Friday, April 11, 2014

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


JOB said...

How far have you gotten in Spurgeon's Metropolitan Tabernacle Sermons?

gileskirk said...

I've been reading about one sermon every couple of weeks for the past twenty years. Still a long way to go.

Len Hendrix said...

I can imagine it was hard for you to pick just 11, but I missed C.S. Lewis. He would be on mine.

gileskirk said...

Well, I do love Lewis, but I've not ever wanted to read every single thing he wrote. For instance, while I own a nice copy of his massive "English Literature in the Sixteenth Century," I probably will only read in it very selectively. His very flawed book on Psalms, I probably will never read. And, it is not likely that I would try to read all of his many scattered essays and poems. So, as much as I love Lewis, he really can't be on this list.

Suzannah said...

So what did you think of John Buchan's "The Taxation of Foreign Income"?

Just kidding! JB needs more love! What a great list!

Caleb said...
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Caleb said...

Great lists! I enjoy Lewis' essays. He wrote on a ton of topics not covered in any of his books. His letters are also very good. A book of his I particularly enjoy is his "An Experiment in Criticism." One of the best things I've read on reading and understanding why we love it so much.