Thursday, May 15, 2008

100 Must-Read Books: The Essential Man’s Library | The Art of Manliness

100 Must-Read Books: The Essential Man’s Library | The Art of Manliness

The books I've read.

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Hamlet by Shakespeare
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

That said, I thought this list was incomplete and felt like it was a rote listing of books-i-read-in-high-school and boy scout books. I guess since this is on "The art of Manliness" website I think it might be biased a bit towards those boyscout books. I laughed when I ready the quote from the bible, it is the same quote used by Cereal Killer in Hackers.

I think I'll read these next or something.

  • The Count of Monte Cristo (I already own this, but its so long...)
  • The Long Goodbye
  • The Maltese Falcon

And, the full list of books I remember reading