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Tuesday, 2 January 2018

List of Books Read 2018

Books Read 2018
(Note: this list will grow and be updated through out the year.)



January
Welcome Baby Jesus: Advent and Christmas Reflections for Families - Sarah A. Reinhard
Blessings from the Battlefield - Ed. Thomas R. O'Brien
Mary Help in Hard Times - Marianne Lorraine Trouve
6 Dates to Disaster - Cynthia T. Toney - Bird Face Book 3
Academic Affairs: A Poisoned Apple - Peter Likins
We're All Wonders - R.J. Palacio
The Day the Crayons Quit - Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
The Day the Crayons Came Home - Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
The Night Gardener - Terry Fan and Eric Fan
Summaries of Catholic Teaching - J. M. Martin 
The Julian Chapter - R.J. Palacio - Wonder Book 1.5
Pluto - R.J. Palacio - Wonder Book 1.6
Wonder - R.J. Palacio - Wonder Book 1.0
The Other Side of Freedom - Cynthia T. Toney
Don't Cosplay with My Heart - Cecil Castellucci
Shingaling: A Wonder Story - R.J. Palacio - Wonder Book 1.7
St. Robert Bellarmine - Shaun McAfee
Batman Nightwalker - Marie Lu - DC Icons Book 2
In Conversation with God Volume 1 Part 2 Christmas and Epiphany - Francis Fernandez
Twenty Tales of Irish Saints - Alice Curtayne
Keeping Mary Close: Devotion to Our Lady through the Ages - Mike Aquilina and Frederick W. Gruber
The Manual Beyond - Derya Little - Kayan Kronicles Book 1
The Ambit Above - Derya Little - Kayan Kronicles Book 2
The Fourth Cup: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper and Christ's Crucifixion - Scott Hahn
Facing Your Fears - Mark Hary
Love Sacrifice Trust He Showed Us the Way - Fr. Michael Schmitz 
Frost - M.P. Kozlowsky
Love Sacrifice Trust He Showed Us the Way - Fr. Michael Schmitz
Living Life by Design, Not by Default - Fr. Michael Schmitz 
Modo Ember's End - Arthur Slade and Christopher Steininger - Mission Clockwork Graphic Novel
Stealing Jenny - Ellen Gable
Saint Vincent Pallotti - S.A.C. FR. J. Hennessey 
Jacob's Ladder - Manuel Alfonseca 
From Islam to Christ: One Woman's Path through the Riddles of God - Derya Little 
Amber Fang Revenge - Arthur Slade - Amber Fang Librarian. Assassin. Vampire Book 3
February
A Grey Sun - S.J. Sherwood - The Denounced Series Book 1
The Peace Promise: Trusting God to Solve the Unsolvable - John Kuypers
Juniper Berry - M.P. Kozlowsky
Intergalactic P.S. 3 - Madeleine L'Engle and Hope Larson - A Wrinkle in Time Story
How to Free Your Mind in the Trump Era - John Twelve Hawks 
How to Free Your Mind in the Trump Era - John Twelve Hawks 
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque - Emily Beata Marsh and Dani Lachuk - Encounter the Saints Book 37
God Is Love - Pope Benedict XVI - Deus Caritas Est
Chronicles of a Liquid Society - Umberto Eco
God Is Love - Pope Benedict XVI - Deus Caritas Est
More Tales of Irish Saints - Alice Curtayne
Redshirts - John Scalzi 
In Conversation With God Volume 3 Part 1 Ordinary Time Weeks 1-6 - Francis Fernandez
Divine Mercy in My Pocket - Marianne Lorraine Trouvé
Smoke Eaters - Sean Grigsby
I Don't Like Lent - Daniel Lord S.J. 
I Don't Like Lent - Daniel Lord S.J. 
I Don't Like Lent - Daniel Lord S.J.
