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2016 Books Read

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Currently Reading

  • Nameless (The Memoirs of Jane E, Friendless Orphan, #2), by Erin McCole Cupp (fiction)
  • Strong Mothers, Strong Sons: Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Men, by Meg Meeker, M.D.
  • Ultimate Makeover: The Transforming Power of Motherhood, by Carrie Gress
  • Oh, Murderer Mine, by Norbert Davis (courtesy of Forgotten Classics)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas (fiction, via CraftLit)


  1. Talking to God: Prayers for Catholic Women, by Julie Cragon
  2. Intimate Graces: How Practicing the Works of Mercy Brings Out the Best in Marriage, by Teresa Tomeo and Dominick Pastore
  3. The Church of Mercy: A Vision for the Church, by Pope Francis
  4. A Rosary Litany: Renewing a Pious Custom, by Fr. Edward Lee Looney
  5. A Mother’s Prayer, by Judy Klein
  6. Advertising Headlines That Make You Rich: Create Winning Ads, Web Pages, Sales Letters and More, by David Garfinkel
  7. A Single Bead, by Stephanie Engelman (YA fiction)


  1. The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, by Father Michael Gaitley, MIC
  2. Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance from Evil Spirits, by Neal Lozano
  3. Walk in Her Sandals: Experiencing Christ’s Passion Through the Eyes of Women, by Kelly Wahlquist


  1. When You Suffer: Biblical Keys for Hope and Understanding, by Jeff Cavins
  2. Messy & Foolish: How to Make a Mess, Be a Fool, and Evangelize the World, by Matthew Warner
  3. 33 Days to Merciful Love: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Divine Mercy Consecration, by Father Michael Gaitley, MIC
  4. The Rosie Effect (Don Tillman #2), by Graeme Simsion (fiction)
  5. How to Make a Good Confession: A Pocket Guide to Reconciliation with God, by John  A. Kane


  1. Learning to Love with the Saints, by Jean Heimann
  2. The World’s First Love: Mary, Mother of God, by Fulton J. Sheen
  3. The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning, by Chris Colfer (YA fiction)
  4. Barely a Crime, by Robert Ovies (fiction)


  1. A World Such as Heaven Intended, by Amanda Lauer (fiction)
  2. The Confession of Grace, by Pamela Patnode (middle grade fiction)
  3. Summer Sanity Savers for the Work-at-Home Mom, by Prerna Malik
  4. Allegiant (Divergent #3), by Veronica Roth (YA fiction)


  1. Dying for Revenge (The Lady Doc Murders, Book 1), by Dr. Barbara Golder (fiction)
  2. Little Sins Mean a Lot: Kicking Our Bad Habits Before They Kick Us, by Elizabeth Scalia
  3. The Perfect Blindside, by Leslea Wahl (YA fiction)
  4. Heads Bowed: Prayers for Catholic School Days, by Lisa Mladinich
  5. Sunflowers in a Hurricane, by Anne Faye (fiction)


  1. The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms, by Chris Colfer (YA fiction)
  2. The Man with Two Left Feet and Other Stories (Jeeves #0.5), by P.G. Wodehouse (fiction)
  3. Taste & See: Experiencing the Goodness of God with Our Five Senses, by Ginny Kubitz Moyer
  4. 30 Days with Therese of Lisieux, by Dan Burke and Anthony Lilles
  5. The Bat, by Mary Robert Rinehart (fiction, via Forgotten Classics)
  6. Lord of the World, by Robert Hugh Benson (fiction)


  1. Discovery, by Karina Fabian (fiction)
  2. The Five Love Languages for Children, by Gary Chapman and D. Ross Campbell
  3. The Whisper in the Ruins (Chime Travelers #3), by Lisa M. Hendey (MG fiction)
  4. How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, by Julie Lythcott-Haims
  5. Iota: A Novel, by T.M. Doran (fiction)
  6. The Locket’s Secret, by K. Kelley Heyne (YA fiction)


  1. The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey, by Chris Colfer (YA fiction)
  2. Life of Christ, by Fulton J. Sheen
  3. Numbering My Days: How the Liturgical Calendar Rearranged My Life, by Chene Heady
  4. Beautiful Mercy: Experiencing God’s Unconditional Love So We Can Share It with Others, edited by Matthew Kelly
  5. Startling Figures, by Clare T. Walker (fiction)
  6. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days, by Nellie Bly (courtesy of Forgotten Classics)
  7. The Chestertons and the Golden Key, by Nancy Carpentier Brown (MG fiction)


  1. A Severe Mercy: A Story of Faith, Tragedy and Triumph, by Sheldon Vanauken

2015 Books Read

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  1. The Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters, by Shannon Hale (MG fiction)
  2. The Case of the Missing Moonstone (The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency #1), by Jordan Stratford (MG fiction)


  1. Slubgrip Instructs: Fifty Days with the Devil, by Dwight Longenecker (fiction)
  2. I Am Margaret, by Corinna Turner (fiction)
  3. Death Dons a Mask, by Lorraine V. Murray (fiction)
  4. The Thrill of the Chaste (Catholic Edition): Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes on, by Dawn Eden


  1. Special Children, Blessed Fathers, by Randy Hain
  2. Specter, by John Desjarlais (fiction)
  3. Soul Provider, by Shirley France
  4. The Catholic Drinkie’s Guide to Home-brewed Evangelism, by Sarah Vabulas
  5. Cruel Beauty, by Rosamund Hodge (YA fiction)
  6. The Working Catholic Mom, by Mary Wallace, Ph.D.


  1. The Four Cardinal Virtues, by Josef Pieper (for the Catholic Spiritual Direction book club)
  2. 30 Days with Teresa of Avila (Navigating the Interior Life Series), by Daniel Burke and Anthony Lilles
  3. The Woman Who Was Chesterton: The Life of Frances Chesterton, Wife of English Author G.K. Chesterton, by Nancy Carpentier Brown
  4. The Secret of the Shamrock: St. Patrick, by Lisa Hendey (MG fiction)


  1. The Sign of the Carved Cross: St. Kateri, by Lisa Hendey (MG fiction)
  2. Stay with Me, by Carolyn Astfalk (fiction)
  3. Crimson Bound, by Rosamund Hodge (YA fiction)
  4. Behold the Mystery: A Deeper Understanding of the Catholic Mass, by Mark Hart


  1. True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life, by Lisa Mladinich
  2. Saint Odd (Odd Thomas #7), by Dean Koontz (fiction)


  1. Unleashed: How to Receive Everything the Holy Spirit Wants to Give You, by Sonja Corbitt (with the Unleashed Book Club at CatholicMom.com)
  2. A Book of Uncommon Prayer: 100 Celebrations of the Miracle & Muddle of the Ordinary, by Brian Doyle
  3. Divine Mercy for Moms: Sharing the Lessons of St. Faustina, by Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet
  4. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, by Chris Grabenstein (MG fiction)


  1. Soulless Creatures, by Katharine Grubb (fiction)
  2. Finding God’s Peace in Everyday Challenges: 100 Meditations for Women, by Heidi Bratton
  3. Confessions, by St. Augustine (with the Catholic Spiritual Direction Book Club)


  1. Near Occasions (John Paul II High #5), by Christian M. Frank
  2. The Enchantress Returns (The Land of Stories #2), by Chris Colfer (MG fiction)


