Some good books (by other people)

This is a selection of books that are very important to me. Some of them are recent works (e.g. Armitage, Dreher, Peterson, de Waal) but most are old and have stood the test of time. This is not meant to be a list of the greatest books, but rather those that I have got the most from and to which I return to time and time again. I very much expect it will be an expanding list, and, although perhaps I shouldn’t, I am taking for granted that I will always have access to the Bible (if you don’t love the Psalms you cannot expect to understand life).

Armitage, Simon: Seeing Stars

Basho: On Love and Barley

Belloc, Hilaire: Cautionary Verses

Benn, Gottfried: Impromptus: Selected Poems

Boehme, Jacob: The Aurora

 Burke, Edmund: Reflections on the Revolution in France

Confucius: The Analects

Dreher, Rod: The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation

Finkielkraut, Alain: The Wisdom of Love

Gibson, William: Pattern Recognition

Herbert, George: The Complete English Works

Hani, Jean: Divine Craftsmanship: Preliminaries to a Spirituality of Work

Lachman, Gary: Lost Knowledge of the Imagination

Lear, Edward: A Book of Nonsense

Maistre, Joseph de: The St. Petersburg Dialogues

Mandeville, Bernard: Free Thoughts on Religion, the Church, and National Happiness

Nabakov, Vladimir: Pale Fire

Ouspensky, P. D: Talks with a Devil

Peterson, Jordan: 12 Rules for Life

Ratzinger, Joseph and Pera, Marcello: Without Roots: The West, Relativism, Christianity, Islam.

Ruskin, John: Praeterita

Scruton, Roger: Green Philosophy: How to Think Seriously About the Planet

Solovyov, Vladimir: War and Christianity from the Russian Point of View: Three Conversations

Solovyov, Vladimir: The Meaning of Love

Swedenborg, Emmanuel: Divine Providence

Swedenborg, Emmanuel: Conjugial Love

Waal, Edmund de: The White Road

Xunzi: Xunzi: The Complete Text