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Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Top Ten Fiction and Non-Fiction Books Second Quarter 2020

Top Ten Fiction and Non-Fiction Books Second Quarter 2020

This quarter I have read 85 books, which was one more than Q4 2019. I was down about 10% over the previous quarter. There were many excellent reads. I am a little behind my book a day pace that I have maintained for the better part of the last 3 years. But life happens. And reading and reviewing is my hobby. Of the 86 books read this quarter 61 got 5/5 stars of those 10 of those have been read before leaving 51 books to pick from for the 10 Ten lists this quarter. And 20 of those were fiction and 31 non-fiction.

Here is my top ten fiction and non-fiction books of the second quarter of 2020.

Top Ten Non-Fiction Books:
1. Bible
2. Immortal Combat: Confronting the Heart of Darkness - Fr. Dwight Longenecker
3. Books by Saint John Henry Newman
4. Impossible Marriages Redeemed - Leila Miller -  They Didn't End the Story in the Middle
5. CTS Concise Histories - The Catholic Truth Society
6. Our Lady of Silence - Fr Emiliano Antenucci - CTS Devotions
7. Our Lady, Untier of Knots: Story of a Marian Devotion -  Miguel Cuartero Samperi
8. Novena to the Holy Spirit - Philip G. Bochanski
9. CTS Biographies - The Catholic Truth Society
10. Miraculous! Catholic Mysteries for Kids - Kathryn Swegart - Catholic Stories for Kids Book 2

Bonus:
Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary - Walter Macken
Meeting Christ in the Eucharist - Stephen Wang - CTS Living the Sacraments
History of the Mass Explained - Charles Wentworth Dilke - CTS Explanations

The Beautiful Story of Mary - Maite Roche

Top Ten Fiction Books:
1. Dex Hollister Series -  Karina Fabian
2. Unsparked Series - Corinna Turner
3. Dragon Assassin 8 Burning Empire - Arthur Slade
4. Fire Starters - Theresa Linden - West Brothers Book 6
5. Infinite Space, Infinite God II - Karina Lumbert Fabian and Robert Fabian Editors 
6. The Losers Club - Andrew Clements
7. A Boy Called Bat Series - Elana K. Arnold and Charles Santoso 
8. Breastplate of Righteousness - Theresa Linden - Armour of God Book 2
9. Sisters of the Last Straw - Karen Kelly Boyce and Sue Anderson Gioulis 
10. Shadow Stalker - T.M. Gaouette

Bonus:
Death Panels - Michelle Buckman
Abby in Oz - Sarah Mlynowski - Whatever After Special Edition 2

My reading has been consistent at about a book a day over the last few years, but this quarter was only about three quarters of a book a day. There were many great reads this quarter, some new books just out in print, and some older that have been around for a while. I encourage you to check a few of them out, and let me know what you think after you have read them.

Note: I do not include books that have been read in previous years and were reread this year in my top ten lists, they are sometimes in the bonus section. But if you want more options check out my favorite books year by year list


Relates Posts: 
Top 10 Fiction Books 1st Quarter 2010
Top 10 Fiction Books 2nd Quarter 2010
Top 10 Reading Goals for 2010
Top 10 Fiction Books 3rd Quarter 2010

Top 10 Fiction Books 4th Quarter 2010
Top Ten Reading Goals For 2010 - Recap

Top 10 Fiction Books 2010
Top 10 Picture Books of 2010
Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of 2010

Top 10 Graphic Novels for 2010
Top Ten Reading Goals For 2011
 

Top Ten Fiction Books 1st Quarter 2011
Top Ten Fiction Books 2nd Quarter 2011
Top Ten Reading Goals for 2011 Update
 
Top Ten Fiction Books 3rd Quarter 2011 
Top Ten Fictions Books 4th Quarter 2011
Top Ten Fiction Books 2011
Top Ten Reading Goals 2011 - Recap
Top Ten Reading Goals 2012
Top Ten Fiction Books 1st Quarter 2012
Top Ten Fiction Books 2nd Quarter 2012

Top Ten Fiction Books 3rd Quarter 2012
Top Ten Fiction Books  4th Quarter 2012
Top Ten Fiction Books 2012
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2012
Top Ten Reading Goals 2012 - Recap
Top Ten Reading Goals 2013
Top 10 Fiction Books 1st Quarter 2013

