These are all interesting (here the sole criterion of "interesting" is whether I found them to be interesting) reads on philosophy.
A lot of the works listed here can be read for free at your local library - libraries are fantastic places!
- Langbauer, Laurie. “The Ethics and Practice of Lemony Snicket: Adolescence and Generation X.” PMLA 122, no. 2 (2007): 502–21.. This article offers analysis/literary criticism of Lemony Snicket's postmodernist children's book series A Series of Unfortunate Events (which features the orphans Violet, Klaus, and Sunny and their struggle with Count Olaf). Although it is a children's book series (which might put some people off reading it [A Series of Unfortunate Events]), it's also a very good children's book series (it's also a short series).
- Hannah Arendt's The Origins of Totalitarianism. Hannah Arendt certainly seemed to relish in being controversial :). Her prose is fantastic (even more impressive considering that English was her third or fourth language)
Other collations of interesting reading
- OpenSyllabus Galaxy - this is pretty amazing