6 books every modern gentleman should read in 2015

Being a modern gentleman is about more than just knowing what to wear or what to put in your bathroom. It’s also about knowing what to read.

We asked our friends at Goodreads to put together a list of essential books every man should read in six categories, ranging from love to business.

Keep scrolling for the book recommendations you shouldn’t miss — they just might change how you look at things.

Captions by Goodreads.

BUSINESS: 'Creativity, Inc' by Ed Catmull

'Business doesn't have to be boring. Liven up your 9-to-5 with inspiration from this book by one of the co-founders of Pixar, a workplace specifically organised to foster team creativity.

Goodreads reviewers love the book's special mix of management know-how and Buzz Lightyear anecdotes. '

BIOGRAPHY: 'Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!' by Richard Feynman

'An instant classic, the Nobel prize-winning physicist's mischievous memoir touches on everything from his childhood to his work on the atomic bomb.

Goodreads members note that although Feynman's attitude towards women may be outdated (a good thing for any Modern Gentleman to remember!) his testament to the importance of curiosity is enduring.'

PHILOSOPHY: 'The Righteous Mind' by Jonathan Haidt

'We all think we're right -- and a lot of us are quick to assume the worst of those who disagree. Jonathan Haidt challenges why we do this, presenting a unique basis for morality grounded by history, psychology, and biology.

Goodreads reviewers praised the book's refreshing, down-to-earth dissection of intricate (and often controversial) topics.'

LOVE: 'Modern Romance' by Aziz Ansari

'What is love in a sea of pizza emojis and snapchats? Aziz Ansari thinks he has an answer.

Goodreads reviewers picked up his book expecting zany jokes, but were instead blown away by the comic's carefully conducted research (aided by NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg). Treat yo self to the witty bestseller now.'

CLASSIC: 'Stoner' by John Williams

'An ordinary man's life becomes extraordinary in John Williams' achingly beautiful prose. Many Goodreads reviewers dub this their favourite book or even one of the best books of the 20th century.

What are you waiting for? Go read it.'

MODERN CLASSIC: 'A Little Life: A Novel' by Hanya Yanagihara

''Profound.' 'Masterful.' 'Brilliant.' One of the biggest literary novels of 2015 (so far), this immersive character study is getting glowing reviews on Goodreads.

The emotional journey follows three decades of highs and lows experienced by a quartet of friends -- a painter, an actor, an architect, and a troubled lawyer.'

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