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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
The Eternal Revolution - Paul E. Nowak
Pius XII - Ethel Tolansky and Helena Scott - CTS Biographies
Cardinal Nguyen Van Thuan - Helena Scott and Ethel Tolansky - CTS Biographies
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
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
YOUCAT Confession - YOUCAT Foundation 
Catechism of the Catholic Church Second Edition - Pope John Paul II 
Josemaria Escriva - Helena Scott and Ethel Tolansky - CTS Biographies
Down Time - Barry Lyga - An I Hunt Killers Prequel
Staircase for the Sisters - Pamela Love and John Joseph
In Conversation with God Volume 4 Part 1 Weeks 13 - 18 in Ordinary Time - Francis Fernandez
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
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
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
Pope John Paul I - Stephen Dean
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
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  
Self-Talk - Michal Stawicki
You See Me, You Hear Me - Michael Giesler
Last of the Romantics: St. Josemaria in the Twenty-First Centuryc - 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
Dragon Assassin - Arthur Slade
Saint Katharine Drexel: The Total Gift - Susan Helen Wallace
Kapaun's Men - Virtue Series - Video Course
The Prodigal Son - Georges Chevrot
In Conversation with God Volume 7 Part 1 Special Feasts July - September - Francis Fernandez
Footprints of the Northern Saints - Basil Cardinal Hume
Cloud of Witnesses: A Child's First Book of Saints - Katie Warner and Meg Whalen
Walking with the Celtic Saints - Neil and Gerlinde Kennedy-Jones and Andrew M. Seddon
Inspiration from the Saints - Maolsheachlann O Ceallaigh
Amber Fang Box Set - Arthur Slade
Call Him Father: How to Experience the Fatherhood of God - Fr. Edward Maritany
Overcoming Lukewarmness: Healing Your Soul's Sadness - Francis Fernandez-Carvajal
The Battle of Lake Erie: One Young American's Adventure in the War of 1812 - David Vining
Charlotte's Honor - Ellen Gable - Great War Great Love Book 2
Finding Our Way Home: A family's story of life, love, and loss - J Damon Dagnone
Junia: The Fictional Life and Death of an Early Christian - Michael Giesler
Wisdom from Pope Paul VI - Pope Paul VI and Mary Leonora Wilson FSP
Armed with Faith: The Life of Father Vincent R. Capodanno, MM - Stephen M. Digiovanni
3 Things to Forget - Cynthia T. Toney - Bird Face Book 4
In Conversation with God Volume 5 Part 1 Ordinary Time Weeks 24-28 - Francis Fernandez
A Boy and His Satellite -David Vining - A Collection of Short Stories 
Unlikely Witnesses - Leslea Wahl
Marcus A Novel Depicting the Lives of the Early Christians in Rome - Michael Eeward Giesler
The Rosary of Saint John Paul II: Meditations, Prayers, and Practical Aids - Tom Hoopes
Grain of Wheat - Father Michael E. Giesler
Shoes for Two Soldier Sons A Collection of Short Stories - David Vining 
Family Grace: A Story of Conversion Through Friendship -  Michael Giesler
Why Deacons: The Teachings of Pope John Paul II and Michael Evans 
Jacob the Baker - Noah benShea 
Opus Dei: Christians In The Midst Of The World - Fr Peter Bristol 
Drive! - Corinna Turner - unSPARKed book 1.0
Opus Dei: Christians In The Midst Of The World - Fr Peter Bristol 
The Absence of War - Amy Welborn
Love In Action - Fernando Ocáriz 
Guarding Aaron - T.M. Gaouette - Faith & Kung Fu Book 3
Siege of Reginald Hill - Corinna Turner 
Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers, and Proclaimers of the Word 2018 Canadian Edition Ed. Elaine Park
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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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