Book Notes: 2009–2013 (Montréal & Toronto)

First follow nature and your judgement frame
By her just standard, which is still the same.


  1. Go to notes for Autumn 2004 – Summer 2009 (Princeton)
  2. Currently reading notes for Autumn 2009 – Spring 2013 (Montréal & Toronto)
  3. Go to book notes for Summer 2013 – Spring 2015 (Vancouver)
  4. Go to current book notes (Summer 2015 –)

During my time in the novitiate and philosophy studies, I did not write book notes, but simply kept a list of extra-curricular reading. The following list is very roughly chronological.

  1. Sophia House, by Michael O'Brien.
  2. Men for Others, Men for God, by Hans Kolvenbach, S.J.
  3. In Him Alone is Our Hope, by Pedro Arrupe, S.J.
  4. A Pilgrim's Journey: The Autobiography of St. Ignatius Loyola, by Joseph Tylenda, S.J.
  5. The Promise, by Chaim Potok.
  6. The Chosen, by Chaim Potok.
  7. My Name is Asher Lev, by Chaim Potok.
  8. The Man in the Brown Suit, by Agatha Christie.
  9. Hamlet, by Shaxspere.
  10. The Currents of Space, by Isaac Asimov.
  11. The Life of St. Peter Claver, S.J.: The Apostle of the Negroes, by J. R. Slattery, S.J.
  12. Saint Francis Xavier, by James Brodrick, S.J.
  13. Edmund Campion: A Life, by Evelyn Waugh.
  14. Reflexions on the Psalms, by C. S. Lewis.
  15. The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell.
  16. Phineas Finn, by Anthony Trollope.
  17. The Wise Man from the West: Matteo Ricci and his Mission to China, by Vincent Cronin.
  18. Saint Among Savages: The Life of St. Isaac Jogues, by Francis X. Talbot, S.J.
  19. Evangeline, by Longfellow.
  20. The Power and the Glory, by Graham Greene.
  21. The Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide for Everyday Living, by Timothy M. Gallagher.
  22. Robert Bellarmine: Saint and Scholar, by James Brodrick, S.J.
  23. The Prime Minister, by Anthony Trollope.
  24. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Brontë.
  25. Anna Karenina, by Tolstoi.
  26. John Macdonald, by W. Steward Wallace.
  27. Utopia, by St. Thomas More.
  28. The Duke's Children, by Anthony Trollope.
  29. Jerome Nadal, S.J.: 1507–1580, by William V. Bangert, S.J.
  30. The Medium and the Light, by Marshall McLuhan.
  31. Theophilus, by Michael O'Brien.
  32. Confession, by Adrienne von Speyer.
  33. The Boundless God, by Adrienne von Speyer.
  34. Spiritual Consolation: An Ignatian Guide for Greater Discernment, by Timothy M. Gallagher.
  35. The Genius of the Roman Rite: On the Reception and Implementation of the New Missal, by Keith F. Pecklers, S.J.
  36. Servants of the Lord, by Karl Rahner, S.J.
  37. The Quiet Companion: Peter Favre, S.J., 1505–1546, by Mary Purcell.
  38. With Bound Hands: A Jesuit in Nazi Germany: The Life and Selected Prison Letters of Alfred Delp, by Mary Frances Coady.
  39. The Odyssey, by Homer.
  40. La Vie Ardente de S. Charles Garnier, by S.J., Larivière Florian.
  41. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, by C. S. Lewis.
  42. Out of the Silent Planet, by C. S. Lewis.
  43. Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, by Charles Darwin.
  44. A History of the Society of Jesus, by William V. Bangert, S.J.
  45. Perelandra, by C. S. Lewis.
  46. That Hideous Strength, by C. S. Lewis.
  47. The Silver Chair, by C. S. Lewis.
  48. The Green Hills of Africa, by Ernest Hemmingway.
  49. An Introduction to Teilhard de Chardin, by N. M. Wildiers.
  50. Letters to an American Lady, by C. S. Lewis.
  51. Kircher, Athanasius: A Renaissance Man and the Quest for Lost Knowledge, by Joscelyn Godwin.
