I love philosphy, so I read much in this genre. Discovery of Self is an amazing book that describes the way human autonomy has changed in the modern world in efforts to cope and blend. There is much to describe about this book so I would recommend buying it or checking it out from the library. It's like 6 dollar paperback and it's short.
James Baldwin is my favorite writer...I have no words to describe how his books have had an impact on my thinking. He writes in the most beautiful, realistic prose. Govanni's Room is a beautiful love story with psychological aspects that draw you into the characters.
Let me know how you like them.