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December Reading Highlights

The best of my December 2019 reading includes a fun novel, a hilarious how-to, an indispensable handbook, and a great take on the prophets.

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2020 Books Read

Here's what I read in 2020 (regularly updated throughout the year).

Catechist Resources

This is a listing of catechist resources I've found helpful over the years. Hope it helps you!

    Marian Resources

    My devotion to Mary has grown over the years, and since I've been getting an increasing number of requests for my favorite Marian recommendations, here you go. 

      My Books

      Welcome Baby Jesus
      Welcome Risen Jesus

      In the early mornings and sometimes in the evenings, if I haven’t gotten to it yet, I’ve been doing this consecration to St Joseph. Loving it!!! #ahouldhaveturnedonalight #butitsearly #catholicbookstagram #stjoseph #catholicreads #bookview #morningreading ...

      33 3

      Delightful resource, which I read straight through but which could be sampled and dipped into quite easily. Lots of great suggestions and it got me thinking...I can see this as a great gift for new Catholics or confirmandi, a resource for those who feel a little ragged and tired, a boost for those who want something accessible and doable.
      #holyhacks #catholicliving #liveyourfaith
      #bookstagram #reading #booklove #booknerd #booknerdigans #bookcommunity #bibliophile #bookworm #booklife #booklover #booklovers #idratherbereading #📚 #catholicbooks #catholicbookstagram #catholicreading #catholic #catholicfaith
      ...

      53 4

      The master and his apprentice, dryer version.
      #teamreinhard #bestdadever #fixitboy
      ...

      32 1

      His view.
      I feel like I could learn so much...if only I could get things in focus...
      #whenphonepicturesbykidsimitatelife #therewere200ofthese #andshortvideos #notcomplaining #igotsomewritingdone
      ...

      15 0

      Four books I loved from my December reading, with details up on the blogaroo (snoringscholar.com):
      📚 The Saint Monica Club, by Maggie Green
      📖 How To, by Randall Monroe (and I am STILL laughing and I SHOULD OWN THIS BOOK)
      📙 Thus Sayeth the Lord, by Julie Davis
      📒 Jane of Lantern Hill, by L.M. Montgomery (because @moyerginny said so)

      #decemberreading #bookstagram #readersofinstagram #booksrlife #topfourreads
      ...

      11 1

      I feel legit. 🙄😂❤️ And no matter how many I read, there will be more that I want to.
      #bookishproblems #yearinbooks2019 #bookstagrammingfun
      ...

      31 16

      How I get crafty.

      #hardlotion #easypeasy #beststuffever
      ...

      18 8

      This was fun. We should do it again.
      #birthdayfun #oldestandyoungest #10yearsapart
      #everyoneELSEletshim #nottakinghisspit #newyearsbaby #notababyanymore
      ...

      51 2

      It took a month, which included some travel and some “time off” reading, so it was less than I expected. I’d say it was very Russian, but I’m not sure I know just what that means. I’m also pretty sure a lot of this slipped past me, but I enjoyed it and I’ll revisit it someday. Definitely a study in human nature and shaking your head (some things never change...). #brotherskaramazov #readingtheclassics #doorstopreads #firstbookof2020 ...

      17 1

      When we party, we spare no junk food.
      #osugame #leftoversfornye #howweroll #happynewyear
      ...

      66 0

      My superheroes.

      #boymomlife #twospidermen #mancubs #happynewyear
      ...

      41 2

      Oh, I so enjoyed this. And I think LM Montgomery is one of my favorite authors. I love her characters and the way she writes about nature.
      #audiobookstagram #christmaswithanne #lmmontgomery #12daysofbookmas
      ...

      8 0