Recommended Reads

Below is a list of recommended books.  The majority of these books are also available in our lending libary.
The Humanist Society of Gainesville offers a lending library for members.
To request a book, contact us at gainesvillehumanists@gmail.com.

If you'd like to add a title to our library, or make a recommendation for interested readers, please leave a comment below!

Title
Author
The Mighty and the Almighty
Madeleine Albright
Moral Minority - Our Skeptical Founding Fathers
Brooke Allen
The Battle For God - A History of Fundamentalism
Karen Armstrong
No God but God
Reza Aslan
Losing Faith In Faith
Dan Barker
In Praise of Doubt
P. Bergen, A. Zyderveld
Why Evolution is True
Jerry A. Coyne
The Ancestor's Tale
Richard Dawkins
The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
Richard Dawkins
The Devil's Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science and Love
Richard Dawkins
The God Delusion
Richard Dawkins
The Selfish Gene
Richard Dawkins
Breaking The Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
Daniel Dennett
Darwin's Dangerous Idea
Daniel Dennett
The Amazing Deception: A History of Christianity
Doyle Duke
Good without God
Greg Epstein
No Gods - No Masters
Annie Laurie Gaylor
Woe To The Woman - The Bible Tells Me So
Annie Laurie Gaylor
Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism
Michelle Goldberg
Ever Since Darwin
Stephen Jay Gould
The Flamingo's Smile
Stephen Jay Gould
The Richness of Life
Stephen Jay Gould
Against All Gods
A.C. Grayling
Meditations of a Humanist
A.C. Grayling
The Mystery of Things
A.C. Grayling
Russell - A Very Short Introduction
A.C. Grayling
What Is Good - The Search for the Best Way to Live
A.C. Grayling
The Best of Robert Ingersoll
Roger Greeley, ed.
The Born Again Skeptics Guide To The Bible
Ruth Green
Letter To A Christian Nation
Sam Harris
The Moral Landscape
Sam Harris
The Grand Design
Stephen Hawking
Doubt
Jennifer Hecht
Fear, Fact, Faith, Fantasy
John Henderson
God Is Not Great
Christopher Hitchens
Hitch 22
Christopher Hitchens
The Portable Atheist
Christopher Hitchens
Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion and the Battle for America's Soul
Edward Humes
What's God Got To Do With It?
Robert Ingersol
Apes, Angels and Victorians: The Story of Darwin, Huxley and Evolution
William Irvine
The Age of American Unreason
Susan Jacoby
Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism
Susan Jacoby
With God on Their Side: G.W. Bush and the Christian Right
Ester Kaplan
The Faith of a Heretic
Walter Kaufmann
Everything You Know About God Is Wrong
Russ Kick
Under the Banner of Heaven
John Krackauer
Transcendental Meditations
Paul Kurtz
The Essential Words and Writings of Clarence Darrow
Larson & Marshall
The Mysterious Flame
Colin McGinn
Calling Bernadette's Bluff
Dale McGowan
American Gospel
Jon Meacham
Atheist Universe
David Mills
New World New Mind
Ornstein & Ehrlich
American Theocracy
Kevin Phillips
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials) Book 1
Phillip Pullman
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials) Book 2
Phillip Pullman
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials) Book 3
Phillip Pullman
Warriors of God - Richard the Lionheart & Saladin
James Reston
How to Read Darwin
Mark Ridley
The Impossible H.L. Mencken
Marion Elizabeth Rodgers
Autobiography
Bertrand Russell
Why I Am Not A Christian
Bertrand Russell
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan
Primate's Memoir
Robert Sapolsky
The Family
Jeff Sharlet
Celebrities in Hell
Warren Allen Smith
God, the Failed Hypothesis
Victor Stenger
The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason
Victor Stenger
Farewell to God: My reasons for rejecting the Christian Faith
Charles Templeton
 

Women's Issues

Title
Author
Woman of Valor: Margaret Sanger and the Birth Control Movement in America
Ellen Chesler
Half the Sky
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Science

Title
Author
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Richard Rhodes
The Elegant Universe
Brian Greene
The Fabric of the Cosmos
Brian Greene
A Brief History of Time
Stephen Hawking
Big Bang
Simon Singh
Cosmos
Carl Sagan

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