My Favorite Books

Classic Novels

Emma by Jane Austen

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Scarlett Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Joy in the Morning by Betty Smith

Catholic Books

Story of a Soul by St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Essays on Woman by Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross)

A Call to a Deeper Love: The Family Correspondence of the Parents of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus by St. Zèlie Martin and St. Louis Martin

The Mother of the Little Flower: The Sister of St. Therese Tells Us about Her Mother by Celine Martin

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset

The Sinner’s Guide to Natural Family Planning by Simcha Fisher

Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It by Jennifer Fulwiler

Twelve Little Ways to Transform Your Heart: Lessons in Holiness and Evangelization from St. Thérèse of Lisieux by Susan Muto

The Other Side of Beauty: Embracing God’s Vision for Love and True Worth by Leah Darrow

Edith Stein, a Biography by Waltraud Herbstrith

The Reed of God: A New Edition of a Spiritual Classic by Caryll Houselander

The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton

Embracing Edith Stein: Wisdom for Women from St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross by Anne Costa

One Beautiful Dream: The Rollicking Tale of Family Chaos, Personal Passions, and Saying Yes to Them Both by Jennifer Fulwiler

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: A Nine Day Path for Growing Closer to the Mother of God by Matt Fradd

The Supreme Vocation of Women: According to St. John Paul II by Melissa Maleski

Letters to Women: Embracing the Feminine Genius in Everyday Life by Chloe Langr

A Place To Belong: Letters From Catholic Women by Corynne Staresinic

Carmelite Spirituality: The Way of Carmelite Prayer and Contemplation by Cardinal Anders Arborelius, OCD

Fiction

Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley

Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley

The novels of Sarah Addison Allen

War for the Oaks by Emma Bull

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mendel

Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam

Children’s Books

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett, illustrated by Ron Barrett

The poetry of Shel Silverstein

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

Corduroy by Jon Freeman

The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone

Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

The Ramona books by Beverly Cleary

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Young Adult Books

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

Autobiographies and Memoirs

A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L’Engle

Night by Elie Wiesel

Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It by Jennifer Fulwiler

One Beautiful Dream: The Rollicking Tale of Family Chaos, Personal Passions, and Saying Yes to Them Both by Jennifer Fulwiler

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson

Edith Stein, a Biography by Waltraud Herbstrith

The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank

The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things by Paula Byrne

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Books About Being a Mom

The Possibility Mom: How to be a Great Mom and Pursue Your Dreams at the Same Time by Lisa Canning

Mom Genes: Inside the New Science of Our Ancient Maternal Instinct by Abigail Tucker

Other Nonfiction

The nonfiction of Brené Brown

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

You Are Here: An Owner’s Manual for Dangerous Minds by Jenny Lawson

I Was Told There’d Be Cake: Essays by Sloane Crosley

How Did You Get This Number: Essays by Sloane Crosley

Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley

Own It: The Power of Women at Work by Sallie Krawcheck

The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate by Fran Hauser

Your Blue Flame: Drop the Guilt and Do What Makes You Come Alive by Jennifer Fulwiler