Top 10 Fiction Books 2nd Quarter 2013
Top 10 Books Second Half 2013
Top Ten Fiction Books 2013
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2013 
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2014
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2014
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2014
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2014
Top Ten Fiction Books 2014
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2014
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2015
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2015
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2015
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2015
Top Ten Fiction Books 2015
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2015
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2016
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2016
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2016
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2016
Top Ten Non- Fiction Books 2016
Top Ten Fiction Books 2016
Top Ten Catholic Books
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2017
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2017
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2017
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2017
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2017
Top Ten Fiction Books 2017
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2018
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2018
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2018
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2018
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2018
Top Ten Fiction Books 2018
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2019
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2019
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2019
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2019
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2019
Top Ten Fiction Books 2019
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2020
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2020
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2020
... 

All Top Ten Lists on Book Reviews and More

Statistics Books Read By Year:

181 - 2019 January-June
392 - 2019
359 - 2018
380 - 2017 
272 - 2016 
177 - 2015 
130 - 2014 
88 -  2013
176 - 2012 
163 - 2011
302 - 2010
142 - 2009
98 - 2008
83 - 2007
191 - 2006
151 - 2005
60 - 2004
52 - 2003
97 - 2002
50 - 2001
41 - 2000
71 - 1999
73 - 1998
131 - 1997
101 - 1996



Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Top Ten Fiction and Non-Fiction Books First Quarter 2020

Top Ten Fiction and Non-Fiction Books First Quarter 2020

This quarter I have read 96 books, which was one more than Q4 2019. It was a good start to the year. And may excellent reads. Seventy-Seven of those books were first time reads. And 66 received 5/5 stars. Only 15 were fiction and 51 were non-fiction. And 8 of those had been read before. I am reading at the pace of about a book a day. 

Here is my top ten fiction and non-fiction books of the first quarter of 2020.

Top Ten Non-Fiction Books:
1. Books by J.B. Midgley
link to all review of books by Midgley
2. Consecration to St. Joseph - Donald H. Calloway
3. Spiritual Warfare and the Discernment of Spirits - Dan Burke
4.  From the Depths of Our Hearts: Priesthood, Celibacy and the Crisis of the Catholic Church - Pope Benedict XVI and Robert Cardinal Sarah
5. Epic Saints Wild, Wonderful, and Weird Stories of God's Heroes - Shaun McAfee
6. CTS Biographies
7. Lenten Journey with Mother Mary - Fr. Edward Looney
8. CTS Great Saints
Saint Ignatius of Loyola - J.A. Philips
9. The Passion of St. Edward, King and Martyr - Goscelin of Saint-Bertin and Eric Sammons
10. Way of the Cross or Stations of the Cross

Bonus:
In Conversation with God - Francis Fernandez
everyone's way of the cross - Clarance Enzler
Way of the Cross - Saint Josemaria Escriva
Sr. Elizabeth Prout - Sister Dominic Savio Hamer CP - CTS Saints of the Isles

Top Ten Fiction Books:
1. The Cassandra Curse - Fiorella De Maria
2. The Ghosts of Midgard Manor: And Other Stories - Roger Thomas
3. See No Evil - Fiorella De Maria - Father Gabriel Mystery Book 3
4. The Tattered Web - Roger Thomas - Watchful Sky Series Book 4
5. Stay With Me Series - Carolyn Astfalk
6. The Lucifer Ego - T.M. Doran - The Sequel to Toward the Gleam
7. A Channel of Your Peace - Veronica Smallhorn
8. A Conspiracy of Bones - Kathy Reichs - Temperance Brennan Book 19
9. Level 13 - Gordon Korman - Slacker Book 2
10. Dragon Assassin 7 Hidden Powers - Arthur Slade

Bonus:
Mystic Informant - Carissa Douglas - Douglings Adventures Book 1
Extreme Blindside - Leslea Wahl

My reading has been consistent at about a book a day over the last few years. I attribute part of it to Brandon Vogt’s course Read More Books Now, removing all games but 1 brain game from my devices. And I now commute to work on a bus and read on the bus every day. Though I am working from home now because of Covid-19 This quarter was 80% non-fiction. There are so many great series I am reading from the Catholic Truth Society, I have had to make an effort to actually fit in some fiction.

