For Facebook: 100 books rather than 15

100 Books That Changed Life For The Better

This replaces the 15 volume lists of books that marked me or did anything of that sort. These 100 books, together, can do anything. They can grow up to be astronauts if they want.

1. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert Heinlein
2. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
3. The Magic Mountain, Thomas Mann
4. The Selected Poems of Alexander Pope
5. Where The Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak
6. In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust
7. The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
8. Dialogues, Plato
9. Selected Poems, Langston Hughes
10. Written on the Body, Jeannette Winterson
11. A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman
12. Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
13. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
14. Death in Venice, Thomas Mann
15. Platform, Michel Houellebecq
16. The Books of Genesis, Ecclesiastes, and Matthew
17. The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder
18. Saint Genet: Actor and Martyr, Jean-Paul Sartre
19. Ariel, Sylvia Plath
20. The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger
21. A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway
22. Whatever, Michel Houellebecq
23. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
24. Praise of Folly, Erasmus
25. Civilization and Its Discontents, Sigmund Freud
26. Bad Habits, Dave Barry
27. Goodnight Moon, (don’t remember the author)
28. The Alexandria Quartet, Lawrence Durrell
29. The Counterlife, Philip Roth
30. Whatever, Michel Houellebecq
31. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
32. Cheri, Collette
33. Steppenwolf, Hermann Hesse
34. The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon
35. Either/Or, Soren Kierkegaard
36. The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky
37. The Importance of Being Ernest, Oscar Wilde
38. Dune, Frank Herbert
39. Emile, Jean-Jacques Rousseau
40. Selected Poems (including the 4 Quartets), T. S. Eliot
41. The Man Who Planted Trees, Jean Giono
42. Fairy Tales, Hans Christian Anderson
43. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Max Weber
44. Mystery Train, Greil Marcus
45. Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald
46. The Professor of Desire, Philip Roth
47. The Collected Prose of Woody Allen
48. Uncle Vanya, Anton Chekhov
49. The Glass Bead Game, Hermann Hesse
50. The Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu
51. Ulysses, James Joyce
52. Sex Drugs and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
53. Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, Lester Bangs
54. The Stranger, Albert Camus
55. Fear and Trembling, Soren Kierkegaard
56. The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoevsky
57. The She-Wolf and Other Stories, Giovanni Verga
58. Possession, A. S. Byatt
59. Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
60. Women in Love, D. H. Lawrence
61. The Selected Poems of Rumi
62. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
63. My Dinner With Andre (screenplay), Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory
64. Mount Analogue, Rene Daumal
65. Selected Writings, Martin Heidegger
66. Selected Poems, Edgar Allen Poe
67. The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir
68. Notes from Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky
69. Identity, Milan Kundera
70. The History of Sexuality Volume 1, Michel Foucault
71. The Art of Living, Alexander Nehamas
72. Narcissus and Goldmund, Hermann Hesse
73. The Death of Adam: Essays, Marilynne Robinson
74. 60 Stories, Donald Barthelme
75. Jesus’ Son, Denis Johnson
76. The Ginger Man, J.P. Donleavy
77. The Ambassadors, Henry James
78. The Selected Writings of Carl Jung
79. Thus Spake Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche
80. The Selected Poems of Lord Alfred Tennyson
81. Essays, Ralph Ellison
82. Essays, Michel de Montaigne
83. IV, Chuck Klosterman
84. Diaries, Anais Nin
85. Zadig, Voltaire
86. Ecrits, Jacques Lacan
87. The Dhammapada, Buddha
88. Essays, Ralph Waldo Emerson
89. Walden, Henry David Thoreau
90. The Dharma Bums, Jack Kerouac
91. Please Kill Me: An Oral History of Punk, Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
92. The Sickness Unto Death, Soren Kierkegaard
93. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
94. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
95. Essays (including “The Doors of Perception”), Aldous Huxley
96. The Fall, Albert Camus
97. Our Lady of the Flowers, Jean Genet
98. Poems, Sappho
99. The Vice Guide to DO’s and DON’Ts
100. The Portable Dorothy Parker

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