Reading Plan

My Catholic Lifelong Reading Plan

Catholic reading plan

As lifelong reader with a huge propensity for books, it’s only natural that I would add books by Catholic writers and books about Catholicism to my ongoing Catholic reading plan book list.

The time frame is 5 years+ to run in tandem to my The Classics Club reading plan. It will also include all the Benedict XVI books from my Benedict XVI reading project.

I’m gathering my list and will be making it public here, so return often to see what’s on the list and how I’m doing. Do share any books you think would be great additions to my list. (RR means re-read.) [You can read my The Classics Club Reading list plan here.]

Finished: 1/50+

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The Classics (New and old, mostly old)

  1. Dante’s Inferno by Dante Alighieri (14th century) – Selected year-long reading for 2015
  2. The Confessions of St. Augustine by St. Augustine of Hippo (397 – 398) 
  3. City of God (Penguin Classics) by St. Augustine of Hippo (426) – Reading now (year-long reading 2014)
  4. Paradise Lost by John Milton (1667) RR
  5. The Divine Comedy by William Blake (1308)
  6. The Little Flowers of St. Frances of Assisi  by anonymous (14th century)
  7. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1890) RR   –  Finished 01/17/13; review to come.
  8. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (1942)
  9. Brideshead Revisted by Evelyn Waugh (1945)
  10. Transformation in Christ by Diedrich von Hildebrand
  11. Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres by Henry James – Reading now
  12. City of God by Saint Augustine of Hippo (413 – 426)
  13. The Story of a Soul by Saint Therese of Lisieux (1898) – Reading now
  14. Life & Revelations of Saint Gertrude the Great (16th century) – Reading now
  15. Sigrid Undset on Saints and Sinners (1993) 

Collections (Short Stories and Essays)

  1. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (14th century) RR
  2. Flannery O’Connor: Collected Works by Flannery O’Connor (1946 – 1964)
  3. A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Conner (1955)

On Writing and Catholic Writers and the Catholic Imagination

  1. Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose by Flannery O’Connor (1970)