Top Fives

Here’s a list of lists, or rather THE List of Lists! It’s all of my top fives by genre (that I regularly read). Of course lists change over time, and there’s a book for every situation, but this is what I’ve got for you at the moment.


  • Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
  • The Expanse by James S.A. Corey (series)
  • Gateway by Fredrick Pohl
  • Old Man’s War by John Scalzi (series)
  • Dune by Frank Herbert


  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
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  • Heart by Blair Butler
  • Secret Identity by Kurt Busiek
  • The Crow by James O’Barr
  • The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures by Dave Stevens
  • Wolverine by Clarement/Miller


  • The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America’s First Serial Killer by Skip Hollandsworth
  • Russia: A 1000-Year Chronicle of the Wild East by Martin Sixsmith
  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
  • A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage
  • The Templars by Dan Jones


  • The History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  • The Tree of Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Ecclesiastes


  • The Rule of Saint Benedict
  • The Bhagavad Gita
  • Proverbs
  • The Kingdom of God Is Within You by Tolstoy
  • I Am a Church Member by Rainer