Books All White Men Own

Books all White men own.

I read 29 of 79, which 38%, or more than a third of them. If you include the ones where I saw the movie or read another book of the author’s, it’s up to 44 or 57%, more than half. All told I have read 89 books by the 78 authors below.

See how many of these you have read. 

If you are a white man and you think you do not own one of these books, try looking under your bed, it’s probably there.

1. Shogun, James Clavell NO, but saw the movie

2. Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut YES, and also read Player Piano; The Sirens of Titan; Mother Night; Cat’s Cradle; Breakfast of Champions; God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; Slapstick; Welcome to the Monkey House; Happy Birthday, Wanda June; and Wampeters, Foma and Grandfalloons.

3. A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole YES

4. Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace NO

5. A collection of John Lennon’s drawings. NO

6. A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway YES, and also read The Sun Also Rises, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories, The Green Hills of Africa, In Our Time, Men without Women, A Moveable Feast, For Whom the Bell Tolls, To Have and Have Not, Across the River and into the Trees, The Old Man and the Sea, and Death in the Afternoon.

7. The first two volumes of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin NO

8. God Is Not Great, Christopher Hitchens NO

9. Catch-22, Joseph Heller YES, and also read Something Happened.

10. I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, Tucker Max NO

11. Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand NO, and never will!

12. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat, Oliver Sacks YES

13. The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger YES, and also read Franny and Zooey, Nine Stories, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters.

14. The Godfather, Mario Puzo YES

15. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald YES

16. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov YES, and also read Bend Sinister

17. Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk NO, but read another one, Invisible Monsters.

18. The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov NO

19. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown NO, and never will.

20. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck YES, and also read Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row and Tortilla Flat.

21. The Stand, Stephen King NO

22. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson NO

23. The Naked and the Dead, Norman Mailer NO, but read An American Dream, The Armies of the Night, Of a Fire on the Moon, and The White Negro.

24. Tuesdays With Morrie, Mitch Albom NO

25. It’s Not About the Bike, Lance Armstrong (definitely under the bed) NO

26. Who Moved My Cheese?, Spencer Johnson NO

27. Portnoy’s Complaint, Philip Roth YES, and also read Goodbye Colombus.

28. Seabiscuit, Laura Hillenbrand NO

29. John Adams, David McCullough NO

30. Ragtime, E. L. Doctorow YES

31. Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis YES

32. America: The Book, Jon Stewart NO

33. The World Is Flat, Thomas Friedman NO, and never will! But read From Beirut to Jerusalem.

34. The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell YES

35. The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time, Mark Haddon NO

36. Exodus, Leon Uris (if Jewish) NO

37. Trinity, Leon Uris (if Irish-American) NO

38. The Road, Cormac McCarthy NO, but own All the Pretty Horses.

39. Marley & Me, John Grogan NO

40. Freakonomics, Steven D. Levitt YES

41. The Rainmaker, John Grisham NO

42. Patriot Games, Tom Clancy NO, and never will.

43. Dragon, Clive Cussler NO, never will.

44. Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond NO

45. The Agony and the Ecstasy, Irving Stone NO

46. The 9/11 Commission Report NO

47. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, John le Carre NO, but read Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

48. Rising Sun, Michael Crichton NO, but saw Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain.

49. A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson NO, but read Made in America.

50. Airport, Arthur Hailey NO

51. Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki NO, but saw the movie.

52. Burr, Gore Vidal NO

53. Angela’s Ashes, Frank McCourt NO

54. The Wheel of Time, Robert Jordan NO

55. Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer NO

56. Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer NO

57. Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson NO, and never will!

58. Godel, Escher, Bach, Douglas Hofstadter NO

59. The World According to Garp, John Irving YES, and also read Setting Free the Bears and A Son of the Circus.

60. A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking NO

61. The Tin Drum, Gunter Grass No, but saw the movie and read Dog Soldiers.

62. On the Road, Jack Kerouac YES, and also read Visions of Gerard.

63. Lord of the Flies, William Golding YES

64. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien YES

65. The Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe NO, but read The Hells Angels, The Electric Koolaid Acid Test, The Painted Word, The Right Stuff, Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, The Candy-Colored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby.

66. Beowulf, the Seamus Heaney translation NO

67. Rabbit, Run, John Updike NO, but read Toward the End of Time and Hugging the Shore.

68. The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie YES

69. The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle NO

70. The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler NO, but read The Maltese Falcon.

71. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey NO, but saw the movie, and read The Demon Box.

72. A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess YES

73. House of Leaves, Mark Danielewski NO

74. The Call of the Wild, Jack London NO

75. Gravity’s Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon YES, and also read The Crying of Lot 49, V., Vineland, and Slow Learner.

