Currently Reading

  • Silas Marner, by George Eliot (fiction)
  • Year Zero, by Rob Reid (fiction) (audio)
  • The Lives of Bees: The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild, by Thomas D. Seely
  • Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping, by Dewey M. Caron
  • Timeless: A History of the Catholic Church, by Steve Weidenkopf
  • The Catholic Reader’s Bible: The Epistles and Revelation, by Sophia Institute Press
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Brontë (fiction) (audio via CraftLit)

October

  1. Toward That Which is Beautiful, by Marian O’Shea Wernicke (fiction)
  2. #BlessedMother: How to Follow, Share, and Defend Mary in the World of Social Media, by Tommy Tighe
  3. Clear Conscience: A Catholic Guide to Voting, by Ascension Press
  4. The Words Between Us, by Erin Bartels (fiction)
  5. A Heart Like Mary’s, by Fr. Edward Looney

September

  1. A Dog’s Way Home, by W. Bruce Cameron (fiction)
  2. Kitchens of the Great Midwest, by J. Ryan Stradel (fiction)
  3. The Word on Fire Bible (Volume 1): The Gospels
  4. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley (fiction)
  5. Bossypants, by Tina Fey
  6. Love on the Back Burner, by Barbara Oliverio (fiction)
  7. Call of the Mild: Learning to Hunt My Own Dinner, by Lily Raff McCaulou
  8. Love on the Back Burner, by Barbara Oliverio (fiction)
  9. See No Evil: A Father Gabriel Mystery, by Fiorella De Maria (fiction)

August

  1. The Lager Queen of Minnesota, by J. Ryan Stradal (fiction)
  2. How the Church has Changed the World, Vol. II, by Anthony Esolen
  3. If You Can Get It, by Brendan Hodge
  4. Out of the Darkness (The Light #5), by Jacqueline Brown (YA fiction)
  5. Into the Embers (The Light #4), by Jacqueline Brown (YA fiction)
  6. Hope to Die: The Christian Meaning of Death and the Resurrection of the Body, by Scott Hahn
  7. Death and the Penguin, by Andrey Kurkov (fiction)
  8. Before the Silence (The Light #3), by Jacqueline Brown (YA fiction)
  9. Through the Ashes (The Light #2), by Jacqueline Brown (YA fiction)
  10. Everyone Is Beautiful, by Katherine Center (fiction)
  11. Two Wings: Integrating Faith and Reason, by Brian Clayton and Douglas Kries

July

  1. The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett (fiction)
  2. Twelve Years a Slave, by Solomon Northup
  3. The Light of Tara, by John Desjarlais (fiction) (advance copy) *****
  4. The Grace of Enough: Pursuing Less and Living More in a Throwaway Culture, by Haley Stewart
  5. The Tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris (fiction) (audio)
  6. The Day Is Now Far Spent, by Cardinal Robert Sarah
  7. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding (fiction)

June

  1. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games #0), by Suzanne Collins (YA fiction)
  2. Girls on the Edge: The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls, by Leonard Sax
  3. Marilla of Green Gables, by Sarah McCoy (fiction)
  4. Moonchild Rising (Shadows of the Sun, #1), by Mina Ambrose (fiction)
  5. The Innovator’s Dilemma, by Clayton Christensen

May

  1. Hatch, Match, and Dispatch: A Catholic Guide to Sacraments, by Richard Leonard, S.J.
  2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith (fiction) (audio)
  3. Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen (fiction)
  4. The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah (fiction)
  5. Good Charts: The HBR Guide to Making Smarter, More Persuasive Data Visualizations, by Scott Berinato
  6. The Ghosts of Midgard Manor and Other Stories, by Roger Thomas (fiction)
  7. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, Vol. 2, by Mark Twain (fiction)
  8. Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men, by Leonard Sax
  9. St. Anne’s Day, by Janice Lane Palko (fiction)

April

  1. Your Blue Flame: Drop the Guilt and Do What Makes You Come Alive, by Jennifer Fulwiler
  2. Don’t Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life, by Anne Bogel
  3. Our Lady of the Roses, by Janice Lane Palko (fiction)
  4. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1, by Mark Twain (fiction)
  5. Teachings for an Unbelieving World: Newly Discovered Reflections on Paul’s Sermon at the Aeropagus, by John Paul II
  6. 33 Days to Greater Glory: A Total Consecration to the Father Through Jesus Based on the Gospel of John, by Michael E. Gaitley
  7. Dune, by Frank Herbert (fiction)
  8. Story of a Soul, by Thérèse of Lisieux (Noll Library edition)
  9. A Lenten Journey with Mother Mary, by Fr. Edward Looney
  10. The Old Man and the Void, by Karina Fabian (fiction)
  11. The Strangeness of Truth: Vibrant Faith in a Dark World, by Fr. Damian Ference
  12. Live Big, Love Bigger: Getting Real with BBQ, Sweet Tea, and a Whole Lotta Jesus, by Kathryn Whitaker
  13. Living Memento Mori: My Journey through the Stations of the Cross, by Emily DeArdo

March

  1. The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas á Kempis
  2. Undone: Freeing Your Feminine Heart from the Knots of Fear and Shame, by Carrie Schuchts Daunt (Editor)
  3. The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway (fiction)
  4. Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father, by Donald H. Calloway, MIC
  5. 1984, by George Orwell (fiction)
  6. Pray Fully: Simple Steps for Becoming a Woman of Prayer, by Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet
  7. A Hidden Miracle, by Gerilyn Herold (MG fiction)
  8. Marian Consecration with Aquinas: A Nine Day Path for Growing Closer to the Mother of God, by Matt Fradd and Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P.

February

  1. A Channel of Your Peace, by Veronica Smallhorn (fiction)
  2. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley (fiction) (audio) (via CraftLit)
  3. Exalted: How the Power of the Magnificat Can Transform Us, by Sonja Corbitt
  4. Come Back to Me, by Carolyn Astfalk (fiction)
  5. The Toll (Arc of a Scythe, #3), by Neal Shusterman (YA fiction)
  6. Overcoming Spiritual Discouragement: The Wisdom and Spiritual Power of Venerable Bruno Lanteri, by Fr. Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V.
  7. David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens (fiction)
  8. Dracula, by Bram Stoker (fiction) (audio) (via CraftLit)
  9. Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father, by Donald H. Calloway, MIC
  10. The Way of the Cross for Couples, by Pierre-Marie Dumont

January

  1. Authenticity: A Countercultural Perspective, by Anita M. Hessenauer (poetry)Easter Vigil Homilies, by Pope Francis
  2. Enough As You Are: Overcoming Self-Doubt and Appreciating the Gift of You, by Peggy Weber
  3. Raising Steam (Discworld #40), by Terry Pratchett (fiction)
  4. Holy Hacks: Everyday Ways to Live Your Faith and Get to Heaven, by Patti Maguire Armstrong
  5. The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (fiction)