Colloquium Book Lists

Colloquium Book Lists


At our colloquium this week, we had a great time talking about “The Age of Innocence” and planning for the rest of the year. We still had enough books we’re dying to read that didn’t fit in our year’s schedule. *Smile* We thought about having an online discussion forum to talk about the book with those who can’t make it for whatever reason, but read the book.


We decided to go ahead and start a second Colloquium meeting, this one for Statesman. We plan to read things like the Federalist papers, etc.


For March we are reading “Follow the River” by James Alexander Thom


Book Summary:


“Mary Ingles was twenty-three, married, and pregnant, when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement, killed the men and women, then took her captive. For months, she lived with them, unbroken, until she escaped, and followed a thousand mile trail to freedom–an extraordinary story of a pioneer woman who risked her life to return to her people.”



The book reading list is now as follows:


March: Follow the River by James Alexander Thom

April: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas (The first half of the book)

May: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas (The second half of the book)

June: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

July: Comedy of Errors by Shakespeare

August: The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

September: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

October: The Short Stories of Edgar Allen Poe

November: Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

December: The Other Wiseman (Suggested by Linda)



As far as the Statesman Colloquia we will meet the second Wednesday at the same time. I will send more information for that.


For March we’ll be reading: 1776 by McCullough


At the next meeting we’ll decide which to read next but our suggested book list is:


1) Future Shock by Toffler

2) The Roots of American Order

3) The Federalist Papers by Russell Kirk

4) Democracy in America by Tocqueville

5) The Constitution of the United States of America

6) The Declaration of Independence

7) Common Sense by Thomas Paine

8) John Adams Biography

9) The True End of Civil Government by John Locke

10) The Social Contract by Rousseau

11) The History of England by David Hume

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My greatest dreams are to have a housekeeper; unlimited reading time; to travel wherever and whenever I want; to live in England, Italy and Hawaii; to go to Oxford University in the UK; to have all 11 children go on missions and to college; and to die peacefully in my sleep as an old, healthy woman. ♥

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