well read

Books You Should Read If You Want To Consider Yourself Well-Read - Books I've read

  1. The $30,000 Bequest And Other Stories - Mark Twain (1906)
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  3. Abraham Lincoln - Benjamin Thomas (1952)
  4. Absalom, Absalom!

Great Books List For Classical Education

  1. 10th Grade
  2. Aquinas: Selected Writings by Robert Goodwin (1273)
  3. Beowulf (1000)
  4. The Book of Margery Kempe (1430)
  5. The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer (1400)
  6. City of God by Augustine (426)
  7. Commentary on Galations by Martin Luther (1520)
  8. Confessions by Augustine (411)
  9. The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius (524)
  10. Cur Deus Homo by Anselm (1090)
  11. The Ecclesiastical History of the English People by Bede (731)
  12. Education of a Christian Prince by Erasmus (1510)
  13. Everyman
  14. Faerie Queene, The by Edmund Spenser (1590)
  15. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe (1588)
  16. Hamlet by William Sha

St. John's College - Required Senior Reading

  • Tolstoy
  • War and Peace
  • Goethe
  • Faust
  • Hegel
  • Phenomenology of Sprit
  • Tocqueville
  • Democracy in America
  • Kierkegaard
  • Fear & Trembling
  • Philosophical Fragments
  • Dostoyevsky
  • Brothers Karamazov
  • Marx
  • Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts
  • Capital
  • German Ideology
  • Wagner
  • Tristan & Isolde (Opera, study of the music and libreto)
  • Nietzsche
  • Beyond Good and Evil
  • Joyce
  • The Dead (Final Book in The Dubliners)
  • Freud
  • Introductory Lectures
  • Kafka
  • The Metamorphosis
  • Husserl

St. John's College - Required Junior Reading

  • Cervantes
  • Don Quixote (Volumes I & II)
  • Descartes
  • Meditations
  • Pascal
  • Pensees (They read selected pieces, will add later)
  • Milton
  • Paradise Lost
  • Hobbes
  • Leviathan
  • Spinoza
  • Theologico-Politcal Treatise
  • Locke
  • Second Treatise of Government
  • Rousseau
  • Discourse on the Origin of Inequality
  • Social Contract
  • Swift
  • Gulliver's Travels
  • Leibniz
  • *Selctions (Will add later)
  • Hume
  • Treatise of Human Nature
  • Enquiry Concerning Principles of Morals
  • Kant
  • Critique of Pure Reason

St. John's College - Required Sophomore Reading

  • Hebrew Bible
  • Genesis
  • _Exodus
  • _Dueteronomy
  • _Sameul I & II
  • _Kings
  • _Chronicles
  • _Psalms
  • Jeremiah
  • Jonah
  • _Job
  • Livy
  • The History Of Early Rome
  • Plutarch
  • Lives
  • Cato the Younger
  • Caesar
  • Antony & Brutus
  • Virgil
  • _Aeneid
  • Tacitus
  • Annals
  • Epictetus
  • Discourses
  • New Testament
  • _Matthew
  • _John (Gospel)
  • _I John (Epistle)
  • _Acts
  • _Romans
  • _I Corinthians
  • Aristotle
  • On The Soul
  • Plotinus
  • Will provide more info later
  • Augustine
  • Confessions
  • Maimonides

St. John's College - Required Freshman Reading

  • Homer
  • Iliad
  • Odyssey
  • Aeschylus
  • Agamemnon
  • Libation Bearers
  • Eumenides
  • Prometheus Bound
  • Heroditus
  • Histories
  • Plato
  • Meno
  • Gorgias
  • Republic
  • Apology
  • Crito
  • Phaedo
  • Theaetetus
  • Sophist
  • Phaedrus
  • Symposium
  • Timaeus
  • Sophocles
  • Antigone
  • Oedipus Rex
  • Ajax
  • Oedipus At Colonus
  • Philoctetes
  • Aristophanes
  • Clouds
  • Thucydides
  • Peloponnesian War
  • Aristotle
  • Nicomachean Ethics
  • Politics
  • Physics
  • Metaphysics
  • Poetics
  • Lucretius
  • On The Nature of Things