Note: This list is incomplete. I wrote it in one sitting. I’ll add to it as more ideas come to me.
Note: Read these books before you give them to your kids. Most of them are theologically or ethically problematic. I recommend them because I believe they are great artworks with something valuable to contribute. Besides that, if I refused to read every book that disagreed with Catholic teaching, I’d have to ignore William Blake, John Milton, John Donne…to say nothing of Homer, Virgil, and even Dante. In a few words, I’ll try to say why I think they made this eclectic, but (slowly) growing list.
What I'm currently reading...
Sunday Will Never Be the Same, Dawn Eden
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
The Exorcist, Peter Blatty
Son of the Morning Star: Custer and The Little Bighorn, Evan S. Connell
Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtrey
I, Claudius, Robert Graves
Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
The Road, Cormac McCarthy
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austin
In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
World War Z, Max Brooks
Surface Tension, Mike Mullin
Rabbit, Run, John Updike*
Blood Maridian, Cormac McCarthy*
Hell's Angel's, Hunter S. Thompson*
*read with caution...