Updated: Jan 7, 2020
I'll elaborate more on all of these in future posts/videos, but here are the links in the meantime.
Also the dates each were published cause that shit is interesting.
10. Down & out in Paris & London/Why I write - George Orwell,
1933 & 1946.
The ten spot is a tie for me.
These short pieces provide first hand experiences of poverty & political frustration from inside the mind of an elite/hall of fame writer.
As a bonus, my boy Georgey throws in his 5 go-to writing rules on the last page of Why I Write.
The only non-fiction picks in my top 10, these writings add a new dimension of background/understanding to Orwells later masterpieces.
9. The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli, 1513
8. Crime & Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1866
Too much to say about the rest of these for this blog post, so just snag a copy of each & join our book club.
7. - The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea - Yukio Mishima, 1963
5. Metamorphosis - Franz Kakfa, 1912
4. Coming Up for Air - George Orwell, 1939
2. Master & Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov, 1937
Hope you enjoy these as much as I did.
Highly recommend copping all *11 of them.