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1. The Bible (King James Version recommended) 2. Gilgamesh, Anonymous 3. Analects, by Confucius 4. The Iliad, by Homer 5.

The Odyssey, by Homer 6. The History of the Peloponnesian War, by Thucydides 7. Aesop’s Fables 8. Oedipus, Antigone, and Oedipus at Colonus, by Sophocles 9. The Orestia, by Aeschylus 10. The Republic, by Plato 11. The Nicomachean Ethics, by Aristotle 12. Histories of Herodotus 13. Hortensius, by Cicero 14. The Aeneid, by Virgil 15. The Metamorphoses, by Ovid 16. The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius 17. The Confessions of St. Augustine 18. The Consolation of Philosophy, by Boethius 19. On Loving God, by Bernard of Clairvaux 20. The Mind’s Road to God, by Bonaventure 21. Didascalicon, by Hugh of St. Victor 22. The Summa Theologica (selections are okay), by Aquinas 23. Beowulf, Anonymous 24. The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer 25. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, by the Pearl Poet 26. The Cloud of Unknowing, Anonymous 27. The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri 28. The Fairie Queen, by Edmund Spencer 29. The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli 30. Utopia, by Thomas More 31. Four Great Tragedies (Othello, Macbeth, Hamlet, & Lear), by Shakespeare 32. Henriad Tetrology (Richard II, 1-2 Henry IV, & Henry V), by Shakespeare 33. Four Great Comedies (Merchant of Venice, Much Ado about Nothing, Twelfth Night, & The Tempest), by Shakespeare 34. Institutes of the Christian Religion, by John Calvin 35. The Temple, by George Herbert 36. Paradise Lost, by John Milton 37. Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan

by Immanuel Kant 40.38. Genealogy of Morals. Democracy in America. by Alexis de Tocqueville 55. The Origin of Species. A Practical View of Christianity. by Alfred. Candide. Essay on Man. Narrative of the Life of Fred D. Leaves of Grass. an American Slave. The Federalist Papers. The Brothers Karamazov. by Charles Darwin 65. Gulliver’s Travels. Walden. by Wordsworth and Coleridge 49. Pride and Prejudice. by George MacDonald 68. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. by Adam Smith 48. by Gustave Flaubert 72. Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque. by Leo Tolstoy 71. Unspoken Sermons. The Complete Sherlock Holmes. by various authors 46. Pensees. by Fydor Dostoyevsky 70. by John Henry Newman 69. Tess of the D’Ubervilles. Bleak House. by William Wilberforce 51. by Walt Whitman 58. Moby Dick. Tartuffe. by Alexander Pope 43. The Idea of a University. by Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere 39. Lord Tennyson 64. The Scarlet Letter. Grimm’s Fairy Tales 54. Groundwork of a Metaphysic of Morals. by Jonathan Swift 42. by Henry David Thoreau 59. by Nathaniel Hawthorne 56. Vindication of the Rights of Woman. by Mary Wollstonecraft 50. In Memoriam. Anna Karenina. by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 75. Middlemarch. by Herman Melville 60. by Thomas Hardy 74. Robinson Crusoe.). by Edgar Allan Poe 66. Les Miserables. Lyrical Ballads (2nd ed. by Voltaire 44. by George Eliot 61. by Mark Twain 57. Faust. The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution 47.. by Anthony Trollope 62. by Friedrich Nietzsche . by Charles Dickens 67. Madame Bovary. Barchester Towers. by Jane Austen 53. by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 52. by Victor Hugo 73. by Blaise Pascal 41. by Daniel Defoe 45. by Frederick Douglass 63. The Wealth of Nations.

Orthodoxy. by Arthur Miller 92. Howards End. by Dietrich Bonhoeffer 93. Civilization and Its Discontents. Fear and Trembling. by William Faulkner 98. Complete Short Stories. Rerum Novarum.76. by Albert Camus 88. Brave New World. The Communist Manifesto. Tolkien 91. K. by Sigmund Freud 83. by C. The Complete Calvin and Hobbes. R. by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 95. The Sound and the Fury. by T. Four Quartets. by E. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. Deus Caritas Est. by Joseph Conrad 80.Waiting for Godot – Samuel Beckett 89. Death of a Salesman.Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man. by Anton Chekhov 78. Heart of Darkness. by Soren Kierkegaard 85. The Lord of the Rings. Brideshead Revisited. by Pope John Paul II 90.M. by George Orwell 96. by Evelyn Waugh 87. Eliot 86. The Cost of Discipleship. by James Joyce 81. by J. S. The Cherry Orchard. Lewis 94. by Bill Waterson . by G. by Flannery O’Connor 101. 1984. by Aldous Huxley 97. The Plague. by Alexander Solzhenitsyn 100. R. Forster 82. S. One Hundred Years of Solitude. The Chronicles of Narnia. by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engles 77. by Pope Leo XIII 79. Silence. by Endo Shusaku 99. Chesterton 84.