A Reading Plan for 2014

My intention is to create a reading plan for the year which is ambitious but leaves space for lots of side reading. So I’m beginning with these six books for the first six months of 2014 (while, of course, continuing my improbable campaign through all of Thomas Merton):

On the Trinity by St. Augustine
The Epistle to the Romans by Karl Barth
Conferences by John Cassian
Angels in America by Tony Kushner
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Lincoln’s Melancholy by Joshua Wolf Shenk