My Book Writing and Interactions

Currently Reading

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum (fiction)
  • The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas à Kempis
  • Dunster, by John Mortimer (fiction)

January

  1. The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase, by Wendy Mass (MG fiction)
  2. Image and Likeness: Literary Reflections on the Theology of the Body, edited by Erin McCole-Cupp (fiction)

February

  1. Fearless: Conquer Your Demons and Love with Abandon, by Sonja Corbitt
  2. The Magic City, by E. Nesbit (fiction, via Forgotten Classics)
  3. Seeds of the Word: Finding God in the Culture, by Robert Barron

March

  1. Super Girls and Halos: My Companions on the Quest for Truth, Justice, and Heroic Virtue, by Maria Johnson

April

  1. Our Lady of Fatima, by William Thomas Walsh
  2. The Wife of Pilate and Other Stories, by Gertrude von le Fort (Fiction)
  3. 32 Days: A Story of Faith and Courage, by Ellen Lucey Prozeller (MG fiction)
  4. Treachery and Truth: A Story of Sinners, Servants, and Saints, by Katy Huth Jones (MG fiction)
  5. Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World, by Pope Francis (children’s)
  6. The Secret Tunnel, by Loretta Oakes (YA fiction)

May

  1. The Sleeping Witness: A Father Gabriel Mystery, by Fiorella de Maria (Fiction)
  2. Black Bottle Man, by Craig Russell (YA fiction)
  3. Our Lady of Fatima: 100 Years of Stories, Prayers, and Devotions, by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle
  4. American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road, by Nick Bilton

June

  1. Tied in Knots: Finding Peace in Today’s World, by Greg Willits
  2. The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream, by Amy Webb
  3. A Bad Catholic’s Essays on What’s Wrong with the World, by Marc Barnes

July

  1. Father Brown and the Ten Commandments: Selected Mystery Stories, by G.K. Chesterton (fiction)
  2. Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories, by R.J. Palacio (YA fiction)
  3. The Green, by Troon McAllister (fiction)
  4. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown
  5. The Drowned Vault (Ashtown Burials #2), by N.D. Wilson (YA fiction)

August

  1. It’s So You: Fitting Fashion to Your Life, by Mary Sheehan Ward

September

  1. Champion of the Church: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Archbishop Noll, by Ann Ball
  2. Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results, by Judith Glaser
  3. Good Enough Is Good Enough: Confessions of an Imperfect Catholic, by Colleen Duggan (advance copy)
  4. Me, Myself, and Us: The Science of Personality and the Art of Well-Being, by Brian Little

October

  1. After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley, by Rob Reid (fiction)
  2. Spokes, by Deanna K. Klingel (fiction)
  3. Marrying the Rosary to the Divine Mercy Chaplet, by Shane Kapler
  4. Surprised by Life: 10 Converts Explain How Catholic Teachings on Life Led Them to the Church, by Patrick Madrid
  5. Julia’s Gifts, by Ellen Gable (fiction)
  6. The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas (fiction, via CraftLit)
  7. The Rosary Handbook: A Guide for Newcomers, Old-Timers, and Those in Between, by Mitch Finley
  8. The Stakes of Power: 1845-1877, by Roy F. Nichols
  9. Dying for Compassion (The Lady Doc Murders, Book 2), by Barbara Golder (fiction)

November

  1. Why the Rosary, Why Now? by Gretchen R. Crowe, Editor
  2. The Lord, by Romano Guardini
  3. The Catholic Hipster Handbook: Rediscovering Cool Saints, Forgotten Prayers, and Other Weird but Sacred Stuff, by Tommy Tighe