Recommended Reading Plans

“Books: don’t buy them without advice from a Christian who is learned and prudent…How often a man thinks he is carrying a book under his arm, and it turns out to be a load of rubbish!” – St. Josemaria Escriva


“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.” – Mortimer J. Adler.

Here are several lists that I regularly consult when making my own book choices:

Catholic Answers:

Fr. McCloskey’s Lifetime Reading Plan:

Frank Sheed’s Recommendations:

Dr. Peter Kreeft’s Recommended Philosophy Books:

Fr. Robert Barron’s Recommended Philosophy Books:

Brandon Vogt’s The Saints’ Favorite Books (Free eBook)

Steve Ray’s Recommended Apologetics Books:                                         


***Have you seen the Comprehensive Book Guide For The Beginning Catholic Apologist at