The Reading Life

The Reading Life

By C. S. Lewis


The revered teacher and bestselling author reflects on the power, importance, and joy of a life dedicated to reading books in this delightful collection drawn from his wide body of writings.

More than fifty years after his death, revered intellectual and teacher C. S. Lewis continues to speak to readers, thanks not only to his intellectual insights on Christianity but also his wondrous creative works and deep reflections on the literature that influenced his life. Beloved for his instructive novels including The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, and The Chronicles of Narnia as well as his philosophical books that explored theology and Christian life, Lewis was a life-long writer and book lover.

Cultivated from his many essays, articles, and letters, as well as his classic works, The Reading Life provides guidance and reflections on the love and enjoyment of books. Engaging and enlightening, this well-rounded collection includes Lewis’ reflections on science fiction, why children’s literature is for readers of all ages, and why we should read two old books for every new one.

A window into the thoughts of one of the greatest public intellectuals of our time, this collection reveals not only why Lewis loved the written word, but what it means to learn through literature from one of our wisest and most enduring teachers.

Praises & Awards


Salt Lake Tribune

“If you find yourself wondering, just days before Christmas, what gift to offer the spiritual book-lover on your list, problem solved! . . . Warning: You may not see them all the rest of Christmas morning as they hunker down in some quiet corner and recognize Lewis’ kindred readerly spirit in these pages.”

Product Details

ISBN: 9780062849977

ISBN10: 0062849972

Imprint: HarperOne

On Sale: 10/15/2019

71.2 x 50mm

Pages: 192

List Price 19.99 USD



BISAC3: LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Religion

BISAC4: LITERARY CRITICISM / Comparative Literature