Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Great Books Reading Guide

I was just talking to another mom about reading lists for summertime. This book, Invitation to the Classics, is a fun and beautiful read. It has brief synopsises (synopses?) of "the books you've always wanted to read," including Plato, Aristotle, Chaucer, Dante, Thomas More, Thomas Aquinas, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, T.S. Eliot.... they're all there! You don't even have to read the originals! (That's a half-joke.)

It's a good investment for anyone who plans to homeschool her children, as well.

1 comment:

Rae said...

Thanks for posting this! ...I'm trying to play "catch up" on the Catholic intellectual tradition (about which I know shockingly little!) and very much appreciate any overviews. As an undergrad I found philosophy challenging; and so I really admire you for studying it at the graduate level!