Slight curveball here – instead of links to the web, I thought I’d offer a list of my all-time favorite books. And yes, none of these would be officially a “Saturday Good Read” unless you’re a fast reader.
There’s not particular rhyme or reason to the list – and the books are in no particular order. But these are the books that had much to do with influencing who I am and how I think.
And a question: if you had to pick an all-time favorite book – just one – what would it be? (And to level the playing field and take the pressure off, let’s exclude the Bible).
Augustine of Hippo by Peter Brown.
Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman.
The Habit of Being: Letters by Flannery O’Connor.
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes.
Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters.
A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean.
The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens.
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner.
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.
I Am One of Your Forever by Fred Chappell.
The Heart Aroused by David Whyte.
God is an Englishman by R.F. Delderfield.
Huey Long by T. Harry Williams.
Trixie Belden and the Secret of the Mansion by Julie Campbell.