Hangman - Jack Heath
The Peace Promise: Trusting God to Solve the Unsolvable - John Kuypers
Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of a Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters - Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Léna Roy 
Testing Liberty - Theresa Linden - Chasing Liberty Book 2
The Little Boy Who Lived Down the Drain - Carolyn Huizinga Mills and Brooke Kerrigan 
The Little Boy Who Lived Down the Drain - Carolyn Huizinga Mills and Brooke Kerrigan 
Lent with Saint Anthony: Daily Reflections - Pat McCloskey, OFM
March
Saint Catherine of Siena - Alice Curtayne
Image and Likeness: Literary Reflections on the Theology of the Body - Edited by Erin McCole Cupp and Ellen Gable
The Flash Hocus Pocus - Barry Lyga
The Mindful Catholic Finding God One Moment at a Time - Dr. Gregory Bottaro
Encounter With A Desert Mother (Mother Maria Gysi)- Irma Zaleski
Anyone But Him - Theresa Linden
Time Bomb - Joelle Charbonneau
Good Guys - Steven Brust
The Trials of Saint Patrick - Paul McCusker and John Rhys-Davies - Augustine Institute 
A Catholic Guide to Mindfulness - Susan Brinkmann
Nate the Great Goes Down in the Dumps -Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Marc Simont - Nate the Great Book 12
A Catholic Guide to Mindfulness - Susan Brinkmann
The Trials of Saint Patrick - Paul McCusker and John Rhys-Davies - Augustine Institute
Brontosaurus Breath - Sheila Sweeny Higginson - Doc McStuffins
The Revisionary - Kristen Hogrefe - The Rogues Book 1.0
A Cord of Three Strands - Kristen Hogrefe - The Rogues Book 0.5
Edges - Léna Roy
Take Your Pet To the Vet - Sara Miller - Doc McStuffins
Take Your Pet To the Vet - Sara Miller - Doc McStuffins
In Conversation with God - Volume 6 Part 1 Special Feasts January to March - Francis Fernandez
Directed by Purpose: How to Focus on Work That Matters, Ignore Distractions and Manage Your Attention over the Long Haul - Michal Stawicki - Six Simple Steps to Success Book 5
Trickle Down Mindset: The Missing Element In Your Personal Success - Michal Stawicki
Our Father: Reflections on the Lord's Prayer - Pope Francis
Master Your Time in 10 Minutes a Day: Time Management Tips for Anyone Struggling with Work-Life Balance - Michal Stawicki
Be Watchful: Resist the Adversary, Firm in Your Faith - Eric Sammons
In Conversation with God - Volume 2 Part 1: Lent & Holy Week - Francis Fernandez 
April
The Permission To Publish - USCCB
The Permission To Publish - USCCB
Last of Her Kind - A.K. Frailey
Point Vierge: Thomas Merton's Journey in Song - Alana Levandoski and James Finley
Theology of the Body for Beginners: Rediscovering the Meaning of Life, Love, Sex and Gender Revised Edition - Christopher West
Gaudete Et Exsultate Rejoice And Be Glad: On The Call To Holiness In The Contemporary World - Pope Francis
Gaudete Et Exsultate Rejoice And Be Glad: On The Call To Holiness In The Contemporary World - Pope Francis
The New Age - Chris d'Lacey - Erth Dragons Book 3
Marcus’ Last Stand - Brianna Zonneveld
Saint Maximilian Kolbe Mary's Knight by Patricia Edward Jablonski and Karen Ritz - Encounter the Saints Book 10
Veterum Sapientia: On the Promotion of the Study of Latin - Pope John XXIII  
Veterum Sapientia: On the Promotion of the Study of Latin - Pope John XXIII  
The Flash Johnny Quick - Barry Lyga - The Flash Book 2 
What the Saints Never Said - Trent Horn
Saint Ignatius of Loyola For the Greater Glory of God - Donna Giaimo and Patricia Edward Jablonski - Encounter the Saints Book 8 
Saint Brigid The Mary of Ireland - Alice Curtayne
The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order - Scott Hahn
Saint Brigid The Mary of Ireland - Alice Curtayne
Saint Brigid The Mary of Ireland - Alice Curtayne
Making Bombs for Hitler - Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
