Saturday, May 28, 2011

50 books to read before you turn 50

I bolded the ones I've read.

1. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
2. 1984 by George Orwell
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
4. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
5. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
6. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

7. The Rights of Man by Tom Paine
8. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
9. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
10. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

11. The Wisdom of the Desert by Thomas Merton
12. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
13. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham
14. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
15. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
16. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

17. Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot
18. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
19. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
20. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
21. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

22. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
23. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
24. The Republic by Plato
25. Lolita, or the Confession of a White Widowed Male by Vladmir Nabokov
26. Getting Things Done by David Allen
27. How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
28. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
29. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

30. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
31. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
32. The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene
33. Outline of History by HG Wells
34. The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
35. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

36. On Old Age by Marcus Tullius Cicero
37. Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
38. Heidegger's Being and Time - Stephen Mulhall
39. Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
40. Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
41. The Ultimate "Unseen Hand" Behind the New World Order (666 Pandora's BOX) by Alex Christopher
42. The Aesthetical Essays by Frederich Schiller
43. The Jew and the Lotus by Rodger Kamenetz
44. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
45. The Philosophy of Torah by Rabbi Israel Chait
46. The Metaphysical Significance of Pi by Patrick Mulcahy
47. The Giver by Lowis Lowry
48. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
49. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
50. Dante's Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso

51. BONUS: BONUS: How To Cook Everything by Mark Bittman
52. BONUS: On the Future of our Educational Institutions by Friedrich Nietzsche
53. BONUS: Memnock the Devil by Anne Rice
54. BONUS: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer


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