The Books in My Life

Book Read in 2017

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke {fin. 1.3}
The Dream of Gerontius by Cardinal John Henry Newman {fin. 1.4}
Wise Blood by Flanery O’Connor (fin. 1.13}
Essential Impressionists by Antonia Cunningham {fin. 1.18}
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler {fin. 1.25}
How to Win an Argument by Marcus Tullius Cicero; selected, edited, translated by James M. May {fin. 1.26}
Dubliners by James Joyce {fin. 1.30}
Bold Expressive Painting by Annie O’Brien Gonzales {fin. 2.3}
The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career by Lucy Maud Montgomery {fin. 2.7}
Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeleine L’Engle {fin. 2. 9}
Passing Through: The Later Poems by Stanley Kunitz {fin. 2. 13}
Malibu Farm Cookbook by Helene Henderson {fin. 2.22}
The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander {fin. 3.5}
The Bostonians by Henry James {fin. 3.12}
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame {read to the kids, fin. 3.28}
The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday {fin. 4.3}
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald {fin. 4.4}
Crossing the Threshold of Hope by Pope John Paul II {fin. 4.17}
Money, Greed, and God by Jay W. Richards {fin. 4.30}
What No One Ever Tells You about Starting Your Own Business by Jan Norman {fin. 5.10}
The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre {fin 5.15}
Start by Jon Acuff {fin. 5.18}
Hold Still by Sally Mann {fin. 5.20}
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny {fin. 5.21}
Entreleadership by Dave Ramsey {fin. 5.31}
Dances with the Daffodils by Matthew Connolly {fin. 6.5}
The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander {fin. 6.22}
Dandelion Summer by Lisa Wingate {fin. 6.30}
A Natural History of Love by Diane Ackerman {fin. 7.10}
Photography: The Definitive Visual History by Tom Ang {fin. 7.20}
Allen Tate: The Collected Poems, 1919–1976 {fin. 7.26}
The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald {fin. 7.29}
A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse by Mimi Thorisson {fin. 8.2}
Sports Illustrated Slide Show by Steven Hoffman {fin. 8.3}
The New Philistines by Sohrab Ahmari {fin. 8.11}
Josef Sudek, The Window of My Studio {fin. 8.12}
The Power of Silence by Robert Cardinal Sarah, with Nicolas Diat (fin. 8.15}
Something Beautiful for God by Malcolm Muggeridge {fin. 8.18}
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery {fin. 8.18}
House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday {fin. 8.22}
Dangerous by Milo Yiannopoulos {fin. 8.28}
Holiness for Housewives (and Other Working Women) by Dom Hubert Van Zeller {fin. 9.6}
The Bates Method for Better Eyesight without Glasses by William H. Bates, M.D. {fin. 9.14}
The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy {fin. 9.20}
Christopher’s Talks to Catholic Children by David L. Greenstock {fin. 9.21}
Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery {fin. 9.30}
Catholicism for Dummies by Rev. John Trigilio, Jr., PhD, ThD and Rev. Kenneth Brighenti, PhD {fin. 10.17}
The Vegetable Butcher by Cara Mangini {fin. 10.30}
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl {fin. 11.4}
A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin {fin. 11.5}
The Mind’s Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers by Henri Cartier-Bresson {fin. 11.9}
Turtles All the Way Down by John Greene {fin. 11.12}
Mystery and Manners by Flannery O’Connor {fin. 11.15}
Passage to Liberty by A. Kenneth Ciongoli and Jay Parini {fin. 11.15}

