Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Reading List

Over the last several days, I think I've received at least 20 holiday catalogs.  I'm not really sure how I get on these lists, but they are fun to browse through and dream about the things I would purchase....if I ever won the lottery!  Now, don't get me wrong, I would give the majority of it away, but I would most definitely spend some on myself!  Well, wouldn't you?

My favorite catalog of all of them is the Fall 2011 Ignatius Press (Books, Films, Art, Music, Audio)!  I could go nuts with this one!  I don't think I will ever live long enough to read all the books on my list.
Here are some of the books I've put on my "Reading Bucket List":

The Father's Tale -A Novel by Michael D. O'Brien

Mother Teresa of Calcutta: A Personal Portrait - 50 Inspiring Stories Never Before Told by Msgr. Leo Maasburg

What To Do When Jesus is Hungry - A Practical Guide to the Works of Mercy by Fr. Andrew Apostoli

In Defense of Sanity -The Best Essays of G.K. Chesterton, selected by Dale Ahlquist, Joseph Pearce, and Aidan Mackey

Ida Elisabeth - A Novel by Sigrid Undset

The Song at the Scaffold - A Novel by Gertrud von le Fort

The Threefold Garland - The World's Salvation in Mary's Prayer by Hans Urs von Balthasar

Gangland to Promised Land - One Man's Journey from the Criminal Underworld to Christ by John Pridmore

The Life of the World to Come by Abbot Vonier

God in Action - How Faith in God Can Address the Challenges of the World by Francis Cardinal George

Why Catholics are Right by Michael Coren

The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers - Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose, and Sanity by Dr. Meg Meeker

Padre Pio Under Investigation  - The Secret Vatican Files by Francesco Castelli

Poor Banished Children - A Novel by Fiorella de Maria

New Proofs for the Existence of God - Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy by Fr. Robert J. Spitzer

Money, Greed, and God - Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem by Jay W. Richards
An Exorcist Tells His Story by Fr. Gabriele Amorth

No Price Too High by Alex Jones and Diane Hanson

The Face of God by Paul Badde

Benedictus - Day by Day with Pope Benedict XVI

Images of Hope - Reflections of Major Feasts by Cardinal Ratzinger

Called to Communion by Cardinal Ratzinger

Priestblock 25487 - A Memoir of Dachau by Jean Bernard

Sacred Blood, Sacred Image - The Sudarium of Oviedo by Janice Bennett

With Us Today - On the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist by John Hardon

Healing Fire of Christ by Fr. Paul Glynn

Mother Benedict - Foundress of the Abbey of Regina Laudis by Antoinette Bosco

From Slave to Priest - The Inspirational Story of Fr. Augustine Tolton by Sister Caroline Hemesath

The Grunt Padre - The Servant of God Fr. Vincent Capodanno by Fr. Daniel L. Mode

No Turning Back - A Witness to Mercy by Fr. Donald Calloway

A Memory For Wonders by Mother Veronica Le Goulard

Brave New Family by G.K. Chesterton

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters by Dr. Meg Meeker

The Wonders of Lourdes - 150 Miraculous Stories of the Power of Prayer to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Our Lady's Apparitions by Most Rev. Jaques Perrier, Bishop of Lourdes

Our Lady of Kibeho by Immaculee Ilibagiza

Wow!  How many is that anyway?  Like I said, I'll never live long enough to read all of these but some of them just sound so good!  If anyone out there in bloggy land has read any of these, I'd love to hear about it!

Right now I am reading a novel called Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant.  It's pretty good, but I'm eager to see if I can find any of the above in ebook format.  I just LOVE my Nook!  It goes with me everywhere!  I think I'm going to look for one of those "bookshelf" gadgets to place on my sidebar so I can keep track. 

I'm very excited about spending the next few months curling up with a good book, having my family close by, celebrating holidays and enjoying the cold weather (please God, give us some cold weather!). 

What are you reading?


Sarah Oldham said...

Why Catholics Are Right - sucks! personally, I think it's not worth the bother. I have it on my kindle and rue the day I bought the damn thing. If I can figure out how to let you borrow it on the Kindle, (or you figure it out/know how) you can have it.

I won Our Lady of Kibiho from Therese (Musings of a Mom), believe it or not. It's very very good!!! My youngest son even read about it - he asked me if he could read it last year. Wow!

Okay, now I'll go back and see if there is anything else - I just skimmed.

Sarah Oldham said...

Priestblock 25487 - you'll never regret reading this (as opposed to the regret and sadness you'll feel after reading "Night" -)!!!

No Turning Back - excellent. I think I already gave it away or sent it to another friend, but if I come across it any time soon, I'll send you my copy. I think I passed it on . . . I won't read the story again, but it was great! I love how Christ changes folks esp. through His Mum!

Anonymous said...

So many books, so little time! That's why I have a goodreads account to keep track of what I have read and what I want to read, plus you can see how other have rated them.

Therese said...

I keep on telling myself there will be lots of time to read when my children have all grown up and moved out. I do read a bit more in winter when it is cold. Sitting by the fire with a good book is a favourite pastime here.