I have recently compiled a list of favorite works and other things. Here it is.

  1. Novels
    • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
    • Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
  2. Plays
    • Othello by Shakespeare
    • The Angel that Troubled the Waters and Other Plays by Thornton Wilder
    • Our Town by Thornton Wilder
  3. Poems (non-epic)
    • ‘The Pulley’ by George Herbert
    • ‘In Memoriam A.H.H.’ by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    • ‘O My Black Soul’ by John Donne
  4. Epic Poems
    • The Odyssey by Homer
    • The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (I have only read Inferno)
    • The Aeneid by Virgil (what I’ve read)
  5. Short Story Collections
    • Dubliners by James Joyce
    • The Complete Short Stories by Flannery O’Connor (what I have read)
    • Young Goodman Brown and Other Stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  6. Christian Living/Theology
    • Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
    • Confessions by St. Augustine
    • Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster
  7. Philosophy
    • Training in Christianity by Søren Kierkegaard (this also makes the previous list)
    • Poetics by Aristotle
    • Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle (what I’ve read–Books VIII and IX)
  8. Other Non-Fiction
    • An Experiment in Criticism by C.S. Lewis
    • ‘Why Work’ by Dorothy L. Sayers
    • ‘Friendship’ by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. Musical Artists
    • Bon Iver
    • Lake Street Dive
    • The Head and the Heart
  10. Albums
    • For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver
    • Coming Home by Leon Bridges
    • Rumors by Fleetwood Mac
  11. Movies
    • Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock!)
    • The Revenant
    • Pride and Prejudice (BBC-yes, the six hour version)
  12. Shows
    • Sherlock
    • The Office
    • Dexter
  13. Beer (I only drink at home in Texas with my parents – where that is legal)
    • Mosaic IPA by Community Brewing Co.
    • Dream Crusher by Deep Ellum Brewing Co.
    • Torpedo by Sierra Nevada
  14. Coffee
    • Ethiopia Guji Hambela ChelChele (Onyx Coffee Lab)
    • Guatemala (The Weekend Coffee)
    • El Salvador Finca Santa Rosa Lot 17 (Onyx Coffee Lab)

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