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2020 Books Read

Here's what I read in 2020 (regularly updated throughout the year).

Catechist Resources

This is a listing of catechist resources I've found helpful over the years. Hope it helps you!

    Marian Resources

    My devotion to Mary has grown over the years, and since I've been getting an increasing number of requests for my favorite Marian recommendations, here you go. 

      My Books

      I could’ve read this in one sitting, but instead, I savored it chunk by chunk. That’s the beauty of the #handylittleguide series from @osvcatholicbooks and this particular gem on prayer by @franciscanmom. Take it all at once or in bite-sized bits between loads of laundry. The wisdom that it embodies will do you good regardless. Highly recommended. ...

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      Glad I read this not long after the precious (Meg & Jo)…they are almost one book (probably a publication decision there). Enjoyed this, and that’s IT: I’m reading Little Women next. How about you? What have you been reading?
      #bethandamy #littlewomenfandom
      ...

      9 4

      When my daughter recommends a book, it’s usually a home run. This was no different…reminded me, in some ways, of the disorientation of watching Sixth Sense. Maybe there’s some figuring this out ahead of time, but it’s probably too late once you do. Quite a read.
      #thesilentpatient #2022reads
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      13 9

      Every year, a word and a saint. Loved the reel @lightbearerdesigns put together and love even more that it’s my girl for 2022. But that word, @jenniferfulwiler? So. Many. Laughs. (Is it referring to my house? To my language? To…🤷🏼‍♀️) Ok, 2022, let’s do this. ...

      19 4

      Ringin in the new year by reading OF COURSE. We did watch the last 30 seconds of the ball dropping (which is PLENTY, tyvm), and I didn’t at all have this one figured out. I Lee expecting these books to get predictable or tiresome or…less than the delightful experience they always are. Have I mentioned that I love them? Great way to ring in 2022. Let the year of reading continue! 🎉📚 What’s on your new year reading list?
      #beingajaneaustenmystery #ringinginthenewyearwithreading
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      12 4

      If this is the last book I finish this year (and it probably will be), then 2021 reading is going out on a high note. Meet 25 mom saints and there were at least a dozen who I hadn’t heard of before. I intended to use this as a morning devotional over the course of Advent (and failed), but it was lovely morning reading nonetheless. @nun2nine has captured the short bios of each saint and woven in her own wisdom and experience, along with a prayer for each saint. A lovely compilation that will go well with your morning coffee, your midday tea, or even your evening wine.
      #catholicbookstagram #osvcatholicbooks #momsaints
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      Oh the delight! The joy! The laughing out loud and true pleasure! Not only has my tbr quadrupled but I have also met some wonderful authors. *rubbing hands together excitedly* #janeaustenmademedoit #janeaustenfiction ...

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      From “Love and Best Wishes, Aunt Jane,” part of the collection of short stories in ‘Jane Austen Made Me Do It.’ #truth #writinglife #whatjanewouldsay @adrianatrigiani ...

      15 3

      The year wanes. My reading goal stagnates. My laundry and dishes pile. And a new year stretches out it’s silver tinsel, reminding me that I will always always have something to look forward to just around the corner. I’m not an eternal optimist, but I have been trying to be a more dedicated one. And since this appeared on my desk (I did not buy it), I think it must be a sign that there’s a party at hand. #newyearsbaby2005 ...

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      It is quite possible, perhaps more than probable, that I’ll finish what’s left of this series yet this year #houseworkbedamned #readingtheyearaway #beingajaneaustenmystery Then, of course, the trial will be whether I should immediately reread them. But no, I think I shall wallow in the work of Jane herself for a year. 🌟❤️📚 And what have YOU been reading in the light of the tree? ...

      10 5

      Oh, that delightful feeling of staying up late and reading a book… This is a modern retelling of Little Women, and it was a solid read. I usually reread Little Women this time of year over Christmas break, so this is whetting my appetite. What’s keeping you up late reading? ...

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      My kind of crafty. ...

      30 3