Saturday, June 17, 2023

To Learn About Life

If you were asked to provide teenagers with a list of 12 works (fiction and non-fiction) that contain profound insights into life, which titles would be on your list?

My hastily compiled list would be:
  1. Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  2. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  3. Life With a Star by Jiri Weil
  4. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  5. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  6. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  7. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  8. The Warden by Anthony Trollope
  9. Chronicles of Wasted Time by Malcolm Muggeridge
  10. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
  11. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
  12. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad


chris said...

Read six and attempted one but quit.

About to re-read Killer Angels as the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg is coming up shortly.

Michael Wade said...


Good idea. The Killer Angels is worth multiple reads.


Jean said...

To Kill a Mockingbird.

West With Giraffes.

Michael Wade said...


"To Kill a Mockingbird" is an excellent choice.

I'll be reading "West with Giraffes" soon.