Writing cannot exist without reading. Reading is critical to becoming a better writer. Reading was critical to surviving prison. It is through reading that I have developed an understanding of the beauty and power that words can command.
In no particular order here is a list of my favorite books. Some of them transported me to a different time and place, some of them made me look deep within myself. But all of them had an impact.
The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
All the Light We Cannot See- Anthony Doerr
The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It- Kamal Ravikant
Live Your Truth – Kamal Ravikant
Choose Yourself – James Altucher
Mans Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho
The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis
Jesus’ Son – Denis Johnson
Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
Rebirth – Kamal Ravikant