Reading list

My general, for fun fiction:

Dark Ages (White Wolf Vampire series) Current
Vampire the Masquerade Clan Novel Trilogy

Classic works:

Le Morte d’Arthur Current
The Once and Future King
King Arthur and the Round Table
The Green Knight
The Pendragon Cycle
Conan the Barbarian (Complete Works)
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment


Unbelievable? Complete
The Christian Delusion Current
The End of Christianity
Proving History
The Bible
Jesus From Outer Space
The Origins of Early Christian Literature
On the Historicity of Jesus
The Will to Power
Thus Spake Zarathustra
Being and Nothingness

Below here is the second old list, maintained mostly to keep track of the things I’ve finished:

Here is an explicit list of fiction books that I’m reading more for analysis and less for fun:

Various Ben Bova (Sam Gunn Forever, The Aftermath, The Starcrossed, The Dueling Machine, Voyagers, The Exiles Trilogy, The Astral Mirror, Privateers, Colony, The Trikon Deception (with Bill Pogue)) Complete

Niven and Pournelle, The Mote in God’s Eye and The Gripping Hand Complete

Here is a list of books (non-fiction)that I’m aiming to read/re-read/comment on over the next few months.

The first batch is more historical:

Gilbert, “The Holy Kingdom” Complete

Cantor, “The Last Knight” Complete

Gibbon, “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” Complete

Cawthorne, “History’s Greatest Battles” Complete

Roberts, “The Storm of War” Complete

Shirer, “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich” Complete

Diamond, “Guns, Germs and Steel” Complete

This is the list of philosophy works that I want to look at. Note: This is not yet in order, and it may not be what I read next.

Marcus Aurelius, “The Emperor’s Handbook: A New Translation of the Meditations”

Hadot and Chase, “The Inner Citadel: The Mediations of Marcus Aurelius”

Hadot and Chase, “Plotinus or the Simplicity of Vision”

Lonergan, “Insight”

Lonergan, “Method in Theology”

Chomsky and Foucault, “Chomsky vs. Foucault: A Debate on Human Nature”

Pinker, “The Better Angels of Our Nature”

Parfit, “On What Matters”

Dennett, “Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking”

Descartes, “Discourse on Method and the Meditations”

Russell, “The Conquest of Happiness”

Berkeley, “A Treatise concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge” and “Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous”

Kant, “Kant’s Critiques” Complete

Kant, “Critique of Pure Reason” Complete

Baron, “Kantian Ethics Without Apology” Complete

Hume, “An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding” Complete

Hume, “Treatise of Human Nature” Complete

Augustine, “City of God”

Nietzsche, “Thus Spoke Zarathustra”

Nietzsche, “The Will to Power”

Sartre, “Being and Nothingness”

This is a list of more formal literature that I want to read.”

Tolkien, “The Hobbit” Complete

Tolkien, “The Lord of the Rings” Complete

Conan Doyle, Complete Sherlock Holmes Complete

Orwell, “1984”

Swift, “Gulliver’s Travels”

Bradbury, “Farenheit 451” Complete

Lovecraft, Complete Works. Complete

Dante, “The Divine Comedy” Complete

Shakespeare, Complete Works. Complete

Adams, “Watership Down” Complete

Austen, “Pride and Prejudice” Complete

Austen, “Emma” Complete

Austen, “Sense and Sensibility” Complete

Stoker, “Dracula” Complete

Stoker, “The Jewel of the Seven Stars”, “The Lady of the Shroud”, “The Lair of the White Worm” Complete

Dostoyevsky, “Crime and Punishment”

Tolstoy, “War and Peace” Complete

Tolstoy, “Anna Karenina”

Stevenson, “Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde, and Other Strange Tales” Complete

Stoppard, “Rosencrantz and Guldenstern are Dead”

Sharpe, “Porterhouse Blue”

King, “The Stand” Complete

This is the old list, listing what I have finished over the past … 7+ years?!? Note that I’ve removed things that I’m now sorting into the other areas and things that I’m no longer planning on reading.

Polkinghorne and Beale, “Questions of Truth”. Complete

Polkinghorne, “The Polkinghorne Reader: Science, Faith, and the Search for Meaning ” Complete

Plantinga, “Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism” Complete

Dennett and Plantinga, “Science and Religion: Are They Compatible?” Complete

Feser, “Aquinas” Complete

Feser, “The Last Superstition” Complete

Kaufmann, “Critique of Religion and Philosophy” Complete

Grayling, “The God Argument” Complete

Churchland, “Braintrust” Complete

Nagel, “Mind and Cosmos” Complete

Damasio, “Self Comes to Mind” Complete

Rand, “The Virtue of Selfishness” Complete

Rand, “Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal” Complete

Philipse, “God in the Age of Science?” Complete

Loftus, “The Outsider Test For Faith” Complete

Shirer, “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich” Complete

Coyne, “Faith vs Fact” Complete

Rosenberg, “The Atheist’s Guide to Reality” Complete

Sagan, “The Varieties of Scientific Experience” Complete

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