Note: I do not include books that have been read in previous years and were reread this year in my top ten lists, they are in the bonus section. It was no easy task making this quarter. But if you want more options check out my favorite books year by year list


Relates Posts: 
Top 10 Fiction Books 1st Quarter 2010
Top 10 Fiction Books 2nd Quarter 2010
Top 10 Reading Goals for 2010
Top 10 Fiction Books 3rd Quarter 2010

Top 10 Fiction Books 4th Quarter 2010
Top Ten Reading Goals For 2010 - Recap

Top 10 Fiction Books 2010
Top 10 Picture Books of 2010
Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of 2010

Top 10 Graphic Novels for 2010
Top Ten Reading Goals For 2011
 

Top Ten Fiction Books 1st Quarter 2011
Top Ten Fiction Books 2nd Quarter 2011
Top Ten Reading Goals for 2011 Update
 
Top Ten Fiction Books 3rd Quarter 2011 
Top Ten Fictions Books 4th Quarter 2011
Top Ten Fiction Books 2011
Top Ten Reading Goals 2011 - Recap
Top Ten Reading Goals 2012
Top Ten Fiction Books 1st Quarter 2012
Top Ten Fiction Books 2nd Quarter 2012

Top Ten Fiction Books 3rd Quarter 2012
Top Ten Fiction Books  4th Quarter 2012
Top Ten Fiction Books 2012
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2012
Top Ten Reading Goals 2012 - Recap
Top Ten Reading Goals 2013
Top 10 Fiction Books 1st Quarter 2013

Top 10 Fiction Books 2nd Quarter 2013
Top 10 Books Second Half 2013
Top Ten Fiction Books 2013
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2013 
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2014
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2014
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2014
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2014
Top Ten Fiction Books 2014
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2014
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2015
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2015
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2015
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2015
Top Ten Fiction Books 2015
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2015
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2016
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2016
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2016
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2016
Top Ten Non- Fiction Books 2016
Top Ten Fiction Books 2016
Top Ten Catholic Books
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2017
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2017
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2017
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2017
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2017
Top Ten Fiction Books 2017
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2018
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2018
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2018
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2018
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2018
Top Ten Fiction Books 2018
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2019
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2019
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2019
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2019
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2019
Top Ten Fiction Books 2019
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2020
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2020
... 

All Top Ten Lists on Book Reviews and More

Statistics Books Read By Year:

96 - 2019 January-March
392 - 2019
359 - 2018
380 - 2017 
272 - 2016 
177 - 2015 
130 - 2014 
88 -  2013
176 - 2012 
163 - 2011
302 - 2010
142 - 2009
98 - 2008
83 - 2007
191 - 2006
151 - 2005
60 - 2004
52 - 2003
97 - 2002
50 - 2001
41 - 2000
71 - 1999
73 - 1998
131 - 1997
101 - 1996




Sunday, 5 January 2020

List of Favorite Movies 2020

Favorite Movies And TV Shows 2020
(Note: this list will grow and be updated throughout the year.)

Babylon 5 Season 5
Birds of Prey
Joker
Frankenstein - National Theatre
Knives Out
...

I started keeping track of the books I finished reading in October of 1995, and movies watched in January of 1996. I have lists for:
All Books Read by Year
Favorite Books By Year
All Movies and TV Series Watched by Year
Favorite Movies and TV Series by Year

I also do a Top Ten List of books each quarter and for the year. They can be found here. I was also asked to pick a Top Ten Catholic Books I have read, you can find that list here (and occasionally I add a note when I come across something exceptional.)




Saturday, 4 January 2020

List of Movies Watched 2020

Movies and TV Shows Watched 2020
(Note: this list will grow and be updated throughout the year.)

