A public record of the major books I’m reading throughout the year.


  1. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert Caro
  2. The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
  3. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  4. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer
  5. The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough
  6. Strangers in a Strange Land by Charles J. Chaput
  7. The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher
  8. Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather
  9. No One Sees God: The Dark Night of Atheists and Believers by Michael Novak
  10. Deep Work by Cal Newport
  11. This Noble Land: My Vision for America by James Michener
  12. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway


  1. When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers by Marcellino D’Ambrosio
  2. Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture by Anthony Esolen
  3. Last Testament by Benedict XVI
  4. New York: The Novel by Edward Rutherford
  5. The Age of Faith by Will Durant
  6. Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body by John Paul II
  7. The Sagas of the Icelanders
  8. 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West by Roger Crowley
  9. The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land by Thomas Asbridge
  10. Heart of Europe: A History of the Holy Roman Empire by Peter H. Wilson
  11. The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  12. The English and Their History by Robert Tombs
  13. Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
  14. The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge by David McCullough
  15. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams
  16. Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Taleb
  17. Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes
  18. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
  19. Sarum: A Novel of England by Edward Rutherford
  20. Caesar and Christ by Will Durant
  21. Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough
  22. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
  23. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin Abbott
  24. St. Francis of Assisi by G.K. Chesterton
  25. Apologia Pro Vita Sua by John Henry Newman
  26. Charlemagne by Richard Winston