My time is short - What should I read?

Of course I recommend you read the whole article on Ignatius Insight, but the intellectual Fr. James V. Schall, S.J. has made a list of "Books needed for Salvation, i.e. ten books to help correctly form one's view of this world and the next world, they can form our minds to help bring us "faith and grace and good sense."
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Here it is, the top ten books Fr. Schall recommends to read for salvation:

  1. G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
  2. C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
  3. E. F. Schumacher, A Guide for the Perplexed
  4. Fedyor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
  5. Peter Kreeft, The Philosophy of Tolkien: The Worldview Behind The Lord of the Rings
  6. Ralph McInerny, I Alone Have Escaped to Tell You: My Life And Pastimes
  7. Dorothy Sayers, The Whimsical Christian
  8. J. M. Bochenski, Philosophy: An Introduction
  9. Etienne Gilson, The Unity of Philosophical Experience
  10. Josef Pieper: An Anthology