It may seem unstereotypical enough, but there are a lot of stoners, who prefer to combine smoking favorite weed strains with reading books. In fact, reading is even more amazing when you are high. Cannabis can give you the power to feel the real depth of the author’s thoughts, while every word enters your very core and goes directly to your heart. We recommend you reading a book the next time you consume cannabis, especially if you do not have this experience yet. If you are looking for a book to begin with, here is the list of 20 great books, which will hit you harder than even the best pot brownies effects.
Jack Kerouac managed to impress the whole world with his novel On the Road. Actually, it is hardly surprising. This book is a real masterpiece that shows traveling, love, sex, friendship, music and self-understanding as they are. This partially autobiographical novel is full of allusions and is great to pair with pot.
Being one of the most influential science fiction novels, this book by Robert Heinlein is known all over the world. Stranger in a Strange Land is entered in the list of the books that shaped America and even contributed to the English language. The book tells a story of Valentine Michael Smith, who spent 25 years on Mars. This guy was raised by Martians, who educated him, and gave him some special powers. When Smith turned 25, he came back to Earth and understood that there was something wrong there. If you like science fiction, this book is obviously one of the best in this genre. Stranger in a Strange Land is a very interesting story, which tells about important problems of our society. In case you have already read it, you can also check out other books of Robert Heinlein, because they are truly amazing. We can also recommend you to pay attention to the books of Richard Bach and Douglas Adams. Believe us, you will not be disappointed.
Marijuana smoking will definitely help you to immerse yourself in the incredible atmosphere of this J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel. The Hobbit is a world-famous fantasy book, which tells a story of Bilbo Baggins, the uncle of Frodo Baggins, who is well-known from the popular trilogy Lord of the Rings. This adventurous novel is absolutely worth reading!
Back in 1923, the world saw the Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece The Prophet. This book contains 26 prose poetry essays that depict the author’s thoughts on love, marriage, work, happiness and sadness, crime and punishment, law, freedom, pain, self-understanding, friendship, good and evil, beauty and death. These essays are short and very beautiful.
John Steinbeck is a great writer, whose novel The Grapes of Wrath shows the lives of Americans during the Great Depression. The novel is not only interesting and truthful but moving and absolutely absorbing. If you feel like reading something deep, pick this story about Tom Joad and his family and you will not regret.
If you think that Vladimir Nabokov never wrote anything better than the controversial novel Lolita, you are wrong here. His novel Pale Fire is an incredible piece of literature. Once you start reading it, you will understand that Pale Fire cannot be compared to anything you have ever read. This book is rightfully included on the list of the greatest novels of the 20th century.
You have probably seen the film adaptation of this book, but, believe us, the original book written by Ken Kesey is much better. This is a story about “Chief” Bromden and his life in the psychiatric hospital. This novel once shocked the American society with its truthfulness and depth. We are sure that One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest will become one of your favorites.
The Victor Hugo’s French historical novel Les Miserables is known all over the world. Its popularity can be easily explained. Victor Hugo makes us travel in time and study the life in the 19th century. The novel is rather long, but absolutely worth reading.
The Four Agreements was written by Don Miguel Ruiz in 1997, and the book immediately became a bestseller. This book is very easy and interesting to read. Moreover, this amazing book will help you re-discover your personality, become more successful in life and let you think aboutwhat to do in life. As one of the quotes from this book has it, “death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive—the risk to be alive and express what we really are.”
The Gift is a book of poems by Hafiz, a famous Persian poet, whose talent is hard to overestimate. If you are in a poetic mood, just read The Gift. We also want to thank Daniel Ladinsky for the great translation, which gives us a chance to enjoy the Hafiz's poems as if they were written in English.
Our list cannot do without Ram Dass’ book Be Here Now. If you are looking for some spiritual guidance or want to take a different look at your life, you should read it. This book is able to save you from depression and disappointments. It works just perfect paired with marijuana.
David Mitchell’s novels are always unique and creative, but The Bone Clocks is probably the best in his bibliography. If you want to engage in a compulsive reading, pick this book, and you will not regret.
Do not be afraid; this book is not an instruction manual. Robert M. Pirsig’s novel Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a story about father and son on a motorcycle trip. This book will bring you enlightenment and understanding of many significant things. Do not choose this one if you are not in a mood for serious reading.
You have probably heard about the Walt Whitman’s book of poems Leaves of Grass. If you like poems, especially those about nature and people’s emotions and behavior, you should read this one.
Once you start reading this Alan Watts’ book, you will saturate yourself in it. Nature, Man and Woman is not only a brilliantly written book that tells about Eastern religion and culture. It is a guidance for people who seek the way to get rid of the everyday routine. The book helps to remember that there is a real life purpose, which is very often forgotten by the Western people.
Kurt Vonnegut is a genius. Because of him being a genius, it is hard to choose, which of his books is the best. However, we decided to recommend you The Sirens of Titan. This novel is an ironical, sentimental and easy-to-read story about people’s free will and humanity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson is considered to be one of the first transcendentalists in American history. The Essays book he wrote back in the 19th century covers a wide range of vital issues and, what is truly surprising, did not lose its relevance even today.
If you want to read something extremely beautiful, check out New and Selected Poems by Mary Oliver. She is one of the best American poets, who is inspired by nature and makes the readers see how great is everything that surrounds us.
Childhood is one of Neil Gaiman’s favorite topics. This English author thinks that children see and understand much more than grownups do and tries to show it in his books. His novel The Ocean At The End of The Lane is about childhood memories and the supernatural forces children face.
The Essential Rumi was written by the Persian poet Rumi and translated into English by Coleman Barks. This book of poems is an inspiration for everyone. It reminds what it means to be alive and makes you open your heart.