Looking for a Summer (Long) Reading List? St. Thomas Newsroom June 13, 2011 It seems that everyone from Oprah to the New York Times to the UST Libraries offers summer reading lists, but you can make book that no one has a reading list like St. Thomas’ Great Books Reading Group.Organized in late 1991 by Dr. Tom Tommet, who taught in the Physics Department from 1979 to 2007, and Father Robert Wellisch, the group has met every month (with a few exceptions) for 20 years. Its reading list is as impressive as it is varied. In the grand tradition of summer reading lists, Bulletin Today presents this Great Books Reading Group list for your summer reading pleasure – or the next several summers!The reading group will meet for the last time from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, in Room 154, Murray-Herrick Campus Center. The group will discuss The American Catholic Revolution, by Father Mark S. Massa, S.J.Great Books Reading List, 1991-20111991November, Emile, Jean Jacques Rousseau1992January, Intellectuals, Paul JohnsonFebruary, The Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John JayMarch, The Turn of the Screw, Henry JamesApril, “Murder in the Cathedral,” T.S. EliotMay, Worldly Philosophers, Robert HeilbronerJune, “Antigone,” Sophocles, and “Antigone,” Jean AnouilhJuly, A Room of One’s Own, Virginia WoolfAugust, Everything That Rises Must Converge, Flannery O’ConnorSeptember, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale HurstonOctober, “Genesis,” BibleNovember, “St. Joan,” George Bernard ShawDecember, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche1993January, “Paradise Lost,” John MiltonFebruary, Screwtape Letters, C.S. LewisMarch, Observation and Experiment, Claude BernardApril, Faust Part 1, Johann Wolfgang von GoetheMay, “The Starry Messenger” and “Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina,” GalileoJune, “How an Aristocracy May Be Created by Industry,” and “Why Americans Are Often So Restless,” from Democracy in America, Alexis de TocquevilleJuly, The Canterbury Tales – selections, Geoffrey ChaucerAugust, The Immense Journey, Loren EisleySeptember, Confessions, St. AugustineOctober, “Othello,” ShakespeareNovember, Poetics, AristotleDecember, poems – reader’s choice, Robert Frost1994February, “Treatise on Happiness,” Thomas AquinasMarch, Howard’s End, E.M. ForsterApril, “Book of Job,” BibleMay, Communist Manifesto, Karl MarxJune, The House of the Spirits, Isabel AllendeJuly, Middlemarch, George EliotAugust, The Beast in the Jungle, Henry JamesSeptember, The Wives of Henry the VIII, Antonia FraserOctober, “As You Like It,” ShakespeareNovember, “The Inferno,” DanteDecember, Ethics, Aristotle1995January, “Macbeth,” ShakespeareFebruary, Poetry and Criticism, Matthew ArnoldMarch, poems, Gerard Manley HopkinsApril, A Sand County Almanac, Aldo LeopoldMay, The Idea of the University, Cardinal John Henry NewmanJune, Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, Kathleen NorrisJuly, Moby Dick, Herman MelvilleAugust, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A JourneyThrough Yugoslavia, Rebecca WestSeptember, The Man Without Qualities, Robert MusilOctober, “King Lear,” ShakespeareNovember, Wonderful Life, Stephen Jay GouldDecember, The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner1996January, A Simple Heart, Gustave FlaubertFebruary, Orthodoxy, G.K. ChestertonMarch, “Don Giovanni,” Wolfgang Amadeus MozartApril, Hymn of the Universe, Pierre Teilhard de ChardinMay, “The Misanthrope,” MoliereJune, “Of Personal Identity,” David HumeJuly, “An Enemy of the People,” Henrik IbsenAugust, On the Soul (De Anima), AristotleSeptember, “Man and Superman,” George Bernard ShawOctober, Plagues and People, William H. McNeillNovember, Religion in the Age of Science, Ian BarbourDecember, Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh 1997January, Utopia, Thomas MoreFebruary, The Remains of the Day, Kazuo IshiguroMarch, Works of Love, Søren KierkegaardApril, Selected Poems of T.S. EliotMay, The Origin of Species, Charles DarwinJune, “The Price,” Arthur MillerJuly, Undaunted Courage, Stephen AmbroseAugust, Democracy: An American Novel, Henry AdamsSeptember, Culture and