100 Great Books

Aside from the basics of food, clothing, shelter, insurance and orthodonture, the thing I probably spend the most money on is books. So I’m always interested to see what “great books” people have in their lists. There are a lot of books that I’ve read in this top 100, and many that I’ve never even heard of. It’s a subjective list of course, but it’s fun skimming through what others like.

The Essential Man’s Library

Granted, the Bible doesn’t make a direct appearance until page 4, but the authors of the list do realize its significance:

…half the books on these lists make Biblical references that must be known by the reader for them to understand the message of that book. If a Western man desires to understand the culture that surrounds him, he needs to have a thorough understanding of the Book that has shaped that culture.