As a self-diagnosed bibliophile, I’m sharing my previous and current year’s book list. I read fiction and non-fiction – at least when not changing diapers and doing housework.

If you have a particular question about any of these books, I am happy to discuss; just leave a comment. (Items marked with an asterisk are those I began but did not complete, for whatever reason!)


  • Commonwealth
  • Small Great Things
  • Thanks!
  • A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture*
  • Life at Home in the 21st Century
  • Night
  • The Girl With All The Gifts
  • The Compound Effect
  • Say Goodbye to Survival Mode
  • The Shoemaker’s Wife
  • The Magnolia Story
  • How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen*
  • Looking for Mary (or the Blessed Mother and Me)
  • The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes From Our Italian Kitchen
  • Catholicism*
  • The World’s First Love*
  • Sabbath as Resistance*
  • Chasing Slow
  • The House Girl
  • My Italian Bulldozer
  • Grace-Based Parenting
  • Simplify
  • Mean Streak
  • Firstlight
  • Resisting Happiness
  • Lovely Bones*
  • Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
  • Here and Now: Living in the Spirit
  • Deep Work
  • Cultivate
  • The Light Between Oceans
  • Joy to the World*
  • Satisfied: Discovering Contentment in a World of Consumption
  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • The Last Man
  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  • Into the Water*
  • 30 Lessons for Living
  • The Minds of Boys
  • The Murder on the Links
  • Hands Free Mama*
  • Books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Matthew



  1. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, by Agatha Christie
  2. Gift From The Sea
  3. Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic
  4. Grace Not Perfection (audiobook)
  5. The Way of the Wise*
  6. Your Money or Your Life*
  7. Living Simply With Children
  8. Leisure: The Basis of Culture*
  9. The Gifts of Imperfection
  10. The Connected Child
  11. French Style (a huge picture book haha)
  12. Spiritual Writings on Mary
  13. When Women Pray
  14. Anxious for Nothing
  15. Make Your Bed
  16. Unschooling Rules
  17. Poirot Investigates (11 short stories)

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