Currently Reading

  • Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2), by Neal Shustermann (YA fiction)
  • Abba Isn’t Daddy and Other Biblical Surprises: What Catholics Really Need to Know about Scripture Study, by William L. Burton O.F.M.
  • The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (fiction)
  • A Far Cry from Kensington, by Muriel Spark (fiction) (audio)
  • Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson (fiction) (audio) (via CraftLit)

January

  1. The Flying Inn, by G.K. Chesterton (fiction)
  2. Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be, by Rachel Hollis
  3. Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis
  4. The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness, by Timothy J. Keller
  5. Leaving Boyhood Behind: Reclaiming Catholic Brotherhood, by Jason Craig
  6. Mending the Heart: A Catholic Annulment Companion, by Lisa Duffy
  7. Accompanying Those with Same-Sex Attraction: A Guide for Catholics, by David Prosen
  8. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee (fiction) (audio)
  9. Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee (fiction) (audio)
  10. The Light Entrusted to You: Keeping the Flame of Faith Alive, by John R. Wood
  11. Road Signs for Catholic Teens, edited by Jennessa Terraccino
  12. The Siege Of Reginald Hill, by Corinna Turner (YA fiction)

February

  1. Don’t Let the Culture Raise Your Kids, by Marcia Segelstein
  2. The Catholic Woman’s Guide to Happiness, by Rose Sweet
  3. Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen (fiction) (audio)
  4. Mr. Blue, by Myles Connolly (fiction)
  5. Mary Poppins, by P.L. Travers (MG fiction) (audio)
  6. Counterfeit Spirituality: Exposing the False Gods, by Bryan Mercier 
  7. Our Lady of Charity: How a Cuban Devotion to Mary Helped Me Grow in Faith and Love, by Maria Morera Johnson
  8. Mary Poppins Comes Back (Mary Poppins #2), by P.L. Travers (MG fiction) (audio)
  9. Praying the Rosary with St. John Paul II, edited by Gretchen R. Crowe 
  10. The Rosie Result (Don Tillman #3), by Graeme Simsion (fiction)
  11. Be a Happier Parent or Laugh Trying, by Betsy Kerekes
  12. Mary Poppins Opens the Door (Mary Poppins #3), by P.L. Travers (MG fiction) (audio)
  13. Reclaim Regret, by Kathryn J. Hermes

March

  1. Mary Poppins in the Park (Mary Poppins #4), by P.L. Travers (MG fiction) (audio)
  2. Thea Bowman: Faithful and Free, by Maurice J. Nutt
  3. Villains of the Early Church: And How They Made Us Better Christians, by Mike Aquilina
  4. Handy Little Guide to the Holy Spirit, by Michelle Schroeder
  5. Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, by Jean Kerr
  6. Know Thyself: The Imperfectionist’s Guide to Sorting Your Stuff, by Lisa Lawmaster Hess
  7. Embracing Weakness: The Unlikely Secret to Changing the World, by Shannon K. Evans
  8. Echo, by Pam Muñoz Ryan (MG fiction) (audio)
  9. An Immovable Feast: How I Gave Up Spirituality for a Life of Religious Abundance, by Tyler Blanski
  10. You Are Enough: What Women of the Bible Teach You About Your Mission and Worth, by Danielle Bean
  11. Riding Freedom, by Pam Muñoz Ryan (MG fiction) (audio)
  12. A Catholic Guide to Mindfulness, by Susan Brinkmann

April

  1. Barstool Theology: Crafting the Good Life, by Trevor Gundlach
  2. All In: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters, by Pat Gohn
  3. Marketing God: Inspired Strategies for Building the Kingdom, by Donna A. Heckler
  4. Benedict XVI: His Life and Thought, by Elio Guerriro
  5. Doors in the Walls of the World: Signs of Transcendence in the Human Story, by Peter Kreeft
  6. Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen (fiction) (audio)
  7. Encountering Mother Teresa, by Linda Schaefer
  8. The Beatitudes (Companion in Faith), by Kathleen Basi **** (advance copy)
  9. 61 Minutes to a Miracle: The True Story of a Family’s Devotion, by Bonnie L. Engstrom
  10. The Grand Sophy, by Georgette Heyer (fiction) (audio)

May

  1. American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company, by Bryce G. Hoffman
  2. The Sacraments: Discovering the Treasures of Divine Life, by Fr. Matthew Kauth
  3. Follow: Your Lifelong Adventure with Jesus, by Katie Prejean McGrady
  4. Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen (fiction) (audio)
  5. Go Bravely: Becoming the Woman You Were Created to Be, by Emily Wilson Hussem
  6. Breakthrough: A Journey from Desperation to Hope, by Fr. Rob Galea
  7. Innocents and Other Stories, by Gertrud von le Fort (fiction)
  8. We’ll Never Tell Them, by Fiorella de Maria (fiction)
  9. Introduction to the Devout Life, by Francis de Sales
  10. Emily of New Moon, by L.M. Montgomery (fiction) (audio)
  11. Roland West, Outcast, by Theresa Linden (YA fiction)
  12. Preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus Christ through Mary According to St. Louis de Montfort, by Fr. Hugh Gillespie, SMM

