Reading List Update: Mid-November

A couple of sidetracks this time, but really fruitful. Case in point, Capon’s The Supper of the Lamb. The last 2-3 pages are worth the journey, but I found an awful lot of treasure buried in the pages of this book “about food.” I’m losing hope that I’ll be able to finish, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. We’ll see how it ends up, with some vacation time to read coming up.

The most significant book I finished was Silence, by Shusaku Endo. Simply devastating, and in a way that I’m not yet prepared to discuss. Word is, it will be Martin Scorsese’s next film, with Liam Neeson.

Completely random list this year, except that I’m reading a lot about beauty. I expect to read more, but am really hoping to finish the list this year. Finished. Reading now.


A Long Obedience (Peterson)

The Good and Beautiful Life (Smith)

Living the Sabbath (finish, Wirzba)

Questions for Ecclesiastes (Jarman)

Everywhere Present (Freeman)


Philology (Turner)

Education for Human Flourishing (Loomis)


A Distant Mirror (Tuchman)

Until the Last Trumpet Sounds (Smith)

Bonhoeffer (Metaxas)


Beauty of the Infinite (Hart; yes, again)

Beauty Will Save the World (Wolfe)

The Relevance of the Beautiful (Gadamer)

On Beauty and Being Just (Scarry)

Beauty: A Very Short Introduction (Scruton)

Awakening Wonder: A Classical Guide to Truth, Goodness, and Beauty (Turley)

On the Good Life (Cicero)

The World Outside Your Head (Crawford)


How Dante Can Save Your Life (Dreher)

The Nightingale (Hannah)

The Fifth Heart (Simmons)

If On A Winter’s Night a Traveler (Calvino)

Silence (Endo)

Complete Poetry of George Herbert (Herbert)

Descent into Hell (Williams)


Antifragile (Taleb)


The Fellowship (Zaleski & Zaleski)

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (Shaffer/Barrows)

When Athens Met Jerusalem (Reynolds)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Delights and Shadows (Ted Kooser)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Mornings on Horseback (David McCullough)

Jayber Crow (Wendell Berry)

Leading with a Limp (Dan Allender)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Sacred Rhythms (Ruth Haley Barton)

Habits of the Mind (James Sire)

The Return of the Prodigal Son (Nouwen)

The Supper of the Lamb, Robert Farrar Capon

12 Months of Monastery Soups


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