Imperialism, Edward SaidOctober, “Caesar and Cleopatra,” Bernard ShawNovember, “Anthony and Cleopatra” ShakespeareDecember, Lives (a selection), Plutarch1998January, “Hippolytus,” Euripides, “Phaedra,” Jean Baptiste RacineFebruary, Physics and Philosophy, Werner HeisenbergMarch, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark TwainApril, Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings, Amy KellyMay, Brecht on Theatre, John Willet, editorJune, The Man Who Was Thursday, G.K. ChestertonJuly, Becket, Jean AnouilhAugust, Of Mice and Men, John SteinbeckSeptember, Walden or Life in the Woods, Henry David ThoreauOctober, meeting canceledNovember, Seize the Day, Saul BellowDecember, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin1999January, “Candide,” VoltaireFebruary, The Prince, MachiavelliMarch, “Mother Courage,” Bertholt BrechtApril, The Praise of Folly, Desiderius ErasmusMay, Death in Venice, Thomas MannJune, Oration on the Dignity of Man, Giovanni Pico della MirandolaJuly, Nine Stories, J.D. SalingerAugust, The Writing of Fiction, Edith WhartonSeptember, Dubliners, James JoyceOctober, What’s Wrong with the World, G.K. ChestertonNovember, “The Skin of Our Teeth,” Thornton WilderDecember, Reluctant Dissenter, James Patrick Shannon2000January, All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthyFebruary (snowed out), A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Mary WollstonecraftMarch, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” ShakespeareApril, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Mary WollstonecraftMay, The Man Who Listens to Horses, Monty RobertsJune, The Portrait of a Lady, Henry JamesJuly, Catholic Social Teaching and Movements, Marvin L. Krier MichAugust, Anna Karenina, Leo TolstoySeptember, Jesus Through the Centuries, Jaroslav PelikanOctober, “School for Wives,” MoliereNovember, The First World War, John KeeganDecember, Civil War Short Stories, Ambrose Bierce2001January, Mere Christianity, C.S. LewisFebruary, Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur GoldenMarch, Galileo’s Daughter, Dava SobelApril, The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. TolkienMay, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, James McPhersonJune, “Copenhagen,” Michael FraynJuly, Science and Human Values, Jacob BronowskiAugust, “Beowulf,” Seamus Heaney, translatorSeptember, Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared DiamondOctober, Behind a Mask, Louisa May AlcottNovember, A Critical Study of Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies, Hector BerliozDecember, Swann’s Way, Marcel Proust2002January, The Roots of Romanticism, Isaiah BerlinFebruary, “Iliad,” HomerMarch, “Book of Hours,” Rainer Maria RilkeApril, “Prometheus Bound,” AeschylusMay, Serendipities, Umberto EcoJune, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy ChevalierJuly, John Adams, David McCulloughAugust, The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, David SterrittSeptember, A Catholic University, Monsignor Terrence J. MurphyOctober, The 42nd Parallel, John Dos PassosNovember, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, by himselfDecember, E=mc2: A Biography of the Equation, David Bodanis2003January, The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor DostoyevskyFebruary, When Corporations Rule the World, David C. KortenMarch, Nobel Prize Women in Science, Sharon Bertsch McGrayneApril, The Stranger, Albert CamusMay, The Middle East: A Brief History, Bernard LewisJune, “The Physicists: A Play,” Friedrich DurrenmattJuly, The Dissent of the Governed, Stephen L. CarterAugust, 1984, and the essay “Politics and the English Language,” George OrwellSeptember, The Return of the Prodigal Son, Henri J.M. NouwenOctober, “A Man for All Seasons,” Thomas BoltNovember, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Aleksandr SolzhenitsynDecember, Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison2004January, The Four Loves, C.S. LewisFebruary, I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King Jr.March, The Only Woman in the Room, Beate Sirota GordonApril, The Sorrows of Young Werther, Johann GoetheMay, Authentic Leadership, Bill GeorgeJune, Our