The 50 Books

Here is the entire list of the fifty books Tim Patrick read for this project. Click on any of the books to read more about each selection, find articles tied to each book, and have an opportunity to purchase and read the books yourself. You can also click here for information on books written by Tim Patrick.

The Art of War Book 1
The Art of War
by Sun Tzu
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Book 26
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
by John Le Carré
The Epic of Gilgamesh Book 2
The Epic of Gilgamesh
by Anonymous
Oedipus Rex Book 27
Oedipus Rex
by Sophocles
The Analects Book 3
The Analects
by Confucius
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Book 28
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
by William Shakespeare
The Republic Book 4
The Republic
by Plato
The Misanthrope Book 29
The Misanthrope
by Molière
Meditations on First Philosophy Book 5
Meditations on First Philosophy
by René Descartes
Wilhelm Tell Book 30
Wilhelm Tell
by Friedrich von Schiller
Bhagavad Gita Book 6
Bhagavad Gita
by Anonymous
The Crucible Book 31
The Crucible
by Arthur Miller
The Confessions Book 7
The Confessions
by Augustine of Hippo
Leaves of Grass Book 32
Leaves of Grass
by Walt Whitman
The Qur'an Book 8
The Qur’an
by Mohammed (dictated)
The Origin of Species Book 33
The Origin of Species
by Charles Darwin
The Divine Comedy Book 9
The Divine Comedy
by Dante Alighieri
The Logic of Scientific Discovery Book 34
The Logic of Scientific Discovery
by Karl Popper
Revelations of Divine Love Book 10
Revelations of Divine Love
by Julian of Norwich
The Vicar of Wakefield Book 35
The Vicar of Wakefield
by Oliver Goldsmith
The Prince Book 11
The Prince
by Niccolò Machiavelli
Ivanhoe Book 36
Ivanhoe
by Sir Walter Scott
Leviathan Book 12
Leviathan
by Thomas Hobbes
Wuthering Heights Book 37
Wuthering Heights
by Emily Brontë
Communist Manifesto Book 13
Communist Manifesto
by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels
Vanity Fair Book 38
Vanity Fair
by William Makepeace Thackeray
Max Havelaar Book 14
Max Havelaar
by Multatuli
Middlemarch Book 39
Middlemarch
by George Eliot
The Road to Serfdom Book 15
The Road to Serfdom
by Friedrich Hayek
Possession Book 40
Possession
by A. S. Byatt
All the King's Men Book 16
All the King’s Men
by Robert Penn Warren
Kokoro Book 41
Kokoro
by Natsume Soseki
Frankenstein Book 17
Frankenstein
by Mary Shelley
The Bridge on the Drina Book 42
The Bridge on the Drina
by Ivo Andric
Moby-Dick Book 18
Moby-Dick
by Herman Melville
One Hundred Years of Solitude Book 43
One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel García Márquez
The Picture of Dorian Gray Book 19
The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde
Midnight's Children Book 44
Midnight’s Children
by Salman Rushdie
The Red Badge of Courage Book 20
The Red Badge of Courage
by Stephen Crane
The Metamorphosis Book 45
The Metamorphosis
by Franz Kafka
The Catcher in the Rye Book 21
The Catcher in the Rye
by J. D. Salinger
To the Lighthouse Book 46
To the Lighthouse
by Virginia Woolf
The Jungle Book 22
The Jungle
by Upton Sinclair
The Stranger Book 47
The Stranger
by Albert Camus
Cry, the Beloved Country Book 23
Cry, the Beloved Country
by Alan Paton
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Book 48
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
by Hunter S. Thompson
Invisible Man Book 24
Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison
Neuromancer Book 49
Neuromancer
by William Gibson
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Book 25
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
War and Peace Book 50
War and Peace
by Leo Tolstoy