Monday, June 29, 2015

2015 Reading Goals

I used to be really bad at starting too many books at once and never finishing one. Then last year I decided not to start another book until I finished what I was reading... that led me to getting stuck on some books for wayyyy too long. This year I decided to try to read one book a month.... which sounds extremely easy. And it probably is for most people, but I'm not a huge reader so I thought it would be good motivation to give me a time frame to finish each book. This is what I have read so far:

       This book was amazing. My parish gave them away for free sometime last year. It is a short biography of JPII and then it goes into his five loves: the Eucharist, young people, Mary, human love, and the cross. The stories are incredibly interesting and it hits on some of his main teachings. I highly recommend this one!

February: Something Other Than God by Jennifer Fulwiler 
      This is the conversion story of Jennifer Fulwiler. She was an atheist and then through quite an interesting journey became Catholic. I couldn't read this one fast enough! Her story is remarkable and I was constantly telling Drew every detail from the book. This has probably been the most enjoyable book I've read so far. 

March: Brideshead Revisted by Evelyn Waugh 
     I bought this book on our honeymoon so it was about time I finally read it. I initially bought it after seeing Haley's book club read it and then a few really good friends also recommended it. It was good, but I had to force myself to get through this one. 

April: The Mother of the Little Flower by Sister Genevieve (Celine Martin) 
     A good friend bought this book for me. It is about Zelie Martin, St. Therese's mother, written by St. Therese's sister. It was so inspiring and a great book to read right before I became a mother! Zelie was super holy and her and her husband, Louis, will be the first married couple canonized together. One of my favorite quotes: "In a word, always active, always devoted, constantly smiling, our mother never appeared to be doing anything extraordinary, but with remarkable simplicity and humility, she tirelessly spent herself for others, and lived always for the good God." I think I will need to read it again to pray and meditate over it more. 

May: Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie
     So... I am only about 30 pages in.. but hey I had a baby in May! 

And I plan on reading: 

June: My Sisters the Saints by Colleen Carroll Campbell
    I just realized there is only one day left in June and I still need to finish May's book too... I have some catching up to do!

That's all I have so far. Any suggestions what I should read next?

1 comment:

  1. The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning by Simcha Fischer is really good.. especially if you ever feel a bit bogged down or discouraged by it.