The very abundance of books in our days—a stupefying and terrifying abundance—has made it more important to know how to choose," observed historian James Bryce. "The first piece of advice I will venture to give you is this," he added. "Read only the best books. . . . Let not an hour. . . be wasted on third-rate or second-rate stuff if first-rate stuff can be had." This wise counsel is in harmony with the scriptural injunction "seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom" (D&C 88:118). This marvelous passage of scripture is exhilarating but leaves one to wonder, which are the best books? Or, as Bryce might say, "What is the first-rate stuff?" Certainly the scripture are most important by far, but next to them, which titles should be given highest priority? How would you answer if a serious but novice student were to ask you, "Which Mormon books should I be sure to read?"