Back in 2002 he named a best books list for The Week. One title on the list:
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh (Little, Brown & Co., $14).Read about another book on Buckley's list.
Probably the only book I’ve read a half dozen times and hope to another half dozen before my time is up. A very great masterpiece of style, wit, satire, manners, and meaning, to say nothing of a godsend, since 1981, to the Yorkshire tourist economy. (It was filmed at Castle Howard.)
Alexander Waugh, grandson of Evelyn, recently reviewed Buckley's Losing Mum and Pup and shared a few anecdotes about the William F. Buckley-Evelyn Waugh relationship.