June

  1. The Gift of Invitation: 7 Ways That Jesus Invites You to a Life of Grace, by Allison Gingras
  2. Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style, by Benjamin Dreyer
  3. My Queen, My Mother: A Living Novena, by Marge Fenelon
  4. The Power of Forgiveness (Companion in Faith), by Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur **** (advance copy)
  5. Kristin Lavransdatter (Kristin Lavransdatter, #1-3), by Sigrid Undset (fiction)
  6. Emma, by Jane Austen (fiction) (audio)
  7. Symbol or Substance?: A Dialogue on the Eucharist with C. S. Lewis, Billy Graham and J. R. R. Tolkien, by Peter Kreeft (fiction)

July

  1. Can We Be Friends?, by Rebecca Frech
  2. Emily Climbs (Emily #2), by L.M. Montgomery (YA fiction) (audio)
  3. A Life of Conversion: Meeting Jesus in the Gospels, by Derek Rotty
  4. The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity, by Amy Webb
  5. A Dog’s Journey, by W. Bruce Cameron (fiction)
  6. Walking with Mary: A Biblical Journey from Nazareth to the Cross, by Edward Sri
  7. For Love of My People I Will Not Remain Silent: On the Situation of the Church in China, by Cardinal Joseph Zen
  8. The Heart of Perfection: How the Saints Taught Me to Trade My Dream of Perfect for God’s, by Colleen Carroll Campbell
  9. Murder in the Vicarage, by Agatha Christie (fiction) (audio)
  10. The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah (fiction)
  11. BREACH! (unSPARKED, Book 0), by Corrinna Turner (YA fiction)
  12. Created for Love: Reflections for the Catholic Bride-to-Be, by Chloe Langr

August

  1. Made for Mission: Renewing Your Parish Culture, by Tim Glemkowski
  2. A Boy for All Seasons, but a Man…?: Boys Need a Hero’s Journey to Reach Virtuous Manhood, by Thomas R. Caffey
  3. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (fiction) (audio) (via CraftLit)
  4. A God Who Questions, by Leonard J. DeLorenzo
  5. Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis’s Rejoice and Be Glad: A Faith Formation Guide, by Daniel P. Horan, OFM
  6. Emily’s Quest (Emily #3), by L.M. Montgomery (fiction) (audio)
  7. The Catholic Runner: 30 Days of Motivation and Inspiration, by Chris Easterly
  8. The Violent Bear it Away, by Flannery O’Connor (fiction) (audio)

September

  1. The Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life, by Kendra Tierney
  2. Manual for Women, by Danielle Bean
  3. The Convenient Marriage, by Georgette Heyer (fiction) (audio)
  4. Your Life Is Worth Living: 50 Lessons to Deepen Your Faith, by Fulton Sheen
  5. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, by David Epstein
  6. Shelby’s Story: A Dog’s Way Home Tale (A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tales), by W. Bruce Cameron (MG fiction)
  7. Discipleship Parenting: Planting the Seeds of Faith, by Kim Cameron-Smith
  8. Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come, by Jessica Pan

October

  1. The Last Gentleman, by Walker Percy (fiction) (audio)
  2. American Royals, by Katharine McGee (YA fiction)
  3. Delay, Don’t Deny: Living an Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle, by Gin Stephens
  4. The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 (I Survived), by Lauren Tarshis (MG fiction)
  5. Arabella, by Georgette Heyer (fiction) (audio)
  6. I’m Catholic. Now What?, by Shaun McAfee
  7. Ella’s Promise (Great War Great Love #3), by Ellen Gable (fiction)
  8. All in Good Time, by Carolyn Astfalk (fiction)
  9. Faith for the Heart: A Catholic Spirituality, by Thomas Groome
  10. The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss, by Jason Fung, M.D.

November

  1. Going Postal (Discworld, #33; Moist von Lipwig, #1), by Terry Pratchett (fiction) (audio)
  2. Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life, by Nir Eyal
  3. Following Jesus: Finding Our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety, by Henri J.M. Nouwen
  4. Our Lady of the Lost and Found: A Novel of Mary, Faith, and Friendship, by Diane Schoemperlen (fiction)
  5. Giving Thanks and Letting Go: Reflections on the Gift of Motherhood, by Danielle Bean
  6. How to Make Great Decisions, by Fr. Mike Schmitz
  7. Confessions, by Augustine of Hippo
  8. A Postcard from a Volcano: A Novel of Pre-War Germany, by Lucy Beckett (fiction)
  9. Making Money, by Terry Pratchett (fiction) (audio)
  10. Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick, by Wendy Wood
  11. Becoming Women of the Word: How to Answer God’s Call with Purpose and Joy, by Sarah Christmyer
  12. Heaven’s Splendor: And the Riches That Await You There, by Sr. Mary Ann Fatula
  13. The Hundredfold: Songs for the Lord, by Anthony Esolen

December

  1. Thus Sayeth the Lord: A Fresh Take on the Prophets, by Julie Davis *advance copy
  2. The Saint Monica Club: How to Wait, Hope, and Pray for Your Fallen-Away Loved Ones, by Maggie Green
  3. How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems, by Randall Munroe