Reading List

This is a living list (in no order whatsoever) I started working on a few years ago. I’ll happily admit that the initial version was a compilation on a few that I found on the internet, but it was a fantastic starting place. I’ll try to remember everything I’ve gotten through, but I’m sure some will be missed. I suppose that’s another good reason for this list.

Do you have recommendations? I’m open to almost anything, especially about growth, philosophy, leadership, religion, and classic fiction.

Currently reading:

  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  • The Power of Awareness by Neville Goddard

To do:

  • Bhagavad Gita
  • The Innovators by Walter Issacson
  • The Republic by Plato
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  • With the Old Breed by Eugene Sledge
  • Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzche
  • This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff
  • Theodore Roosevelt Trilogy by Edmund Morris
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
  • The Last of the Mohicans by James Fennimore Cooper
  • The Last Lion Trilogy by William Manchester
  • The Code of Man by Waller Newell
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dosteoevsky
  • Self Control: It’s Kingship and Majesty by William George Jordan
  • Roman Honor by Carlin Barton
  • Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  • Resilience by Eric Greitens
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Oil! By Upton Sinclair
  • Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
  • Native Son by Richard Wright
  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • Gates of Fire by Stephen Pressfield
  • Band of Brothers by Stephen Abrose
  • After Virtue by Alasdair MacIntyre
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard
  • The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
  • The Stranger by Albert Camus
  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  • The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn
  • Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  • Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
  • First Edition of the The Boy Scout Handbook
  • The Thin Red Line by James Jones
  • Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
  • The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
  • The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  • The Book of Deeds of Arms and of Chivalry by Christine De Pizan
  • Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse
  • Crime And Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Ulysses by James Joyce
  • Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • From Here to Eternity by James Jones
  • The Histories by Herodotus
  • The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  • The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
  • Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  • The Bible
  • Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans by Plutarch
  • All Quiet on The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarq
  • Malcolm X: The Autobiography
  • Into Thin Air by John Krakauer
  • The Master and Margarita by by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer
  • Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P. Hall

Done:

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Slaughterhouse‐Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Catcher and the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
  • Catch‐22 by Joseph Heller
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  • King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard
  • A River Runs Through It by Norman F. Maclean
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • The Strenuous Life by Theodore Roosevelt
  • The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • The Naked and The Dead by Norman Mailer
  • Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • Hamlet by Shakespeare
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Dafoe
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Paradise Lost by John Milton
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
  • Education of a Wandering Man by Louis L’Amour
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen Covey
  • The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Chop Wood Carry Water by Joshua Medcalf
  • Getting Things Done by David Allen
  • Who Moved My Cheese? by Spenser Johnson
  • The Better Angels of our Nature by Michael Halleran
  • Good to Great by James Collins
  • The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim
  • The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt
  • Influence by Robert Cialdini
  • Poor Charlie’s Almanack by Charlie Munger
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • The Mason’s Words by Robert Davis
  • The Essential Wooden by John Wooden and Steve Jamison
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

To do again:

  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Influence by Robert Cialdini