Novak (novak) wrote,

AOL Homepage: Reading List 1999-2000 School Year

From my original AOL homepage:

What I've Been Reading

I get asked about this every so often, and I'm always willing to recommend a good book, so I thought I'd just follow the lead of one of my favourite authors, Diane Duane, who has something similar up on her page. Books I re-read are heartily endorsed!

* denotes a re-read **denotes a book I'm teaching in a class

1999-2000 School Year
* Inside the Vatican, Thomas J. Reese, S.J.
* The Soul of the American University: From Protestant Establishment to Established Nonbelief, George Marsden
* The Complete Poems of John of the Cross
* The Wheel of Time (The Eye of the World, The Great Hunt, The Dragon Reborn, The Shadow Rising, The Fires of Heaven, Lord of Chaos, A Crown of Swords, The Path of Daggers), Robert Jordan *
* The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King), J.R.R. Tolkien *
* The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien *
* Vatican Council II, Xaxier Rynne (pseudonym of Francis X. Murphy, CSSR)
* Michelangelo: Pieta, Robert Hupka
* Renaissance Florence, Gene Brucker *
* Saint Francis of Assisi, G. K. Chesterton
* Saint Thomas Aquinas, G. K. Chesterton
* I, Q, Peter David and John de Lancie
* Towards A Papacy In Communion, Hermann Pottmeyer (I recently had the pleasure of meeting him and he was most gracious to me and my students.)
* Silence, Shusaku Endo
* How Much For Just The Planet?, John M. Ford *
* Jesuits: A Multibiography, Jean Lacouture
* Ambrose, Boniface Ramsey, O.P.
* A Severe Mercy, Sheldon Vanauken * **(this is the book I give most often as a gift, as it was given to me)
* Under the Mercy: A Sequel to A Severe Mercy, Sheldon Vanauken *
* The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis * **
* The Space Trilogy (Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength), C. S. Lewis * **
* The Four Loves, C. S. Lewis **
* Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen
* Till We Have Faces, C. S. Lewis * **
* Tales of the New Republic, ed. Peter Schweighofer and Craig Carey
* Dark Tide I: Onslaught, Michael A. Stackpole
* Confessions, Augustine * ** (a new translation by Maria Boulding, OSB)
* An Introduction to Irish High Crosses, Hilary Richardson and John Scarry
* Badlands, Susan Wright
* Strange New Worlds II, ed. Dean Wesley Smith
* The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien *
* Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-Earth, J. R. R. Tolkien *
* Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
* The Flowering of Ireland: Saints, Scholars and Kings, Katharine Scherman
* Lion of Ireland, Morgan Llywelyn
* Star Trek: The New Voyages 2, ed. Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath
* Gemworld, John Vornhalt
* Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis * **
* The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature, C. S. Lewis **
* Taliesin, Stephen Lawhead
* Merlin, Stephen Lawhead
* Arthur, Stephen Lawhead
* Pendragon, Stephen Lawhead
* Thoughts in Solitude, Thomas Merton * **
* Avalon: The Return of King Arthur, Stephen Lawhead
* Grail, Stephen Lawhead
* The Irrational Season, Madeleine L'Engle * **
* The Celtic Vision, Esther De Waal
* The Thrawn Trilogy (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command), Timothy Zahn *
* The Valiant, Michael Jan Friedman
* Commodus Antoninus, Aelius Lampridius
* The Wheel of Time, Robert Jordan *
* New Spring, Robert Jordan *
* The Great Divorce, C. S. Lewis * **
* Easter Vigil and Other Poems, Karol Wojtyla
* Jesus: A New Vision, Marcus J. Borg
* Two-Part Invention, Madeleine L'Engle * **
* Dark Tide II: Ruin, Michael A. Stackpole
* Rogue Planet, Greg Bear
* Those Terrible Middle Ages!: Debunking the Myths, Régine Pernoud, trans. Anne Englund Nash
* The Letters of Abelard and Heloise, trans. Betty Radice
* New Earth: Wagon Train to the Stars, Diane Carey
* Spirituality and Theology: Christian Living and the Doctrine of God, Philip Sheldrake
* Michelangelo, Anthony Hughes
* Other Worlds: Images of the Cosmos from Earth and Space, James Trefil
* The Word in the Desert: Scripture and the Quest for Holiness in Early Christian Monasticism, Douglas Burton-Christie
* New Earth: Belle Terra, Dean Wesley Smith with Diane Carey
* The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers, trans. Benedicta Ward, SLG
* Showings, Julian of Norwich *
* The Spiritual Exercises, Ignatius of Loyola
* The Temple, George Herbert
* Love Took My Hand: The Spirituality of George Herbert, Philip Sheldrake
* The Doctors of the Church, Bernard McGinn
* Living Between Worlds: Place and Journey in Celtic Spirituality, Philip Sheldrake

(And of course healthy, regular doses of America, Commonweal, and National Geographic, the only journals I can afford to subscribe to!)
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