List: The Books That Made Me

by Mario Kaiser
updated September 21, 2022

Even though I have become a computer person who rarely chooses to spend free time away from the computer, I still read sometimes. There also was a time when I did little but reading, so here's my personal canon of books you should have read in your lifetime.

  • Erich Fromm: To Have or to Be?
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Faust
  • Friedrich Nietzsche: Thus Spoke Zarathustra
  • Virginia Woolf: A Room of One's Own
  • John Irving: The World According to Garp
  • Hermann Hesse: Siddhartha
  • J.R.R Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings
  • Robert M. Pirsig: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • David Foster Wallace: Girl with Curious Hair
  • Philipp Kerr: The Second Angel