The Our Father: Our Prayer To God - Daniel A. Lord SJ
The Hail Mary: Our Mother In Heaven - Daniel A. Lord SJ
The Our Father: Our Prayer To God - Daniel A. Lord SJ
The Hail Mary: Our Mother In Heaven - Daniel A. Lord SJ
Humility Rules: Saint Benedict's Twelve-Step Guide to Genuine Self-Esteem - Augustine Wetta
Further Up & Further In: Understanding Narnia - Joseph Pearce 
Force For Good: The Catholic Guide to Business Integrity - Brian Engelland  
A Death in the Family - Karl Ove Knausgaard Translated by Don Bartlett - My Struggle Book 1
Mary and the Christian Life: Scriptural Reflections on the First Disciple - Amy Welborn
Moving in the Spirit - Richard J. Hauser
Two Fallen Worlds 1 Lost - Derya Little
Two Fallen Worlds 2 Found - Derya Little
Xander's Panda Party - Linda Sue Park and  Matt Phelan
How We Did It: The Subban Plan for Success in Hockey, School and Life -  Karl Subban and Scott Colby
Humanae Vitae - Pope Paul VI
Humanae Vitae - Pope Paul VI
May
Mary: God's Yes to Man: Encyclical Letter: Redemptoris Mater - Saint John Paul II
Mary: God's Yes to Man: Encyclical Letter: Redemptoris Mater - Saint John Paul II
Just a Servant - Patricia Ann Moore  
Moving in the Spirit - Richard J. Hauser
Secrets Visible & Invisible - Catholic Teen Books Anthology
Saint Teresa of Avila: Joyful in the Lord - Susan Helen Wallace
Secrets Visible & Invisible - Catholic Teen Books Anthology
Life-Changing Love: A novel about Dating, Courtship, Family, and Faith - Theresa Linden
Crimson - Arthur Slade
Rightfully Ours - Carolyn Astfalk
The Dragonfly's Journey - Arthur Slade
Not So Simple Life - Stephen Shea
St. Brigid of Ireland - Alice Curtayne 
Working Well, Working For Love: On The Sanctification Of Work In The Teachings Of St Josemaría Escrivá - Javier López Díaz
The Story of Knock - Alice Curtayne
The Story of Knock - Alice Curtayne
Fight for Liberty - Theresa A. Linden - Chasing Liberty Book 3.0
In Conversation with God Volume 2 Part 2 Eastertide - Francis Fernandez
A Battle for the Faith: Two Short Stories -  John Paul Wohlscheid and Theresa Linden
Those Who Saw Her Apparitions of Mary - Catherine Odell
The Story of Knock - Alice Curtayne
Hatchet - Gary Paulsen - Brian's Saga Book 1
Irish Saints for Boys and Girls - Alice Curtayne and Eileen Coghlan
Living Fruitfully Generosity Learning From the Saints - John S. Hogan
Bound to Find Freedom - Theresa Linden - A Chasing Liberty Short Story
A Symbol of Hope - Theresa Linden
Outwalkers - Fiona Shaw  
A Symbol of Hope - Theresa Linden
Battle for His Soul - Theresa Linden - West Brothers Series Book 3
A Book of Martyrs: Devotions to the Martyrs of England, Scotland and Wales - John S. Hogan
June
The Key to Every Thing - Pat Schmatz
Saint Philomena - Alice Curtayne
St. Francis of Assisi - Alice Curtayne
Saint Philomena - Alice Curtayne
St. Francis of Assisi - Alice Curtayne
Living Fruitfully Patience Learning from the Saints - Christopher Mc Camley
Body Swap - Sylvia McNicoll 
The Priest and the Peaches - Larry Peterson
Shadows and Light - Larry Peterson - The Demons of Abadon Volume 1
Heroic Catholic Chaplains: Stories of the Brave and Holy Men Who Dodged Bullets While Saving Souls - Thomas J. Craughwell
Father Sir Volume - Larry Peterson - The Demons of Abadon 2
Maybe This House is Haunted - Larry Peterson - The Demons of Abadon Volume 3
Leave Abadon or Die - Larry Peterson - The Demons of Abadon Volume 4
The Demons of Abadon - Larry Peterson - The Complete Series
Vaughan: His Life, Work and Mission -  Robert O'Neil
Bulletproof Vestments - Jane Lebak - Father Jay  Book 1
Secrets Visible & Invisible - Catholic Teen Books Anthology
The River - Gary Paulsen - Brian's Saga Book 2
Invest Yourself: Daring to Be Catholic in Today's Business World - John M Abbate
Living Fruitfully Self-Control Learning From the Saints - John S. Hogan
