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Quintessential Reading List for Modern Men

August 8, 2008

Our friends over at the Art of Manliness have created the most quintessential reading list for the modern man. Surely it took an inordinate amount of time to narrow it down to 100 books but what they have come up with as a finished product is nothing short of masterful.

“There are the books you read, and then there are the books that change your life. We can all look back on the books that have shaped our perspective on politics, religion, money, and love. Some will even become a source of inspiration for the rest of your life. From a seemingly infinite list of books of anecdotal or literal merit, we have narrowed down the top 100 books that have shaped the lives of individual men while also helping define broader cultural ideas of what it means to be a man.”
Written by: Jason Lankow, Ross Crooks, Joshua Ritchie, and Brett McKay

Some of my personal favorites from their list are below:

  1. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  2. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  3. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  4. How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  5. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

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