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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

List of Favorite Books 2018

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



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
We're All Wonders - R.J. Palacio
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
Wonder - R.J. Palacio - Wonder Book 1.0
The Other Side of Freedom - Cynthia T. Toney
Don't Cosplay with My Heart - Cecil Castellucci
St. Robert Bellarmine - Shaun McAfee
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 Ambit Above - Derya Little - Kayan Kronicles Book 2
The Fourth Cup: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper and Christ's Crucifixion - Scott Hahn 
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
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
A Grey Sun - S.J. Sherwood - The Denounced Series Book 1
Intergalactic P.S. 3 - Madeleine L'Engle and Hope Larson - A Wrinkle in Time Story
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque - Emily Beata Marsh and Dani Lachuk - Encounter the Saints Book 37
God Is Love - Pope Benedict XVI - Deus Caritas Est
More Tales of Irish Saints - Alice Curtayne
In Conversation With God Volume 3 Part 1 Ordinary Time Weeks 1-6 - Francis Fernandez
Divine Mercy in My Pocket - Marianne Lorraine Trouvé
I Don't Like Lent - Daniel Lord S.J. 
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
Lent with Saint Anthony: Daily Reflections - Pat McCloskey, OFM
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
Anyone But Him - Theresa Linden
The Trials of Saint Patrick - Paul McCusker and John Rhys-Davies - Augustine Institute 
A Catholic Guide to Mindfulness - Susan Brinkmann
The Revisionary - Kristen Hogrefe - The Rogues Book 1.0
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
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 
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
The New Age - Chris d'Lacey - Erth Dragons Book 3
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  
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 
The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order - Scott Hahn
Saint Brigid The Mary of Ireland - Alice Curtayne
The Our Father: Our Prayer To God - Daniel A. Lord SJ
The Hail Mary: Our Mother In Heaven - Daniel A. Lord SJ
Further Up & Further In: Understanding Narnia - Joseph Pearce 
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
Humanae Vitae - Pope Paul VI
Mary: God's Yes to Man: Encyclical Letter: Redemptoris Mater - Saint John Paul II
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
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
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
Irish Saints for Boys and Girls - Alice Curtayne and Eileen Coghlan
Outwalkers - Fiona Shaw  
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
Saint Philomena - Alice Curtayne
St. Francis of Assisi - Alice Curtayne
Body Swap - Sylvia McNicoll 
The Priest and the Peaches - Larry Peterson
Heroic Catholic Chaplains: Stories of the Brave and Holy Men Who Dodged Bullets While Saving Souls - Thomas J. Craughwell
Shadows and Light - Larry Peterson - The Demons of Abadon Volume 1
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
Living Fruitfully Self-Control Learning From the Saints - John S. Hogan
Saint Anthony of Padua - Sylvia Vecchini and Antonio Vincenti - CTS Saints for Kids
Edmund Arrowsmith - John S. Hogan - CTS Saints of the Isles Series
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 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
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 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 
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
Saints of Africa - Jean Olwen Maynard
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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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