  1. Hebrews and the Seven Core Beliefs of Catholics, by Shane Kapler
  2. Transformed: How Conversion Changes Everything, by Kevin Lowry
  3. 7 Secrets of Divine Mercy, by Vinny Flynn
  4. Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen (fiction, audio via CraftLit)


  1. Our Lady, Undoer of Knots: A Living Novena, by Marge Fenelon
  2. My Badass Book of Saints: Courageous Women Who Showed Me How to Live, by Maria Morera Johnson
  3. Gifts of the Visitation: Nine Spiritual Encounters with Mary and Elizabeth, by Denise Bossert
  4. Spring Meditations, by Fr. John Bartunek


  1. Mind Over All, by Karina Fabian (fiction)

2014 Books Read

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  1. Mrs. Appleyard’s Year, by Louise Andrews Kent (audio courtesy of Forgotten Classics)
  2. The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton (fiction, audio courtesy of Just the Books)
  3. Momnipotent: The Not-So Perfect Woman’s Guide to Catholic Motherhood, by Danielle Bean (advance copy)


  1. Gay and Catholic: Accepting My Sexuality, Finding Community, Living My Faith, by Eve Tushnet (advance copy)
  2. Three Gifts of ThérÚse of Lisieux: A Saint for Our Times, by Patrick Ahern
  3. Journey to Heaven: A Road Map for Men, by Randy Hain (advance copy)


  1. The Girl of Fire and Thorns, by Rae Carson (YA fiction)
  2. Ora et Labora et Zombies, by Ryan Charles Russell (fiction, in letters!)
  3. Voyage to Alpha Centauri: A Novel, by Michael O’Brien (fiction)
  4. Interior Freedom, by Fr. Jacques Philippe (with the Catholic Spiritual Direction book club)
  5. Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads, by Chris Lowney
  6. A Subtle Grace, by Ellen Gable (fiction)
  7. Divergent, by Veronica Roth (YA fiction)


  1. Navigating the Interior Life: Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, by Daniel Burke
  2. Totally Catholic! A Catechism for Kids and Their Parents and Teachers, by Mary Kathleen Glavich, SND
  3. Holy Goals for Body and Soul: 8 Steps to Connect Sports with God and Faith, by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki and Joe Paprocki
  4. Catholic Dad: Mostly Funny Stories of Faith, Family, and Fatherhood to Encourage and Inspire, by Jake Frost


  1. Everywhere in Chains, by James Casper (fiction)
  2. Angels and Saints: A Biblical Guide to Friendship with God’s Holy Ones, by Scott Hahn
  3. The Ten Commandments of Kissing Gloria Jean, by Britt Leigh (YA fiction)
  4. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1), by Cassandra Clare (YA fiction)
  5. Stone Fox, by John Reynolds Gardiner (middle grade fiction)
  6. 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love, by Rachel Aaron
  7. The Rose Ring, by Anne Faye (fiction)
  8. Jesus: A Pilgrimage, by James Martin, S.J.
  9. A Well-Built Faith: A Catholic’s Guide to Knowing and Sharing What We Believe, by Joe Paprocki


  1. When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers, by Marcellino D’Ambrosio
  2. The Rising, by Robert Ovies (fiction)
  3. Trusting God with St. Therese, by Connie Rossini (expected publication 2014)
  4. The Accidental Marriage, by Roger Thomas (fiction, expected publication 2014)
  5. The Lion’s Heart, by Dena Hunt (fiction)


  1. The Sinner’s Guide, by Venerable Louis of Granada (with the Catholic Spiritual Direction Book Club)
  2. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green (YA fiction)
  3. The Watson Chronicles: A Sherlock Holmes Novel in Stories, by Ann Margaret Lewis (fiction)
  4. Tobit’s Dog, by Michael Nicholas Richard (fiction)
  5. Seven Saints for Seven Virtues, by Jean Heimann
  6. The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion (fiction)


  1. The Leaves Are Falling, by Lucy Beckett (fiction)
  2. Spice Up Your Marriage: A 28-Day Adventure, by Hallie Lord
  3. Breaking Into Joy: Meditations for Living in the Love of Christ, by Anne Costa (advance copy, expected publication Fall 2014)
  4. The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember), by Jeannie DuPrau (YA fiction)
  5. Hush, Hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick (YA fiction)
  6. Joyful Witness: How to be an Extraordinary Catholic, by Randy Hain
  7. King of the Golden City: An Allegory for Children, Study Edition, by Mother Mary Loyola and Janet P. McKenzie, OCDS (fiction, Little Way Press, 2004, with the Catholic Spiritual Direction book club)
  8. Chastity Is for Lovers: Single, Happy, and (Still) a Virgin, by Arleen Spenceley (expected release Fall 2014)
  9. UnWholly (Unwind #2), by Neal Shusterman (YA fiction)


  1. 40 Days, 40 Ways: A New Look at Lent, by Marcellino D’Ambrosio (advance copy, expected publication 2015)
  2. Insurgent (Divergent #2), by Veronica Roth (YA fiction)
  3. The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living, by Lisa Hendey


  1. The Giver, by Lois Lowry (YA fiction)
  2. The Case of the Missing Novice (Sisters of the Last Straw, #2), by Karen Kelly Boyce (MG fiction)
  3. The Case of the Stolen Rosaries (Sisters of the Last Straw, #3), by Karen Kelly Boyce (MG fiction)
  4. UnSouled (Unwind #3), by Neal Shusterman (YA fiction)
  5. The American Catholic Almanac: A Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints, Rogues, and Ordinary People Who Changed the United States, by Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson
  6. Shepherds to the Rescue (Gospel Time Trekkers #1), by Maria Grace Dateno (MG fiction)
  7. North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell (fiction, courtesy of CraftLit)
  8. The Way of Perfection, by St. Teresa of Avila (for the Catholic Spiritual Direction book club)


  1. The Princess Guide: Faith Lessons from Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty, by Jenessa Terraccino
  2. Loved as I Am: An Invitation to Conversion, Healing, and Freedom through Jesus, by Miriam James Heidland, S.O.L.T.
  3. Starfire (The Guardian Herd #1), by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez (MG fiction)
  4. Not a Silent Night: Mary Looks Back to Bethlehem, by Adam Hamilton
  5. UnDivided (Unwind Dystology, #4), by Neal Shusterman (YA fiction)
  6. The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories, #1), by Chris Colfer (MG fiction)


  1. Catholic Philosopher Chick Comes on Strong, by Rebecca Bratten Weiss and Regina Doman (fiction)

2013 Books Read

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  1. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak (fiction)
  2. Operation Screwtape: The Art of Spiritual War, by Andrew Farley (fiction) (review)
  3. A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens (fiction, audio, courtesy of Just the Books)
  4. The Sacred Search: What if It’s Not about Who You Marry but Why?, by Gary Thomas (review)
  5. Daily Reflections with Mary, by Rawley Myers
  6. Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacioius: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood, by Pat Gohn (review)
  7. Flight of the Earls (Book 1, Heirs of Ireland), by Michael K. Reynolds (fiction) (review)
  8. Moments with God: Turn Waiting into Praying, by Jacquelyn Graham
  9. Prayers, Promises, and Devotions for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, by Susan Tassone
  10. Cultivating God’s Garden through Lent, by Margaret Rose Realy (review & another review)


