"The object of all good literature is to purge the soul of its petty troubles." ~ P.G. Wodehouse

Monday, April 15, 2013

Summer Reading

I just had a question from a student about recommended books and authors that I think most believers should read. It got me thinking about summer reading and just the joy of learning for the sake of learning and for the sake of reading. I have plenty of reading that I need to do this summer for course preparation for next year and for research, but I have just been daydreaming about other books I would like to have stashed away on this table or in that corner just to pick up and read in those small instances that I have opportunity.

In the course of my response, I was reminded of Christianity Today's list of the top 100 books of the 20th century. Thankfully, they have posted it online because I am not sure where I have placed my copy of that list, especially considering that list came out 13 years ago now!

Here is their list. Agree or disagree, it is a great starting point. Happy reading!


  1. Great list. "How to read a book" by Adler would be a great summer read for any university student.

  2. That would be a good one. I also recommend "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" by Lynne Truss. http://www.amazon.com/Eats-Shoots-Leaves-Tolerance-Punctuation/dp/1592402038/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366122349&sr=8-1&keywords=eats+shoots+and+leaves