Note: the full reading list is too long to post here in full. This is a selection of the books that have shaped the way I think, the way I live, and the way I interact with the world.

Fiction

Classics:

-The Iliad – Homer
-The Odyssey – Homer
-The Epic of Gilgamesh
-The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
-Old Man and The Sea – Ernest Hemingway
-A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
-Sir Gawain and the Green Dragon
-Njal’s Saga
-Beowulf
-The Metamorphoses – Ovid
-Crime and Punishment
-The Saga of the Greenlanders
-Eirik the Red’s Saga
-Meditations — Marcus Aurelius
-Giants in the Earth – O.E. Rolvaag
-On the Road – Jack Kerouac
-Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
-Oedipus Rex – Sophocles
-The Aeneid – Virgil
-Idylls of the King – Tennyson
-The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
-Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neil Hurston

Fiction:
-Spartina – John Casey
-The Orchardist – Amanda Coplin
-Jonathan Livingston Seagull – Richard Bach

Nonfiction

Self-Development:
-The Last Safe Investment – Michael Ellsberg
-Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
-Psycho-Cybernetics – Maxwell Maltz
-The Science of Being Great – William Walter Atkinson
-The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
-Creating – Robert Fritz

Biography and Autobiography:
-Papa Hemingway – A.E. Hotchner
-The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie
-Chronicles, Vol. 1 – Bob Dylan

Business:
-Niche Down – Christopher Lochhead
-Permission to Screw Up – Kristen Hadeed
-Building a Storybrand
 
Coaching:
-Mind Gym – Gary Mack

-How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

History:
-Generations – Neil Howe and William Strauss
-The Box – Mark Levinson
-Storm of Steel – Ernst Junger

Writing:
-Poetics – Aristotle

Philosophy:
 -Discourse on the Method – Descartes
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