One of my Catholic mom blog heros, Haley Stewart at Carrots for Michaelmas, came up with an awesome reading challenge for 2019! She has 19 categories of Catholic books to read (as well as some great book suggestions for said categories). Here’s what I’m aiming to read for #CathLit2019!:
A Spiritual Memoir
My Sisters, the Saints by Colleen Carroll Campbell
A Classic Spiritual Work
This Tremendous Lover by DOM Eugene Boylan, O.C.R.
A Book about Mary
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary by Brant Pitre
Book by a Catholic Novelist
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Book by a Pope
Amoris Laetitia by Pope Francis
Book by a Catholic Woman
Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life by Kendra Tierney
A Book about the Liturgy
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist by Brant Pitre
Book by an Early Church Father
The Faith of the Early Fathers Vol 1 selected and translated by WIlliam A. Jurgens
A Conversion Story
Something Other Than God by Jennifer Fulwiler (I listened to 3/4 of this book on my annual retreat last spring, but it was SO good that it definitely deserves a complete read (or maybe 2 or three)).
A Book about Apologetics
Why I Am Catholic by Brandon Vogt
A Book by an Orthodox Christian
1,000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp – Okay not Orthodox, but I’ve really been wanting to read this so I’m sneaking it under this category.
The Mother of the Little Flower by Celine Martin
A LONG Catholic Book
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
A Book by a Catholic Philosopher
Aquinas’s Shorter Summa by St. Thomas Aquinas
A Catholic Classic
The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis
Book by a Saint
Story of a Soul by St. Therese of Lisieux
A Book by a Non-Catholic that All the Catholics are Reading
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Book about a Catholic Monarch
Mary, Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser
A Recently Published Catholic Book
The Grace of Enough: Pursuing Less and Living More in a Throwaway Culture by Haley Stewart (This is the book I’m starting off with!).
Here’s to some mind-nourishing books in 2019!