Saturday, October 26, 2013

Books to read before you die.

/ Vintage Books on Display

I have several friends who were making lists of this sort, so I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon!

The Faerie Queene Book 1 - Edmund Spenser

Songs and Sonnets of John Donne

Tales of Mystery and Imagination - Edgar Allen Poe

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Prince and the Pauper, Short Stories - Mark Twain

Beowulf - Anonymous

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, Four Quartets, The Journey of the Magi, Christianity and Culture, - T.S. Eliot

The Confessions, City of God - St. Augustine

The Divine Comedy - Dante

Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll

Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie

Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Graham 

A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, The Tempest, Macbeth, Hamlet, Sonnets - William Shakespeare

On Virtue - St. Thomas Aquinas

Proslogium, Monologium, Cur Deus Homo - St. Anselm

After Virtue - Alasdair MacIntyre

The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Children of Hurin, The Unfinished Tales - J.R.R. Tolkien

The Wonderful Fool, The Samurai, Silence - Shusaku Endo

Dracula - Bram Stoker

Metaphysics, Nicomachean Ethics, Poetics, Politics - Aristotle

The Republic, Timeaus - Plato

Mere Christianity, Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis

Treasure Island, The Black Arrow, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson

Hard Times, A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

The Consolation of Philosophy - Boethius 

Frankenstein - Mary Shelley  

Any Mythology, but especially Norse and Celtic (and Japanese)

Paradise Lost - Milton

The Bible (especially Job, Hebrews, Romans, 1 Corinthians, Genesis, John, and James)

Harry Potter (I had to do it)

The Mabinogian,  The Death of Arthur (Mallory), Arthurian Romances (Troyes), The Once and Future King (T.H. White), and any other Arthuriana 

Fairy Tales (Especially Grimm Brothers and Hans Christian Anderson)

Total Truth, Saving Leonardo - Nancy Pearcey, 

The Knight's Tale - Chaucer

The structure of Scientific Revolutions - Thomas Kuhn 

The Father Brown Stories, The Man Who Was Thursday - G.K. Chesterton

Foxe's Book of Martyrs 

There are probably a billion other books that deserve to be on this list, but for today these are the ones I find to be the most important for everyone to read (/ these are the ones I like best).

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