My Book Writing and Interactions

Currently Reading

  • Horses Speak of God: How Horses Can Teach Us to Listen and Be Transformed, by Laurie M. Brock
  • A Dog’s Purpose, by W. Bruce Cameron (fiction)
  • Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery (fiction, via CraftLit)

January

  1. Looking for the King (Inklings #1), by David C. Downing (fiction)
  2. Jesus: The Story You Thought You Knew, by Deacon Keith Strohm
  3. Jesus Approaches: What Contemporary Women Can Learn about Healing, Freedom, and Joy from the Women of the New Testament, by Elizabeth M. Kelly
  4. East of Eden, by John Steinbeck (fiction)
  5. God Is Not Nice: Rejecting Pop Culture Theology and Discovering the God Worth Living For, by Ulrich L. Lehner
  6. Don’t Forget to Say Thank You and Other Parenting Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God, by Lindsey Schlegel
  7. Every Parent’s Battle: A Family Guide to Resisting Pornography, by Dan S. Spencer III
  8. Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms: Magic, Mystery, a Very Strange Adventure, by Lissa Evans (MG fiction)
  9. The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde (fiction)

February

  1. Something Other than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It, by Jennifer Fulwiler
  2. The One Hundred and One Dalmations, by Dodie Smith (fiction)
  3. Pollyanna, by Eleanor H. Porter (MG fiction)
  4. The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila, by Dan Burke and Connie Rossini
  5. Pollyanna Grows Up, by Eleanor H. Porter (MG fiction)
  6. Making Room for God: Decluttering and the Spiritual Life, by Mary Elizabeth Sperry
  7. Resurrecting Easter: How the West Lost and the East Kept the Original Easter Vision, by John Dominic Crossan and Sarah Sexton Crossan
  8. The Marian Option: God’s Solution to a Civilization in Crisis, by Carrie Gress, PhD
  9. Victorious Secret: Everyday Battles and How to Win Them, by Laura Mary Phelps
  10. Stunned by Scripture: How the Bible Made Me Catholic, by Dr. John Bergsma
  11. The One Thing Is Three: How the Most Holy Trinity Explains Everything, by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC

March

  1. The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order, by Scott Hahn
  2. Made for Love: Same-Sex Attractions and the Catholic Church, by Fr. Michael Schmitz
  3. It’s OK to Start with You, by Julia Marie Hogan
  4. Playing by Heart, by Carmela A. Martino (YA fiction)
  5. What I Am Living For: Lessons from the Life and Writings of Thomas Merton, edited by Jon M. Sweeney
  6. Vanity Fair, by William Thackery (fiction)
  7. In God’s Hands: Living through Illness with Faith, by Maureen A. Cummings
  8. Seven Riddles to Nowhere, by A.J. Cattapan (YA fiction)
  9. Mary, Mother of Apostles: How to Live Marian Devotion to Proclaim Christ, by Giuseppe Forlai
  10. Restoring Trust: A Couple’s Guide to Getting Past Porn, by Peter C. Kleponis

April

  1. To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age, by Robert E. Barron
  2. The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise, by Cardinal Robert Sarah with Nicolas Diat
  3. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley (fiction)
  4. Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life, by Timothy P. O’Malley
  5. Rightfully Ours, by Carolyn Astfalk (YA fiction)
  6. Life and Love: Opening Your Heart to God’s Design, by Terry Polakovic
  7. The Fisherman’s Tomb: The True Story of the Vatican’s Secret Search, by John O’Neill
  8. The Mindful Catholic: Finding God One Moment at a Time, by Dr. Gregory Bottaro
  9. One Beautiful Dream: The Rollicking Tale of Family Chaos, Personal Passions, and Saying Yes to Them Both, by Jennifer Fulwiler
  10. Make Today Matter: 10 Habits for a Better Life, by Chris Lowney

May

  1. Plan of Life: Habits to Help You Grow Closer to God, by Roger J. Landry
  2. Overwhelming Pursuit: Stop Chasing Your Life and Live, by Mark Joseph
  3. Can We Be Friends?, by Rebecca Frech
  4. Tattered Web (Book 4 of the Watchful Sky series), by Roger Thomas *****
  5. Gaudete et Exsultate: On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World, by Pope Francis
  6. The Light: Who Do You Become When the World Falls Away?, by Jacqueline Brown (YA fiction)
  7. The Other Side of Freedom, by Cynthia T. Toney (YA fiction)
  8. Liberation (I Am Margaret #3), by Corinna Turner (YA fiction)
  9. Growing with Eli: Our Journey into Life and Light, by Chad Judice
  10. Beyond Sunday: Becoming a 24/7 Catholic, by Teresa Tomeo

June

  1. Saint Clare of Assisi: Runaway Rich Girl, by Kim Hee-ju (middle grade fiction, graphic novel)
  2. An Unexpected Role, by Leslea Wahl (YA fiction)
  3. How to Be a Hero: Train with the Saints, by Julia Harrell (middle grade)
  4. Clueless in Galilee: A Fresh Take on the Gospels, by Mac Barron
  5. The King’s Prey: Saint Dymphna of Ireland,by Susan Peek (YA fiction)
  6. Resisting Happiness, by Matthew Kelly
  7. Standing Strong, by Theresa Linden (YA fiction)
  8. Death by Minivan, by Heather Anderson Renshaw
  9. Rosaries Aren’t Just for Teething, edited by Michele E. Chronister
  10. Lovely: How I Learned to Embrace the Body God Gave Me, by Amanda Martinez Beck

July

  1. The Gift of Invitation, by Allison Gingras ****
  2. Going Beyond the Wound: A Spirituality for Men, by Dennis J. Billy, C.Ss.R.
  3. Gwendy’s Button Box, by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar (fiction)
  4. A Life Such as Heaven Intended, by Amanda Lauer (fiction)
  5. The Destiny of Sunshine Ranch, by T.M. Gaouette (YA fiction)
  6. Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather (fiction)
  7. The Vanishing Woman: A Father Gabriel Mystery, by Fiorella de Maria (fiction)
  8. Redeeming Ruth: Love, Loss, and Legacy: A Bible Study for Catholic Women, by Lindsey N. Anthony ***
  9. Detached: Put Your Phone in Its Place, by T.J. Burdink

August

  1. Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship, by Gregory Boyle
  2. Make My Life Simple: Bringing Peace to Heart and Home, by Rachel Balducci
  3. The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis (fiction)
  4. Lovely: How I Learned to Embrace the Body God Gave Me, by Amanda Martinez Beck (reread)
  5. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle (YA fiction)
  6. The Handy Little Guide to Adoration, by Michelle Jones Schroeder
  7. Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything, by Anne Bogel
  8. Waiting with Purpose: Persevering When God Says “Not Yet”, by Jeannie Ewing
  9. Grieving Together: A Couple’s Guide through Miscarriage, by Laura Kelly Fanucci and Franco David Fanucci
  10. Empire of Bones (Ashtown Burials #3), by N.D. Wilson (MG fiction)

September

  1. The House of a Thousand Candles, by Meredith Nicholson (fiction)
  2. A Bloody Habit, by Eleanor Bourg Nicholson (fiction)
  3. Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls (Will Wilder #1), by Raymond Arroyo (MG fiction)
  4. I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life, by Anne Bogel
  5. Christ in the Classroom: Lesson Planning for the Heart and Mind, by Jared Dees
  6. The Awakening of Miss Prim, by Natalia Sanmartín Fenollera (fiction)
  7. Will Wilder: The Lost Staff of Wonders (Will Wilder #2), by Raymond Arroyo (MG fiction)