Edel Grace

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100 Books Every Man Should Read

Nov 30, 2016 | Comments

The Art of Manliness put out this list of books. I am not a man but we’ll see how I do with this list. Turns I’ve only read 8% of this list. Out of the books I want to read from this list, I’ve read 24%. Not any better, but hey. I’m really trying to cull the books I want to read though. I will never be able to read everything I want to read.

Bold: On to-read list

Strike: Already Read

No formatting: No plans to read

Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Roman Honor by Carlin Barton

The Bible

The Boy Scout Handbook (1st Edition)

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

Self-Reliance & Other Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Lord of the Flies by William Golding

King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

The Histories by Herodotus

The Iliad & The Odyssey by Homer

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

From Here to Eternity by James Jones

The Thin Red Line by James Jones

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

After Virtue by Alasdair MacIntyre

A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Theodore Roosevelt Trilogy by Edmund Morris

1984 by George Orwell

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

The Republic by Plato

Lives by Plutarch

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Ulysses by James Joyce

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse

The Book of Deeds of Arms and Chivalry by Christine de Pizan

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle

Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

The Last Lion Trilogy by William Manchester

The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer

This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Resilience by Eric Greitens

Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

The Federalist Papers

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

The Stranger by Albert Camus

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen Covey

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Native Son by Richard Wright

The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux

The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Education of a Wandering Man by Louis L’Amour

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gates of Fire by Stephen Pressfield

Paradise Lost by John Milton

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Oil! by Upton Sinclair

Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard

The Code of Man by Waller Newell

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

With the Old Breed by Eugene Sledge

Self-Control: Its Kingship and Majesty by William George Jordan


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My name is Edel Grace Altares. My programming interests include full stack development and back end development. My languages of choice are Python and Java. Outside of programming I enjoy crocheting, video games, cats, historical fiction, and reading.