Top 10 Books Every Man Should Read

There’s a certain kind of conversation you have from time to time at parties in New York about a new book. The word “banal” sometimes rears its by-now banal head; you say ‘under-edited,’ I say ‘derivative.’ The conversation goes around and around various literary criticisms, and by the time it moves on one thing is clear; no one read the book; we just read the reviews.
-Anna Quindlen

For some, reading is an undying passion, while for some, it’s a companion they just pass time with. For whatever reason you pick up a book, it’s bound to take you places without you moving a single finger. That’s the power they possess. In this article, I’ve listed some of the best books for men. These include self-help books, fiction, non-fiction, etc. While you’ll find some books that have crossed the 100-million-copies-sold milestone, you’ll find some that are not even known.

All Time Favorites
  1. Decision Points―George W. Bush
  2. Life―Keith Richards
  3. Atlas Shrugged―Ayn Rand
  4. The Da Vinci Code―Dan Brown
  5. Fight Club―Chuck Palahniuk
  6. The Catcher in the Rye―J. D. Salinger
  7. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt―Edmund Morris
  8. Dharma Bums―Jack Kerouac
  9. Of Mice and Men―John Steinbeck
  10. The Metamorphosis―Franz Kafka

For Young Men

  1. The Lord of the Rings―J. R. R. Tolkien
  2. The Animal Farm―George Orwell
  3. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn―Mark Twain
  4. The Book Thief―Markus Zusak
  5. To Kill a Mocking Bird―Harper Lee
  6. The Kite Runner―Khaled Hosseini
  7. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl―Anne Frank
  8. The Harry Potter Series―J. K. Rowling
  9. The Twilight Series―Stephenie Meyer
  10. The Demon’s Lexicon―Sarah Rees Brennan

For Fiction Lovers

  1. The Big Sky―A. B. Guthrie
  2. A River Runs Through It and Other Stories―Norman Maclean
  3. Nick Adams Stories―Ernest Hemingway
  4. On the Road―Jack Kerouac
  5. Big Woods: The Hunting Stories―William Faulkner
  6. The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare―G. K. Chesterton
  7. Lonesome Dove: A Novel―Larry McMurtry
  8. Neuromancer―William Gibson
  9. Young Lonigan―James T. Farrell
  10. Billy Bathgate―E. L. Doctorow

On Christianity

  1. Mere Christianity―C. S. Lewis
  2. The Imitation of Christ―Thomas á Kempis
  3. I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist―Norman Geisler and Frank Turek
  4. Pilgrim’s Progress―John Bunyan
  5. The Kingdom of the Cults―Walter Martin
  6. The Confessions of St. Augustine―St. Augustine
  7. The Complete Works of E. M. Bounds On Prayer
  8. My Utmost for His Highest―Oswald Chambers
  9. The Cost of Discipleship―Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  10. Celebration of Discipline―Richard J. Foster

Self-help

  1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People―Stephen R. Covey
  2. First Things First―Stephen Covey, A. Roger, and Rebecca R. Merrill
  3. Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life―Martin Seligman
  4. Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ―Daniel Goleman
  5. The Power of Positive Thinking―Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
  6. As a Man Thinketh―James Allen
  7. The Road Less Traveled―M. Scott Peck
  8. Cut the CRAP and Resolve Your Problems―David R. Cox and Donald A. Sanders
  9. The Sixty-Second Motivator―Jim Johnson
  10. The Total Money Makeover―Dave Ramsey

Now that you know these books for men, it’s time you stack up a few. These are some of the best books of all time, and thus, are a must read.

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