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2017 Reading Goals

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Every year for the last few years I have made a list of reading goals. And every year I fall short. Some of this is just life, seasons and other things outside of my control. But, if I am being honest, a lot of it is due to poor use of time. All those minutes wasted scrolling Facebook, all those hours wasted watching junk TV. But, I am more aware and taking better stock of my time and I am confident this year I can at least come close.

The overview goals are: Read 30 minutes each day and complete 36 books plus some kids books. Also, keep in mind I am taking a class with the Catechetical Institute and am reading the CCC on top of life and these books.

Year Long Devotional

A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms by Lisa Hendey

Book Club Books
My little book club I started last summer is now St Teresa’s Online Book Club and has over 600 members. We have a nice list of books and lots of author involvement and it is just so cool.

The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion by Lisa Hendey (this is also a year long devotional that I will be reading all year, but we are only spending 6 or so weeks on it in the Book Club)
A Walk in Her Sandals  by Kelly Wahlquist


Fearless 
by Sonja Corbitt


Praying The Angelus 
by Jared Dees

We have at least one other book on the schedule but have not announced it officially yet.

January

On Writing Well by William Zinsser
Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly
On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering by Pope Saint John Paul II
Consuming the Word by Scott Hahn

Lord, Have Mercy by Scott Hahn

February

East of Eden  by John Steinbeck


Orthodoxy
 by G.K. Chesterton

March

In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden

Dark Night of the Soul by St John of the Cross

April

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

The Prayers and Meditations of St Anselm

May

Kristin Lavransdatter (the first part) by Sigrid Undset

The Imitation of Mary

June

Kristin Lavransdatter (second part) by Sigrid Undset

The Spirit of the Liturgy by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

Pioneer Girl by Laura Ingalls Wilder

July

Kristin Lavransdatter (third part) by Sigrid Undset

Confessions by Saint Augustine

The Epistles of St Clement of  Rome and St Ignatius of Antioch

August

Emma by Jane Austen

Early Christian Fathers by Cyril Richarson

Notes from a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider

September

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Laudato Si by Pope Francis

October

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Familiaris Consortio by Pope Saint John Paul II

November

The Violent Bear it Away by Flannery O’Connor

Atheist Delusions by David Bentley Hart

December

O Pioneers by Willa Cather

After Virtue by Alasdair MacIntyre

 

 

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