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Best Books For Men

These are the top books for men according to the web’s most popular book blogs. Ranked by how often they were featured, each of the books on this list was featured in at least three of the articles, with our winning book appearing in nearly a quarter of all of the rankings.

Recommendations from 44 articles, Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Fallon and 172 others.
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How to Win Friends and Influence People
Dale Carnegie - Jan 03, 2020 (first published in 1936)
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You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!Since its release in 1936, How to Win Friends and Influence People has sold more than 15 million copies. Dale Carnegie's first book is a timeless bestseller, packed with rock-solid advice th...
1984
George Orwell - Apr 04, 2017 (first published in 1949)
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Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a rare work that grows more haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes more real. Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell's nightmarish vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff's attempt to find individuality. The brilliance of ...
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Mark Manson - Sep 13, 2016
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New York Times BestsellerIn this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let...
The 48 Laws of Power
Robert Greene - Sep 01, 2000 (first published in 1998)
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This amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive book synthesizes the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz with the historical legacies of statesmen, warriors, seducers, and con men throughout the ages....
The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger - May 01, 1991 (first published in 1951)
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The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for u...
To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee - Jan 01, 2002 (first published in 1960)
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The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.Compassio...
The Way of the Superior Man
A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire
David Deida - Feb 01, 2017 (first published in 1997)
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The mark of a true classic is that it becomes more relevant with the passage of time Twenty years ago, David Deida wrote The Way of the Superior Man share lessons on how a man can grow spiritually while passionately tussling with the challenges of women, work, and sexual desire, Today, men of all ages continue to struggle with these universal chall...
Rich Dad Poor Dad
What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
Robert T. Kiyosaki - Apr 11, 2017 (first published in 1997)
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April 2017 marks 20 years since Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad first made waves in the Personal Finance arena.It has since become the #1 Personal Finance book of all time... translated into dozens of languages and sold around the world.Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert's story of growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best ...
No More Mr Nice Guy
A Proven Plan for Getting What You Want in Love, Sex, and Life
Robert A. Glover - Jan 08, 2003 (first published in 2000)
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Originally published as an e-book that became a controversial media phenomenon, No More Mr. Nice Guy! landed its author, a certified marriage and family therapist, on The O'Reilly Factor and the Rush Limbaugh radio show. Dr. Robert Glover has dubbed the "Nice Guy Syndrome" trying too hard to please others while neglecting one's own needs, thus caus...
The Road
Cormac McCarthy - Mar 28, 2006
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The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive.A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, ...
Lord of the Flies
William Golding - Dec 16, 2003 (first published in 1954)
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At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate; this far from civilization the boys can do anything they want. Anything. They attempt to forge their own society, failing, however, in the face of terror, sin and e...
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
Dressing the Man by Alan Flusser
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose
The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco
Mastery by Robert Greene
Models by Mark Manson
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferriss
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Kingdom Man by Tony Evans
The 50th Law by Robert Greene
The Mask of Masculinity by Lewis Howes
100 Deadly Skills by Clint Emerson
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
Quiet by Susan Cain
Mate by Tucker Max
Icons of Men's Style by Josh Sims
Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Make Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRaven
The Man in the Mirror by Patrick Morley
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
The Stranger by Albert Camus
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Unfu*k Yourself by Gary John Bishop
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Iron John by Robert Bly
The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray
Moby Dick by Herman Melville