Business Insider: Classic Books Every Modern Gentleman Needs To Read

Business Insider has posted a slideshow of 39 Classic Books Every Modern Gentlemen Needs To Read new books to read this fall. Note the word “needs” versus “should” in the title!

There are some real gems for everyone on this list. The slideshow is definitely worth checking out.

Business Insider: New Books to Read Fall 2014

Business Insider has posted a slideshow of 20 new books to read this fall.  Most of the books are not anything to get too excited over in my opinion, but there are a few gems.  The slideshow is definitely worth checking out.  A much better list to check out is on The Millions.  You can’t miss with their second-half preview.

One of the Most Banned Books in America

giverBusiness Insider just posted an article on why The Giver is one of the most banned books in America.  It is worth reading simply for that reason alone.

The Giver is another of those books on my too-read list that hasn’t made it to the top, but it’s position on that list may change given the controversy the release of the motion picture may spark.  My preference is to read the book, rather than see the movie.  Any one else have thoughts on this?  Please share your thoughts on whether you prefer books to movies or vice-versa.  Also, have you read The Giver and want to tell other booklovers something about it?

The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels of All Time

There was a time when I read a great deal of fantasy and science-fiction, but in recent years I focused more on historical fiction and thrillers.  Right now I am reading The Cairo Affair by Olen Steinhauer and just love the way the story is written from the viewpoint of different characters.  A great way to write a spy novel!

Business Insider has posted a list of the Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels of All Time.  One of my favorite novels of all time regardless of genre is on the list.  Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell just might be my favorite book of all time, but is definitely in the top five.   Let me know if you have any favorites on the list by leaving a comment!