by Joseph Pearce
This was an excellent book! It was like a mini-literature course taught by a professor that you love.
Mr. Pearce starts back in antiquity with Homer and Virgil and works his way up to the 20th century with a truncated, though informative synopsis of the great works, their authors and why Catholics should read the various works. It ends with a list of 100 great works every Catholic should read, which is just the sort of ending an over-achieving goal-oriented Catholic needs after reading just such a book. He gets you pretty excited to read these books!
And, it’s Joseph Pearce, so it was an endlessly pleasant read.
A surprise bonus: my daughter is reading Homer right now and this book came in handy to give her a heads up of what, as a Catholic, to look for. So, this book also makes a good tool for parents with kids entering into the “reading literature” years.