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

  • Clark, Roy Peter – Writing Tools
  • King, Stephen – On Writing 📖🌟🌟
  • Koch, Stephen – Modern Library Writer’s Workshop 📖
  • Newport, Cal – Deep Work 📖

Non-Fiction – Biographical