Tempus Revenit

...to make my preferred form of new year's resolution, the reading list. These are all books I own, but haven't gotten around to yet.

Roald Dahl - Boy, Matilda, Going Solo
Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Victor Hugo - Les Travaillers de la Mer
Henry James - Washington Square
P.D. James - A Taste for Death
Stephen King - Four Past Midnight
Naomi Klein - The Shock Doctrine
A Treasury of Stephen Leacock
Peter Leithart - Solomon Among the Postmoderns
C.S. Lewis - Collected Letters, Miracles, Reflections on the Psalms
Yann Martel - The Life of Pi
J.D. Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye
J.R.R. Tolkien - The Silmarillion
Leo Tolstoy - War and Peace
N.T. Wright - Surprised by Hope

And a few more:
G.K. Chesterton - The Man Who Was Thursday
Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo
Umberto Eco - The Name of the Rose
Donald Miller - Blue Like Jazz
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray, De Profundis

Any additional recommendations are exceedingly welcome.

Happy 2009!


  1. Dahl - YES! Love those books :D
    Hardy - Yuck. Along with Madame Bovary, I really can't understand why they're so popular.
    Hugo - Just delight :D
    PD James - I have the book sitting on my shelf right now, just love it. Children of Men is even better.
    CS Lewis - Too wonderful for words.
    JD Salinger - Tragic, raw cry of a lost human soul.
    Tolstoy - Also good as a booster chair for us short people. *grins* And an amazing book.
    Tolkien - Can't get better than that.
    Wilde - Eeeerie. If you read this with Goethe's Faust and Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, you can draw some fun (er, yeah, fun) comparisons.

    Let's see, recommendations...
    *looks at bookshelf*
    Alexandre Dumas' "Count of Monte Christo" is wonderful, and Spenser's Faerie Queene, if you have weeks at your disposal, lol. Umberto Eco's Name of the Rose and On Literature are amaazing (On Literature has the coolest essay on Dante's Paradiso), aaaand to add some variety, Stephenie Meyer's The Host. :D

    Love your reading list! I should post mine...

    Happy 2009!

    (Sorry for the long 'comment', lol, I get a little excited when it comes to books :D)

  2. Oh, thanks for the reminders! The Count of Monte Cristo and The Name of the Rose should both have been on there.

  3. The Count of Monte Cristo- you should read it over summer break when you have lots of time and won't be pulled away from other fat books that you have to read. I love the book, and cringed the whole way through the movie when I saw it over break. What desecration.