50 books I want to read this year

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. Living Proof by Kira Peikoff
  6. Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
  7. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  8. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  9. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  10. Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
  11. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  12. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
  13. Men Without Women by Ernest Hemingway
  14. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  15. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  16. The Quiet American by Graham Greene
  17. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  18. The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
  19. Money by Martin Amis
  20. Die Again Tomorrow by Kira Peikoff
  21. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  22. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  23. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
  24. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence
  25. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loo
  26. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  27. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  28. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  29. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  30. No Time To Die by Kira Peikoff
  31. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry
  32. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  33. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  34. Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
  35. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  36. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
  37. Tartuffe by Molière
  38. Ringan Gilhaize: or The Covenanters by John Galt
  39. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
  40. 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. The Republic by Plato
  10. The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton

If you have any recommendations, please comment below! 🙂


This list was last updated 04/04/2017.