Reading List


    'There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.' - Joseph Brodsky.
    [source: artsjournal weblog ]
  • Reading List
  • Literature
  • Father Elijah- Michael D. O'Brien *01.12 just finished! MUST READ! Excellent!
  • Sophia House- Michael D. O' Brien * prequel to Father Elijah
    La sombra del viento (The Shadow of the Wind)- Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    Far from the Madding Crowd- Thomas Hardy
  • Mansfield Park- Jane Austen
  • Emma- Jane Austen
  • Northanger Abbey- Jane Austen
  • Sense & Sensibility- Jane Austen
  • Persuasion- Jane Austen
  • Brideshead Revisited- Evelyn Waugh
  • Anna Karenina- Leo Tolstoy
  • Wives and Daughters- Elizabeth Gaskell
North and South- Elizabeth Gaskell
Bleak House- Charles Dickens
Complete Works of Flannery O' Connor *currently reading*
"The Jeweller's Shop"- Karol Wojtyla


Cooking & Health
Nourishing Traditions- Sallie Fallon
Honey, Garlic & Vinegar: Home Remedies & Recipes- Patrick Quillin
The Weston A. Price Foundation - westonaprice.org
Essays/Other
Mere Christianity- C. S. Lewis
The Priviledge of Being a Woman -Alice von Hilderbrand
Basic Economics- Thomas Sowell
The Restoration of Christian Culture -John Senior, Dr. David Allen White, Andrew Senior
The Art of Manliness- Brett and Kate McKay (must-read for men!) My husband loves it!
Boundaries in Dating-by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
Man's Search for Meaning- Viktor E. Frankl
The Vocation of Men and Women- St. Edith Stein
Flee to the Fields: The Founding Fathers of the Catholic Land Movement (collection of essays) w/ intro by Hilaire Belloc
Highly Recommended Spiritual Reading
  • [Note- These books are life-changing. Invest!]
    The Hidden Power of Kindness- Lawrence G. Lovasik
  • Interior Freedom- Fr. Jacques Phillipe
  • Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart- Fr. Jacques Phillipe
  • Time for God- Fr. Jacques Phillipe
  • In Conversation with God (Series)- Fr. Francis Fernandez
  • Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence: The Secret of Peace and HappinessFr. Jean-Baptiste Sainte-Jure & Blessed Claude de la Colombiere    (You can read the pdf here!) -I'm sorry the ealier link was hacked.
  • Marriage: A Path to Sanctity- Javier Abad & Eugenio Fenoy
Favorite Periodicals
Martha Stewart Living
Real Simple
Cook's Illustrated
  • Cook's Country
  • The Wall Street Journal

Started and Unfinished (sometimes I have a short attention span, but the exerpts I've read ) 

The Brothers Karamazov- Fyodor Dostoevsky

Flee to the Fields: The Founding Fathers of the Catholic Land Movement (collection of essays) w/ intro by Hilaire Belloc
Sophia House- Michael D. O' Brien * prequel to Father Elijah


The Restoration of Christian Culture -John Senior, Dr. David Allen White, Andrew Senior


Mere Christianity- C. S. Lewis




Read any of these? Any thoughts or suggestions?
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  • As soon as I figure this out, I want to have a section for reviews or commentaries :)

  • * Excerpts only - probably because there are some errors in the theory/"premise" ...in other words- I don't agree with some of his viewpoints. 


6 comments:

  1. This is such a wonderful idea! I'm so proud of you for finally finishing Emma -- did you like it?! The Hidden Power of Kindness is one of my favorite books of all time. I hope you loved it! "A smile costs nothing, but gives much."

    To add to this list, I would highly recommend "The Jeweller's Shop" by Karol Wojtyla, and "Privilege of Being a Woman" by Alice von Hildebrand. Both excellent and quick reads!!!

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  2. He he, I was about to tell you to read Alice Von HIldebrand's book, but Ashley already has! Something to add is St. Edith Stein's essay on The Vocation of Men and Women. It is excellent!
    Persuasion is on the top of my list :) After we finish it we should talk about it! :)

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  3. Thanks, girls!
    I'm going to try and find copies! Keep the suggestions coming, people!

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  4. So Mari I finally found your blog site after it was posted on facebook! :D How did you like Brideshead Revisited? I really loved that book, we have the movie at home I have yet to see it, but I am really excited about it.

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  5. I'm so glad! Actually, I did NOT like Brideshead Revisited at all! Am I the only one? Tommy and Marisa were befuddled! Maybe I ought to give the movie a shot and see if it changes my perspective at all. On the other hand, check out my Emma post- I FINALLY read it around this time last year and LOVED it! Remember how you gave that book to me for my birthday 5 years ago?

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  6. I highly highly recommend "Man's Search for Meaning" by Victor Frankl -- it positively changed the way I view my own identity, freedom, life choices, and over-all I basically wouldn't be the person I am today without having read it in high school. Similar reviews come from my friends, making it a *must read.*

    Another excellent book for the un-married would be "Boundaries in Dating" by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. This book approaches the topic of healthy boundaries when building a relationship, setting up a strong foundation for healthy progress from a psychological perspective.

    For some poignant life lessons and tales of marriage and truth, check out "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy. It took 4 months to finish, but it was greatly worth it. :)

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