  1. The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See, by Richard Rohr
  2. Love & Salt: A Spiritual Friendship Shared in Letters, by Amy Andrews & Jessica Mesman Griffith (review)
  3. Something More: The Professional’s Pursuit of a Meaningful Life, by Randy Hain (review)
  4. Bring Lent to Life: Activities & Reflections for Your Family, by Kathleen M. Basi
  5. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain (review)
  6. Living the Beatitudes: A Journey to Life in Christ, by J. Brian Bransfield (review)
  7. Refuse to Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery, by Shayne Moore and Kimberly McOwen Yim (review)
  8. Manalive, by G.K. Chesterton (fiction)


  1. Mission Libertad, by Lizette M. Lantigua (fiction) (review)
  2. My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir, by Colleen Carroll Campbell (review)
  3. C.S. Lewis–A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet, by Alistair E. McGrath (review)
  4. The New Evangelization and You: Be Not Afraid, by Greg Willits (review)
  5. Frozen Footprints, by Therese Heckenkamp (fiction)
  6. 33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Marian Consecration, by Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC
  7. Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to to the Transfiguration, by Pope Benedict XVI
  8. Why the Mystics Matter Now, by Frederick Bauerschmidt
  9. The Secrets of Happy Families: Surprising New Ideas to Bring More Togetherness, Less Chaos, and Greater Joy, by Bruce Feiler
  10. Love Among the Chickens, by P.G. Wodehouse (available free as an ebook, fiction)
  11. Wonder, by R.J. Palacio (young adult fiction) (review)
  12. Catholics Come Home: God’s Extraordinary Plan for Your Life, by Tom Peterson (review)
  13. Francis, Pope of a New World, by Andrea Tornielli


  1. The Unforeseen, by Dorothy Macardle (fiction, audio, courtesy of Forgotten Classics)
  2. For Better, For Worse, For God: Exploring the Holy Mystery of Marriage, by Mary Jo Pederson
  3. A Garden of Visible Prayer: Creating a Personal Sacred Space One Step at a Time, by Margaret Rose Realy (review)
  4. Toupeé Mice, by Karl Bjorn Erickson (middle grade fiction) (review)
  5. Recipe for Joy: A Stepmom’s Story of Finding Faith, Following Love, and Feeding a Family, by Robin Davis (review)
  6. Random MOMents of Grace: Experiencing God in the Adventures of Motherhood, by Ginny Kubitz Moyer (review)
  7. This Little Light of Mine: Living the Beatitudes, by Kathleen M. Basi
  8. God’s Favorite Place on Earth, by Frank Viola (review)
  9. How To Deliver A TED Talk: Secrets Of The World’s Most Inspiring Presentations, by Jeremy Donovan
  10. Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st Century, by George Weigel


  1. Greater Treasures: A DragonEye Novella, by Karina Fabian (fiction) (review)
  2. The Everyday Catholic’s Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours, by Daria Sockey (review)
  3. More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity, by Jeff Shinabarger (review)
  4. The Parish Guide to Social Media: How Social Networking Can Recharge Your Ministry, by Clarissa Aljentera
  5. Consoling the Heart of Jesus: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat, by Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC
  6. 21 Ways to Worship: A Guide to Eucharistic Adoration, by Vinny Flynn (review and another review)
  7. Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life, by Elizabeth Scalia (review)
  8. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte (fiction, audio, courtesy of Just the Books)
  9. Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church, by Scott Hahn (review)
  10. A Method to the Madness: A Guide to the Super Evil, by Jeffrey Hite (fiction) (review)
  11. A Titanic Hero: Thomas Byles, by Cady Crosby (middle grade fiction)
  12. Sisters of the Last Straw: The Case of the Haunted Chapel, by Karen Kelly Boyce (middle grade fiction)


  1. Finding Grace, by Laura Pearl (young adult fiction)
  2. Cracks in the Ice, by Deanna Klingel (young adult fiction)
  3. On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family, and the Church in the Twenty-First Century, by Jorge Bergoglio (Pope Francis) & Abraham Skorka (review)
  4. Rapunzel Let Down: A Fairy Tale Retold (Book #6), by Regina Doman (fiction) (review)
  5. Anna Mei: Blessing in Disguise, by Carol Grund (middle grade fiction)
  6. Blinded by the Darkness: Three Short Fantasy Stories, by Karl Bjorn Erickson (fiction)
  7. A Primer for Philosophy & Education, by Samuel D. Rocha (review)
  8. 7 Secrets of Confession, by Vinny Flynn (advance copy) (review)
  9. Breaking the Time Barrier: How to Unlock Your True Earning Potential, by Mike McDerment and Donald Cooper (available here)
  10. Youcat: Youth Prayer Book (review)
  11. Horse in the Wilderness, by Debbie Eckles (WestBow Press, 2013, fiction) (review)


  1. Do No Harm: A Novel, by Fiorella de Maria (review)
  2. Francis: Man of Prayer, by Mario Escobar (review)
  3. The Mouse in the Mountain, by Norbert Davis (fiction, audio courtesy of Forgotten Classics)
  4. Waking Up Catholic: A Guide to Catholic Beliefs for Converts, Reverts, and Anyone Becoming Catholic, by Chad Torgerson (review)
  5. Lumen Fidei, by Pope Francis
  6. The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News in New Ways, by Meredith Gould (review)
  7. A Hero for the People: Stories of the Brazilian Backlands, by Arthur Powers (fiction) (review)
  8. Fleeting Glimpses of the Silly, Sentimental, and Sublime, by Michael Seagriff
  9. Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams into New Beginnings, by Sheridan Voysey (review)
  10. How Far Is It to Bethlehem: The Plays and Poetry of Frances Chesterton, compiled & edited by Nancy Carpentier Brown
  11. Lord I Hurt! The Grace of Forgiveness and the Road to Healing, by Anne Costa
  12. Unwind, by Neal Shusterman (young adult fiction) (review)
  13. Tiny Blue Lines: Reclaiming Your Life, Preparing for Your Baby, and Moving Forward in Faith After an Unplanned Pregnancy, by Chaunie Brusie (advance copy, expected publication 2014)
  14. Breaking Through: Catholic Women Speak for Themselves, edited by Helen M. Alvaré (review)
  15. Tweet Inspiration: Faith in 140 Characters (or Less), by Mark Hart (review)


  1. Theology of the Body for Every Body, by Leah Perrault (review)
  2. Barefoot Summer: A Chapel Springs Romance, by Denise Hunter (fiction) (review)
  3. Finding God in the Bible: What Crazy Prophets, Fickle Followers, and Dangerous Outlaws Reveal about Friendship with God, by Darren Wilson (review)
  4. Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus, by Sherry Weddell (as part of the Lawn Chair Catechism study at CatholicMom.com) (review)
  5. The Spear, by Louis de Wohl (fiction) (review)
  6. Five Stones: Conquering Your Giants, by Shane Stanford & R. Brad Martin (review)
  7. Rebuilt: The Story of a Catholic Parish: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter, by Michael White & Tom Corcoran
  8. A Land without Sin, by Paula Huston (fiction) (review)
  9. Bernadette, Faustina, and Therese: Three Saints Who Challenged My Faith, Gave Me Hope, and Taught Me How to Love, by Elizabeth Ficocelli (advance copy, expected publication 2014)


