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Books every man should read

Posted by Ever Learning , 01 July 2012 · 1,444 views

100 books voted by men that they found inspirational to them in the pursuit of becoming a man. how many of the books have you read?

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
1984 by George Orwell
The Republic by Plato
Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Call of the Wild by Jack London
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Master and Margaritaby by Mikhail Bulgakov
Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut
Atlas Shruggedby Ayn Rand
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins
White Noise by Don Delillo
Ulysses by James Joyce
The Young Man’s Guide by William Alcott
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
Seek: Reports from the Edges of America & Beyond by Denis Johnson
Crime And Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse
The Book of Deeds of Arms and of Chivalry by Christine De Pizan
The Art of Warfare by Sun Tzu
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
The Rough Riders by Theodore Roosevelt
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
The Thin Red Line by James Jones
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Politics by Aristotle
First Edition of the The Boy Scout Handbook
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
The Crisis by Winston Churchill
The Naked and The Dead by Norman Mailer
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Beyond Good and Evilby Freidrich Nietzsche
The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
Moby Dickby Herman Melville
Essential Manners for Men by Peter Post
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly
Hamletby Shakespeare
The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn
A Separate Peaceby John Knowles
A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Dafoe
The Pearlby John Steinbeck
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco
The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard
Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
American Boys’ Handy Book
Into Thin Airby Jon Krakauer
King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
A River Runs Through It by Norman F. Maclean
The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
All Quiet on The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarq
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans by Plutarch
A Strenuous Life by Theodore Roosevelt
The Bible
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn and Hal Iggulden
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
The Histories by Herodotus
From Here to Eternity by James Jones
The Frontier in American History by Frederick Jackson Turner
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson


Ever Learning
Jul 01 2012 02:12 PM
ive read six of them and started 14 lol
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Jul 01 2012 02:40 PM
Geek! lol
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Jul 01 2012 06:12 PM
The Hobbit?
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Ever Learning
Jul 01 2012 07:21 PM
Apparently the hobbit was voted lol
Bilbo did give up humdrum life and go on adventures tho lol first step is the greatest and all
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Ever Learning
Jul 01 2012 07:22 PM
first step is the hardest? i forget lol
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Jul 02 2012 12:03 AM
I've read 22 of these books. Does watching the movie count?
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Ever Learning
Jul 02 2012 10:46 AM
you've read 22 of them? That is impressive * Takes my hat off to you*
Which ones have you read?
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Jul 03 2012 05:01 PM
I've read the more popular ones, so it's not too impressive.  I could list them if you really want me to.
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Ever Learning
Jul 05 2012 01:18 PM
If you get a spare moment that would be cool
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Jul 05 2012 06:16 PM
Gatsby, Slaughterhouse Five, 1984, Catcher in the Rye, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Grapes of Wrath, Walden, Lord of the Flies, Brave New World, The Metamorphosis, Steppenwolf, The Hobbit, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Animal Farm, Moby Dick, Frankenstein, A Farwell to Arms, The Stranger, The Maltese Falcon, To Kill a Mockingbird, Red Badge of Courage.

See, just the easy ones! But really, for me, the books that seem a difficult read are usually the easiest to read and the most interesting ones.
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Ever Learning
Jul 08 2012 11:40 AM
What was your favourite out of walden, brave new world and moby dick?
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