23 Must-Read Books for Men

These essential reads span all genres and should be included in every man's digital library.

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Literature

Buy The Great Santini at Amazon

The Great Santini

By Pat Conroy

Buy Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree at Amazon

Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree

By Tariq Ali

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Maya's Notebook

By Isabel Allende

Buy The Mysteries of Pittsburgh at Amazon

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

By Michael Chabon

Buy A Sport and a Pastime at Amazon

A Sport and a Pastime

By James Salter

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

By Junot Díaz

Nonfiction

Buy The Art of Betrayal at Amazon

The Art of Betrayal

By Gordon Corera

Buy Alive at Amazon

Alive

By Piers Paul Read

Buy The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness at Amazon

The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness

By Erich Fromm

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The Wild Trees

By Robert Preston

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So You've Been Publicly Shamed

By Jon Ronson

Biography and Memoir

Buy Darkness Visible at Amazon

Darkness Visible

By William Styron

Buy Muhammad Ali at Amazon

Muhammad Ali

By Thomas Hauser

Buy My Family and Other Animals at Amazon

My Family and Other Animals

By Gerald Durrell

Essays and Short Stories

Buy Dangerous Pleasures at Amazon

Dangerous Pleasures

By Patrick Gale

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Me Talk Pretty One Day

By David Sedaris

Mystery/Thrillers

Buy Archie Meets Nero Wolfe at Amazon

Archie Meets Nero Wolfe

By Robert Goldsborough

Buy The 7th Victim at Amazon

The 7th Victim

By Alan Jacobson

Science/Speculative Fiction

Buy The Forever War at Amazon

The Forever War

By Joe Haldeman

Buy Dawn at Amazon

Dawn

By Octavia E. Butler

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Oryx and Crake

By Margaret Atwood

Poetry

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Night Sky with Exit Wounds

By Ocean Vuong

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The Plum Flower Dance

By Afaa Michael Weaver