, has recommended a list of 10 books that he believes everyone should read to gain deeper insights into human psychology, society, and personal development. These books range from classic literature to modern psychological studies, each offering unique perspectives that can enrich one’s understanding of the world and oneself.



  • 🏝️ Island by Aldous Huxley: Explores utopian themes and contrasts with his dystopian views in “Brave New World.”
  • 🍇 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck: A powerful depiction of American resilience and struggle during the Great Depression.
  • 💀 The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker: Explore into human motivation through fear of death and existential thoughts.
  • 📜 Answer to Job by Carl Jung: Discusses the juxtaposition of good and evil within biblical narratives.
  • 🧠 Affective Neuroscience by Jaak Panksepp: Examines the emotional systems of the brain through scientific research.
  • 🕊️ Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy by Mircea Eliade: A comprehensive study on global shamanic practices.
  • 🕉️ The World’s Religions by Huston Smith: Offers insights into various religious beliefs around the world.
  • 🐖 Animal Farm by George Orwell: A satirical novel that critiques totalitarian regimes through allegory.
  • 🐍 The Origins and History of Consciousness by Erich Neumann: Explores the development of consciousness through mythology.
  • 🧠 The Emotional Brain by Joseph LeDoux: Provides foundational knowledge on how our brains process emotions.



  1. These books are chosen to challenge and expand one’s perspective on life, society, and internal psychological processes.
  2. Huxley’s “Island” contrasts his earlier works by presenting a utopian society influenced by Buddhist philosophy.
  3. “The Grapes of Wrath” reflects on themes of poverty, injustice, and human endurance.
  4. Becker’s “The Denial of Death” introduces ideas about how human behavior is motivated by the awareness of mortality.
  5. Jung’s “Answer to Job” interprets the biblical story as a reflection of divine maturation and human morality.
  6. Panksepp’s work in “Affective Neuroscience” highlights fundamental emotional systems shared across mammals.
  7. Eliade’s “Shamanism” offers a scholarly look at ecstatic religious practices across different cultures.
  8. Smith’s “The World’s Religions” provides an expansive overview of global spiritual traditions.
  9. Orwell’s “Animal Farm” uses farm animals as characters to critique societal and political issues.
  10. Neumann and LeDoux’s works explore the psychological and neurological underpinnings of human consciousness and emotions.