76. I, Claudius, Robert Graves NO

77. The Civil War: A Narrative, Shelby Foote NO

78. American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis NO

79. Life, Keith Richards NO

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14 responses to “Books All White Men Own

  1. EPGAH

    Why do you think all whites own these? And why do you mark some of them with “And Never Will”?

    • I don’t think so. Click the link. The link is to an article called Books That All White Men Own. I’m not saying it. They are saying it.

      Never will? Some are too much genre books for me. I don’t read genre books so much. I mostly just read Lit. Others are by rightwingers or globalists like (((Friedman))).

  2. (((Beauregard)))

    Not a John Grisham fan?

    His greatest book is The Appeal.

    it is based on a true story out of W.V. where a Coal Company (Massey Energy, who’s CEO the Obama DOJ spent most of their time trying to topple) donates massive amounts of money to elect a guy to the State Supreme Court. When a case involving Massey is heard, the Justice refuses to recuse himself. The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision rules elected Judges must recuse themselves from cases involving their donors, yet the same rules were rejected by the court for legislators in Citizens United.

    • EPGAH

      What? Judges don’t recuse themselves for a conflict of interest? Words cannot express how shocked I’m pretending to be!

      However, it DOES explain how judges can cock-block Trump’s attempts to protect us from the Moslem hordes with a straight face…

      • (((Beauregard)))

        Did they receive money from Muslim advocacy groups? Do you have a source for that?

        Plus, they aren’t elected, although the people who appoint/confirm them are.

      • (((Beauregard)))

        Trump promised to appoint Judges like “Scalia and Thomas” who dissented in the case mandating Judges recusing themselves.

        Republicans in the Jewdiciary voted for lack of recusal, democrats against.

        You guys have no one to blame but yourselves.

  3. Magneto

    Here’s the list I read:
    Fight Club
    Catcher in the Rye
    Lolita
    Rich Dad Poor Dad
    On the Road
    American Psycho

    About Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. It’s a bunch of elitist bullshit where he gives his own logical justifications for why 1 percent own all the wealth. Basically, if you want to understand how the rich think, you should read this book.

    Robert Kiyosaki has also been exposed as a scammer and a liar, he has lied about his military service. That’s one thing all rich people have in common- they are conmen, scammers, very good at putting on a false show of vanity, and so on.

    Anyway, the kind of people that eat up this shit are MLM people, women, new agers, etc. He’s just selling himself as a financial guru to retarded people.

    • Jager

      The Call of the Wild is my top book. There’s too much shit on that list for me to take it seriously. Guns, Germs, and Steal is by a hypoKrItiKal-jEw. Hemingway is a classic manly author. I read comedian books for giggles but they are not LOTR, Beowulf, ect. Heroic epics. Jon Leibowitz is jews jew as well. This is like a list of books White men should own crossed with Buzzfeeds Resolutions for White males, an odd mix of PC with non-PC books.

  4. Though not white, my Dad owns Shogun.

  5. Amy

    I admit I am surprised by your answer on The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo, I found it a good read. George R R Martin not surprising since it’s so mainstream at the moment but I enjoyed long before HBO made him cool.

  6. Stewart

    Robert,
    What did you think of Updike’s Toward the End Time? I thought this was a fascinating, insightful book. Kind of dark.

  7. Roots was Alex Haley but I’m sure you already know that, right?

  8. SHI

    I have read/own the following:

    The Call of the Wild
    One flew over the Cuckoo’s nest
    The Complete Sherlock Holmes – I had been gifted this book (hardbound edition) on my 21st birthday. Still treasure it a lot.
    The Satanic Verses – Yes. Not a Rushdie fan though..
    Beowulf – I’m fascinated by Old/Medieval English texts. I even liked Chaucer and The Faerie Queene. I know of hardly anyone else who’s into Old English literature that isn’t Shakespeare.
    Lord of the Rings – Fucking overrated even when you’re into European Pagan mythologies like I am. Have read it twice though. Did not watch the movies.
    The Lord of the Flies. Yes. One of my all-time favorites.
    A brief history of Time -YES. Read it as a teenager. Still have it lying around somewhere.
    Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Yes. It’s a best-seller in these parts.
    Freakonomics. Yes.
    The world is flat. Unfortunately, Yes.
    Who moved my cheese. Yes, again it’s a bestseller in these parts.
    The Grapes of Wrath. Hell, yes. One of my favorites. Also, Of Mice and Men. I often quote from that one.
    The Da Vinci Code – Yes, but haven’t read any Dan Brown sequels as have lost interest in conspiracy theories.
    Lolita – No, but definitely interested in this one.
    The Great Gatsby – Yes.
    The Godfather – A big of course.
    Atlas Shrugged – Unfortunately, yes.
    Tucker Max – WTF? Why is this one doing on this list of classics and no Charles Dickens, Jules Verne or Dostoyevski?

    But, Yes.

    I scored 18 on that list.Good score I guess.

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