50 Books Every Man Should Read

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50 Books Every Man Should Read

50 Books for Men

Glasgow Libraries present a special collection of books mainly for men.

Enjoy a collection of novels from around the world.

In our list of 50 books for men you will find classic novels such as Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse 5, in amongst modern books destined to be regarded as classics like Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho, Haruki Murakami's Wind Up Bird Chronicle and Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian.

And of course there's a bit of football with David Peace's Damned United!


50 Books Every Man Should Read

  • Bret Easton Ellis,  American Psycho
  • Ian McEwan,  Amsterdam
  • Michel Houellebecq,  Atomised
  • Sebastian Faulks,  Birdsong
  • Cormac McCarthy,  Blood Meridian
  • Jay McInerney,  Bright Lights, Big City
  • Graham Greene,  Brighton Rock
  • Joseph Heller,  Catch 22
  • Tom Rob Smith,  Child 44
  • Anthony Burgess,  Clockwork Orange
  • John Kennedy Toole,  Confederacy of Dunces
  • David Peace,  Damned Utd
  • Luke Rhinehart,  Dice Man
  • Stephen King,  Different Seasons
  • Jonathan Safran Foer,  Everything is Illuminated
  • Ernest Hemingway,  Farewell to Arms
  • Chuck Palahnuik,  Fight Club
  • Michael Cunningham,  Flesh and Blood
  • Douglas Coupland,  Generation A
  • Ross Raisin,  God's Own Country
  • Nick Harkaway,  Gone-Away World
  • Thomas Pynchon,  Gravity's Rainbow
  • F Scott Fitzgerald,  Great Gatsby
  • Dave Eggers,  Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
  • Mkhail Lermontov,  Hero of Our Time
  • Nick Hornby,  High Fidelity
  • Truman Capote,  In Cold Blood
  • John Niven,  Kill Your Friends
  • Martin Amis,  London Fields
  • JRR Tolkien,  Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • John Fowles,  Magus
  • Mikhail Bulgakov,  Master and Margarita
  • Herman Melville,  Moby Dick
  • David Mitchell,  Number 9 Dream
  • Jack Kerouac,  On the Road
  • Ken Kesey,  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquezm,  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Philip Roth Portnoy's,  Complaint
  • Niccolo Machiavelli,  Prince
  • Hunter S Thompson,  Rum Diary
  • Kurt Vonnegut,  Slaughterhouse 5
  • Albert Camus, The Stranger
  • Irvine Welsh,  Trainspotting
  • Milan Kundera,  Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Don DeLillo,  Underworld
  • Iain Banks, Wasp Factory
  • Haruki Murakami,  Wind-up Bird Chronicle
  • Don Winslow,  Winter of Frankie Machine
  • Charles Bukowski,  Women
  • Michael Chabon,  Yiddish Policeman's Union


You can find this collection at Library at The Bridge, Couper Institute Library, Ibrox Library, Partick Library and Springburn Library from now!

Alternatively you can reserve any of our novels using our online catalogue here and have them delivered to the local library of your choice.

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Happy reading!

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