Humanist books

A selection of books as recommended by members of Reading Humanists. A longer list of recommended books is available on the Humanists UK website

The little book of humanism

by Alice Roberts and Andrew Copson

An accessible introduction to humanism with lots of inspiring quotes.

The Humanist Movement in Modern Britain

by Callum Brown, Charlie Lynch and David Nash

A compelling scholarly treatment of the past 120 years of humanist history in Britain.

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress

by Stephen Pinker

If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science. With intellectual depth and literary flair Enlightenment Now makes the case for reason, science, and humanism: the ideals we need to confront our problems and continue our progress.