I just came across an interesting website for men, The Art of Manliness. There you will find a list of 100 books recommended for men. I thought it was a very eclectic list with titles such as The Great Gatsby, The Prince, Catcher in the Rye, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Call of the Wild, and The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt amongst others.
I think women would enjoy many of these titles, too, but I often find it hard to find good books to recommend to the men in my life. I think you’ll find this very useful.
Planet eBook also allows you to sign up to be notified whenever a new book is added to their collection.
I’m still a bit old fashioned and like to curl up in bed with a good book. But everyone’s different and this might turn out to be just your cup of tea.
Please don’t judge this book by its cover. It’s a much better book than that. The following is the blurb from the book’s jacket:
Lovers of historical mystery will relish this chilling Victorian tale based on real events and cloaked in authenticity. Best of all, it casts British literature’s most fascinating and controversial figure as the lead sleuth.
A young artist’s model has been murdered, and legendary wit Oscar Wilde enlists his friends Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Sherard to help him investigate. But when they arrive at the scene of the crime they find no sign of the gruesome killing — save one small spatter of blood, high on the wall. Set in London, Paris, Oxford, and Edinburgh at the height of Queen Victoria’s reign, here is a gripping eyewitness account of Wilde’s secret involvement in the curious case of Billy Wood, a young man whose brutal murder served as the inspiration for “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” Told by Wilde’s contemporary — poet Robert Sherard — this novel provides a fascinating and evocative portrait of the great playwright and his own “consulting detective,” Sherlock Holmes creator, Arthur Conan Doyle.
This is the first in the author’s Oscar Wilde series – a total of nine books are planned. I’m looking forward to the next one, and the next, and the next!
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Okay you slackers, get moving!
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