Friday, April 11, 2014

Must Read List (Among the Living)

There are only a very few living authors that I find I will try to read everything they write--even if I don't always agree with them. And of course, that is no mean feat given the fact that each of them is so astonishingly prolific:

1. R.C. Sproul
2. John Frame
3. Paul Johnson
4. Umberto Eco
5. Colin Thubron
6. Daniel Silva
7. Tim Powers
8. Jan Karon
9. Douglas Wilson
10. Witold Rybczynski
11. N.T. Wright

Must Read List (Among the Dead)

The list of authors I aspire to read across their entire canon is likewise rather spare. But as is the case with those on my living authors list, that does not necessarily mean that I will be able to achieve the feat—Chesterton, Spurgeon, Kuyper, and Belloc for instance, wrote more than 100 books apiece. But, I am working through the titles.  Thankfully, over the years I have been able to collect virtually all of their books:

1. Thomas Chalmers
2. G.K. Chesterton
3. J.R.R. Tolkien
4. Arthur Quiller-Couch
5. John Buchan
6. C.H. Spurgeon
7. Abraham Kuyper
8. Francis Schaeffer
9. Walter Scott
10. Hilaire Belloc
11. Samuel Johnson