Books Read in 2016

A History of the English Church and Its People by St. Bede
Beyond Loneliness by Theodore A. Borrillo (poetry)
All Ye Lands: World Cultures and Geography by The Catholic Textbook Project
Living the Catholic Faith: Rediscovering the Basics by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Earliest English Poems edited and translated by Michael Alexander
The Art of Self-Directed Learning by Blake Boles {fin. 3.26.16}
Looking at Paintings: Families by Peggy Roalf {fin. 4.6.16}
The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien {fin. 4.6.16}
The Light Princess by George MacDonald {fin. 4.9.16}
What to Do When You Worry Too Much by Dawn Huebner {fin. 4.10.16}
A Walk on an Iceberg by Mary Ellen Chase {fin. 4.17.16}
Catholic Children’s Treasure Box No. 1 by Maryknoll Sisters {fin. 4.18.16}
The Lion, the Witch, and Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis {read to the kids, fin. 4.19.16}
Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeleine L’Engle {fin. for the second time 4.26.16}
The Light Princess by George MacDonald {fin. 5.2.16; read it to the kids and they loved it}
The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien {fin. 5.4.16}
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo {fin. 5.6.16}
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery {fin. 5.12.16}
Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor {fin. 5.17.16}
Questions about Angels by Billy Collins (poetry) {fin. 5.22.16}
Realistic Abstracts: Painting Abstracts Based on What You See by Kees van Aalst {fin. 5.31.16}
Sister Wendy on Prayer by Sister Wendy Beckett {fin. 6.1.16}
Essential Van Gogh by Josephine Cutts and James Smith {fin. 6.3.16}
Catholic Children’s Treasure Box, Vol. 2 by Maryknoll Sisters {fin. 6.3.16}
The Foliate Head by Marly Youmans (poetry) {fin. 6.3.16}
Crunchy Cons by Rod Dreher {fin. 6.5.16}
Direction and Quality of Light by Neil Van Niekerk {fin. 6.11.16}
The Terrible Speed of Mercy: A Spiritual Biography of Flannery O’Connor by Jonathan Rogers {fin. 6.11.16}
Storytelling with Collage by Roxanne Evans Stout {fin. 6.12.16}
God in the Gallery: A Christian Embrace of Modern Art by Daniel A. Siedell {fin. 6.13.16}
About Grace by Anthony Doerr {fin. 6.13.16}
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald (read to the kids) {fin. 6.16.16}
The Gaze of Love: Meditations on Art & Spiritual Transformation by Sister Wendy Beckett {fin. 6.26.16}
Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction by Joseph Conrad {fin. 7.15.16}
“The Moon by Whale Light” by Diane Ackerman {fin. 7.19.16}
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick {fin. 7.20.16}
Catholic Children’s Treasure Box, Vol. 3 by Maryknoll Sisters {fin. 7.24.16}
Narrative of A. Gordon Pym by Edgar Allen Poe {fin. 7.27.16}
“The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane {fin. 7.28.16}
Most Ancient of All Splendors by Johann Moser (poetry) {fin. 8.9.16}
Catholic Children’s Treasure Box, Vol. 4 by Maryknoll Sisters {fin. 8.17.16}
A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman {fin. 8.23.16}
Freedom without Permission by TK Coleman, Isaac Morehouse, Christopher Nelson, Zachary Slayback {fin. 8.26.16}
The Art of Expressive Collage by Crystal Neubauer
Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney {fin. 9.12.16}
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie {fin. 9.21.16}
End Malaria edited by Michael Bungay Stanier {fin. 9.27.16}
Light: Science and Magic by Fil Hunter, Steven Biver, and Paul Fuqua {fin. 10.4.16}
Emily Dickinson: The Gorgeous Nothings by Marta Werner and Jen Bervin {fin. 10.6.16}
Color: Messages and Meanings by Leatrice Eiseman {fin. 10.9.16}
Gift of a Letter by Alexandra Stoddard {fin. 10.26.16}
D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths by Ingrid and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire (to the kids) {fin. 10.27.16}
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville {fin. 10.28.16}
Brendan the Navigator by Jean Fritz (to the kids) {fin. 10.28.16}
The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald (to the kids) {10.28.16}
Saint Brendan and the Voyage Before Columbus by Mike McGrew (to the kids) {fin. 10.31.16}
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield {fin. 11.10.16}
Daily Painting by Carol Marine {fin. 11.11.16}
Church History by Father John Laux, M.A. {fin. 11.11.16}
Soldier’s Pay by William Faulkner {fin. 11.15.16}
How to Read a Poem by Tania Runyan {fin. 11.18.16}
Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland {fin. 11.30.16}
Kate Vaiden by Reynolds Price {fin. 12.6.16}
Learning to See: Drawing Techniques by Peter Jenny {fin. 12.10.16}
The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare {fin. 12.14.16}
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman {fin. 12.20.16}
Lancelot by Walker Percy {fin. 12.20.16}
Slow Stitch by Claire Wellesley-Smith {fin. 12.23.16}
How to Get Dressed: A Costume Designer’s Secrets for Making Your Clothes Look, Fit, and Feel Amazing by Alison Freer {fin. 12.23.16}
Collins Complete Artist’s Manual {fin. 12.26.16}
The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander {fin. 12.27.16}
How to Develop Self-Confidence and Influence People by Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie {fin. 12.30.16}
A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor {fin. 12.31.16}