50 books I want to read this year

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A great book can change your life. I am very fond of reading but did not get to do so much of it last year, so this year, I want to change that! My goal is to read all of these books and more, particularly those considered literary classics. Though I may not like a specific literary classic, it usually provides for great, insightful conversations. This list will be continually updated as I finish reading each book.


  1. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  2. Night of January 16th by Ayn Rand ✔️
  3. The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald ✔️
  5. Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
  6. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  7. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  8. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  9. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  10. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
  11. Men Without Women by Ernest Hemingway
  12. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  13. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  14. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  15. The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
  16. Die Again Tomorrow by Kira Peikoff
  17. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  18. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  19. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
  20. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence
  21. Candide by Voltaire ✔️
  22. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  23. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  24. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  25. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  26. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry
  27. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  28. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  29. Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
  30. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  31. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
  32. Tartuffe by Molière
  33. Ringan Gilhaize: or The Covenanters by John Galt
  34. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
  35. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen


  1. A Companion to Ayn Rand edited by Alan Gotthelf & Gregory Salmieri
  2. Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal by Ayn Rand ✔️
  3. For the New Intellectual by Ayn Rand
  4. The DIM Hypothesis by Leonard Peikoff
  5. How We Know by Harry Binswanger
  6. The Logical Leap: Induction in Physics by David Harriman
  7. The Aenid by Virgil
  8. The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels by Alex Epstein
  9. Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology by Ayn Rand, edited by Leonard Peikoff & Harry Binswanger ✔️
  10. The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton
  11. Why Businessmen Need Philosophy edited by Debi Ghate & Richard E. Ralston
  12. The Cambridge Companion to Ballet edited by Marion Kant
  13. The Prime Movers by Edwin A. Locke
  14. The Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution by Ayn Rand
  15. The Interpretation of Financial Statements by Benjamin Graham

If you have any recommendations, please comment below! 🙂

This list was last updated 21/11/2017.

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