Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Misfits' Reading List, 2002-2012: A reading history

These are the books the Misfits have read over the past decade:

 September, 2002
            Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

October, 2002
            Silence by Shusako Endo

November, 2002
            The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

December, 2002
            A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Conner

January, 2003
            The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton 

February, 2003
            Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

March, 2003
            Morte D’Urban by J.F. Powers

April, 2003
            The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton

May, 2003
            The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

June, 2003
            The Woman of the Pharisees by Francois Mauriac

July, 2003
            The Diary of a Country Priest by Georges Bernanos

August, 2003
            Misfits Summer Recess:  No Book Meeting

September, 2003
            The Brother’s Karamazov (Part I) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

October, 2003
            The Brother’s Karamazov (Part II) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

November, 2003
            The Brother’s Karamazov (Part III) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

December, 2003
            The Brother’s Karamazov (Part IV) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

January, 2004
            Father Elijah by Michael D. O’Brien

February, 2004
            The Ballad of the White Horse and Lepanto by G. K. Chesterton

March, 2004
            Men at Arms by Evelyn Waugh

April, 2004
            Officers and Gentlemen by Evelyn Waugh

May, 2004
            Unconditional Surrender by Evelyn Waugh

June-August 2004 
            Misfits Summer Recess:  No Book Meeting

September, 2004
            The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis

October, 2004
            Joan of Arc by Mark Twain

November, 2004
            The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh

December, 2004
            Lord of the World by Fr. Robert Hugh Benson

January, 2005
            Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor

February, 2005
            The Keys of the Kingdom by A. J. Cronin

March, 2005
            The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

April, 2005
            Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

May, 2005
            Kristin Lavransdatter I:  The Wreath by Sigrid Undset

June- July, 2005 
            Misfits Summer Recess:  No Book Meeting

August, 2005
            Kristin Lavransdatter II:  The Wife by Sigrid Undset

September, 2005
            Kristin Lavransdatter III:  The Cross by Sigrid Undset

October, 2005
            Mr. Blue by Myles Connolly

November, 2005
            Helena by Evelyn Waugh

December, 2005
            In This House of Brede by Rumor Godden

January, 2006
            Viper’s Tangle by Francois Mauriac

February, 2006
            The Cypresses Believe in God (Part I) by Jose Maria Gironella

March, 2006
            The Cypresses Believe in God (Part II) by Jose Maria Gironella

April, 2006
            The Cypresses Believe in God (Part III) by Jose Maria Gironella

May, 2006
            The Cypresses Believe in God (Part IV) by Jose Maria Gironella

June, 2006
            The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

July, 2006
            One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich  by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

August, 2006
            Utopia by Sir Thomas More

September, 2006
            The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain

October, 2006
            The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain  (Continued)

November, 2006
            The Spear by Louis de Wohl

December, 2006
            The Citadel by A. J. Cronin.

January, 2007
            Memento Mori by Murial Spark

February, 2007
            The Thanatose Syndrome by Walker Percy

March, 2007
            A Burnt-out Case by Graham Greene

April, 2007
            Edmund Campion by Evelyn Waugh

May, 2007
            Saint Thomas Aquinas by G.K. Chesterton

June/July, 2007
            Saint Francis of Assisi by G. K. Chesterton

August,/September, 2007
            The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage by Paul Elie

October, 2007
            Mariette in Ecstasy  by Ron Hanson

November, 2007
            The Life of St. Thomas More by Peter Ackroyd

December, 2007
            Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Conner

January, 2008
            The Master of Hestviken:  The Axe (Volume One) by Sigred Undset

February, 2008
            The Master of Hestviken:  The Snake Pit (Volume Two) by Sigred Undset

March, 2008
            The Master of Hestviken:  In the Wilderness (Volume Three) by Sigred Undset

April, 2008
            The Master of Hestviken:  The Son Avenger (Volume Four) by Sigred Undset

May, 2008
            Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton

June, 2008
            Annual Chesterton Conference (June 12-14, 2008)

July, 2008
            Lord of the Flies by William Golding

August, 2008
            Catholics by Brian Moore

September, 2008
            Exiles by Ron Hanson

October, 2008
            The Four Men: A Farrago by Hilaire Belloc

November, 2008
            The Issa Valley by Czeslaw Milosz

December, 2008
            A Commentary on the Sonnets of G. M. Hopkins by Father Peter Milward, S.J.

January, 2009
            The Viaduct Murders by Fr. Ronald A. Knox

February, 2009
            The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene

March, 2009
            The Samurai by Shusako Endo

April, 2009
            The Way of A Pilgrim by Anonymous

May, 2009
            The Devil’s Advocate by Morris West

June, 2009
            Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

July, 2009
            The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis

August, 2009
            The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green

September, 2009

The Death of a Pope by Piers Paul Read

October, 2009
            Manalive by G. K. Chesterton           

November, 2009
            The Stripping of the Altars (Part 1) by Eamon Duffy

December, 2009
            The Stripping of the Altars (Part 2) by Eamon Duffy

January, 2010
            The Stripping of the Altars (Part 3) by Eamon Duffy

February, 2010
            Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C. S. Lewis

March, 2010
            Dear James by Jon Hassler
April, 2010
            Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot

May, 2010
            The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

June, 2010
            The Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy by Leo Tolstoy

July, 2010
            The Great Short Works of Fyodor Dostoevsky by Fyodor Dostoevsky

August, 2010
            The Prudence of the Flesh by Ralph McInerny

September, 2010
            The Black Robes by Brian Moore

October, 2010
            Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

November, 2010
            Dimiter by William Blatty

December, 2010
            A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

January, 2011
            Loss and Gain by Blessed John Henry Newman

February, 2011
            Unnatural Death by Dorothy Sayers

March, 2011
            Dracula by Bram Stoker

April, 2011
            The Divine Comedy:  Hell by Dante Alighieri

May, 2011
            The Divine Comedy:  Hell (Cont.) by Dante Alighieri

June, 2011
            The Divine Comedy:  Purgatory by Dante Alighieri

July, 2011
            The Divine Comedy:  Purgatory (Cont.) by Dante Alighieri

August, 2011
            The Divine Comedy:  Paradise by Dante Alighieri

September, 2011
            The Divine Comedy:  Paradise (Cont.) by Dante Alighieri

October, 2011
            Poor Banished Children by Maria De Fiorella

November, 2011
           A World Lost by Wendell Berry

December, 2011
            My Antonia by Willa Cather

January, 2012
            A Canticle for Leibowitz by William M. Miller,  Jr.

February-March 2012
            A Postcard from the Volcano by Lucy Beckett

April, 2012
            He Leadeth Me by Fr. Walter J. Ciszek, S.J.

May, 2012
            The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

June, 2012
            The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare

Next up:
September, 2012
            The Time Before You Die: A Novel of the Reformation by Lucy Beckett

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