Enjoyable, Instructive Summer Reading

The vacation season is an opportunity to escape TwitterWorld and do some serious reading. These books will help make your summer enjoyable, instructive – or both.

Summer Reading II

Final call for your reading list: If you wish to have your summer selections listed in  the final installment of our summer reading features, simply send your titles and authors to ewilkinson@desalesmedia.org.

What the Diocese Is Reading This Summer

From religion and politics, to historical fiction and mysteries, here is a sampling of books that people around the diocese will be reading this summer.

Here Are the Books We Are Reading This Summer

Each year, The Tablet polls its readership about the names of books they are planning to read over the summer months. Here is the first installment of the results:

Summer Reading in the Bechtel Tradition

I RECENTLY MET the good people of St. Benedict Elementary School in South Natick, Mass., which offers classical Catholic education to some very fortunate youngsters. The extensive summer reading lists the school suggests to those kids’ parents put me in mind of my high school English teacher, the late Father W. Vincent Bechtel – who did not, however, do suggestions, and made sure that his charges kept their noses to the grindstone from June through August by assigning us at least a half-dozen novels every summer. Some of them, like Paul Horgan’s “Things As They Are,” I still re-read with pleasure, a half-century later.

Summer Reading Lists Wanted

The Tablet is compiling its list of books that people in the diocese are reading this summer.

Friendship With Books

Dear Editor: “There is no Frigate like a Book/ To take us Lands away/ Nor any Coursers like a Page/ Of prancing Poetry –/ This Traverse may the poorest take/ Without oppress of Toll –/ How frugal is the Chariot/ That bears the Human Soul.“