Sunday, February 05, 2006

my fiction list

this list is by no means exhaustive, so I could use some help. what titles are missing that you feel reflect a Catholic worldview?

Death Comes for the Archbishop (Cather)
The Man Who Was Thursday (Chesterton)
Father Brown - The Essential Tales (Chesterton)
Mr. Blue (Connolly)
Keys of the Kingdom (Cronin)
The Divine Comedy (Dante)
The Spear (novel of the Crucifixion) (de Wohl)
Restless Flame (St. Augustine) (de Wohl)
Citadel of God (St. Benedict) (de Wohl)
Lay Seige to Heaven (St. Catherine of Siena) (de Wohl)
Joyful Beggar (St. Francis of Assisi) (de Wohl)
Set All Afire (St. Francis Xavier) (de Wohl)
Quiet Light (St. Thomas Aquinas) (de Wohl)
Crime and Punishment (Dostoyevsky)
The Brothers Karamazov (Dostoyevsky)
Murder in the Cathedral (Eliot)
Brother Cadfael Mysteries (Ellis)
In this House of Brede (Godden)
End of the Affair (Greene)
The Power and the Glory (Greene)
The Heart of the Matter (Greene)
Les Miserables (Hugo)
Till We Have Faces (Lewis)
Scewtape Letteres (Lewis)
Great Divorce (Lewis)
Chronicles of Narnia (Lewis)
Space Triology (Lewis)
Pilgrims Regress (Lewis)
Lilith (Macdonald)
The Betrothed (Manzoni)
A Canticle of Leibowitz (Miller)
Collected Works of Flannery O'Connor (O'Connor)
The Edge of Sadness (O'Connor, Edwin)
Lancelot (Percy)
The Moviegoer (Percy)
The Last Gentleman (Percy)
Lost in the Cosmos (Percy)
Love in the Ruins (Percy)
Message in the Bottle (Percy)
Second Coming (Percy)
Signposts in a Strange Land (Percy)
Thanatos Syndrome (Percy)
Our Lady of the Lost and Found (Schoemperlen)
Lord of the Rings (Tolkien)
Joan of Arc (Twain)
Kristin Lavransdatter (Undset)
Master of Hestviken (Undset)
Grace Will Lead Me Home (Valentine)
A Miracle for St. Cecilia's (Valentine)
A Gathering of Angels (Valentine)
Ben Hur (Wallace)
Helena (Waugh)
Brideshead Revisited (Waugh)
Shoes of the Fisherman (West)
War in Heaven (Williams)
Descent into Hell (Williams)


Ashlee said...

You should add Warriors by erin hunter. there are 9 books so far

Julie D. said...

Interesting list. I'm looking forward to your reviews and also to reading some of these myself.

BTW, welcome to the blogosphere! :-)

C S said...

One I enjoyed recently is, A Philadelphia Catholic in King James' Court. It was written by Martin De Porres Kennedy. It does for apologetics what Sophie's World does for philosophy, not quite as brilliantly, but still very engagingly.

The Jewler's Shop by Wojtyla should also be on there. It's a play I know, not strictly a fictional narrative, but it's great.

Dorinda Bordlee said...

Thanks for this list Sr. Julia. It would be cool if you made this list a permanent feature of your blog (a link on the right side) along with a link to the Pauline Book Store where the book could be ordered. Great blog!

Tony said...

An interesting list. Pretty sad to think that your faith is based on words rather than relationships. And I notice that most of your list are male writers. Sad reflection as women are my inspiration. And you left out all the great gay and lesbian writers of our faith. Shame sister, shame!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Sr. Julia

Are these books available at Pauline publications in India?