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12 Books Chosen by Ben Shapiro's Book Club - From Classics to Modern Insights



Ever heard of Ben Shapiro's Book Club?


This awesome Daily Wire show is all about 12 great books.


Ben picked 12 amazing books, some of them are classics that everyone loves, and some are about politics and important stuff going on in the world.


Let's discover these intriguing reads!


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C.S. Lewis, known for his Narnia series, takes an intriguing turn with "The Screwtape Letters." Through the eyes of a senior demon, readers delve into the art of temptation and human weakness. This epistolary novel offers a thought-provoking exploration of morality, spirituality, and the battle between good and evil.


“It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out.”― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters




Shakespeare's tragedies are immortal pieces of literature, and "King Lear" stands tall among them. This play delves into the complexities of family, power, and madness. As the aging King Lear divides his kingdom among his daughters, we witness the consequences of ambition and betrayal.


“When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.”― William Shakespeare, King Lear




Aldous Huxley's dystopian masterpiece, "Brave New World," envisions a future society where technological advancements have both liberated and enslaved humanity. This cautionary tale prompts readers to reflect on the delicate balance between progress and loss of individuality.


“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World




Politics, power, and moral dilemmas take center stage in Robert Penn Warren's "All the King’s Men." Through the eyes of Willie Stark, a charismatic but flawed politician, the novel explores the complexities of leadership, ethics, and the human spirit.


“And what we students of history always learn is that the human being is a very complicated contraption and that they are not good or bad but are good and bad and the good comes out of the bad and the bad out of the good, and the devil take the hindmost.”― Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men




John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" is a sprawling saga that intertwines the lives of two families across generations. Themes of good and evil, free will, and the search for identity weave a rich tapestry in this exploration of human nature.


“I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.”― John Steinbeck, East of Eden




"Exodus" by Leon Uris is a historical novel that follows the story of the birth of Israel. Set against the backdrop of the founding of the state of Israel, the novel delves into the struggles, sacrifices, and triumphs of the Jewish people.


“Why must we fight for the right to live, over and over, each time the sun rises?”― Leon Uris, Exodus

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"Shane" by Jack Schaefer is a classic Western novel that tells the story of a mysterious gunslinger who becomes involved in a family's fight against a powerful cattle baron. This tale of honor, justice, and the complexities of violence is a quintessential example of the Western genre.


“Listen, Bob. A gun is just a tool. No better and no worse than any other tool, a shovel—or an axe or a saddle or a stove or anything. Think of it always that way. A gun is as good—and as bad—as the man who carries it. Remember that.”― Jack Schaefer, Shane




Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" is a literary behemoth that delves into the obsessive quest of Captain Ahab for the elusive white whale. Beneath the surface of this adventure lies themes of revenge, human ambition, and the profound mysteries of the ocean.


“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.”― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale




A reimagining of the Arthurian legend, "The Once and Future King" by T.H. White presents a whimsical yet poignant tale of King Arthur's life, adventures, and ideals. The book offers insights into leadership, chivalry, and the challenges of maintaining a just kingdom.


“The bravest people are the ones who don’t mind looking like cowards.”― T.H. White, The Once and Future King




Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Charles Dickens's "A Tale of Two Cities" explores the stark contrasts between London and Paris during a time of upheaval. This novel is a tale of love, sacrifice, and the resilience of the human spirit.


“Death may beget life, but oppression can beget nothing other than itself.”― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities




Mark Twain's classic novel, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," takes readers on a journey down the Mississippi River with Huck Finn and his companion Jim. Through their adventures, Twain addresses themes of racism, freedom, and the complexities of moral decision-making.


“Jim said that bees won't sting idiots, but I didn't believe that, because I tried them lots of times myself and they wouldn't sting me.”― Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn




George Orwell's "1984" is a chilling dystopian novel that paints a grim picture of a totalitarian society where individuality and truth are suppressed. With themes of surveillance, propaganda, and the power of language, the novel remains a stark warning about the dangers of unchecked authority.


“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”― George Orwell, 1984

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If you enjoyed these book recommendations, check out the rest of my Fiction/Literature book lists on my blog — https://www.honbasicbooks.com/fiction-lit


And there you have it, an amazing lineup of 12 books carefully chosen by Ben Shapiro's Book Club.


From classic tales that have stood the test of time to modern insights into politics and the world around us, this Daily Wire series has something for everyone.


So, whether you're a fan of timeless stories or eager to dive into the issues of today, these books will take you on a journey of discovery and knowledge.

Get ready to open these pages and explore new worlds of imagination and understanding!

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