As far as the top books of all time on manhood, here’s my list so far:
- The Manliness of Christ, Thomas Hughes, 1880
- Imitation of Christ, Thomas A Kempis, 1415
- Handbook for William: A Carolingian Woman’s Counsel for Her Son, Dhouda, 841 AD
- Man’s Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl, 1946
You can set aside all the modern books on manhood and read these first.