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100 Must Read Books: The Man's Essential Library | The Art of Manliness - Part 2. 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. 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 | ShortList Magazine. Your Picks: Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books.

More than 5,000 of you nominated. 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 than 5,000 of you nominated. 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. ALL OUR NAMES. By Dinaw Mengestu. (Knopf, $25.95.) With great sadness and much hard truth, Mengestu’s novel looks at a relationship of shared dependencies between a Midwestern social worker and a bereft African immigrant. ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING. ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE. AMERICAN INNOVATIONS. THE ASSASSINATION OF MARGARET THATCHER: Stories. THE BALLAD OF A SMALL PLAYER. BARK: Stories. THE BLAZING WORLD. THE BONE CLOCKS. THE BOOK OF STRANGE NEW THINGS. THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS. BOY, SNOW, BIRD. A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS. CAN’T AND WON’T. THE COLD SONG. COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE.

DEPT. THE DOG. EUPHORIA. EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU. F. FAITHFUL AND VIRTUOUS NIGHT. FAMILY LIFE. FOURTH OF JULY CREEK. A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING. I PITY THE POOR IMMIGRANT. THE LAUGHING MONSTERS. LENA FINKLE’S MAGIC BARREL. LILA. THE MAGICIAN’S LAND. 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. 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. Allende spent seven years researching this novel, which she describes as a young woman’s search for self-knowledge. 2. Persepolis is a graphic novel that I first encountered in an Intro to Gender & Women’s Studies in college. 3. This book is classic for a reason. 4. This 1969 autobiography from Maya Angelou shows how a woman can stand strong despite societal and personal injustices. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Best Of 2014 Lists: Selected Titles. Happy 2015! 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. No, I didn’t hit every single genre (sorry poetry). But it was great fun and I conclude that 2014 was definitely wonderful year for YA books! Here are my selections, listed alphabetically by author’s last name.

From: Horn Book, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Nonfiction, Female Author The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia By Candace Fleming An examination of the Romanovs (Russia’s last imperial family), the country’s revolutions and political strife in the the years 1905-1917, and (in their own words) brutal accounts of what life was like for the common peasants of this time. From: Kirkus, Realistic Fiction, Debut Female Author (Morris Finalist) Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley by E. 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. 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.

But in seeking this evidence, he finds instead that he’s growing more and more obsessed by the loss of his mother, whom he barely knew, and is pursued as well by a ghostly figure in black and a feeling of hypochondria he can neither shake, nor fully define. 10. 9. By Fydor Dostoevsky. 8. 6. 5. 4. 3. That’s a lot of teeth-gnashing, I think you would agree. 2. 1. 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. 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 Via: 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. 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. But these aren’t the only 50 books that fit this description! Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi Welp, you’re probably not surprised to see Oyeyemi on this list — if you’re a regular reader of Flavorwire, you’ll know that everyone here pretty much loves her. Classic Childhood Books That Grow With You | Zola Books. Remember the books your parents/teachers/babysitters read to you when you were a kid? 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.

Just imagine my six-year-old confusion: Why were happy endings sad? I didn’t get it. Looking back on those books now, and even on what I read in my tweens and early teens, I start to understand. Chances are you’ve read these classics, but prepare to discover the rollercoaster ride of feels when you reread them. Dr. Kid Read: Bedtime stories like The Sneetches, Yertle the Turtle and The Lorax were all fun. Adult Read: Get ready to have your innocence ruined. Little Women Kid Read: Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women starts on Christmas Eve, and that is exactly what reading the book feels like: comforting, like hot cocoa on a freezing winter afternoon.

The Little Prince Adult Read: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who wrote the book, was one smart cookie. David Bowie’s List of Top 100 Books. The 9 Best Books for Meaningful Change | Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes... 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. As a psychologist, I can tell you that real change ultimately comes from within. It is a choice. Although change comes from inside, it doesn't mean you can't use a little help from the outside. With that, I give you my list of The 9 Best Books For Meaningful Change: 9. This book was mentioned in a session by one of my financially successful patients who told me that reading it helped him to become an entrepreneur. 8. 7. 6. One of the first and still one of the best. 5.

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.

The first time I read The Female Man, I felt like the hotel room carpeting had been ripped out from beneath my feet, revealing a glittering intergalactic parquet that had somehow been there all along. Those were boy stories. Two classics of the feminist science fiction canon. Science fiction has long been a boy’s club. It wasn’t without precedent, incidentally. 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.

You Need These 2 Types of Finance Books: 1. 2. Read both types of books and you may be well on your way to be a rich. Books On Thinking Like The Rich: 1) The Law of Divine Compensation, On Work, Money and Miracles By Marianne Williamson Amazon Link: According to Marianne Williamson, our thoughts create our financial reality. “In our ability to think about something differently lies the power to make it different”. This is a book of work, money and miracles. 2) The Science of Getting Rich By Wallace Wattles Amazon Link: This book from 1910 provided the intellectual framework for many personal wealth-building seminars. By T. Amazon's 100 books you need to read to live a literary life | CBC Books | CBC Radio. 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. This inaugural list has a wide array of books, from fiction and non-fiction, classic and contemporary. More from CBC Books: CBC Bookies: The best books of 2013 8 books to read to get you into the Sochi spirit The top 100 books in the 1800s: How many have you read?

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. 2. – How to Make Money From Your Blog – If I had a dollar for every person who started blogging after reading this post… well… I could quit my job. 3. – Zen To Done (ZTD): The Ultimate Simple Productivity System – This is a post you can put to use to improve you life immediately. 4. – How to Learn (But Not Master) Any Language in 1 Hour (Plus: A Favor) – Tim Ferris describes in detail how you can learn the basics of new language quickly through a method he calls deconstruction. 5. – The Art of the Finish: How to Go From Busy to Accomplished – This post was written about three years ago on Scott H Young’s blog.

50 Amazing and Essential Novels to Enrich Your Library | zen habits. 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. So I decided to compile my own (somewhat eclectic) list of novels I think are amazing and essential to every library. I hope you enjoy it. I should make some notes before diving in. Another note: there are actually many more books listed here than 50 — a number of those listed are actually series of books, in a couple cases series that include 20 or more books. There are classics here, but there are cheap thrillers and popular fiction and even a few “kids” books. If you could fill your library with only 50 books, you could do much worse than choose these 50. Not in any order but just in the order they came to me: King Lear, by Shakespeare.

Some other lists of books I’ve enjoyed recently: Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge | It's Time to Read! - Book reviews and news. 48 Good Books - University at Buffalo. The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013. 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. The 100 Best Science Books of All Time - List of steampunk works. 10 great science fiction novels that have been banned.

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. 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. 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--Seriously. 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.