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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

      Finished a while back (I’m 2 books beyond and on the next one in the series)…not my favorite, but still a good read. #beingajaneaustenmystery #janeaustenmystery ...

      8 0

      Wait, whaaaaa? It’s been 18 years?!? ...

      46 9

      I have a couple of reading friends who, when they recommend a book, are spot on. This was a heart-rending read, shocking I’m so many ways, beautifully written and full of many exclamations of “oh!”. But it wasn’t easy. It was powerful and real and horrifying.
      #thenickelboys #greatreads

      7 5

      Finished no 8 in record time and once again, was hoodwinked and properly surprised.
      AND just found out this week (because I finally looked up the author) that A NEW ONE COMES OUT SOON. #gotsomereadingtodo #beingajaneaustenmystery #mynewfavoriteseries #almostasgoodasreadingjane

      17 2

      A delight to read. All the reasons I love collections of short stores, and Arthur Powers too. Quaint in the very best sense, delightful and thoughtful and…can I call them delicious? I think I will, regardless. Highly recommended. ...

      6 0

      Yes, you should read this. @liturgyomalley is a brilliant teacher and I’m these pages you sit at his feet as he unpacks Aquinas and Augustine and the Eucharist. Not a bit boring, quite a bit mind boggling. Straight talk, with plenty of room for curiosity, and a dose of beautiful prose too. #booksworthrereading ...

      7 1

      Flashback to #thegraceofyes from the lovely @lisahendey

      It was featured on my phone photo feed from 2014. People look a little different around here, but the yes is still a grace.

      It reminds me of how very grateful I am for the yes of friends and family and complete strangers.

      35 3

      We went trick or treating, but in the midst of it, I forgot (completely forgot!) to take a picture. Earlier today, though, I didn’t fail to capture this moment. ❤️ #poppalove #winsomelosesome✌️ ...

      28 3

      Picked it up last night and couldn’t. Put. It. Down. Thought provoking and beautifully written, this book was a mental stretch that I enjoyed. Highly recommended; one of my favorite reads this year.
      #fragmentanovel #craigrussell #booksilovedreading #worthareread

      5 0

      I cannot but be struck by this volume. Oh! My heart! #janeaustenmysteries ...

      15 0

      This goes to show that you never know what you’ll find on your phone.

      22 4

      Loved it.

      6 1