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December 9, 2020

That Time When I Reviewed a Book … Okay, Well, Maybe It Was a Lot of Times

One of my favorite parts of what my writing has become is reviewing books. I’ve been writing about books for a couple of years now, for CatholicMom.com, Verily, Aleteia, and more. Since books make GREAT gifts, I’m compiling the book reviews I’ve written thus far to help you give a meaningful gift to someone you love.

Note: Links to books are affiliate links, which means I may earn a small commission when you purchase through them. This is at no cost to you, but it helps pay for this site! Thanks!

Theology of Home II by Carrie Gress and Noelle Mering, with photography by Kim Baile with Dori Greco Rutherford at Blessed Is She

61 Minutes to a Miracle: Fulton Sheen and a True Story of the Impossible by Bonnie Engstrom at Blessed Is She

Be Brave in the Scared: How I Learned to Trust God during the Most Difficult Days of My Life by Mary Lenaburg at Blessed Is She

Come, Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta at Blessed Is She

The Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life by Kendra Tierney at Blessed Is She

Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose by Flannery O’Connor at Blessed Is She

When Life Gives You Pears: The Healing Power of Family, Faith, and Funny People by Jeannie Gaffigan at Aleteia

Grieving Together: A Couple’s Journey through Miscarriage by Laura Kelly Fanucci and Franco David Fanucci at Verily

Anything by Katherine Reay at Verily

From a round-up at Verily, “5 Books You Can Breeze Through in a Weekend”:

From another round-up at Verily, “These Fave Young Adult Books Are Just as Good (if Not Better) When You’re an Adult”:

Do you see a pattern of my round-ups at Verily? This one is “Books to Devour When Sound Bytes Get You Down”  

And for good measure, a few round-ups at Radiant:

Here’s one:

And here’s the other (spot Jeannie Gaffigan for the third time and Narnia and Mary Lenaburg for the second!):

  1. “Babette’s Feast” by Isak Dinesen
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
  3. Be Brave in the Scared: How I Learned to Trust God during the Most Difficult Days of My Life by Mary Lenaburg
  4. Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart by Fr. Jacques Philippe
  5. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  6. Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay
  7. In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden
  8. Treasures in Clay by Ven. Fulton Sheen
  9. When Life Gives You Pears: The Healing Power of Family, Faith, and Funny People by Jeannie Gaffigan
  10. Ever Eden Literary Journal

Happy reading, and happy gifting!

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