Saint Anthony of Padua - Sylvia Vecchini and Antonio Vincenti - CTS Saints for Kids
Saint Anthony of Padua - Sylvia Vecchini and Antonio Vincenti - CTS Saints for Kids
The Boys Upstairs - Jane Lebak - Father Jay  Book 2
Edmund Arrowsmith - John S. Hogan - CTS Saints of the Isles Series
A Different Heroism - Jane Lebak - Father Jay  Book 3
Father Damien de Veuster Apostle to the Lepers  Glynn MacNiven-Johnston 
Stink Hamlet and Cheese - Megan McDonald and Peter H. Reynolds - Stink Moody Book 11
Saints of North America - Jean Olwen Maynard
The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity: How the Modern Culture Is Robbing Billions of People of Happiness - Matthew Kelly
Beyond Sunday: Becoming a 24/7 Catholic - Teresa Tomeo
The Life and Letters of Father Damien, Apostle of the Lepers Joseph Damien De Veuster Edited by Paul E. Nowak
No Fixed Address - Susin Nielsen 
Fr Willie Doyle & World War I: A Chaplain's Story - K.V. Turley
Alvaro del Portillo The Power of Humility - Helena Scott and Ethel Tolansky
Saint Francis of Assisi Gentle Revolutionary - Mary Emmanuel Alves - Encounter the Saints Book 4
Doors in the Walls of the World: Signs of Transcendence in the Human Story - Peter Kreeft
In Conversation with God Volume 6 Part 2 Special Feasts April - June - Francis Fernandez
In Conversation with God Volume 3 Part 2 Weeks 7 - 12 in Ordinary Time - Francis Fernandez July
Secrets Visible & Invisible - Catholic Teen Books Anthology
Saints of South Asia - Jean Olwen Maynard
Blessed James Alberione Media Apostle - Anne Eileen Heffernan - Encounter the Saints Book 32
The Story of Job - Regina Doman and Ben Hatke 
Habemus Papam! Pope Benedict XVI - Regina Doman and Sean Lam 
Living Fruitfully Chastity Learning From the Saints - Fr John McKeever
Reading the Catechism: How to Discover and Appreciate its Riches - Petroc Willey
Birthday Secrets - Corinna Turner - I Am Margaret Short Story
Saxum: The Life of Alvaro del Portillo - John F. Coverdale
Pope Francis: I Believe in Mercy - Regina Doman and Sean Lam
Pope Francis: I Believe in Mercy - Regina Doman and Sean Lam
We're All Wonders - R.J. Palacio
Saints of Africa - Jean Olwen Maynard
The Eternal Revolution - Paul E. Nowak
Living Fruitfully Joy Learning From the Saints - Paul Grogan
I Hate Christmas! How to Identify and Overcome Your Inner Christmas Villain - Paul E. Nowak
Saints of the Roman Canon - Julien Chilcott-Monk - Living the Liturgy
Pius XII - Ethel Tolansky and Helena Scott - CTS Biographies
Pius XII - Ethel Tolansky and Helena Scott - CTS Biographies
ABCs of the Christian Life: The Ultimate Anthology of the Prince of Paradox - G.K. Chesterton
Cardinal Nguyen Van Thuan - Helena Scott and Ethel Tolansky - CTS Biographies
Flow Like Water - Mark Burley - Hit the Ground Running Series Book 2
The Whisper in the Ruins - Lisa M. Hendey and Jenn Bower - Chime Travelers Book 3
The Mystery at Midnight - Lisa M. Hendey and Jenn Bower - Chime Travelers Book 4
The Way of the Christian Samurai: Reflections for Servant-Warriors of Christ - Paul E. Nowak
Foundations of the Faith: God, Christ, and the Church - Jeff Vehige - Find the Faith Book 1
The Way of the Christian Samurai: Reflections for Servant-Warriors of Christ - Paul E. Nowak
August
A Soldier Surrenders: The Conversion of St. Camillus de Lellis - Susan Peek - God's Forgotten Friends Lives of Little-known Saints Book 2
Love's True Meaning: The message of Humanae Vitae 50 Years On - Fr. Anthony Doe
Love's True Meaning: The message of Humanae Vitae 50 Years On - Fr. Anthony Doe
YOUCAT Confession - YOUCAT Foundation 
Catechism of the Catholic Church Second Edition - Pope John Paul II 
Josemaria Escriva - Helena Scott and Ethel Tolansky - CTS Biographies
Josemaria Escriva - Helena Scott and Ethel Tolansky - CTS Biographies
Down Time - Barry Lyga - An I Hunt Killers Prequel
