December 12, 2012

Reading List

I am so thankful for the chance to do a lot of reading over my five week Christmas break! I often get so caught up in schoolwork during the semester that I don't spend as much time as I would like to read other books.  Here are a few of the books I plan on reading over the break.

Breaking Through: Catholic Women Speak for Themselves
I am currently reading this to review on the blog, and I'm almost done with it! I should be writing about it tomorrow, and if not by the end of the weekend! 

I had every intention of joining Marie's online study for this book, but I just haven't had a chance to open it yet! 


I knew this was a must read after reading Stephanie's review of it! This is probably the one I am most looking forward to reading.

I started reading this book months ago, but I left it at my parent's house.  I found it today, and am excited to finish it!  It is a compilation of stories of people who have converted to Catholicism and it is SO good.  I have learned more about the Catholic faith and why we believe some of the things we believe from the little bit I read so far. 

I have loved every book I have read by Jodi Picoult! I picked up this one at Goodwill this week, and I'm looking forward to reading it! 


Here's a list I found on Pinterest of 100 books to read for the Year of Faith. 

What are you currently reading?  Do you have any book recommendations? 


10 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing those book ideas. For some reason the link to Marie's book study didn't work for me.. I'd be really interested in doing that, since I have time off too! Last year I read Matthew Kelly's book Rediscover Catholicism and loved it! It made me have such a greater love for all of the Catholic traditions. You should read it if you get the chance. I hope the end of your semester went well :)

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  2. Surprised by Turth is a great read! There are several of them if you like it. I also have read EVERYTHING by Jodi Picoult. This one is a tough one, but so good. One of my favorite reads that I go back to every few years is The Clowns of God, by Morris West. Complete fiction, but very thought provoking. Enjoy all your reading time.

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  3. Oh, Caitlin...enjoy your time for reading. I love love love to read as well. Your selections look wonderful...Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Five weeks? Incredibly jealous. Also, I'm really impressed by my friends who can easily read non-fiction books. I have read a few, but they're not my immediate go-to; I realize I miss out on a lot of good reads that way, so maybe after seeing some book reviews (hinthint) I'll pluck up the motivation to read one. Enjoy your break!

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  5. I'm so excited for Christmas break too :) The book based on JPII's Love and Responsibility looks great! I also want to read this one: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/catholic-women-answer-helen-gurley-brown

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  6. Best book ever- Angela's ashes by frank mccourt.

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  7. Suprised by truth is a good book! read it ~3 years ago, i want to read it again!

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  8. I'm reading Speaker of the Dead, the sequel to Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. It's an amazingly written book that leads you to think about lots and lots of different things. Card is not entirely sympathetic to Catholicism, though, so you have to "plunder the riches of the Egyptians" when you read his work.

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  9. "A Year of Biblical Womanhood" by Rachel Held Evans. I'm loving it. She's as snarky as I am.

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  10. Thanks for the shoutout, Caitlin! My goal for 2013 is to go beyond just Dr. Sri's book and read as much as possible of the actual Love and Responsibility. I love Helen Alvare's articles, but I didn't know she'd written an entire book--I can't wait to read your recommendation!

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