The Greatest Israeli, Palestinian "Psychological" Books of All Time

Click to learn how this list is calculated.

This list represents a comprehensive and trusted collection of the greatest books. Developed through a specialized algorithm, it brings together 305 'best of' book lists to form a definitive guide to the world's most acclaimed books. For those interested in how these books are chosen, additional details can be found on the rankings page.

Filter by: Genres Dates Countries
Follow on:

Genres

Psychological

The Psychological genre of books typically explores the inner workings of the human mind and emotions, often delving into complex and sometimes disturbing psychological states. These books may focus on mental illness, trauma, relationships, or personal growth, and often challenge readers to confront their own beliefs and perceptions. Psychological books may be suspenseful, thought-provoking, and emotionally intense, offering readers a deep and often unsettling glimpse into the human psyche.

Add additional genre filters

Countries

Israeli

Palestinian

Add additional country filters

Date Range

Filter

Reading Statistics

Click the button below to see how many of these books you've read!

Download

If you're interested in downloading this list as a CSV file for use in a spreadsheet application, you can easily do so by clicking the button below. Please note that to ensure a manageable file size and faster download, the CSV will include details for only the first 500 books.

Download
  1. 1. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

    The book delves into the two systems that drive the way we think—System 1, which is fast and intuitive, and System 2, which is slow and deliberate. The author, a Nobel laureate, explores how these systems shape our judgments and decision-making. He presents several groundbreaking experiments that have shaped our understanding of human thought, revealing where we can trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. The book also discusses how our cognitive biases often lead to errors in judgment and affect our decision-making processes.

    The 2686th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Black Box by Amos Oz

    "Black Box" is a novel that explores the complex dynamics of a broken family. The story revolves around a divorced couple who are forced to reconnect after their son begins to display troubling behavior. The husband, a stern and disciplined judge, and the wife, a free-spirited Holocaust survivor, must navigate their personal differences, past hurts, and current relationships to address their son's issues. The book is written in the form of letters, revealing the characters' inner thoughts and struggles, making it a profound exploration of human relationships, regret, and reconciliation.

    The 3289th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. A Late Divorce by A. B. Yehoshua

    The novel delves into the complexities of family dynamics and personal identity through the lens of an Israeli family facing the impending divorce of the elderly parents. As the estranged father returns from America to finalize the divorce, the reunion with his adult children and their mother in Israel brings to the surface long-simmering tensions, secrets, and unresolved emotional conflicts. Set against the backdrop of Passover, the narrative unfolds in a series of perspectives from each family member, revealing the intricate web of relationships and the individual struggles within the family unit. The story examines themes of love, betrayal, and the search for self amidst the trials of familial obligations and societal expectations.

    The 8235th Greatest Book of All Time
  4. 4. See Under by David Grossman

    The book is a profound exploration of the complexities of human relationships and the journey of self-discovery. Through the eyes of a young boy, the narrative delves into the intricacies of family dynamics, the pain of loss, and the quest for identity. As the protagonist embarks on a search for his missing father, he encounters a series of enigmatic clues that lead him to confront the harsh realities of adulthood and the secrets that adults keep hidden. The story is a poignant reflection on the transition from childhood innocence to the understanding of the adult world, and the ways in which our loved ones shape our perception of ourselves and our place in the world.

    The 8455th Greatest Book of All Time
  5. 5. A Horse Walks Into A Bar by David Grossman

    In this novel, a stand-up comedian, during a performance in a small Israeli city, veers from his routine into a confessional monologue. Throughout the evening, he reveals layers of his troubled past, including childhood traumas and a complex relationship with his parents, to a mixed audience that includes figures from his own history. The narrative unfolds as a blend of dark humor and poignant drama, exploring themes of memory, pain, and the redemptive power of storytelling. As the comedian's act progresses, the audience's reactions shift from amusement to discomfort to intense engagement, mirroring the emotional journey he compels them to take with him.

    The 8674th Greatest Book of All Time

Reading Statistics

Click the button below to see how many of these books you've read!

Download

If you're interested in downloading this list as a CSV file for use in a spreadsheet application, you can easily do so by clicking the button below. Please note that to ensure a manageable file size and faster download, the CSV will include details for only the first 500 books.

Download