Down Time - Barry Lyga - An I Hunt Killers Prequel
A Light So Lovely: The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L'Engle, Author of A Wrinkle in Time - Sarah Arthur 
My Little Pony the Movie Friends and Foes - Mangolia Bella
Staircase for the Sisters - Pamela Love and John Joseph
Benedict XVI - Ethel Tolansky and Helena Scott - CTS Biographies
In Conversation with God Volume 4 Part 1 Weeks 13 - 18 in Ordinary Time - Francis Fernandez
The Arc of Light - Mithrandir - A Potential Portal Book
Catholic Christianity Getting Started - Catholic Truth Society
Benedict XVI - Ethel Tolansky and Helena Scott - CTS Biographies
Finnian and the Seven Mountains Issue 1 - Philip Kosloski and Michael Lavoy
Five Loaves and Two Fish: Meditations on the Eucharist - Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen van Thuan
Biscuit Goes Camping - Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Pat Schories
Madeleine L'Engle Herself: Reflections on a Writing Life - Madeleine L'Engle
Paul VI - Anthony Symondson - CTS Biographies
Finding Life's Purpose: Inspiration for Young People - Pope Benedict XVI
John XXIII: The Universal Parish Priest - Josephine Robinson - CTS Biographies
Saint Bernadette Soubirous: And Our Lady of Lourdes - Anne Eileen Heffernan and Mary Elizabeth Tebo and Mari Goering - Encounter the Saints Book 2
Sophie Scholl and the White Rose: Resistance to the Nazis - Helena Scott and Ethel Tolansky - CTS 20th Century Martyrs
Days with Frog and Toad - Arnold Lobel
Frog and Toad Are Friends - Arnold Lobel
The New Jerusalem Bible Standard Edition
Where You Lead - Leslea Wahl 
We Are All Jacob's Children: A Tale of Hope, Wisdom, and Faith - Noah benShea
If the Shoe Fits -Sarah Mlynowski - Whatever After Book 2
Looking Up - Sally Murphy 
100 Books You Really Should Read  - Catholic Truth Society  
September
Pope John Paul I - Stephen Dean
Pope John Paul I - Stephen Dean
Medallion of Murder - B.R. Myers - Nefertari Hughes Mystery Book 3
A Pope of Surprises The First Five Years of Pope Benedict XVI's Papacy - Helena Scott and  Ethel Tolansky
A Pope of Surprises The First Five Years of Pope Benedict XVI's Papacy - Helena Scott and  Ethel Tolansky
How to Think Like Aquinas: The Sure Way to Perfect Your Mental Powers - Kevin Vost
Faith and the Future - Pope Benedict XVI
In Front Of My House - Marianne Dubuc and Yvette Ghione
A Simple Prayer Book - Catholic Truth Society
Marian Prayer Book - Catholic Truth Society
A Simple Prayer Book - Catholic Truth Society
Marian Prayer Book - Catholic Truth Society
Played by Ear - Daniel A. Lord
The Cries of Jesus from the Cross: An Anthology - by Reverend Fulton J Sheen 
Roland West Outcast - Theresa Linden - A West Brothers Book
Johann Gruber & Jacques Bunel Victims of the Nazis - Helena Scott and Ethel Tolansky
In Conversation with God Volume 4 Part 2 Ordinary Time Weeks 19-23 - Francis Fernandez  
Johann Gruber & Jacques Bunel Victims of the Nazis - Helena Scott and Ethel Tolansky
Self-Talk - Michal Stawicki
Last of the Romantics: St. Josemaria in the Twenty-First Century - Mariano Fazio
The Eight Doors of the Kingdom: Meditations on the Beatitudes - Jacques Philippe 
Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
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I started keeping track of the books I finished reading in October of 1995, and movies watched in January of 1996. I have lists for:
All Books Read by Year
Favorite Books By Year
All Movies and TV Series Watched by Year
Favorite Movies and TV Series by Year


I also do a Top Ten List of books each quarter and for the year. They can be found here. I was also asked to pick a Top Ten Catholic Books I have read, you can find that list here (and occasionally I add a note when I come across something exceptional.)




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