Cosmic Habitat, Martin ReesJuly, A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller Jr.August, Longitude, Dava SobelSeptember, Aristotle’s Children, Richard E. RubensteinOctober, Heading South, Looking North, Ariel DorfmanNovember, “Richard III,” ShakespeareDecember, Provocations, Søren Kierkegaard 2005January, Modern Man in Search of a Soul, C.G. JungFebruary, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne FadimanMarch, The Battle for God, Karen ArmstrongApril, Hard Times, Charles DickensMay, Reading Lolita in Iran, Azar NafisiJune, God and the Gun, Martin DillonJuly, The Passion of Artemisia, Susan VreelandAugust, Barefoot Gen, Keiji NakazawaSeptember, Democracy in America, Alexis de TocquevilleOctober, Billy Budd, Sailor, Hermann MelvilleNovember, Ethan Fromm, Edith WhartonDecember, The Mystery of Capital, Hernando de Sota2006January, “Rashomon,” Fay and Michael KaninFebruary, How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization, Thomas E. WoodsMarch, Rothschild’s Fiddle, Anton ChekhovApril, Into Africa, Martin DugardMay, Nickel and Dimed, Barbara EhrenreichJune, The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece, Jonathan HarrJuly, The Red and the Black, StendhalAugust, The Long Loneliness, Dorothy DaySeptember, The Botany of Desire, Michael PollanOctober, The Tale of Two Cities, Charles DickensNovember, Collapse, Jared DiamondDecember, Gilead, Marilynne Robinson 2007January, The Promise of Nature, John F. HaughtFebruary, “You Never Can Tell,” George Bernard ShawMarch, What Jesus Meant, Garry WillsApril, The Bookseller of Kabul, Asne SeierstadMay, The Aims of Education and Other Essays, Alfred WhiteheadJune, Sor Juana, Octavio PazJuly, Marriage, a History, Stephanie CoontzAugust, The King’s Game, John NemoSeptember, The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret AtwoodOctober, The World As I See It, Albert EinsteinNovember, Jane Eyre, Charlotte BrontëDecember, Night Flying Woman, Ignatia Broker2008January, All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria RemarqueFebruary, My Father, Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lloyd WrightMarch, Pride and Prejudice, Jane AustenApril, “What’s the University For?” The Hedgehog Review, Vol. 2, No. 3 (fall 2000)May, The Tin Drum, Günter GrassJune, Jesus Before Christianity, Albert Nolan, O.P.July, “Arms and the Man,” George Bernard ShawAugust, Nuclear Weapons: What You Need to Know, Jeremy BernsteinSeptember, A Room With a View, E.M. ForsterOctober, Upside Down: A Primer for the Looking-Glass World, Eduardo GaleanoNovember, The Alchemist, Paulo CoelhoDecember, The Last Days of Socrates, Plato2009January, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott FitzgeraldFebruary, The Double Helix, James WatsonMarch, The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest HemingwayApril, Orthodoxy, G.K. ChestertonMay, The Screwtape Letters, C.S. LewisJune, Farm: A Year in the Life of an American Farmer, Richard RhodesJuly, Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare, Stephen GreenblattAugust, The Portrait of a Lady, Henry JamesSeptember, Another Sort of Learning, Father James Schall, S.J.October, “A Shropshire Lad,” A.E. HousmanNovember, When Jesus Became God: The Struggle to Define Christianity During the Last Days of Rome, Richard RubensteinDecember, Ishmael, Daniel Quinn2010January, Is Nature Enough? John F. HaughtFebruary, Rebecca, Daphne du MaurierMarch, The Demon-Haunted World, Carl SaganApril, Faust Part 1, Johann Wolfgang von GoetheMay, The Woman Behind the New Deal, Kristin DowneyJune, The Grapes of Wrath, John SteinbeckJuly, The Universe in a Nutshell, Stephen HawkingAugust, poems of T.S. EliotSeptember, The Elegant Universe, Brian GreeneOctober, The Shack, William P. YoungNovember, Mere Christianity, C.S. LewisDecember, The Jungle, Upton Sinclair2011January, The Concept of Sin, Josef PieperFebruary, Heart of Darkness, Joseph ConradMarch, Edith Stein: A Biography, Waltruad HerbstrithApril, Madame Bovary, Gustave FlaubertMay, The Cube and the Cathedral, George WeigelJune, Sherlock Holmes mysteries, Arthur Conan DoyleJuly, The American Catholic Revolution, Father Mark S. Massa, S.J. The end.