Favorite Reads of 2014

Feb 24, 2015

We classical educators are well known for our love of books. Whether it's the good old-fashioned hard cover book that smells like moth balls and winter sweaters or a brand-new e-reader that keeps our spouses up at night, we tend to consume literature of all kinds like children consume candy on Easter. Many of us consider our libraries to be our most prized possessions and take seriously who will receive our favorite books when we die. So we thought, why not bring back our Question of the Week feature with a nod to this affection for the written word. 

So the question of the week for the week of February 23rd is: 

What was your favorite first-time read of 2014 (and why)? 

Among our favorites here at CiRCE were Brideshead Revisted by Evelyn Waugh, The Gift by Vladimir Nabokov, The Liberal Arts Tradition by Kevin Clark and Ravi Scott Jain, Lila by Marilynne Robinson, and Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. 

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David Kern

David Kern

David is director of our multimedia initiatives (podcast host, web-content manager, magazine editor, etc). He often writes about film, television, books, and other culture-related topics, and has been published by Christ and Pop Culture, Think Christian, Relevant, and elsewhere.  David and his wife, Bethany, have three young boys and they live in Concord, NC. 

The opinions and arguments of our contributing writers do not necessarily reflect those of the Institute or its leadership.

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