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Really Good Books Club

Rebuilding the Culture by Advocating Really Good Books!

What’s a ‘Really Good Book’?

One that inspires the Soul!

Join us in our Inaugural Club coming in the Fall of 2017.

Some say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but I say that books are!

These authors continue to inspire me. Enjoy reading any or all of the following:


Hervey AllenAnthony Adverse

Jane Austen- Pride and Prejudice, Emma

Maurice BaringThe Puppet Show of Memory, etc.

Hilaire BellocThe Path to Rome, etc.

Alan BloomThe Closing of the American Mind

Charlotte BronteJane Eyre


Charles DickensDavid Copperfield, Nicholas Nickleby, Tale of Two Cities, The Old Curiosity Shop,  A Christmas Carol, Our Mutual Friend

Dr. Anthony EsolenOut of the Ashes, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization, etc.

Elizabeth GoudgeGreen Dolphin Street

Mitchell KalpakgianThe Mysteries of Life in Children’s Literature

Russell Kirk – The Roots of American Order

Daniel McInernyKingdom of Patria

A.A. MilneWinnie the Pooh

Andrew LangRed Book of Fairy Tales, (Yellow, Blue, Green, etc.)

Thomas MoreThe Sorrow of Christ


Joseph PearceSt. Austin Review –  Beauteous Truth, Old Thunder, Race With the Devil, Shakespeare on Love, Small is Still Beautiful, Solzhenitsyn, The Quest for Shakespeare, Wisdom and Innocence, etc.

Walker PercyThanatos Syndrome

Fr. James SchallAnother Sort of Learning

Alexander SolzhenitsynFirst Circle, A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, The Gulag Archipeligo

Robert Louis StevensonMaster of Ballantrae, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.  Hyde

J.R.R. TolkienLord of the Rings, The Hobbit, etc.

Mark TwainThe Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

Sigrid UndsetKristin Lavransdatter (trilogy), Catherine of Siena

Evelyn WaughBrideshead Revisited

Oscar Wilde – The Picture of Dorian Grey, The Importance of Being Earnest