Discover Neil Peart’s Grand List Of Books To Read

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Perhaps only a stereotypical trait worth observing, but it was said that drummers are often the least knowledgeable among a band in terms of education. Most of the time, the spotlight is awarded to frontmen or the guitar players since they’re the ones who write the lyrics and arrange the melody. Yet, for Rush, that’s the complete opposite.

It’s important to remember that the holy trinity of rock: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart have contributed vastly to the growth of the genre. For every year that they’ve spent together as a group, they manipulated their music to different styles, reaching for the best of their sound and producing magnificent tunes. These men became the inspiration of others to pick an instrument and learn it to the extent of their imagination.

But, with Neil Peart, being a drummer hero wasn’t just the thing that he’s well-known for. For his part as a member of the Canadian rock band, he was also the principal lyricist, combined with his desire to be eloquent and well-read. To prove that he wasn’t just your typical definition of a cool drummer, he delved hundreds of books to keep his mind sharper than the tip of his pen. For many years, he had shared his love for books and even ran a section from his website entitled: Bubba’s Book Club which displayed his hunger for the printed works.

Inside the lengthy posts, Peart was open to how the books gave an important influence on his life and his work. Each book that was mentioned was given with enough explanation of how it paved the passion of his life and many more.

Check out the list of Neil Peart’s favorites below.

  • Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe
  • The Man With the Golden Arm, by Nelson Algren
  • Inés of My Soul, by Isabel Allende
  • Scattered Suns, by Kevin J. Anderson
  • Metal Swarm, by Kevin J. Anderson
  • Resurrection Inc, by Kevin J. Anderson
  • The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born, by Ayi Kwei Armah
  • Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America’s Class War, by Joe Bageant
  • The Book of Ten Nights and a Night, by John Barth
  • Every Third Thought: A Novel in Five Seasons, by John Barth
  • More Die of Heartbreak, by Saul Bellow
  • Henderson the Rain King, by Saul Bellow
  • The Adventures of Augie March, by Saul Bellow
  • Humboldt’s Gift, by Saul Bellow
  • The Inner Circle, by T.C. Boyle
  • Drop City, by T.C. Boyle
  • Louis Riel, by Chester Brown
  • Bill Bruford: The Autobiography, by Bill Bruford
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson
  • A Salty Piece of Land, by Jimmy Buffett
  • The Art of Travel, by Alain de Botton
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon
  • The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, by Michael Chabon
  • Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of A Husband, Father, and Son, by Michael Chabon
  • Telegraph Avenue, by Michael Chabon
  • The Republic of Nothing, by Lesley Choyce
  • The Antagonist, by Lynn Coady
  • The Secret Agent, by Joseph Conrad
  • Lord Jim, by Joseph Conrad
  • Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad
  • Victory, by Joseph Conrad
  • Eleanor Rigby, by Douglas Coupland
  • The Deptford Trilogy, by Robertson Davies
  • Underworld, by Don DeLillo
  • The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick DeWitt
  • The Old Curiosity Shop, by Charles Dickens
  • Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • The Brothers K, by David James Duncan
  • The River Why, by David James Duncan
  • The Alexandria Quartet, by Lawrence Durrell
  • A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan
  • What is the What, by Dave Eggers
  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers
  • You Shall Know Our Velocity, by Dave Eggers
  • How We Are Hungry, by Dave Eggers
  • Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers
  • A Hologram for the King, by Dave Eggers
  • Middlemarch, by George Eliot
  • The Mill on the Floss, by George Eliot
  • As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner
  • The Last Tycoon, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Everything is Illuminated, by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Canada, by Richard Ford
  • Strong Motion, by Jonathan Franzen
  • Nightwoods, by Charles Frazier
  • Brighton Rock, by Graham Greene
  • Journey Without Maps, by Graham Greene
  • The Lawless Roads, by Graham Greene
  • The Heart of the Matter, by Graham Greene
  • The Power and the Glory, by Graham Greene
  • Our Lady of the Forest, by David Guterson
  • Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson
  • Rebuilding the Indian, by Fred Haefele
  • Late Nights On Air, by Elizabeth Hay
  • Under Kilimanjaro, by Ernest Hemingway
  • To Have and To Have Not, by Ernest Hemingway
  • Islands in the Stream, by Ernest Hemingway
  • Green Hills of Africa, by Ernest Hemingway
  • A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Garden of Eden, by Ernest Hemingway
  • Pike’s Folly, by Mike Heppner
  • The Egg Code, by Mike Heppner
  • The Man Talking Project, by Mike Heppner
  • A Long Way Down, by Nick Hornby
  • High Fidelity, by Nick Hornby
  • About a Boy, by Nick Hornby
  • How to Be Good, by Nick Hornby
  • Songbook, by Nick Hornby
  • Fever Pitch, by Nick Hornby
  • The Polysyllabic Spree, by Nick Hornby
  • A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World, by Tony Horwitz
  • After Many, A Summer Dies the Swan, by Aldous Huxley
  • Frank Lloyd Wright, by Ada Louise Huxtable
  • Until I Find You, by John Irving
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving
  • The World According to Garp, by John Irving
  • The Cider House Rules, by John Irving
  • In One Person, by John Irving
  • The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, by Wayne Johnston
  • The Custodian of Paradise, by Wayne Johnston
  • A World Elsewhere, by Wayne Johnston
  • Ulysses, by James Joyce
  • Critique of Religion and Philosophy, by Walter Kaufmann
  • The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver
  • High Tide in Tucson, by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  • This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of A Human Obsession, by Daniel J. Levitin
  • The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
  • White Fang, by Jack London
  • The Sea-Wolf, by Jack London
  • Martin Eden, by Jack London
  • The Way the Crow Flies, by Ann-Marie MacDonald
  • Fall on Your Knees, by Ann-Marie MacDonald
  • Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: The Life of David Foster Wallace, by D.T. Max
  • No Country for Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy
  • Child of God, by Cormac McCarthy
  • Blood Meridian, or, The Evening Redness in the West, by Cormac McCarthy
  • The Border Trilogy, by Cormac McCarthy
  • Atonement, by Ian McEwan
  • Long Way Round: Chasing Shadows Across the World, by Ewan McGregor
  • The Good Life, by Jay McInerney
  • Bright Lights, Big City, by Jay McInerney
  • The Story of My Life, by Jay McInerney
  • Uncommon Carriers, by John McPhee
  • Greasy Rider: Two Dudes, One Fry-oil-powered Car, and A Cross-country Search for A Greener Future, by Greg Melville
  • Moby Dick, by Herman Melville
  • Unfinished Journey: Twenty Years Later, by Yehudi Menuhin
  • The Emperor’s Children, by Claire Messud
  • A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry
  • Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell
  • Fool, by Christopher Moore
  • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal, by Christopher Moore
  • French Revolutions, by Tim Moore
  • Paradise, by Toni Morrison
  • Pale Fire, by Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Big Year, by Mark Obmascik
  • Going After Cacciato, by Tim O’Brien
  • The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien
  • In the Lake of the Woods, by Tim O’Brien
  • This Is Your Life, by Tim O’Brien
  • In the Skin of a Lion, by Michael Ondaatje
  • There’s a Trick With a Knife I’m Learning To Do, by Michael Ondaatje
  • Coming Through Slaughter, by Michael Ondaatje
  • The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje
  • The Cat’s Table, by Michael Ondaatje
  • The Motor Cycle Chums of the Northwest Patrol, by Howard Payson
  • Special Topics in Calamity Physics, by Marisha Pessl
  • The Perfect Vehicle: What It Is About Motorcycles, by Melissa Holbrook Pierson
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirsig
  • The Yellow Birds, by Kevin Powers
  • Zen and Now: On the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Mark Richardson
  • Barney’s Version, by Mordecai Richler
  • The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, by Mordecai Richler
  • Urbain’s Horseman, by Mordecai Richler
  • Birdwatcher: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson, by Elizabeth J. Rosenthal
  • The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • An Equal Music, by Vikram Seth
  • Jupiter’s Travels, by Ted Simon
  • So You Want to be a Rock and Roll Star, by Jacob Slichter
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
  • The Winter of Our Discontent, by John Steinbeck
  • The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
  • East of Eden, by John Steinbeck
  • Steinbeck: A Life in Letters, edited by Elaine Steinbeck and Robert Wallsten
  • Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness, by William Styron
  • Blinding Light, by Paul Theroux
  • The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments From Lives on the Road, by Paul Theroux
  • A Complicated Kindness, by Miriam Toews
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
  • Rabbit, Run, by John Updike
  • A Good Man, by Guy Vanderhaeghe
  • A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, by David Foster Wallace
  • The Broom of the System, by David Foster Wallace
  • Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace
  • The Architects Are Here, by Michael Winter

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