My next 5 difficult books to read
If I were to choose five authors from the list of Great Books of the Western World to read, my picks would be:
- Homer (800 BC)
- The Bible (600 BC–100AD)
- Plato (427BC–347BC, 80 years)
- Aristotle (384BC–322BC, 62 years)
- Shakespeare (1564–1616, 52 years)
Similarly, my five picks from the Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan would be:
- St. Augustine (354–430, 76 years)
- St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274, 49 years)
- Thomas à Kempis (1380–1471, 91 years)
- St. Teresa of Ávila (1515–1582, 67 years)
- St. Thérèse of Lisieux (1873–1897, 24 years)
There's never enough time, and so many other things to do, but I hope that before I die I'll have read the major works of the above authors.
What five difficult authors/books do you plan to read in your lifetime?