  1. Teach Like Him: A 2,000 Year-Old Model for Homeschool, Private & Public School Teachers, by T.J. Burdick (advance copy)
  2. Walking with Mary: A Biblical Journey from Nazareth to the Cross, by Edward Sri (review)
  3. God’s Bucket List: Heaven’s Surefire Way to Happiness in this Life and Beyond, by Teresa Tomeo
  4. Atchison Blue: A Search for Silence, a Spiritual Home, and a Living Faith, by Judith Valente (review)
  5. Rock-Bottom Blessings: Discovering God’s Abundance When All Seems Lost, by Karen Beattie (review)
  6. Saint: Why I Should Be Canonized Right Away, by Lino Rulli (review)
  7. a.k.a. Genius, by Marilee Haynes (middle grade fiction) (review)
  8. Don’t You Forget about Me, by Erin McCole-Cupp (fiction)
  9. Emily Post’s Manners in a Digital World: Living Well Online, by Daniel Post Senning


  1. Just Married: The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Five Years of Marriage, by Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak (review)
  2. Mind Over Psyche, by Karina Fabian (fiction) (review)
  3. The Sinner’s Guide to Natural Family Planning, by Simcha Fisher (advance copy) (review)
  4. Six Sacred Rules for Families: A Spirituality for the Home, by Tim & Sue Muldoon (review)
  5. True or False Possession? How to Distinguish the Demonic from the Demented, by Jean Lhermitte
  6. Real Men Pray the Rosary: A Practical Guide to a Powerful Prayer, by David N. Calvillo
  7. Dear God, I Don’t Get It, by Patti Maguire Armstrong (Liguori Publications, 2013, middle grade fiction) (review)


  1. Big Hearted: Inspiring Stories from Everyday Families, by Patti Armstrong & Theresa Thomas
  2. Under the Mantle: Marian Thoughts from a 21st Century Priest, by Donald H. Calloway, MIC
  3. These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body, by Emily Stimpson
  4. When Faith Feels Fragile: Help for the Wary, Weary, and Wandering, by R. Scott Hurd
  5. Ceremony of Innocence: A Novel, by Dorothy Cummings McLean (fiction)


  1. Prayer and You: Wit and Wisdom from a Crabby Mystic, by Mary Lea Hill, FSP (advance copy)
  2. Totus Tuus: A Consecration to Jesus through Mary with Blessed John Paul II, by Fr. Brian McMaster
  3. Yes, God! What Ordinary Families Can Learn about Parenting from Today’s Vocation Stories, by Susie Lloyd
  4. A Rich Young Man: A Novel Based on the Life of Saint Anthony of Padua, by John Edward Beahn (fiction)
  5. Chesterton Is Everywhere, by David Fagerberg

2012 Reading List

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  1. Darkling Fields or Arvon, by James Anderson & Marc Sebanc (fiction)
  2. Who’s There? by Seth Godin (free pdf)
  3. Surviving Depression: A Catholic Approach, by Kathryn James Hermes
  4. Simplifying the Soul: Lenten Practices to Renew Your Spirit, by Paula Huston (review)
  5. Strengthening Your Family: A Catholic Approach to Holiness at Home, by Marge Fenelon (review)
  6. Inheritance, by Christopher Paolini (fiction)
  7. Parenting on Purpose!: 7 Ways to Raise Terrific Christian Kids, by Jason Free
  8. The Catholic Briefcase: Tools for Integrating Faith and Work, by Randy Hain (review)
  9. Tears, by Gloria Winn (advance copy/manuscript)


  1. At the Heart of the Gospel: Reclaiming the Body for the New Evangelization, by Christopher West (review)
  2. Unbridled Grace: A True Story about the Power of Choice, by Dr. Michael J. Norman (review)
  3. Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back, by Todd Burpo
  4. In Defense of Sanity: The Best Essays of G.K. Chesterton (review)
  5. The Dragon’s Tooth (Ashtown Burials #1), by N.D. Wilson (YA fiction) (review)
  6. Annabelle of Anchony: Burdens of the Mind, by Ruth Apollonia (fiction) (advance copy/manuscript)
  1. The Pope Who Quit: A True Medieval Tale of Mystery, Death, and Salvation, by Jon M. Sweeney (review)
  2. A Child Will Lead Them, by Elizabeth Schmeidler (fiction)
  3. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins (YA fiction)
  4. Style, Sex, and Substance: 10 Catholic Women Consider the Things that Really Matter, Edited by Hallie Lord (review)
  5. The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide for the Single Years: The Nuts and Bolts of Staying Sane and Happy While Waiting for Mr. Right, by Emily Stimpson (review)
  6. The Work of Mercy: Being the Hands and Heart of Christ, by Mark Shea (review)
  7. Fatherless, by Brian Gail (fiction)
  8. Faith at Work: Finding Purpose Beyond the Paycheck, by Kevin Lowry (review)
  1. Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins (YA fiction)
  2. Live and Let Fly: The Case Files of DragonEye, PI, by Karina Fabian (fiction) (advance copy) (review)
  3. Catholic Philosopher Chick Makes Her Debut, by Rebecca Bratten Weiss & Regina Doman (fiction) (advance copy) (review)
  4. Missing Money (Pony Investigators #1), by Kathleen Pennell (YA fiction)
  5. The Phantom Stallion (Pony Investigators #4), by Kathleen Pennell (YA fiction)
  6. Summer of My Dissent (John Paul II High, Book 3), by Christian M. Frank (YA fiction)
  7. Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins (YA fiction)
  8. Wish You Were Here: Travels through Loss and Hope, by Amy Welborn (review)
  9. The Catholics Next Door: Adventures in Imperfect Living, by Greg and Jennifer Willits (review)
  10. Sons of Cain, by Val Bianco (fiction) (review)
  11. Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers, by Kate Hopper (review)


  1. Holiness for Everyone: The Practical Spirituality of St. Josemaria Escriva, by Eric Sammons (review)
  2. Boleto, by Alyson Hagy (fiction) (review)
  3. Coraline, by Neil Gaiman (YA fiction) (review)
  4. Undercover Papist (John Paul II High, Book 4), by Christian M. Frank (YA fiction)
  5. Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed by Christ, Not Conformed to the Culture, by Teresa Tomeo (review)
  6. 33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat, by Michael E. Gaitley, MIC
  7. The Priest and the Peaches, by Larry Peterson (YA fiction)
  8. Angela’s Song, by AnnMarie Creedon (fiction) (advance copy/manuscript) (review)
  9. Along the Way: Lessons for an Authentic Journey of Faith, by Randy Hain (advance copy) (review)
  10. Stout Hearts and Whizzing Biscuits (Kingdom of Patria #1), by Daniel McInerny (MG fiction) (review)
  11. The Reapers Are the Angels, by Alden Bell (fiction)


  1. The 10 Habits of Healthy Mothers: Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose, and Sanity, by Meg Meeker
  2. Until Lily (Lily Trilogy #1), by Sherry Boas (fiction)
  3. After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman’s Companion to Healing and Hope, by Karen Edmisten
  4. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: The 30-Day Challenge, by Meg Meeker
  5. Mr. Blue, by Myles Connolly (fiction)
  6. Stoop of Mastodon Meadow (Kingdom of Patria, #2), by Daniel McInerny (MG fiction) (review)
  7. Valley of Bones, by Michael Gruber (fiction)
  8. Walking with God: A Journey through the Bible, by Tim Gray and Jeff Cavins (review)


