If You Like, Then Read is a feature where we offer reading suggestions based on books you already like, scheduled once a month. If you have more suggestions, feel free to tell us in the comments! You can check out the rest of these lists here.
My Sparkling Misfortune by Laura Lond
Lord Arkus, a self-proclaimed villain, goes to capture a gormack, an evil spirit, to help him execute his wicked deeds. But he mistakenly captures a sparkling, a good spirit who is now bound to him for five years and has a much different interpretation of what is in Lord Arkus’s best interests. My Sparkling Misfortune is a humorous middle-grade novel that incorporates Christian themes, which may appeal to Narnia fans. Briana’s review.
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Fans of Lewis’s science fiction The Space Trilogy might enjoy Card’s classic novel about a young boy who is trained into a formidable general in order to save humanity from an impending alien invasion. Krysta says: “Card’s book speaks to the heart with rare power.” Read her review.
Paradise Lost by John Milton
This seventeenth-century epic poem chronicles Satan’s rebellion and fall from heaven and then his role of seduction in the Fall of Man. Lewis wrote A Preface to Paradise Lost in 1942, and his criticism of the work continues to be admired and studied in academic circles. Goodreads page.
Planet Narnia by Michael Ward
Ward argues against the common perception that there is no unifying theme that ties the seven Chronicles of Narnia together. He suggests that Lewis was inspired by medieval cosmology and that each of the seven books reflects characteristics of a planet, including Jupiter, Mars, Sol, Luna, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn. Book website.
The Handbook of Christian Apologetics by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli
In addition to his fiction, C. S. Lewis is famous for his works of Christian apologetics. Kreeft and Tacelli continue the apologetics tradition in this well-organized question-and-answer format book. They address such questions as the existence of God, whether faith and reason conflict, life after death, and objective truth in an intelligent yet highly readable style. Goodreads page.