  52. A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemmingway.
  53. The Warden, by Anthony Trollope.
  54. Pygmalion, by Bernard Shaw.
  55. The Way We Live Now, by Anthony Trollope.
  56. Grey, Agnes, by Anne Brontë.
  57. El Coronel No Tiene Quien le Escriba, by Gabriel García Márquez.
  58. Shirley, by Charlotte Brontü.
  59. The Chorus Girl and Other Stories, by Chekhov.
  60. Villette, by Charlotte Brontë.
  61. The Aeneid, by Virgil.
  62. Poems, by Emily Dickinson.
  63. Barchester Towers, by Anthony Trollope.
  64. Middlemarch, by George Elliot.
  65. Animal Farm, by George Orwell.
  66. The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, by Ulysses S. Grant.
  67. A Trinitarian Primer, by Neil Ormerod.
  68. The Abolition of Man, by C. S. Lewis.
  69. Two Gentlemen of Verona, by Shakespeare.
  70. Coming Up for Air, by George Orwell.
  71. Jack: A Life of C. S. Lewis, by George Sayers.
  72. A Severe Mercy, by Sheldon Vaunaken.
  73. The Pilgrim's Regress: An Allegorical Apology for Christianity Reason and Romanticism, by C. S. Lewis.
  74. King John, by Shakespeare.
  75. The Taming of the Shrew, by Shakespeare.
  76. Troilus and Cressida, by Shakespeare.
  77. Toward the Gleam, by T. M. Doran.
  78. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, by John Le Carré.
  79. Othello, by Shakespeare.
  80. Timon of Athens, by Shakespeare.
  81. Pericles, King of Tyre, by Shakespeare.
  82. The Spirit of the Liturgy, by Joseph Ratzinger.
  83. Edward III, by Shakespeare.
  84. Can You Forgive Her?, by Anthony Trollope.
  85. A Burnt Out Case, by Graham Greene.
  86. Helena, by Evelyn Waugh.
  87. Two Noble Kinsmen, by Shakespeare.
  88. La Vie de Catherine Tegakouita: Première Vierge Irokoise, by Pierre Cholenec.
  89. Ada, The Enchantress of Numbers, by Betty O'Toole.
  90. The Khalahari Typing School for Men, by Alexander McCall Smith.
  91. Rays of Hope: Managing HIV & AIDS in Africa, by Mombe, Paterne-Auxence.
  92. Starry Messanger, by Galileo.
  93. Say You're One of the Them, by Uwem Akpan.
  94. The Full Cup of Life, by Alexander McCall Smith.
  95. My Life with the Saints, by James Martin.
  96. Essay on Imagination, by Joseph Addison.
  97. Analects, by Confucius.
  98. The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper.
  99. Renewed by the Holy Spirit, by Robert DeGrandis.
  100. The Night Watchman, by John Le Carré.
  101. Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration, by Joseph Ratzinger.
  102. Guns, Germs and Steel, by Jared Diamond.
  103. Tears of the Giraffe, by Alexander McCall Smith.
  104. Befriending the Stranger, by Jean Vanier.
  105. An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent, by John Henry Newman.
  106. Light of the World: The Pope, The Church and the Signs of the Times, by Peter Seewald and Benedict XVI.
  107. Titus Andronicus, by Shakespeare.
  108. Comedy of Errors, by Shakespeare.
  109. Introduction to Christianity, by Joseph Ratzinger.
  110. Waverley, or, Tis Sixty Years Hence, by Walter Scott.
  111. The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkein.
  112. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  113. Beyond the Horizon, by Eugene O'Neill.
  114. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë.
  115. In Weakness, Strength, by Jean Vanier.
  116. Yours, Jack: Spiritual Direction from C. S. Lewis, by C. S. Lewis.
  117. G. M. Hopkins: A Very Private Life, by Robert Bernard Martin.
  118. The Cossacks, by Tolstoi.
  119. Anna Christie, by Eugene O'Neill.