Book Notes

Non-fiction

Abelard and Heloise: Letters
Peter Ackroyd: Chaucer: A Brief Life
Peter Ackroyd: Dickens
Adomnán of Iona: Life of St. Columba
Caroline Alexander: The Endurance
Anonymous: Didache
St. Augustine: Enchiridion on Faith, Hope, and Love

Robert Barron: Catholicism
Jacques Barzun: From Dawn to Decadence
Jacques Barzun: The Use and Abuse of Art
Hilaire Belloc: The Cruise of the Nona
Hilaire Belloc: The Four Men
Hilaire Belloc: Hills and the Sea
Hilaire Belloc: The Old Road
Hilaire Belloc: On the Place of Chesterton in English Letters
Allan Bloom: The Closing of the American Mind
Anthony Brandt (Editor): The South Pole: A Historical Reader
E.A. Burtt: The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science

Stratford Caldecott: Beauty for Truth’s Sake
Stratford Caldecott: Secret Fire: The Spiritual Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien
Apsley Cherry-Gerrard: The Worst Journey in the World
Cecil Chesterton: G.K. Chesterton: A Criticism
G.K. Chesterton: Charles Dickens
G.K. Chesterton: Chaucer
G.K. Chesterton: The Defendant
G.K. Chesterton: Eugenics and Other Evils
G.K. Chesterton: The Everlasting Man
G.K. Chesterton: Heretics
G.K. Chesterton: A Miscellany of Men
G.K. Chesterton: Orthodoxy
G.K. Chesterton: The Outline of Sanity
G.K. Chesterton: The Superstition of Divorce
G.K. Chesterton: The Victorian Age in Literature
G.K. Chesterton: The Well and the Shallows
G.K. Chesterton: What’s Wrong with the World
G.K. Chesterton: Where All Roads Lead
Francesco Ciabattoni: Dante’s Journey to Polyphony
Robert Craft: Stravinsky: Chronicle of a Friendship
Pope St. Clement I: First Letter to the Corinthians

Richard Dawkins: The Greatest Show on Earth
Edward Dolnick: Down the Great Unknown
Mark Drogin: Anathema!
Eamon Duffy: Marking the Hours

Julia Eccleshare (Ed.): 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up
Alain Erlande-Brandenberg: Cathedrals and Castles
Anthony Esolen: Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization
Anthony Esolen: Ironies of Faith

James Farney: Social Conservatives and Party Politics in Canada and the United States
Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Time to Keep Silence
Edward Feser: Aquinas
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

John Gerard, S.J.: The Autobiography of an Elizabethan
Martin Gilbert: The Second World War: A Complete History
Etienne Gilson: Being and Some Philosophers
Etienne Gilson: The Unity of Philosophical Experience
Owen Gingerich: The Book Nobody Read
Jonathan Goodman: The Killing of Julia Wallace
Edward Grant: The Foundations of Modern Science in the Middle Ages
St. Gregory of Nyssa: The Life of Moses

Scott Hahn: Signs of Life
David Bentley Hart: Atheist Delusions
David Bentley Hart: The Story of Christianity
David Bentley Hart: The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss
Herodotus: The Histories
Thor Heyerdahl: The Kon-Tiki Expedition
Alice Hogge: God’s Secret Agents
Frank Hurley: South with Endurance
David Hurwitz: The Mahler Symphonies

St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letters
Walter Isaacson: Einstein: His Life and Universe

Alan Jacobs: The Narnian
Paul Johnson: Modern Times

David Kahn: The Codebreakers
Immanuel Kant: Prolegomena to any Future Metaphysics
Immanuel Kant: Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals
Thomas Forrest Kelly: Early Music: A Very Short Introduction
Søren Kierkegaard: Either/Or (Part I, Part II)
Søren Kierkegaard: Johannes Climacus
Søren Kierkegaard: Judge for Yourself!
Søren Kierkegaard: Philosophical Fragments
Søren Kierkegaard: The Point of View for my Work as an Author
Søren Kierkegaard: The Present Age
Søren Kierkegaard: Repetition
Søren Kierkegaard: Stages on Life’s Way
William Kilpatrick & Wolfes: Books That Build Character
Robert Kirk: The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns, and Fairies
John W. Kiser: The Monks of Tibhirine
Jon Krakauer: Into Thin Air

