For everyone:

  1. Till We Have Faces (C.S. Lewis)
  2. Man’s Search for Meaning (Viktor Frankl)
  3. The Gulag Archipelago (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
  4. The Four Loves (C.S. Lewis)
  5. How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
  6. The Art of Travel (Alain de Botton)
  7. A Severe Mercy (Sheldon Vanauken)

For every academic (the above, plus):

  1. The Intellectual Life (A.G. Sertillanges)
  2. The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
  3. The Screwtape Letters (C.S. Lewis)
  4. On Liberty (J.S. Mill)
  5. The Mirage of Social Justice (F.A. Hayek)
  6. “The Use of Knowledge in Society” (F.A. Hayek)
  7. The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism (Michael Novak)

For every economist (the above, plus):

  1. Leisure: the Basis of Culture (Josef Pieper)
  2. The Ultimate Resource 2 (Julian Simon)
  3. The Oxford Book of English Verse (edited by Christopher Ricks)
  4. History of Economic Analysis (Joseph Schumpeter)
  5. Illiberal Reformers (Thomas Leonard)
  6. Tattoos on the Heart (Fr. Greg Boyle)
  7. Love and Economics (Jennifer Roback Morse)

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