Men of the West are readers. There is simply no reason for any real man to avoid reading good books. Certainly, each person may like particular genres and not others. That is fine. There is no requirement to read specific books, besides the Bible. That is one book that all Men of the West should be reading on a daily basis.
But for other reading, the sky is the limit. Now, I know some folks like to make excuses for why they don’t read, and that is certainly their right, but understand that if you want to be successful, you will read. And you will read alot. Even the Huffington Post has pointed this out recently. (Don’t worry, I linked an archived version of the article, so you don’t have to worry about bumping up their numbers by clicking on it).
Personally, I love reading History (to include biography, non-fiction, military philosophy, etc.), Science Fiction, Fantasy, Classic Literature, and often, just plain old fun books. Not everything I read is “Great Literature,” as some books are what I like to call “popcorn” reading. They are just fun stuff to read (I like Clive Cussler, Brad Thor, Tom Clancy, and others like that).
One important consideration, when it comes to buying books, is who are we supporting with our money? Are we buying from companies that are acting in ways contrary to the culture that Men of the West are hoping to restore? If you have paid attention over the last few years, you will know that this is a big deal, and many of the mainstream publishers are hardcore leftists. Just over two years ago, Vox Day called for a boycott of Tor Books, as an example. We do not want to support those who oppose us.
So if you are just dying to read a Tor book (and they do have some good authors, like John C. Wright, who Men of the West think is one of the best of the current crop of writers), then maybe you can buy the books used.
Even better, try to buy books from publishers that are more aligned to our world view.
Try buying books from Castalia House. You can find their books on Amazon, as well. They have a wide variety of genres, from SF/F to Westerns, Military Strategy to Gardening. They produce eBooks, hard copies, and audio books. Not only will you be supporting an organization with a proper world view, but the stories are great, too. Some of the best writing over the past few years has been produced by this group. An added bonus: Most of John C. Wright’s most recent work has been published by CH. You will not be disappointed.
At the same time, CH is not the only good publisher out there. Have you heard of Superversive Press? You can find their stuff on Amazon, too. Their products, to date, are primarily in the SF/F genre, but there will be other works coming out from other genres. They recently published Jon Del Arroz’s excellent Steampunk novel, For Steam and Country.
Do you like comics? Have you heard of Alt★Hero? You can help support this new endeavor here. Even if you no longer read comics, you might have kids that do. Wouldn’t it be nice to have comics that present real heroes and villains that fit into the archetypes of Western Culture? DC and Marvel certainly fail in that regard these days.
UPDATED: Based on a recommendation in the comments, I checked out Silver Empire, and would highly recommend them, as well.
Look, to be successful, you need to be reading. Since we are going to be reading anyway, why not support those who advance our own viewpoints? This allows them to continue to grow, attract more writers, and continue to pull Western Culture from the brink. Just to be clear: this website, Men of the West, is not affiliated with any of these other sites. Our site makes no money from your purchase of CH, Superversive, or Alt★Hero. We just support them (and buy lots of their books).
Men of the West – buy a good book and get to reading. It is one of the best things you can do. If you choose your books wisely, you will not only support good publishing houses, but learn something useful in the process. It is a win/win situation.