  1. The Temperament God Gave Your Kids: Motivate, Discipline, and Love Your Children, by Art & Laraine Bennett (mini-review)
  2. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury (fiction) (mini-review)
  3. The Reed of God, by Caryll Houselander (mini-review)
  4. The Pope and the CEO: John Paul II’s Leadership Lessons to a Young Swiss Guard, by Andreas Widmer (my mini-review)
  5. Christopher: A Novel, by David Athey (fiction) (mini-review)
  6. Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was, by Barry Hughart (fiction, audio, courtesy of Forgotten Classics)
  7. Misty of Chincoteague, by Marguerite Henry (YA fiction) (mini-review)
  8. Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, by Michael Hyatt
  9. The Shadow of the Bear (A Fairy Tale Retold #1), by Regina Doman (YA fiction)
  10. Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man, by Brian McGrory
  11. Follow You, Follow Me: Why Social Networking Is Essential to Ministry, by John Voelz
  12. The Secret Cardinal, by Tom Grace (fiction)
  13. Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold, by C.S. Lewis (fiction)


  1. The Tripods Attack! (Young Chesterton #1), by John McNichol (YA fiction)
  2. The Beckoning Fair One, by Oliver Onions (fiction, audio, courtesy of Forgotten Classics)
  3. It Was Only on Stun!, by Declan Finn (fiction)
  4. Falling for Your Madness, by Katharine Grubb (fiction, advance copy) (review)
  5. One Body, Many Blogs, by T.J. Burdick (advance copy)
  6. Imitating Mary, by Marge Fenelon (advance copy) (review)
  7. Wherever Lily Goes (Lily Trilogy #2), by Sherry Boas (fiction)


  1. Holocaust House, by Norbert Davis (fiction, audio, courtesy of Forgotten Classics)
  2. Ashamed No More: A Pastor’s Journey through Sex Addiction, by T.C. Ryan (review)
  3. The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity, by Steven H. Strogatz
  4. My iPad for Kids, by Sam Costello
  5. The Maid: A Novel of Joan of Arc, by Kimberly Cutter (fiction)
  6. To Heaven and Back: A Doctor’s Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, and Life Again, by Mary C. Neal, MD (review)
  7. Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free, by Tullian Tchividjian (review)
  8. The Good Pope and His Great Council: A Biography of Saint John XXIII and Vatican II, by Greg Tobin (review)


  1. Princess Academy (Princess Academy #1), by Shannon Hale (YA fiction)
  2. Life Entwined with Lily’s (Lily Trilogy #3), by Sherry Boas (fiction)
  3. The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic: How Engaging 1% of Catholics Could Change the World, by Matthew Kelly
  4. Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift (fiction, audio, courtesy of Just the Books)
  5. Rediscover Catholicism: A Spiritual Guide to Living with Passion & Purpose, by Matthew Kelly


  1. The Covenant (Abram’s Daughters, #1), by Beverly Lewis (fiction)
  2. Seven Glorious Days: A Scientist Retells the Genesis Creation Story, by Karl W. Giberson
  3. There You’ll Find Me, by Jenny B. Jones (YA fiction)
  4. The Imitation of Mary, by Thomas a Kempis
  5. Palace of Stone (Princess Academy #2), by Shannon Hale (YA fiction)
  6. A Mary Christmas, by Kathleen Carroll (review)
  7. Rooted in Love: Our Calling as Catholic Women, by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle (review)
  8. The Christian World of the Hobbit, by Devin Brown
  9. Holding Jesus: Reflections on Mary, the Mother of God, by Alfred McBride (review)


  1. Catholic Spirituality: A Treasury of Prayers and Practices, edited by Colleen Griffith and Thomas Groome (review)
  2. Terrapin, by T.M. Doran (fiction) (review)
  3. The Seven Deadly Sins: A Visitor’s Guide, by Lawrence Cunningham (review)
  4. Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives, by Pope Benedict XVI
  5. Cravings: A Catholic Wrestles with Food, Self-Image, and God, by Mary deTurris Poust (review)
  6. A Season of Mystery: 10 Spiritual Practices for Embracing a Happier Second Half of Life, by Paula Huston (review)

Books Read in 2011

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Adult/General Fiction
2. Theophilos, by Michael O’Brien
6. Viper, by John Desjarlais
8. Murder in the Vatican: The Church Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes, by Ann Margaret Lewis
9. Glass Halo, by Colleen Smith
11. Death of a Liturgist, by Lorraine Murray
14. Until I Return: Dawn of the Shining Darkness, by Kenneth Nowell
15. Rachel’s Contrition, by Michelle Buckman
23. Save the Date, by Jenny B. Jones
25. Dancing with Gravity, by Anene Tressler
32. Stealing Jenny, by Ellen Gable
34. A Piece of the Sky, by Michelle Buckman
46. The Soul Reader, by Gerard Webster
48. Poor Banished Children, by Fiorella de Maria
55. The Father’s Tale, by Michael O’Brien
57. Aram, by Anne Frailey (advance copy)
60. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Speculative Fiction
4. Neeta Lyffe: Zombie Exterminator, by Karina Fabian
31. Toward the Gleam, by T.M. Doran
39. The Green Girl, by Jack Williamson (courtesy of Forgotten Classics)
40. Discovery, by Karina Fabian (advance copy)
41. Aquasynthesis, by Grace Bridges & Walt Staples
42. Frightliner, by Karina Fabian & Colleen Drippe’
58. Mind Over Mind, by Karina Fabian

General Nonfiction
22. Marriage: Small Steps, Big Rewards, by Dr. Ray Guarendi
43. Discipline That Lasts a Lifetime: The Best Gift You Can Give Your Kids, by Dr. Ray Guarendi
44. Strategies for the Tech-Savvy Classroom, by Diane Witt
62. Getting #Married: Using Social Media to Celebrate the Sacred, by Meredith Gould

Young Adult/Middle Grade
**Books I have read aloud with my grade schooler are at the very bottom.
18. I Will Remember You: My Catholic Guide Through Grief, by Kimberly Schuler
21. Anna Mei, Escape Artist, by Carol Grund
30. Theater Shoes, by Noel Streatfeild
59. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment, by James Patterson

