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Bookish Ambitions for 2016

Bookish Ambitions for 2016

I put one of these together every year. They’re not binding – “more what you'd call guidelines than actual rules,” as Barbossa would say – but lists are pleasant to write, and they keep my head clearer than it would otherwise be, thank God. Therefore, in no particular order:

Homer, The Odyssey

Michael O'Brien, Voyage to Alpha Centauri

Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Eternal Husband

Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene (revisiting)

Jose Saramago, The Cave

Pierce Brown, The Red Rising Trilogy

Thomas Tryon, The Other

T.S. Eliot, The Wasteland and Other Poems

Cormac McCarthy, The Border Trilogy (revisiting)

Richard Russo, Empire Falls

Italo Calvino, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

Stephen King, The Bazarre of Bad Dreams

Tim Powers, Declare


Thomas Sowell, Vision of the Anointed

Douglas Wilson, Papa Don't Pope

Peter Leithart, The Baptized Body

Theodore Dalrymple, Life at the Bottom

John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion (revisiting)

C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock

Matthew Sims, We Believe: Creeds and Confessions

John Frame, Salvation Belongs to the Lord

Karl Barth, Evangelical Theology

Jeffrey Meyers, The Lord's Service

Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Anthony Esolen, Life Under Compulsion

John Senior, The Death of Christian Culture

Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy

James Sire, Habits of the Mind

re: stacks

re: stacks

Why Are Grown Ups Fighting Over a Ball?

Why Are Grown Ups Fighting Over a Ball?