LOTR The Two Towers
The Addams Family (1991)
The Addams Family (2019)
LOTR The Return of the King
Addams Family Values (1993)
RIPD
Raiders of the lost Ark
Indianan Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Babylon 5 Season 5
Birds of Prey
Babylon 5 The Gathering
Babylon 5 In the Beginning
John Wick
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Birds of Prey
Pirates of the Caribbean 2 Dead Man's Chest
Joker
Pirates of the Caribbean 3 At World's End 
Pirates of the Caribbean 4 On Stranger Tides 
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Dead Men Tell No Tales
Murdoch Mysteries Season 13
Dolittle
Captain America The First Avenger
Captain Marvel
Deadpool
Iron Man
Iron Man II
Thor
Frankenstein - National Theatre
Avengers
Iron Man III
Thor Dark World
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume I
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume II
True Lies
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Babylon 5 In The Beginning
Ant-Man
The Substitute (1996)
Quantum of Solace
Captain America Civil War
Mad Max Fury Road
Driven
The Accountant
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Doctor Strange
Jack Reacher
Spencer Confidential
Black Panther
Skyfall
Gone in 60 Seconds
Jason Bourne
Twister
Thor Ragnarok
Batman Begins
Dark Knight
Antman and Wasp
The Dark Knight Rises
Avengers Infinity War
Equalizer
Equalizer 2
Avengers End Game
Once Upon A DeadPool
Spiderman Far From Home
Knives Out
Hudson Hawk
... 

I started keeping track of the books I finished reading in October of 1995, and movies watched in January of 1996. I have lists for:
All Books Read by Year
Favorite Books By Year
All Movies and TV Series Watched by Year
Favorite Movies and TV Series by Year

I also do a Top Ten List of books each quarter and for the year. They can be found here. I was also asked to pick a Top Ten Catholic Books I have read, you can find that list here (and occasionally I add a note when I come across something exceptional.)




Friday, 3 January 2020

List of Favorite Books 2020

Favorite Books 2020
(Note: this list will grow and be updated through out the year.)


