Today I’m going to share 30 books with you that will rock your world if you read them in your 20s. But don’t fret, if you read these in a lifetime, you will enjoy a rich, literary existence that few can match.
Ready, set, here you go:
- Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson
- The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
- The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley
- East of Eden by John Steinbeck
- Blindness by Jose Saramago
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
- Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
- Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow by Tom Rath
- The Road by Cormac McCarthy
- Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
- Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
- The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
- Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
- On the Road by Jack Kerouac
- Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
- Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
- House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
- Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
- Hamlet by William Shakespeare
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville
- The Trial by Franz Kafka
- The End of History and the Last Man by Francis Fukuyama
- Paradise Lost by John Milton
The editions I suggest are here in the Amazon store.
Today is my 30th birthday, and your present to me is to list any books you think I’m missing in the comments.
I’m looking forward to the next decade full of books! Happy reading!
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