A List Of All Of The Books That Shaped Pac's Life And Thought Process

Tupac has been described by many as an intellectual MC. Throughout his entire life, he’s read many books that have helped shaped him in into the revolutionary that was loved worldwide. Below is a list of books he read throughout his lifetime. A vast majority of the list was read while he was in jail in 1995 for sexual abuse. For those who want to follow the books read by Pac, we’ve listed some of the extensive book list below.

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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

1984 by George Orwell

Ah, This! by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

All God’s Children:The Boskett Family and the American Tradition of Violence by Fox Butterfield

All You Need to Know About the Music Business by Donald Passman

And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

Art of War by Sun Tzu

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

At the Bottom of the River by Jamaica Kincaid

The Autobiography of Malcolm X As told to: Alex Haley

Bhagavad-Gita As It Is by A.C. Bhaktive-danta Swami Prabhupada

Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin

Black Sister by Black American Women, 1746 to 1980 Edited by Earlene Stetson

Blues People by Amiri Baraka

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Complete Illustrated Book of the Psychic Sciences by Walter B. Gibson and Litzka R. Gibson

The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

The Destiny of the Nations by Alice A. Bailey

The Diary of Anais Nin Edited and with a Preface by: Gunther Stuhlmann

The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy by E.D. Hirsch, Jr., Joseph F. Kett, James Trefil

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Great White Lie: Slavery, Emancipation and Changing Racial Attitudes by Jack Gratus

The Harder We Run: Black Workers Since the Civil War by William H. Harris

Here and Hereafter by Ruth Montgomery

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Shall Not Be Moved by Maya Angelou

Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis

In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens by Alice Walker

Initiation by Elisabeth Haich

Interesting People: Black American History Makers by George L. Lee

James Baldwin: The Legacy by Quincy Troupe

Kabbalah by Gersham Scholem

Life and Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Ira Peck

Life as Carola by Joan Grant

Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs by Linda Goodman

Makes Me Wanna Holler by Nathan McCall

The Meaning of Masonry by  W.L. Wilmshurst

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member by Sanyika Shakur

Music of Black Americans: A History by Eileen Southern

Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill

Native Son by Richard Wright

Nature, Man and Woman by Alan W. Watts

No Man Is an Island  by Thomas Merton

Nostradamus: The Millennium & Beyond by Peter Lorie

The Phenomenon of Man by Teilhard de Chardin

Ponder on This: A Compilation From the Writings of: Alice A Bailey & the Tibetan Master, Djwhal Khul

The Practical Encyclopedia of Natural Healing by Mark Bricklin

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead by: Timothy Leary, Ph.D, Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., Richard Alpert, Ph.D.

The Psychic Realm by Naomi A. Hintze and J. Gaither Pratt, Ph.D.

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

Roots by Alex Haley

Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools by: Jonathan Kozol

Secret Splendor by: Charles Essert

Serving Humanity From the writings of: Alice A. Bailey

Sisterhood is Powerful: Anthology of Writings from the Women’s Liberation Movement by Robin Morgan

The State of the World Atlas by Michael Kidron and Ronald Segal

Social Essays by LeRoi Jones

The Souls of Black Folk by W.E. Burghardt DuBois

Teachings of the Buddha by Jack Kornfield

Telepathy by Alice A Bailey

The Tibetan Book of the Dead by W.Y. Evans-Wentz

Thoughts and Meditations by Kahlil Gibran

Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

The Visionary Poetics of Allen Ginsberg by Paul Portuges

Wisdom of Insecurity by A.N. Watts

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig