2015 Calendar


The calendar is not laid out precisely; the months in the first column show graphically about when a book is to be read. I have a particular schedule for the books in the "Day-by-day" column; they are placed in approximate relation to the list of months, but their exact dates are given as well. The books in the "Other" column are placed in very loose approximation with the list of months. I plan to read the Bhagavad Gita, for instance, sometime in early March.

For considerations of space, I included only abbreviated references on this table. Details on titles and page numbers can all be found below the calendar as well as under the tab marked The List, next to the (9) in each category (since this is year 9).

Month Day-by-day Other












Greek plays: 1/1-1/12
Plato: 1/13-1/28

Heidegger I: 1/29-2/13
Aristotle: 2/16-3/10

Plantinga: 3/11-4/3

Heidegger II: 4/6-4/20
Aquinas I: 4/21-5/12

Calvin: 5/13-5/26

Pascal: 5/27-6/12

Euclid: 6/23-7/2
Aquinas II: 7/3-7/15

Gibbon: 7/16-8/19

Hume: 8/20-9/2
Plutarch: 9/3-9/23

Durant: 9/24-11/5

Augustine: 11/6-11/20
Boswell: 11/23-12/4

James: 12/7-12/18
Malory (Holy Grail, Launcelot
            & Guinevere, Morte D'Arthur)
Dickens, Great Expectations

Tennyson, Idylls of the King

Bhagavad Gita
Foote, Civil War, vol. I, second 1/3

John Cassian, Institutes
Orlando Furioso, fifth 1/6
Bede, Eccl. Hist., bks. II and III
Boccaccio, Decameron, day IX
Roman de la Rose
Sterne, Tristram Shandy

O'Brian, The Hundred Days
O'Brian, Blue at the Mizzen
Cervantes, Don Quixote

Austen, Emma

Trollope, Phineas Finn

Kafka, The Castle
Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Waugh, A Handful of Dust
Lewis, The World’s Last Night
Lewis, Christian Reflections
Chesterton, Orthodoxy
Foner, The Fiery Trial

Giussani, Origin of the Chr'n Claim
Dickens, The Haunted Man

(1) Greek plays: After Troy
  • Ion (Euripides)
  • Bacchantes (Euripides)
  • Cyclops (Euripides)
  • Plutus (Aristophanes)
(2) Plato
  • Laws, bks. I-VI
(3) Aristotle
  • On the Heavens
  • Meteorology
(4) Plutarch
  • Demosthenes/Cicero
  • Demetrius/Antony
(5) Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, chs. XXI-XXVII
(6) Durant, The Story of Civilization
  • Vol. VI, Chs. XV-XXIX (pp. 293-662)
(7) English legend
  • Malory: (Holy Grail, Lnce. & Guen., Morte D'Arthur)
(8) Euclid, Elements, Bk. XII
(9) Church Fathers
  • John Cassian, Institutes
(10) Augustine, Confessions, books IX-XIII
(11) Aquinas, Suuma Theologica
  • Treatise on the Incarnation, cont.: Part III, QQ 9-15, 20-26
  • Treatise on the Sacraments: Part III, QQ 60-65
  • Treatise on the Resurrection, 1: Part III, QQ 69-74
(12) Calvin, Institutes, IV.XVII - IV.XX
(13) Bhagavad Gita
(14) Medieval Christians
  • Bede, Ecclesiastical History, bks. II & III
(15) David Hume
  • Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
  • Dialogs Concerning Natural Religion
(16) Boccaccio, Decameron, day IX
(17) Orlando Furioso, fifth 1/6
(18) Tennyson, Idylls of the King
(19) Shakespeare
  • 2 Henry IV
  • Measure for Measure
  • Troilus and Cressida
  • Sonnets 81-90
(20) Heidegger, Basic Writings
(21) Pascal, Provincial Letters
(22) Sterne, Tristram Shandy
(23) Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, pp. 481-540
(24) Cervantes, Don Quixote
(25) Dickens, Great Expectations, The Haunted Man
(26) Austen, Emma
(27) Trollope, Phineas Finn
(28) William James, Principles of Psychology, chs. XVIII, XIX
(29) Kafka, The Castle
(30) Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
(31) Waugh, A Handful of Dust
(32) Lewis, The World's Last Night, Christian Reflections
(33) Chesterton, Orthodoxy
(34) O'Brian
  • The Hundred Days
  • Blue at the Mizzen
(35) Shelby Foote, The Civil War, second 1/3 of vol. I
(36) Foner, The Fiery Trial
(37) Roman de la Rose
(38) Giussani, At the Origin of the Christian Claim
(39) Plantinga, Warranted Christian Belief

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