Thursday, October 11, 2007

What to Read

One of my readers (Kevin) suggested that I post the top ten books to read in one's lifetime. That thought comes with tons of pressure but because I have not completed editing several posts that I am preparing for this site, I thought I would give it a try. Know that I think the following books give good insight into humanity and God so they are worthy of reading from time to time. I do want to change this list however from "Top Ten Books for a Lifetime" to "Books to Read". The other title is much too lofty for a person like me.

1. The Bible by God
2. "Orthodoxy" by GK Chesterton
3. "Brothers Karamozov" or "The Idiot" by Dostoyevsky
4. "Night" by Eli Weisel
5. "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by CS Lewis
6. "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain
7. "Tremendous Trifles" by Chesterton
8. "The Ragamuffin Gospel" by Brennan Manning
9. "the Divine Conspiracy" by Dallas Willard
10. "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Remarque?
* Bonus * To Kill a Mockingbird

7 comments:

Mike said...

This is a solid reading list.

Wept_over said...

Good list, especially the inclusion of Ragamuffin Gospel. I'd put "Crime & Punishment" over "The Idiot" for Dostoevsky books, myself.

perry said...

Wow, we are more alike than I thought. At least 5 of those books would be in my top ten.

Lauren A said...

I like that list but you have forgotten a special series! Harry Potter!

Ryan said...

Mike- .

wept_over- I don't put crime and punishment over "The Idiot" because the Idiot is 300 pages less and even though I like Russian literature, enough is enough.... but to support your point, Crime and Punishment is a classic and no one has heard of the Idiot.

Perry- It is scary.

Lauren- I was going to include HP but I thinkn most people could die without reading it. No offense.

YoHaNaN said...

looks like i've got about 7 1/2 left to go...

Jon C.

Kevin said...

Thank you Ryan,

I appreciate you taking the time to post this list. Hopefully I can come up with one myself. However, I still have much reading to do since I never read much till my college days.