The third installment of the Diocese 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
This is the second and final installment of the results of The Tablet’s annual poll about what books people are reading this summer.
You don’t want to miss out on The Tablet Youth Page’s Summer 2017 Must-Reads!
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:
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.
The Tablet is compiling its list of books that people in the diocese are reading this summer.
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.“