The Douche asked me for a list of ten books I’d recommend for someone who hasn’t read a lot of literature in their life. I said fuck you, you’re getting eleven. Four months of procrastination later here’s the list.
Before you say anything, this isn’t meant to be a list of the 10 best books ever written. In fact its the opposite. This is a list of great books you’d for the most part rarely find on a top 10 list.
I created this list with the intention of recommending books that are written to communicate a specific view of the world, rather than the pretentious piles of crap typically written in Academia.
With that in mind, I tried to pick books that would be accessible to your average layperson. The kind of books they’ll read and be influenced by, not the kind of books they’ll read to say they’ve read.
1. Watchmen (Alan Moore)
2.The Virtue of Selfishness
3. Discipline and Punish
4. Globalization and its discontents
5. Sick (Jonathen Cohen)
6. Philosophy: The Quest for truth (Pojman)
7. Practical Ethics (Peter Singer)
8. Stupid White Men
10. The Myth of Sisyphus
11. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
1. Why I am Not A Christian (Bertrand Russell)
2. Famine, Affluence, and Poverty (Peter Singer)
3. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Feel your own suggestions in the comments section. Especially if you can recommend a good layperson accessible book about Conservative political thinking. (Political thinking NOT politics)