Catholic/Christian Nonfiction
1. A Catholic Woman’s Book of Prayers, by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle
3. Walking Together: Discovering the Catholic Tradition of Spiritual Friendship, by Mary DeTurris Poust
5. Orthodoxy, by G.K. Chesterton
7. Unplanned, by Abby Johnson
10. Who Is Jesus Christ? Unlocking the Gospel of Matthew, by Eric Sammons
12. A Grief Observed, by C.S. Lewis
13. Happy Catholic: Glimpses of God in Everyday Life, by Julie Davis
16. Holding on to Hope: The Journey Beyond Darkness, by Kathryn Hermes, FSP
17. The Face of God: The Rediscovery of the True Face of Jesus, by Paul Badde
19. A Biblical Walk through the Mass: Understanding What We Say and Do in the Liturgy, by Edward Sri
20. Disorientation: How to Go to College without Losing Your Mind, edited by John Zmirik
22. Prayer in the Digital Age, by Matt Swaim
24. Living the Rosary: Finding Your Life in the Mysteries, by John Phalen
26. Dion: The Wanderer Talks Truth, by Dion Dimucci
27. Meet the Saints, by St. Anthony Messenger Press
28. Expecting a Miracle: A Companion Through Pregnancy, by Jaymie Stuart Wolfe
29. The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet, by Brandon Vogt
33. Introduction to the Devout Life, by St. Frances de Sales
35. Weightless: Making Peace with Your Body, by Kate Wicker
36. Wholly Mary: Mother of God, by Chris Padgett
37. Embracing Motherhood, by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle (advance copy)
38. A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms: 52 Companions for Your Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul, by Lisa Hendey
45. Sinner, by Lino Rulli
47. Seven from Heaven: How the Sacraments Can Heal, Nurture, and Protect Your Family Today, by Elizabeth Ficocelli
49. Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps, by Richard Rohr
50. Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith, by Robert Barron
51. Rediscover Advent, by Matthew Kelly
52. Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life, by James Martin, SJ
54. Ten Universal Principles: A Brief Philosophy of the Life Issues, by Robert J. Spitzer
56. Fatima for Today: The Urgent Marian Message of Hope, by Fr. Andrew Apostoli
61. Women, Sex, and the Church: A Case for Catholic Teaching, Edited by Erika Bachiochi

Read Alouds (not in the numbering)
(not counting the host of Junie B. Jones books)
Rachel Yoder: Out of Control, by Wanda Brunstetter
Gooney Bird Greene, by Lois Lowry
Happy Birthday, Felicity! A Springtime Story, 1774, by Valerie Tripp

Books Read in 2010

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Adult/General Fiction
2. Through the Open Window, by Anne Faye (My Review)
7. Sweet Dreams, by Katherine Valentine
8. The Things That Keep Us Here, by Carla Buckley (My Review)
11. The Gargoyle Code, by Dwight Longenecker (My Review)
13. Lost Mission: A Novel, by Athol Dickson (My Review)
15. In-Sight, by Gerard Webster (My Review)
17. The Uninvited, by Dorothy Macardle (courtesy of Forgotten Classics)
31. The Death Panels, by Michelle Buckman (My Review)
32. Rachel’s Contrition, by Michelle Buckman (My Review)
40. The Loser Letters, by Mary Eberstadt
52. The Riddle of the Sands, by Erskine Childers (courtesy of Forgotten Classics)
55. The Stoneholding (Legacy of the Stone Harp, Book 1), by James G. Anderson & Mark Sebanc (My Review)
63. The Boys Upstairs, by Jane Lebak

Young Adult Fiction
22. Maggie Come Lately, by Michelle Buckman (My Review)
23. Trespasses Against Us (John Paul 2 High), by Christian M. Frank (My Review)
24. Awakening (Crossroads in Time Books), by Claudia Cangilla McAdam (My Review at CatholicMom.com)
30. Alex O’Donnell and the 40 CyberThieves, by Regina Doman (My Review at CatholicMom.com)
34. My Beautiful Disaster, by Michelle Buckman (My Review)
47. Redwall, by Brian Jacques
62. Found (The Missing, Book 1), by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Middle Grade Fiction
1. Tristan’s Travels, by Karl Bjorn Erickson
18. Olivia and the Little Way, by Nancy Carabio Belanger (My Review)
26. Anna Mei: Cartoon Girl, by Carol A. Grund (My Review)
27. The Father Brown Reader: Stories from Chesterton, by Nancy Carpentier Brown (My Review)
36. The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart
42. Alice Through the Looking-Glass, by Lewis Carroll
50. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1), by Rick Riordan
57. Crispin: Cross of Lead, by Avi
59. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2), by Rick Riordan
65. Olivia’s Gift, by Nancy Carabio Belanger

General Non-Fiction
14. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know, by Meg Meeker (My Review)
19. How Do You Tuck in a Superhero? And Other Delightful Mysteries of Raising Boys, by Rachel Balducci (My Review)
21. Adult Children of Alcoholics, by Janet G. Woititz
33. A Century Turns: New Hopes, New Fears, by William J. Bennett (My Review)
34. Life is a Series of Presentations, by Tony Jeary
44: A Broom of One’s Own: Words on Writing, Housecleaning and Life, by Nancy Peacock

Catholic/Christian Non-Fiction
3. Bless Me, Father, for I Have Kids, by Susie Lloyd (My Review)
4. Mary and the Christian Life, by Amy Welborn (My Review at CatholicMom.com)
5. My Ideal: Jesus Son of Mary, by Fr. Emil Neubert, SM (My Review at CatholicMom.com)
6. Mary, Mother of the Son, Volume 1: Modern Myths and Ancient Truths, by Mark Shea (My Review of the trilogy at CatholicMom.com)
9. The Handbook for Catholic Moms, by Lisa Hendey (My Review)
10. Mary, Mother of the Son, Volume 2: First Guardian of the Faith, by Mark Shea (My Review of the trilogy at CatholicMom.com)
12. Rocking the Cradle Catholic, by Mary Moore (My Review at CatholicMom.com)
16. Discovering the Feminine Genius: Every Woman’s Journey, by Katrina J. Zeno (My Review)
20: Mary Mother of the Son, Volume III: Miracles, Devotion, and Motherhood, by Mark Shea (My Review of the trilogy at CatholicMom.com)
25. The Catholic Companion to Mary, by Mary Kathleen Glavich
28. Haystack Full of Needles, by Alice Gunther (My Review)
29. In His Image: Nurturing Creativity in the Heart of Your Home, by Mary C. Gildersleeve (My Review)
35. Crossing the Goal: Playbook on the Virtues, by Danny Abramowicz, Peter Herbeck, Brian Patrick, & Curtis Martin (My Review)
37. The Journey Home: My Father’s Story of Cancer, Faith and Life-Changing Miracles, by Joseph Hanneman
38. Please Don’t Drink the Holy Water, by Susie Lloyd
39. Lessons from the Master: Living Like Jesus, by Alexander J. Basile
41. The Catholic Home: Celebrations and Traditions for Holidays, Feasts, and Every Day, by Meredith Gould
43. Our Jewish Roots: A Catholic Woman’s Guide to Fulfillment Today by Connecting with Her Past, by Cheryl Dickow (My Review)
45. Going Public: Your Child Can Thrive in Public School, by David & Kelly Pritchard
46. The Human Person According to John Paul II, by J. Brian Bransfield (My Review)
48. The Mystery of Joseph, by Fr. Marie-Dominique Philippe (My Review)
49. Why God Matters: How to Recognize Him in Everyday Life, by Karina Lumbert Fabian and Deacon Steven Lumbert (My Review)
51. Let Nothing Trouble You, by Heidi Hess Saxton
53. Mysteries of the Virgin Mary: Living Our Lady’s Graces, by Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P. (My Review)
54. Through the Year with Mary: 365 Reflections, by Karen Edmisten (My Review)
56. JESUS, Career Counselor: How to Find (and Keep) Your Perfect Work, by Laurie Beth Jones
58. Full of Grace: Encountering Mary in Faith, Art, and Life, by Judith Dupre
60. The Eucharist and the Rosary: Mystery, Meditation, Power, Prayer, by Matt Swaim
61. Our Lady of Kibeho: Our Lady Speaks to the World from the Heart of Africa, by Immaculee Ilibagiza
64. Maria of Guadalupe: Shaper of History, Shaper of Hearts, by Paul Badde (My Review)