Lent With the Saints - J. B. Midgley - Sayings and Meditations
Prayer on the go For Busy People - Raymond Edwards
Heart Beats: Spiritual Being Human Journey - A.K. Frailey
Companion to the Angels A little Handbook on the Truth about Angels - J. B. Midgley - CTS Companions Series
George: Patron of England - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
Spiritual Warfare and the Discernment of Spirits - Dan Burke
Vincent de Paul - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
The Tattered Web - Roger Thomas - Watchful Sky Series Book 4
Companion to the Feasts of Mary - J. B. Midgley - CTS Companions
Lenten Journey with Mother Mary - Fr. Edward Looney
In Conversation With God Volume 1 Part 2 Christmas and Epiphany - Francis Fernandez
Dominic - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
The Well Of Life - Georges Chevrot
Saint John the Baptist - J.B. Midgley
The Underappreciated Virtues of Rusty Old Bicycles - Corinna Turner - I Am Margaret Series Prequel
Consecration to St. Joseph - Donald H. Calloway
Antonio Rosmini - J.B. Midgley
The Four Evangelists - J.B. Midgley
Extreme Blindside - Leslea Wahl
The Ghosts of Midgard Manor: And Other Stories - Roger Thomas
G.K. Chesterton - Karl Schmude - CTS Biographies
Ceremonies Explained for Servers: A Manual for Altar Servers, Acolytes, Sacristans, and Masters of Ceremonies - Bishop Peter Elliott
Fulton Sheen - Louise Merrie - CTS Biographies
Nine Days to Welcome Peace - Jacques Philippe
The Cassandra Curse - Fiorella De Maria
No Small Goals: The Life of Dr. Ernesto Cofiño - Thomas A. McDonough
Gemma Galgani: Gem of Christ - John Paul Kirkham - CTS Great Saints
You Can Pray! Meditations for Teens - Nora Browne
Thomas Becket - J.B. Midgley - CTS Saints of the Isles
Mystic Informant - Carissa Douglas - Douglings Adventures Book 1
See No Evil - Fiorella De Maria - Father Gabriel Mystery Book 3
Saint Anthony of Padua - Jude Winkler - CTS Great Saints
Epic Saints Wild, Wonderful, and Weird Stories of God's Heroes - Shaun McAfee
Hilaire Belloc - Karl Schmude - CTS Biographies
The Lucifer Ego - T.M. Doran - The Sequel to Toward the Gleam
Robert Bellarmine - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
A Channel of Your Peace - Veronica Smallhorn
A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: The Old Testament - Brant Pitre and John Bergsma
Bernard of Clairvaux - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
Nine Days to Rediscover the Joy of Prayer - Jacques Philippe
A Conspiracy of Bones - Kathy Reichs - Temperance Brennan Book 19
In Conversation With God Volume 3 Part 1 Ordinary Time Weeks 1-6 - Francis Fernandez
Dewi Sant: St David Patron of Wales - J.B. Midgley
Benedict Patron of Europe - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
Saint Ignatius of Loyola - J.A. Philips - CTS Great Saints
Come Back to Me - Carolyn Astfalk - Stay With Me Book 2
A Blessed Lent: Meditations on the Readings and Prayers of the Mass - Fr Philip G. Bochanski CO
Level 13 - Gordon Korman - Slacker Book 2
Praying the Crucifix - Reflections on the Cross - Julien Chilcott-Monk
Stay With Me - Carolyn Astfalk - Stay With Me Book 1
From the Depths of Our Hearts: Priesthood, Celibacy and the Crisis of the Catholic Church - Pope Benedict XVI and Robert Cardinal Sarah
Thomas Aquinas: The Mind In Love - Vivian Boland - CTS Great Saints Series
How Saints are Canonised - Christopher Keeffe
Confession - Advice and Encouragement from Pope Benedict XVI - Fr Donncha Ó hAodha
Stations of the Cross - Saint John Henry Newman
everyone's way of the cross - Clarance Enzler
Way of the Cross: Uniting Our Sufferings to Christ - Michael Campbell
Stations of the Cross - Saint Alphonsus Liguori - The Way of Divine Mercy
The Passion of St. Edward, King and Martyr - Goscelin of Saint-Bertin and Eric Sammons
Way of the Cross - Saint Josemaria Escriva
In Conversation with God Volume 6 Part 1 Special Feasts January - March - Francis Fernandez
Stations of the Cross & Resurrection - J.B. Midgley
Dragon Assassin 7 Hidden Powers - Arthur Slade
Meditations on Stations of the Cross - John Henry Newman - CTS Devotions
John Baptist de la Salle - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
Sr. Elizabeth Prout - Sister Dominic Savio Hamer CP - CTS Saints of the Isles
Meditations on the Crucifix - James Hahn
The Dowry of Mary - Dr Raymond Edwards and Mgr John Armitage - CTS Concise Histories
Our Lady of Silence - Fr Emiliano Antenucci - CTS Devotions
Way of the Cross - Pope Benedict XVI - CTS Devotions
Real Mother Goose Treasury -  Grace Maccarone - Special Anniversary Edition
In Conversation with God - Volume 2 Part 1: Lent & Holy Week - Francis Fernandez
Meditations on Mary, Our Mother - John Henry Newman
Remember Your Death: Memento Mori A Lenten Devotional - Theresa Aletheia Noble
Gruffen - Chris d'Lacey - The Dragons of Wayward Crescent Book 1
New Testament and Psalms for Men - Saint Benedict Press
Companion to the Passion of Our Lord - J.B. Midgley - CTS Companions
