The Writing of Martin Brennan


This is a list of all the books in my personal library. I haven't read every book here, nor do I own all the books I've read or like. I also don't necessarily like all the books I own. Where I have read a book at least once I will mark it with a 📖. Books marked with a 🌟 are a must-read (multiple stars are my favorite novels of all time). Let me know if you disagree with any categorization. For books I have reviewed or written essays about I will link to the relevant blog post.

Fiction – American Literature

Fiction – English Literature

  • Burgess, Anthony – A Clockwork Orange 📖🌟
  • Conrad, Joseph – Heart of Darkness 📖
  • Golding, William – Lord of the Flies 📖
  • Orwell, George – 1984 📖
  • Orwell, George – Animal Farm 📖
  • Huxley, Aldous – Brave New World 📖
  • Tolkien, J. R. R. – The Hobbit 📖🌟
  • Tolkien, J. R. R. – The Fellowship of the Ring 📖🌟
  • Tolkien, J. R. R. – The Two Towers 📖🌟
  • Tolkien, J. R. R. – The Return of the King 📖🌟🌟
  • Tolkien, J. R. R. – The Silmarillion
  • Wells, H. G. – The Time Machine 📖

Fiction – Latin American Literature

Fiction – Russian Literature

Fiction – Genre – Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Fiction – Graphic Novels

  • Loeb, Jeph – Batman: Hush 📖
  • Miller, Frank – Batman: Year One 📖
  • Miller, Frank – Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 📖
  • Moore, Alan – Batman: The Killing Joke 📖

Non-Fiction – Science

  • Harari, Yuval Noah – Homo Deus
  • Harari, Yuval Noah – Sapiens 📖

Non-Fiction – History

  • Diamond, Jared – Guns, Germs, and Steel

Non-Fiction – Reference & Productivity

Non-Fiction – Biographical

Martin Brennan, the Author

I’m Martin Brennan. I'm a software developer by day, and I like to think I know how to write. Like how a hobo thinks he knows the recipe to Coca-Cola.

You can read about my major projects on my works page.

The authors that inspire me are Cormac McCarthy (my God), Stephen King (my Prophet), J. R. R. Tolkien, George R. R. Martin, Hunter S. Thompson, George Orwell, John Steinbeck, and Kurt Vonnegut.

Find me on twitter @mjrbrennan or email me.