Church Documents:

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Books Read in 2009

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2. The Secret Adversary, by Agatha Christie (audio via Forgotten Classics)
8. Arrow’s Flight (The Heralds of Valdemar, Book 2), by Mercedes Lackey
10. Emily’s Hope, by Ellen Gable (My Review)
11. Magic, Mensa & Mayhem, by Karina Fabian (My Review)
14. Infinite Space, Infinite God II, edited by Karina & Rob Fabian (Review Copy)
15. Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, by Anne Rice (My Review)
19. Magi, by Daniel Gilbert (My Review)
21. Sea Changes, by Gail Graham (My Review)
26. Father Elijah: An Apocalypse, by Michael D. O’Brien (My Review)
32. The Actor and the Housewife, by Shannon Hale (My Review)
35. Our Lady of the Lost and Found, by Diane Schoemperlen (My Review)
36. Vigil: A Novel, by Cecilia Samaratin (My Review/Discussion)
38. In Name Only, by Ellen Gable (My Review)
39. The Death of a Pope, by Piers Paul Read (My Review)
46. Bleeder: A Mystery, by John Desjarlais (My Review)
47. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe (audio via Forgotten Classics)
49. Rain Dance, by Joy DeKok (My Review)
58. The Cricket on the Hearth, by Charles Dickens

Young Adult
23. Damosel, by Stephanie Spinner (Quick Review)
27. Shadow in the Dark (Chronicles of Xan, Book 1), by Antony Barone (Quick Review)
29. The Haunted Cathedral (Chronicles of Xan, Book 2), by Antony Barone (Quick Review)
42. The Shadow of the Bear: A Fairy Tale Retold, by Regina Doman (My Review of the Series)
44. The Midnight Dancers: A Fairy Tale Retold, by Regina Doman (My Review of the Series)
51. Waking Rose: A Fairy Tale Retold, by Regina Doman (My Review of the Series)
54. Black as Night: A Fairy Tale Retold, by Regina Doman (My Review of the Series)
55. For the Love of St. Nick, by Garasamo Maccagnone (My Review)

Non-Fiction – General
3. You’re a Better Parent than You Think!: A Guide to Common-Sense Parenting, by Raymond Guarendi (My Review)
16. A Whole New Mind, by Daniel H. Pink (My Review)
20. The Polysyllabic Spree, by Nick Hornby (My Review)
24. Saving Dinner Basics: How to Cook Even If You Don’t Know How, by Leanne Ely (Quick Review)
43. The Side-Yard Superhero, by Rick D. Niece (My Review)
56. Be the Pack Leader, by Cesar Milan and Melissa Jo Peltier (My Review)
60. The Power of Respect, by Deborah Norville (My Review)

Non-Fiction – Catholic/Christian
1. Real Women, Real Saints, by Gina Loehr (My Review)
4. Rosary Meditations for Real Life, by James Hahn (Quick Review)
5. True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin, by St. Louis de Montfort (Quick Review) (Full Review)
6. Black Belt Leader, Peaceful Leader: An Introduction to Catholic Servant Leadership, by Timothy Warneka (My Review)
7. Divine Mercy in My Soul: the Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska
9. A Handbook of Spiritual Perfection, by Philip Dion (My Review)
12. The Love Dare, by Stephen Kendrick & Alex Kendrick (My Review)
13. Finding Faith in a Skeptical World, by Chet Galaska (My Review)
17. The Rosary: Keeping Company with Jesus and Mary, by Karen Edmisten (My Review)
18. The Apostles, by Benedict XVI (My Review)
22. Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust, by Immaculee Ilibagiza (My Review)
25. The Philosophy of Jesus, by Peter Kreeft (My Review)
28. Mother Teresa: In the Shadow of Our Lady, by Joseph Langford, MC (My Review)
30. Heaven Has Blue Carpet: A Sheep Story by a Suburban Housewife, by Sharon Niedzinski (Quick Review)
31. Diagnosis Critical: The Urgent Threats Confronting Catholic Healthcare, by Leonard J. Nelson, III (My Review)
33. Mother Teresa and Me: Ten Years of Friendship, by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle (Review Copy)
34. Mother Teresa’s Secret Fire, by Joseph Langford (My Review)
37. Love Equals Sacrifice, by Michael Stidham (My Review)
40. Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Civilization of Love, by Carl Anderson & Eduardo Chavez (My Review)
41. Every Woman’s Journey, by Katrina Zeno (My Review)
45. The Glories of Mary, by St. Alphonsus Liguori (My Review)
48. The Rosary Workout, by Peggy Bowes (My Review)
50. Let the Oppressed Go Free: Breaking the Bond’s of Addiction, by Cardinal Justin Rigali (My Review)
52. Souls at Rest: An Exploration of the Idea of Sabbath, by Charlotte Ostermann (My Review)
53. Choosing Beauty: A 30-Day Spiritual Makeover for Women, by Gina Loehr (My Review)
57. Saint Joseph: His Life and His Role in the Church Today, by Louise Bourassa Perrotta
59. Go to Joseph, by Fr. Richard Gilsdorf (My Review)

Church Documents:

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Books Read in 2008

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2. My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult (My Review)
4. The Pact, by Jodi Picoult (My Review)
7. Brother Odd, by Dean Koontz (My Review)
8. The Man Who Was Thursday, by G.K. Chesterton (courtesy of LibriVox) (My Review)
9. China Court; The Hours of a Country House, by Rumer Godden (courtesy of Forgotten Classics) (My Review)
14. The Quilt, by T. Davis Bunn (My Review)
15. In This House of Brede, by Rumer Godden (My Review)
27. Watership Down, by Richard Adams (My Review)
30. Odd Hours, by Dean Koontz (My Review)
31. The Wonder Stick, by Stanton A. Coblentz (courtesy of Forgotten Classics) (My Review)
32. Auralia’s Colors, by Jeffrey Overstreet (My Review)

Young Adult
13. The Daring Book for Girls, by Andrea J. Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz (My Review)
16. Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll (courtesy of Storynory)
18. The Field Guide (Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 1), by Holly Black (My Review)
28. Catholic, Reluctantly (John Paul 2 High, Book 1), by Christian M. Frank (My Review)
37. Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer (My Review)
40. The Tales of Beedle the Bard, by J.K. Rowling (My Review)
41. Brisingr, by Christopher Paolini (My Review)
42. May Bird and the Ever After (Book One), by Jodi Lynn Anderson (My Review)

Nonfiction – General
1. Ava’s Man, by Rick Bragg (My Review)
17. If You Want to Write: A Book about Independence, Art and Spirit, by Brenda Ueland (My Review)
20. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, by David Sedaris
24. Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, by Natalie Goldberg (My Review)
29. Making a Literary Life: Advice for Writers and Other Dreamers, by Carolyn See (My Review)
33. How to Pick a Peach: The Search for Flavor from Farm to Table, by Russ Parsons (My Review)
34. Home Education, by Charlotte M. Mason
35. Mouth Wide Open, by John Thorne (My Review)
38. Apple Pie: An American Story, by John T. Edge (My Review)
43. Sink Reflections, by Marla Cilley – The FlyLady (My Review)