Martin Laird: Into the Silent Land
Michele Landsberg: Guide to Children’s Books
Alfred Lansing: Endurance
C.S. Lewis: The Discarded Image
C.S. Lewis: Present Concerns
C.S. Lewis: Reflections on the Psalms
C.S. Lewis: Studies in Words
C.S. Lewis: The Weight of Glory
David Lewis: Ice Bird
Eden Ross Lipson: NYT Parent’s Guide to the Best Books for Children
David C. Lindberg: The Beginnings of Western Science
Henri de Lubac: The Drama of Atheist Humanism

Thomas F. Madden (Ed.): Crusades: The Illustrated History
Robert S. Miola (Ed.): Early Modern Catholicism
John W. Moffat: Reinventing Gravity
John W. Moffat: Einstein Wrote Back: My Life in Physics
Edwin Mullins: Cluny: In Search of God’s Lost Empire
Iris Murdoch: The Sovereignty of Good

Aidan Nichols, O.P.: Looking at the Liturgy
Adam Nicholson: God’s Secretaries
Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil
Friedrich Nietzsche: The Genealogy of Morals
Friedrich Nietzsche: Thus Spake Zarathustra

William Oddie: Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy
William Oddie (Ed.): The Holiness of Chesterton

Richard Panek: The 4% Universe
Nathaniel Philbrick: In the Heart of the Sea
Nathaniel Philbrick (Ed.): The Loss of the Essex, Sunk by a Whale
Josef Pieper: Happiness and Contemplation
Josef Pieper: In Defense of Philosophy
Josef Pieper: On Justice
Josef Pieper: On Prudence
Josef Pieper: The Platonic Myths
Josef Pieper: Scholasticism
Josef Pieper: Tradition: Concept and Claim
Josef Pieper: In Tune with the World
Marco Polo: Travels
St. Polycarp: Letter to the Phillipians

Johannes Quasten: Patrology, Vol.I

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger: God and the World
Robert Reilly: Surprised by Beauty
Enzo Restagno: Arvo Pärt in Conversation
Richard Rhodes: The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Philip Rieff: The Triumph of the Therapeutic
Jonathan Robinson of the Oratory: The Mass and Modernity
Alex Ross: The Rest is Noise
Sarah Ruden: Paul Among the People
George Rutler: A Crisis of Saints

Karl Sabbagh: The Riemann Hypothesis
John Saward: The Beauty of Holiness
Harold C. Schonberg: The Great Pianists
Robert Falcon Scott: The Journals of Scott’s Last Expedition
Tim Severin: The Brendan Voyage
George Bernard Shaw: The Perfect Wagnerite
Andrew Shenton (Ed.): The Cambridge Companion to Arvo Part
Anita Silvey: 100 Best Books for Children
Janet E. Smith: Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later
Maynard Solomon: Mozart: A Life
R.W. Southern: The Making of the Middle Ages
George Steiner: Nostalgia for the Absolute
Kate Summerscale: The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher

Richard Taruskin: Oxford History of Western Music, Vol.I
Richard Taruskin: Oxford History of Western Music, Vol.II
Richard Taruskin: Oxford History of Western Music, Vol.III
Richard Taruskin: Oxford History of Western Music, Vol.IV
Richard Taruskin: Oxford History of Western Music, Vol.V
St. Teresa of Avila: The Book of Her Life
Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War
John Rowe Townsend: Written for Children
Jim Trelease: The Read-Aloud Handbook

Maisie Ward: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Michael Ward: Planet Narnia
Evelyn Waugh: Edmund Campion
Robert Wild: The Tumbler of God: Chesterton as Mystic
Robert Louis Wilken: The Spirit of Early Christian Thought
William of St. Thierry: The Golden Epistle
Bernard Williams: Morality: An Introduction to Ethics
Elizabeth Wilson: Books Children Love
Simon Winchester: The Meaning of Everything

