Books that have been recommended to me this summer 2012

The following list is a list of book recommendations that I received over the past few months. I am grateful to everyone whose recommendations have led to the compilation of this list. Feel free to leave further recommendations below in the comments section.

The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams
How to Read A Book
by Mortimer J. Adler
The Canadian Founding: John Locke and Parliament by Janet Ajzenstat
The Political Thought of Lord Durham by Janet Ajzenstat
The Human Condition by Hannah Arendt
The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
“The Crisis in Culture: Its Social and Its Political Significance” by Hannah Arendt
The Opium of the Intellectuals by Raymond Aron
City of God by Saint Augustine
De Ordine by Saint Augustine
The Life of Teresa of Jesus: Autobiography by Teresa of Avila
Le Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac
Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air by Francis J. Beckwith and Greg Koukl
Propaganda by Edward Bernays
Love and Friendship by Allan Bloom
Colloquium of the Seven by Jean Bodin
I and Thou
by Martin Buber
The Wreck of Western Culture: Humanism Revisted by John Carroll
Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Faith and Liberty: The Economic Thought of the Late Scholastics by Alejandro A. Chafuen
Witness by Whittaker Chambers
The Ball and the Cross by G.K. Chesterton
“The Ballad of the White Horse” by G.K. Chesterton
On Loving God by Bernard of Clairvaux
“Instruction Dignitas Personae on Certain Bioethical Questions” by Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Beyond Politics by Christopher Dawson
Progress and Religion: An Historical Inquiry by Christopher Dawson
Religion and the Modern State by Christopher Dawson
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Possessed by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Pevear and Volokhonsky trans)
Alchemists of Loss: How modern finance and government intervention crashed the financial system by Kevin Dowd and Martin Hutchinson
Aims of Education by T.S. Eliot
“Little Gidding” by T.S. Eliot
Progress and Poverty by Henry George
“‘The computer does not impose on us the ways it should be used'” by George Grant
The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters by Benjamin Ginsberg
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The End of the Modern World by Romano Guardini
Being and Time by Martin Heidegger
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
Clash of Civilizations by Samuel Huntington
The School of Salamanca by Marjorie Grice-Hutchinson
Against the Heresies by Irenaeus
Modern Times by Paul Johnson
Selfish Reasons to Have More Children by Brian Kaplan
Toward a More Natural Science: Biology and Human Affairs by Leon Kass
Fear and Trembling by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard
The Sickness Unto Death by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard
Two Ages: A Literary Review by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard
A Program for Conservatives by Russell Kirk
Enemies of the Permanent Things by Russell Kirk
Creating the Kingdom of Ends by Christine M. Korsgaard
The rage of Edmund Burke: portrait of an ambivalent conservative by Isaac Kramnick
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis
That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
After Virtue by Alasdaire MacIntyre
The Politically Correct University: Problems, Scope, and Reform edited by Robert Maranto, Richard E. Redding, and Frederick M. Hess
The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton
Planned Chaos by Ludwig von Mises
Utopia, The Perennial Heresy by Thomas Molnar
Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
Will it Liberate? by Michael Novak
The Democratic Spirit of Capitalism by Michael Novak
Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor
Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book by Walker Percy
Leisure as the Basis of Culture by Josef Pieper
Hippias by Plato
Laws by Plato
The Tacit Dimension by Michael Polanyi
How to Read by Ezra Pound
Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures by Joseph Ratzinger
A Humane Economy: The Social Framework of the Free Market by Wilhelm Ropke
Philosophy of Religion by Fulton J. Sheenam
Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides
A Billion Bootstraps: Microcredit, Barefoot Banking, and The Business Solution for Ending Poverty by Philip Smith and Eric Thurman
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“The Nobel Prize in Literature 1970 Award Speech” by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Justice by Michael Sandel
What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael Sandel
The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith
Velvet Glove, Iron Fist by Christopher Snowdon
Potency and Act, Studies Toward a Philosophy of Being by Edith Stein
Natural Right and History by Leo Strauss
The Malaise of Modernity by Charles Taylor
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Waldo by Paul Theroux
Judith by Aritha Van Herk
Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta by Aritha Van Herk
Audacious and Adamant: The Story of Maverick Alberta by Aritha Van Herk
Becoming Human by Jean Vanier
“Liberalism and Its History” by Eric Voegelin
“In Search of the Ground” by Eric Voegelin
The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
After Ideology: Recovering the Spiritual Foundations of Freedom by David Walsh
The Growth of the Liberal Soul by David Walsh
The Modern Philosophical Revolution: The Luminosity of Existence by David Walsh
Guarded By Mystery: Meaning in a Postmodern Age by David Walsh
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman


1 thought on “Books that have been recommended to me this summer 2012

  1. Amanda, I have to ask, how many have you got through? Now that I’m not in school anymore maybe I will bookmark this list and try to work my way through it in my “free time”.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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