Nonfiction – Catholic/Christian
3. Adventures in Orthodoxy, by Dwight Longenecker (My Review)
5. Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light, by Mother Teresa and Brian Kolodiejchuk (My Review)
6. Raising Up Mommy: Virtues for Difficult Mothering Moments, by Heidi Hess Saxton (My Review)
11. Catholic Saints Prayer Book: Moments of Inspiration from Your Favorite Saints, by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle (My Review)
12. Behold Your Mother: Mary Stories and Reflections from a Catholic Convert, by Heidi Hess Saxton (My Review)
15. Embrace Grace, by Liz Curtis Higgs (My Review)
21. Rediscovering Catholicism: Journeying Toward Our Spiritual North Star, by Matthew Kelly (My Review)
22. Heaven’s Song, by Christopher West (My Review)
25. The Domestic Church: Room by Room, by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle (My Review)
26. Grace Cafe: Serving Up Recipes for Faithful Mothering, by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle (My Review)
36. Mary and Me: Catholic Women Reflect on the Mother of God, by Ginny Kubitz Moyer (My Review)
39. Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession, by Anne Rice (My Review)

10. Pushcart Prize XXXII: Best of the Small Presses, 2008 Edition (My Review)
19. My Mother, My Strength, edited by Maria Johnson (My Review)
23. Firestorm of Dragons, edited by Michele Acker & Kirk Dougal (My Review)

Church Documents
Mulieris Dignitatem (On the Dignity and Vocation of Women), by John Paul II
Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), by John Paul II
Spe Salvi (Saved by Hope), by Benedict XVI (My Thoughts)

Books Read in 2007

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8. The Best American Short Stories 2006

9. I’ll Come Following You, by Vicki Sairs (not published yet)

15. Odd Thomas, by Dean Koontz (Read my review)

16. My Visit to Hell, by Paul Thigpen

17. The Witch of Portobello, by Paulo Coehlo

19. Forever Odd, by Dean Koontz

20. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling

26. The Complete Stories, by Flannery O’Connor (Read my mini-review)

31. Inferno, by Dante Alighieri (translated by Elio Zappulla) (Read my mini-review)

Science Fiction/Fantasy

1. Perelandra, by C.S. Lewis

2. That Hideous Strength, by C.S. Lewis

21. Infinite Space, Infinite God, by Karina & Robert Fabian (Ed.) (Read my review)

30. The Children of Hurin, by J.R.R. Tolkien (Read my mini-review)

32. Arrows of the Queen, by Mercedes Lackey (Read my mini-review)

35. The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien (Read my mini-review)

36. The Two Towers, by J.R.R. Tolkien (Read my mini-review)

38. The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien (Read my mini-review)

Youth/Young Adult

4. Betsy-Tacy, by Maud Hart Lovelace (Read my review)

10. Eragon, by Christopher Paolini (Read my review)

11. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, by Kate Douglas Wiggin

18. Eldest, by Christopher Paolini

34. Magyk (Septimus Heap, Book 1), by Angie Sage (Read my mini-review)

37. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Ann Brashares (Read my mini-review)

39. The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, by Ann Brashares (Read my mini-review)

Nonfiction – General

23. Educating the Wholehearted Child, by Clay & Sally Clarkson (Read my mini-review)

27. A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper, by John Allen Paulos (Read my mini-review)

28. A Charlotte Mason Companion, by Karen Andreola

40. A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the Twenty-first Century, by Oliver Van DeMille (Read my mini-review)

Nonfiction – Catholic/Christian

3. Pope Fiction: Answers to 30 Myths and Misconceptions about the Papacy, by Patrick Madrid

5. The Passion and Resurrection Narratives of Jesus / A Commentary, by Stephen J. Binz

6. Theology of the Body, by John Paul II

7. Does the Bible Really Say That? by Patrick Madrid

12. Real Education: Education in the Heart of the Home, by Elizabeth Foss

13. Mom to Mom, Day to Day: Advice & Support for Catholic Living, by Danielle Bean (Read my review)

14. My Cup of Tea, by Danielle Bean (Read my review)

22. Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life, by Johnnette Benkovic

24. Prayerfully Expecting: A Mine-Month Novena for Mothers to Be, by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle (Read my review)

25. The Heart of Motherhood, by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle (Read my mini-review)

29. Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, by Joanna Weaver (Read my mini-review)

33. The Power of a Praying Wife, by Stormie Omartian (Read my mini-review)

Books Read in 2006

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57. The Great Divorce, by C.S. Lewis
56. The End: Book the Thirteenth, by Lemony Snicket
55. Story of a Soul: the Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux
54. The Wal-Mart Effect, by Charles Fishman
53. Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White (Read my review of the book) (Read my review of the movie)
52. The Pearl, by John Steinbeck
51. Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris
50. The Art of Theological Reflection, by Patricia O’Connell Killen & John de Beer (Excerpts)
49. God’s Plan for Marriage and Family: A Study Guide of Familiaris Consortio (Published by FAMILIA) (Excerpts)
48. On Writing Well, by William Zinsser (Excerpts)
47. Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger (Excerpt)
46. The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
45. Go in Peace, by John Paul II (Excerpts)
44. The Marketing of Evil, by David Kupelian (Read my review)
43. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
42. Out of the Silent Planet, by C.S. Lewis (Read my review)
41. Nora, Nora: A Novel, by Anne River Siddons (Read my review)
40. Real Life, Real Love: 7 Paths to a Strong, Lasting Relationship, by Fr. Albert Cutie (Excerpt #1, Excerpt #2)
39. The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis (reread) (Read my review)
38. Mr. Blue, by Myles Connolly (Read my review)
37. Through the Looking-Glass, by Lewis Carroll
36. Trixie Belden #1, The Secret of the Mansion, by Julie Campbell
35. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck (Read my review)
34. Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel, by Jean Kilbourne (Read my review)
33. The Joy of Worshiping Together, by Fr. Rod Damico (Read my review)
32. The Bonesetter’s Daughter, by Amy Tan
31. Secrets of the Baby Whisperer for Toddlers, by Tracy Hogg
30. The Lamb’s Supper, by Scott Hahn (A great excerpt I had to share)
29. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
28. The Rosary, by Garry Wills (Read my review)
27. The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis
26. The Penultimate Peril, by Lemony Snicket
25. The Grim Grotto, by Lemony Snicket
24. Canticle of Leibowitz, by Walter Miller
23. On Writing, by Stephen King
22. Hail Holy Queen, by Scott Hahn
21. The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion
20. The Slippery Slope, by Lemony Snicket
19. Baby Minds: Brain-Building Games Your Baby Will Love, by Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn
18. The Carniverous Carnival, by Lemony Snicket
17. Freakonomics: A Rouge Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
16. Bleak House, by Charles Dickens
15. The Hostile Hospital, by Lemony Snicket
14. The Vile Village, by Lemony Snicket
13. The Ersatz Elevator, by Lemony Snicket
12. Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke
11. Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and her Network of Miracles, by Raymond Arroyo
10. The Austere Academy, by Lemony Snicket
9. The Miserable Mill, by Lemony Snicket
8. The Wide Window, by Lemony Snicket
7. The Reptile Room, by Lemony Snicket
6. The Bad Beginning, by Lemony Snicket
5. The Great Gatsby, by Scott Fitzgerald
4. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte
3. Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen
2. Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden
1. 1984, by George Orwell

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