As a teenager, Peter Thiel's favorite book was 'The Lord of the Rings,' which he read again and again.
Paul Graham's answer to "Any book recommendations for young adults?"
Because it’s so important to show this journey of these hobbits, these little people in a hero’s journey about how you can change the world within a context where Tolkien is fairly sophisticated around the questions of the corruption of power, the intersection of races, and the needs for us all to work together."
Included on Jamie Dimon's list of favorite books he sent to JP Morgan summer interns in 2010.
One of Elon Musk's favorite books about space.
This book was on Sam Altman's bookshelf.
Sam Altman: "It really is great."
Paul Graham: "It is a wonderful book"
One of Matt Ridley's all-time favorite books that he recommends to everybody.
Matt Ridley: "[This book] gave me the important message — which my teachers had somehow mostly missed telling me — that science is not a catalog of facts, but the search for new and bigger mysteries."
Matt Ridley: "Books about science tend to fall into two categories: those that explain it to lay people in the hope of cultivating a wide readership, and those that try to persuade fellow scientists to support a new theory, usually with equations.
Paul Graham mentioned 'The Origin of Species' on Twitter.
One of Richard Branson's top books to read in a lifetime.
Paul Graham's answer to 'What’s the most beautiful book you’ve ever read?'"
Paul Graham: "Anjelica Huston's Story Lately Told is wonderful."
One of Paul Graham's answers to 'Are there any books on medieval history you can recommend?'
Paul Graham's answer to 'What are your favourite books with a politics very different to your own?'
Paul Graham's answer to 'Examples of books that you reread years later, & found to be much better?'
Paul Graham: "One of the best books about the late 3rd century"