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Saturday, January 08, 2011

Top 10 Desert-Island Book List

If you were stuck on a desert island for the rest of your life, what 10 books would you like to have on hand?

My list would be:

1. Summa Theologica (transl. Dominican Fathers)
2. Bible (RSV 2nd Catholic ed.)
3. Aristotle: Selections (transl. Irwin and Fine)
4. The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila (transl. Kavanaugh and Rodriguez)
5. The Catechism of the Catholic Church
6. Introduction to the Devout Life (transl. Ryan)
7. Jane Austen: The Complete Novels
8. The Complete Works of Shakespeare (ed. Bevington)
9. Dante's Divine Comedy (transl. Pinsky, Merwin, and Mandelbaum)
10. The New Penguin Book of English Verse


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