Ultimate Reading List

Ultimate Reading List


One of my favorite sites Farnam Street, just put out a list of the best books to improve general knowledge of the world. This list is expansive, ranging from The Grapes of Wrath to A History of The World in 100 Objects to The Power Broker. The one I’m most interested in checking out is Letters From A Stoic, a book about Seneca, who guided the Roman Empire for a number of years. He promotes the ethical ideals of Stoicism—the wisdom of the self-possessed person immune to overmastering emotions and life’s setbacks—while valuing friendship and the courage of ordinary men, and criticizing the harsh treatment of slaves and the cruelties in the gladiatorial arena. See the full list at Farnam Street (13 minutes).