East of Eden | John Steinbeck
family, the human spirit, brotherhood, timshel

The Chronicles of Narnia | C.S. Lewis
childhood, adventure, courage, the gospel

A Separate Peace | John Knowles
friendship, once-in-a-lifetime person, jealousy, WWII

The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco
murder, Church history, wisdom, theology



Coming Through Slaughter | Michael Ondaatje
jazz, wild living, New Orleans, human decline

The Practice of the Presence of God | Brother Lawrence
practical spirituality, theology, beauty in the everyday, prayer