List of books we are reading this summer

I have about 10 minutes for a quick book post. Since Thomas will be back and forth in grad school this summer, and is taking on plenty of fun tasks at school this coming fall, we decided that a good way to “spend time together”, even if we can’t be in the same room, would be to read the same books. We hope, then, to have plenty to discuss whenever we do see each other over the next 6 weeks. So, here is the current Grad School Summer 1 Reading List…

Tending the Heart of Virtue (selected readings) by Vigen Guroian

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint Exupery

Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter by Astrid Lindgren

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

The Nutcracker and the Golden Pot by Hoffmann

The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis

Culture and Anarchy by Arnold

Leisure, the Basis of Culture by Josef Pieper

The Crisis of Western Education by Dawson

The Idea of a University by Newman

Three Rival Versions of Moral Enquiry by MacIntyre

As you can see, half of these books are right up my ally… The other half… Are more in Thomas’ lane.

By the way, he is taking a course in History of Classical Education and another course in Children’s Literature. I am slightly jealous… But I get to go to the Lake, so I think I come out on top.

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4 thoughts on “List of books we are reading this summer

  1. As for the Thomas half, I think Andrew has read at least half if not more, and would like to discuss them with Thomas as well. As for the Brooke half…well, Andrew needs remedial children’s literature. So when he is sick I pin him down and make him listen to Anne of Green Gables. 😀

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