Friday, March 25, 2016

THIS SUMMER || books to read

The title pretty much sums this up. These are the books I want to have read/finished reading by August 1. This isn't listing schoolbooks, so in reality it'll be a bit longer. I'm kinda curious to see if I can actually do this. haha. If I keep going at the rate I've been reading I can, but then I've been saving the hardest books for last. ;) Here goes:

1.       The Leader in you, by Dale Carnegie
2.       Classical English Rhetoric, by Farnsworth
3.       Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies, by McEntyre
4.       How to Read a Book, by Motimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
5.       On Writing Well, by William Zinsser
6.       The Art of Memory, by Frances A. Yates
7.       The Trachtenberg Speed System of Basic Mathematics, by Cutler and McShane
8.       Relativity and Quantum Mechanics,  by Fleisher
9.       Waves, by Fleisher
10.   Matter and Energy, by Fleisher
11.   The Fallacy Detective, by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn
12.   I and Thou, by Martin Buber
13.   Philosophy 101 by Socrates, by Kreeft
14.   The Law, by Frederic Bastiat
15.   You Can Understand the Bible, by Kreeft
16.   The Thing, by G. K. Chesterton
17.   The Story of the World Volume 4: The Modern Age, by Bauer
18.   The Echo of Greece, by Edith Hamilton
19.   Saint Augustine Confessions, translation by Henry Chadwick
20.   How the Irish Saved Civilization, by Thomas Cahill
21.   This Was John Calvin, by Van Halsema
22.   The Story of Christianity, by David Bentley Hart
23.   The Illustrated A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking
24.   Young People’s Story of Africa and Asia, by V. M. Hillyer and E. G. Huey
25.   The Story of Hannibal, by Johanna Johnson
26.   Ancient China, consulting editor Carol Michaelson
27.   Persian Fire, by Tom Holland
28.   Three “Whys” of the Russian Revolution, by Richard Pipes
29.   The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization, by Anthony Esolen
30.   The Ballad of the White Horse, by G. K. Chesterton
31.   Saint Thomas Aquinas, by G. K. Chesterton
32.   Between Heaven and Hell, by Kreeft
33.   Biology, by Shepherd
34.   Rhetoric, by Aristotle
35.   El Secuestro, by Marta de Rosa
36.   Born in the Year of Courage, by Emily Crofford
37.   John Milton’s Paradise Lost in Plain English, by Joseph Lanzara

1.   Captain America: The man with No face, by Brubaker, Ross, Epting and Guice
2.   Captain America & Bucky: Life Story of Bucky Barnes, by Brubaker, Andreyko and Samnee
3.   The Marvels Project, by Brubaker and Epting
4.   Daredevil: Born Again, by Frank Miller

Sophie’s World Discussion Guide, by Jeff Baldwin
Computing Machinery and Intelligence, by Turing


  1. St. Augustine's Confessions and Chesterton's The Ballad of the White Horse are two of my all-time favorites. Must-reads for everyone, in my book.

    John Milton's Paradise Lost and Halsema's This Was John Calvin look very intriguing but I've yet to read them. Keep us posted on how the reading list goes and what you think of all the titles!

    I just finished reading Quo Vadis by Sienkiewicz and am currently reading Jeanette Li's autobiography.

    Dani xoxo
    a vapor in the wind

    1. You sound like my sister. :)

      Quo Vadis looks cool. I hope you're enjoying the autobiography. :) Thanks for commenting, Dani! xx