That was the question that two guys asked me after I published my article Which books should all women read?
The Dangerous Book for Boys
I'm not able to make a list of books that men should read, but here are the first items from the list of books that all men should have read as boys, from The Dangerous Book for Boys:
* Books by Roald Dahl
* Winnie-the-Pooh books by A.A. Milne
* The Willard Price series
* Famous Five series and Secret Seven series by Enid Blyton
* Fungus the Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs
Do you have others to recommend?