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100 Must Read Books: The Man's Essential Library. Amazon Listmania: The Essential Man’s Library Part II Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins Just like The Da Vinci Code, but on hallucinogenic mushrooms…and written 30 years prior.

100 Must Read Books: The Man's Essential Library

A psychedelic story of a wandering musical troupe that settle down to open “Captain Kendrick’s Memorial Hot Dog Wildlife Preserve,” and somehow get mixed up with the Vatican. The motto: “The principal difference between an adventurer and a suicide is that the adventurer leaves himself a margin of escape (the narrower the margin, the greater the adventure).”

White Noise by Don Delillo This National Book Award winner was more right on in 1985 than Delillo could have possibly known. Ulysses by James Joyce Just buy it and put it on your bookshelf and remember this from the book: “A man of genius makes no mistakes. The Young Man’s Guide by William Alcott The Young Man’s Guide is a thorough resource which deals with the formation of character in a young man with regard to the mind, manners, and morals. 32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life. The 50 Coolest Books Ever. Your Picks: Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books. More than 5,000 of you nominated.

Your Picks: Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books

More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. The winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey are an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles. Over on NPR's pop culture blog, Monkey See, you can find one fan's thoughts on how the list shaped up, get our experts' take, and have the chance to share your own. A quick word about what's here, and what's not: Our panel of experts reviewed hundreds of the most popular nominations and tossed out those that didn't fit the survey's criteria (after — we assure you — much passionate, thoughtful, gleefully nerdy discussion).

So, at last, here are your favorite science-fiction and fantasy novels. More fantastic book-related films - World Book Day. 100 Notable Books of 2014. Photo The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

100 Notable Books of 2014

ALL OUR NAMES. By Dinaw Mengestu. (Knopf, $25.95.) 25 books every girl should read before she turns 25. Classic literature is full of famous books about angsty teenage boys learning who they are as men.

25 books every girl should read before she turns 25

But what about all the women? The books about women’s coming of age are not nearly as widely celebrated, but are they are JUST as significant and moving and important as all those books about boys. From young adult stories of adventure, to non-fiction graphic novels, these game-changing reads will shape how you think about being a woman — which let’s be real, is mega important. It’s time to dust off your library card and get ready to be empowered. 1. Best Of 2014 Lists: Selected Titles. Happy 2015!

Best Of 2014 Lists: Selected Titles

Last year (yup) Geri Diorio posted a fantastic summary of the best young adult books lists from 2014 including Horn Book, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal. My New Year’s resolution was to annotate a title selected from each list and/or category. Reading Challenge 2015. Feminist Writers on Books Every Man Should Read. 50 cultural icons and their favorite books. 50 cultural icons and their favorite books. Top Ten Best Novels You've Never Heard Of - The Journal Pulp.

Or perhaps you have.

Top Ten Best Novels You've Never Heard Of - The Journal Pulp

Yet the following list, laid out in no particular order (with the exception of Number 1), is relatively obscure: Nothing is as it seems under the sharp western sun. After recovering from an enigmatic and near-fatal illness, Gasteneau, a man with an iron will, glimpses something so extraordinary and so horrific that he feels his life irrevocably altered. But did he really see what he thinks he saw? In the aftermath of his sickness, he’s also drawn deeper into a resolution he made just prior to getting sick: to seek out a piece of evidence that shows with certainty God’s hand at work upon the earth. 10. Published in 1995, this is James Salter’s fourth novel — a novel as real, as poetic, and as heartbreakingly beautiful as anything I’ve ever read. 9. By Fydor Dostoevsky. 8.

Tom Drury’s fourth novel, published in 2006, is intelligent, endearing, funny — though perhaps a little too farcical — and contains an exceptionally likable hero named Pierre Hunter. 6. 5. The Worlds Weirdest Book. A truly unique work of fiction, ‘The Codex Seraphinianus‘ is a book that appears to be a visual encyclopedia of some unknown world or dimension.

The Worlds Weirdest Book

Written down in one of that worlds beautiful curving languages, the book by Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini, explains the odd inhabitants and their colorful behaviors. The book was created between 1976 and 1978 and for the low price of about $500.00 you can ponder over your own copy… then again, if you can’t afford that, check out the video at the bottom. See Also MOUNTAINS OF BOOKS BECOME MOUNTAINS. Your Picks: Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books. Books that Changed Your Life : books. Best Books by Women Under 50. It’s pretty much been settled that everyone should read more books by women.

Best Books by Women Under 50

But when looking for recommendations, it’s often all Woolf, Morrison, Lessing, Austen, Brontë. Of course, these are essential authors for a reason, and you should definitely read all of their books. That said, there’s something to catching a writer at the beginning of her career and following her for years that is supremely satisfying — not to mention the fact that young female writers need readers rather more than Jane Austen does. So in an effort to get you in on the ground floor (or at least, like, the third floor), after the jump you’ll find a compendium of 50 novels written by 50 female novelists under 50 that are worth your time. Classic Childhood Books That Grow With You  Remember the books your parents/teachers/babysitters read to you when you were a kid?

Classic Childhood Books That Grow With You 

When it came to my parents, they chose the books they had loved as children themselves. When my mother read these to me, she would often end up crying at the end. David Bowie’s List of Top 100 Books. The 9 Best Books for Meaningful Change. Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes...

The 9 Best Books for Meaningful Change

Yes, its that time again: New Year's is almost upon us. Regardless of where you stand on New Year's resolutions, the new calendar can serve as a helpful reminder about the only true constant in all of our lives: change. Like it or not, we are all always changing and adapting to circumstances as time rolls on. The positive thing about change is that with some effort we can help direct some (though not all) of the change in our lives as opposed to being victimized by it. This is not just a sound bite. Although change comes from inside, it doesn't mean you can't use a little help from the outside. Feminist Science Fiction Is the Best Thing Ever. Hello, ladies. Are you into science fiction? Consider The Female Man, a 1970 science fiction novel by the late Joanna Russ, which takes place in four worlds inhabited by four different women who share the same genotype and whose names all start with the letter J.

There’s Jeannine Dadier, who lives in 1969 in an America that never recovered from the Great Depression; Joanna, also in 1969, but in an America like ours; Janet Evason, an Amazonian beast who lives in an all-female world called Whileaway; and Alice Reasoner, or “Jael,” a warlord from a future where women and men have been launching nukes at each other for decades. 20 Best Finance Books That The Richest People Read. If you want to become one of the richest people, is the answer to just read what they read?

Maybe. But there’s more. There’s getting the information the wealthy are getting, and then thinking like they do about money and prosperity. Amazon's 100 books you need to read to live a literary life. On Tuesday, February 4, Amazon revealed its list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime. Chosen by the Amazon Books editors, the list is "a roadmap of a literary life without making it feel like a homework assignment," Sara Nelson, editorial director of print and Kindle Books at said in a statement. The process to narrow this list down to 100 wasn't easy. The team "passionately debated and defended the books we wanted on this list.

" Two Canadian titles made the list: Alice Munro: Selected Stories by Alice Munro and The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Amazon said the list will change with the times and will be updated regularly. The Worlds Weirdest Book. The 26 Best Self-Improvement Posts Ever. Need a place to find the best self-improvement blog posts ever? One big list of inspiring geniuses? Well, here it is… my list of the best self-improvement posts ever: 1. – How to be Creative – Originally published in 2004 by Hugh Macleod at the Gaping Void.

If you haven’t read it, you’re missing some of the best advice ever given freely over the internet. 50 Amazing and Essential Novels to Enrich Your Library. Post written by Leo Babauta. I recently ran into a couple of reading lists (I’ll share them at the end) and realized that I LOVE reading book recommendations. I can’t get enough of them. It's Time to Read! - Book reviews and news.

Thank you for all the comments on this page! 48 Good Books - University at Buffalo. In cooperation with the UB Libraries, the UB Undergraduate Academies announce the Good Books project, a list of 48 good books which embody the mission and spirit of the five Undergraduate Academies: Civic Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Global Perspectives, Research Exploration and Sustainability. The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013. The thing about reading is this: it takes a long time.

There are innumerable books in the world, and many more good ones than can be read by any mortal in a lifetime. 95 Young Adult Books To Read This Summer Instead Of Reading 'Harry Potter' AGAIN. Lifelong Learner: 100 Essential Books. All Of The Books Referenced On "Orange Is The New Black" Your mega summer reading list: 70+ picks from the TED community. Summer: the season for cracking open a good book under the shade of a tree. Below, we’ve compiled about 70 stellar book recommendations from members of the TED community. The 100 Best Science Books of All Time - Image by Biblioteca de la Facultad de Derecho (CC BY 2.0)

List of steampunk works. Steampunk is a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. 10 great science fiction novels that have been banned. @djscruffy: And that's why you're a heathen and should be burned at the stake.

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life. Stephen King's 10 favorite books - ‘The Golden Argosy,’ edited by Van H. Cartmell and Charles Grayson. 75 Must-Read Geek Books. 50 Books That Will Make You a Better Writer. Literary genius — or at least competence — never blossoms in a vacuum. As much as many creative types like to pose as a mysterious lone wolves skulking through the fringes of society without ever becoming a cog in the machine, man, even their works have been shaped by their external experiences up to that point. Even a whole rejection of society still involves relation to it, albeit one defined by absence than presence. So despite what that "free spirit" in composition class claims, reaching out to fellow writers can still prove beneficial to those hoping to pursue the art as either a career or a hobby.

Soaking up advice through any reads available opens up new worlds and ideas and can help mold a work from just OK to just plain awesome. Generally from a technical standpoint, anyways. Obviously, one must not take this article’s title too literally. UC Berkeley Summer Reading List. How to be Well-read in No Time: 40 Short Novels - 74 Books to Read if You Love the Hunger Games. If you haven't read the Hunger Games you really should! They're pretty awesome. Top Fantasy Books and Series : Sword Blog. Reddit's Top 105 Fantasy Novels/Series of All Time - How many of the top all time fantasy novels/series have you read.

50 Novels to Read When You Need a Good Laugh. Top 10 Best Novels of the Last 20 Years. Best Dystopian Fiction of All Time (80 books) 20 Even Stranger and More Wonderful Books. 30 Very Funny Books. 8 Books For a Higher Existence. John Cartan - 20 Strange and Wonderful Books. The Greatest Books: The Best Books of All Time - 1 to 50.

The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written. Radcliffe’s Rival 100 Best Novels List « Modern Library. The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013. Sci-Fi Lists - Top 100 Sci-Fi Books. Science Fiction - A Nerd’s Guide to Reading. 10 Science Fiction Novels You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Actually Read Them) Storyville: 3 Essential Books You Should Read in Every Major Genre.