Book Recommendations for Each Type
ISTP: Into Thin Air (Jon Krakauer)
A raw, real book about the risks mountaineers know they take.
ISFJ: Please Look After Mom (Kyun-Sook Shin)
After their mother disappears in a crowded Seoul train station, a family looks back on all she has done for them.
ISTJ: The Ministry of Fear (Graham Greene)
During the Second World War, a man named Arthur Rowe purchases a cake. This action comes back to haunt him…
INFP: A Face Like Glass (Frances Hardinge)
Probably my favourite fantasy book. Neverfell stumbles into the luxurious subterranean world of Caverna, which is populated by denizens whose faces do not show emotion.
INFJ: H is for Hawk (Helen MacDonald)
Helen Macdonald’s autobiographical account of her struggle to successfully train a goshawk and the discoveries she makes along the way.
ESFP: Love Poems (Pablo Neruda)
“if each day a flower/ climbs up your lips to seek me/ ah my love, ah my own/ in me all that fire is repeated”
ESTP: The Pleasures of the Damned (Charles Bukowski)
Charles Bukowski’s poems are raw and real, no frills added depictions of city life and the human condition.
ESFJ: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Elizabeth Bennet develops a prejudice for haughty Mr. Darcy. Everyone gets what they so richly deserve.
ESTJ: The Woman In White (Wilkie Collins)
A woman in white escapes from an insane asylum. A sinister plot haunts the inhabitants of Limmeridge House.
ENFP: Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel García Márquez)
This is my personal favourite and it’s the one I’m reading right now. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, describes the decades-long passion of Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza.
ENTP: Is That A Fish In Your Ear? (David Bellos)
David Bellos’ humorous, insightful guide to the intricacies of translation.
ENFJ: Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)
When a young country girl marries a struggling doctor, she enmeshes herself in adultery to escape the crippling boredom of poverty.
ESTJ: The Once and Future King (T.H. White)
The Arthurian legend retold in splendour and sadness–a romp as well as a tragedy.