Here is a list of spiritual books that I recommend.

Please note that I have not read all these books – some of them are still on my reading queue. The ones I haven’t yet read  I am recommending based on my research, or on the recommendation of trusted people, or because I know and trust the work of the author.

Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to write detailed reviews on all of these. So, at this point, I’m simply classifying the recommended books by putting a B for books intended for beginners in that subject, I for intermediate, and A for advanced.

Check out this article on tips for how to read faster, if you are ambitious about going through a lot of these books in a short period of time.

If you read any of these, please leave a comment or email me sharing your thoughts.

Buddhism (Classical)


Yoga & Hinduism

Bhagavad Gita

Yoga Sutras

Other Traditional Texts

Modern Texts

Life Stories

Advaita Vedanta (nonduality)


Classical Texts

Modern Texts



Kashmir Shaivism


Daoism (Taoism)

Christian Mysticism