“Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I founded empires but on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded His empire upon love; and at this hour millions of people would die for Him.” —Napoleon


  1. Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted by Justin Martin
  2. The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos by Sohrab Ahmari
  3. Rights Talk: The Impoverishment of Political Discourse by Mary Ann Glendon
  4. History Has Begun: The Birth of a New America by Bruno Macaes
  5. Memory and Identity by Pope John Paul II
  6. Marriage: The Mystery of Faithful Love by Dietrich von Hildebrand
  7. Three to Get Married by Fulton J. Sheen
  8. Anchor: God’s Promises of Hope to Parents by James Stenson


  1. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  2. The Day Is Now Far Spent by Robert Cardinal Sarah
  3. The Memoirs of Saint Peter: A New Translation of the Gospel According to Mark by Michael Pakaluk
  4. Submission: A Novel by Michel Houellebecq
  5. The Collected Works of Professor Edward C. Smith
  6. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
  7. Man and Technics by Oswald Spengler
  8. Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman
  9. Conservatism: An Invitation to the Great Tradition by Roger Scruton
  10. The Way to Christ: Spiritual Exercises by Karol Wojtyla


  1. My Ántonia by Willa Cather
  2. Love in the Ruins by Walker Percy
  3. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
  4. The Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis by Alan Jacobs
  5. The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography by Alan Jacobs
  6. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  7. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell
  8. On Grand Strategy by John Lewis Gaddis
  9. The Function of Reason by Alfred North Whitehead
  10. American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame’s Father Ted Hesburgh by Wilson D. Miscamble, C.S.C.
  11. Sacrifice by René Girard
  12. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
  13. Stubborn Attachments by Tyler Cowen
  14. Genuine Friendship: The Foundation for All Personal Relationships, Including Marriage and the Relationship with God by Philip D. Halfacre
  15. Successful Fathers: The Subtle but Powerful Ways Fathers Mold Their Children’s Characters by James B. Stenson
  16. He Leadeth Me: An Extraordinary Testament of Faith by Walter J. Ciszek, S.J.
  17. Father, The Family Protector by James B. Stenson
  18. Christ, God’s Companionship with Man by Luigi Giussani
  19. The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
  20. Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World by Niall Ferguson
  21. Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity by Charles Marohn
  22. The Appearance of Power by Tanner Guzy
  23. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  24. The Lord by Romano Guardini
  25. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh


  1. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
  2. The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For by David McCullough
  3. St. Francis of Assisi by G.K. Chesterton
  4. Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington
  5. Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C.S. Lewis
  6. Cosmos: A Personal Voyage by Carl Sagan
  7. The Death of the Banker: The Decline and Fall of the Great Financial Dynasties and the Triumph of the Small Investor by Ron Chernow
  8. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson
  9. To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism by Ross Douthat
  10. Travels in Alaska by John Muir
  11. You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto by Jaron Lanier
  12. And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready by Meaghan O’Connell
  13. The All or Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work by Eli J. Finkel
  14. Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Sex, Marriage, and Monogamy by Mark Regnerus
  15. A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf by John Muir
  16. Son of the Wilderness: The Life of John Muir by Linnie Marsh Wolfe
  17. My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir
  18. Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology by Neil Postman
  19. The Painted Word by Tom Wolfe
  20. Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman
  21. Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
  22. Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong by Eric Barker
  23. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft
  24. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
  25. The Three Languages of Politics by Arnold Kling
  26. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  27. Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility by Patty McCord
  28. Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts by Jaron Lanier
  29. From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir by Beck Dorey-Stein
  30. The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter by Michael Watkins
  31. The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise by Robert Cardinal Sarah
  32. The Soul of the World by Roger Scruton
  33. The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
  34. The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die by Niall Ferguson
  35. The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes


  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. The Song of Beowulf, translated by R.J. Gordon
  10. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
  11. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin Abbott
  12. No One Sees God: The Dark Night of Atheists and Believers by Michael Novak
  13. Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
  14. On Power by Robert Caro
  15. The Greek Way by Edith Hamilton