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Fiction

Peter Ackroyd: The Clerkenwell Tales
Eric Ambler: A Coffin for Dimitrios
Anonymous: Beowulf (trans: Sullivan & Murphy)
Anonymous: Beowulf (trans: Rebsamen)
Anonymous: The Heliand
Anonymous: The Mabinogion
Anonymous: Sleepy Bunny
Aristophanes: The Birds
Jane Austen & Seth Graham-Smith: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Georges Bernanos: The Diary of a Country Priest
Wendell Berry: Hannah Coulter
Jorge Luis Borges: Labyrinths
Jorge Luis Borges: A Personal Anthology
Rad Bradbury: Dandelion Wine
Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451
Robert Browning: The Ring and the Book
Frederick Buechner: Godric

Italo Calvino: Cosmicomics
Italo Calvino: If on a winter’s night a traveler
Albert Camus: The Fall
Geoffrey Chaucer: Troilus and Criseyde
G.K. Chesterton: The Man Who Knew Too Much
G.K. Chesterton: Plays
Chrétien de Troyes: Erec and Enide
Chrétien de Troyes: Cligès
Chrétien de Troyes: Yvain
Chrétien de Troyes: Lancelot
Chrétien de Troyes: Perceval
Susanna Clarke: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Joseph Conrad: The Secret Agent

Charles Dickens: Barnaby Rudge
Charles Dickens: Bleak House
Charles Dickens: Great Expectations
Charles Dickens: Hard Times
Charles Dickens: Martin Chuzzlewit
Charles Dickens: Nicholas Nickleby
Charles Dickens: The Old Curiosity Shop
Annie Dillard: The Maytrees
Fyodor Dostoyevsky: The Brothers Karamazov

Rumer Godden: In This House of Brede
Ivan Goncharov: Oblomov
Kenneth Grahame: The Wind in the Willows

Samuel Johnson: Rasselas

Ron Hansen: Mariette in Ecstasy
David Bentley Hart: The Devil and Pierre Gernet
Mark Helprin: A Soldier of the Great War
Louis Hémon: Maria Chapdelaine
Eric Hodgins: Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House
Louis Howland: Autobiography of a Cathedral

George MacDonald: The Golden Key
Henning Mankell: The White Lioness
Hilary Mantel: Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel: Bring Up the Bodies
Cormac McCarthy: The Border Trilogy: All the Pretty Horses
Cormac McCarthy: The Border Trilogy: The Crossing
Cormac McCarthy: The Border Trilogy: Cities of the Plain
Cormac McCarthy: The Road
John McNichol: The Tripods Attack!
Herman Melville: Moby-Dick
Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons: Watchmen
Robert Musil: The Man Without Qualities
Michael D. O’Brien: Island of the World
Michael D. O’Brien: Theophilos
Ovid: Metamorphoses

Walker Percy: Love in the Ruins
E.J. Pratt: Brébeuf and his Brethren
Steven Pressfield: Gates of Fire
Steven Pressfield: Tides of War

Salman Rushdie: The Enchantress of Florence

C.J. Sansom: Dark Fire
C.J. Sansom: Dissolution
Robert Louis Stevenson: Kidnapped
Robert Louis Stevenson: Treasure Island
Bram Stoker: Dracula

Torquato Tasso: Gerusalemme liberata
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Lays of Beleriand
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún
J.R.R. Tolkien: Smith of Wootton Major
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Tale of the Children of Húrin
J.R.R. Tolkien: Tree and Leaf
Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace

Sigrid Undset: The Master of Hestviken

Jules Verne: From the Earth to the Moon

Sarah Waters: The Little Stranger
Evelyn Waugh: Brideshead Revisited
Evelyn Waugh: Helena
Evelyn Waugh: The Loved One
Evelyn Waugh: The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold
Evelyn Waugh: Put Out More Flags
Evelyn Waugh: Scoop
Evelyn Waugh: Sword of Honour
H.G. Wells: The Empire of the Ants
H.G. Wells: The First Men in the Moon
H.G. Wells: The Invisible Man
H.G. Wells: The Island of Dr. Moreau
H.G. Wells: The Time Machine
H.G. Wells: The War of the Worlds
Franz Werfel: The Song of Bernadette
Thomas Wharton: Icefields
Tom Wolfe: The Bonfire of the Vanities
Tom Wolfe: Back to Blood

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