Abby in Oz - Sarah Mlynowski - Whatever After Special Edition 2
Frances Taylor - Sr Eithne Leonard - CTS Saints of the Isles
Way of Calvary Stations of the Cross - Benedict XVI
The Early Church From Christ to Constantine - Fr Anthony Meredith SJ - CTS Concise Histories
Gauge - Chris d'Lacey - The Dragons of Wayward Crescent #2
Bat and the Waiting Game - Elana K. Arnold and Charles Santoso - A Boy Called Bat Book 2
Our Lady, Untier of Knots: Story of a Marian Devotion -  Miguel Cuartero Samperi
Canadian Saints Kids Activity Book - Bonnie Way and Katherine Babcock
Panic! - Corinna Turner - unSPARKed Book 3
Death Panels - Michelle Buckman
Prayers Before the Eucharist - John Henry Newman
The Mind of Cardinal Newman: From His Own Writings - Edited by Charles Stephen Dessain
Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary - Walter Macken
Dragon Assassin 8 Buring Empire - Arthur Slade
Once Upon a Frog - Sarah Mlynowski - Whatever After Book 8
Glade - Chris d'Lacey - The Dragons of Wayward Crescent Book 3
Farmgirls Die In Cages - Corinna Turner - Unsparked 4
Breastplate of Righteousness - Theresa Linden - Armour of God Book 2
Impossible Marriages Redeemed - Leila Miller -  They Didn't End the Story in the Middle
S
The Way, Furrow, The Forge - St. Josemaria Escriva
Shadow Stalker - T.M. Gaouette
Meeting Christ in the Eucharist -  Stephen Wang - CTS Living the Sacraments
Road to Pentecost: Prayer Guide for Eastertide - Kristina Cooper - CTS Devotionals
Novena to the Holy Spirit - Philip G. Bochanski
Fire Starters - Theresa Linden - West Brothers Book 6
In Conversation with God Volume 2 Part 2 Eastertide - Francis Fernandez
Prayer in Sadness and Sorrow - Robert Taylerson - CTS Deeper Christianity
The Beautiful Story of Mary - Maite Roche
St John XXIII and St John Paul II Prayer Book - Joanna Bogle - CTS Devotions
The Oppenheimer Alternative - Robert J. Sawyer
Grabber - Chris d'Lacey - The Dragons of Wayward Crescent Book 4
History of the Mass Explained - Charles Wentworth Dilke - CTS Explanations
Bat and the End of Everything - Elana K. Arnold and Charles Santoso - A Boy Called Bat Book 3
Praying for Priests with St Therese of Lisieux - Maureen O'Riordan - CTS Devotions
Pope Francis: I Believe in Mercy - Regina Doman and Sean Lam
Spiritual First Aid: Healing Through the Sacraments - Jim McManus CssR
Pier Giorgio Frassati - Glynn MacNiven-Johnston - CTS Biographies
Immortal Combat: Confronting the Heart of Darkness - Fr. Dwight Longenecker
The Case of the Haunted Chapel - Karen Kelly Boyce and Sue Gioulis - Sisters of the Last Straw Book 1
The Losers Club - Andrew Clements
20 Answers Faith & Works - Jimmy Akin - 20 Answers Series from Catholic Answers
Saint Josephine Bakhita: A Survivor of Human Trafficking - Jean Olwen Maynard - CTS Biographies
The Old Man and the Void - Karina Fabian
The Case of the Missing Novice - Karen Kelly Boyce and Sue Anderson Gioulis - Sisters of the Last Straw Book 2
Miraculous! Catholic Mysteries for Kids - Kathryn Swegart - Catholic Stories for Kids Book 2
Trapped in a Video Game Book 1 - Dustin Brady and Brady Jesse - Trapped in a Video Game Book 1
Lily Lolek, Future Saint - Katie Warner and Amy Rodriguez
Infinite Space, Infinite God II - Karina Lumbert Fabian and Robert Fabian Editors
Though War Be Waged Upon Me - Carol Puschaver
In Conversation with God Volume 3 Part 2 Weeks 7 - 12 in Ordinary Time - Francis Fernandez
Dex's Way -  Karina Fabian - Dex Hollister Book 2
In Conversation with God Volume 6 Part 2 Special Feasts April - June - Francis Fernandez
Sam the Guardian Angel - Elizabeth Luwia and Theresa Hossenloop
First Fridays & First Saturdays The Devotions Explained - Catholic Truth Society
Newman Prayer Book edited by The Birmingham Oratory - CTS Devotions
Encounter - Ann Frailey - Science Fiction Short Stories and Novella
Three Last Things or The Hounding Of Carl Jarrold, Soulless Assassin - Corinna Turner 
Spiritual Masters: Fathers and Writers of the First Millennium - Pope Benedict XVI
Saint Joseph Prayers And Devotions - Donal Anthony Foley - CTS Devotions 
Draugr - Arthur Slade - Northern Fights Book 1
Shadow in the Dark - Antony Barone Kolenc - The Harwood Mysteries Book 1
Discovery - Karina Fabian 
The Invisible Invasion -  Dustin Brady and Jesse Brady - Trapped in a Video Game Book 2
War Stories - Gordon Korman
Colors of Creation - Paul Thigpen and John Folley
The Case of the Stolen Rosaries - Karen Kelly Boyce and Sue Anderson Gioulis - Sisters of the Last Straw Book 3
Roar of the Thunder Dragon - Tracey West and Damien Jones - Dragon Masters Book 8
The Church and the Modern Era (1846–2005) - David M. Wagner - Reclaiming Catholic History Book 7
Robots Revolt - Dustin Brady and Brady Jesse - Trapped in a Video Game Book 3 
Junipero Serra Founder of the California Missions - Linda Gondosch and Emmanuel Beaudesson 
Worlds of FabianSpace A Story Sampler - Karina Fabian
Pope Peter: Defending the Church's Most Distinctive Doctrine in a Time of Crisis - Heschmeyer Joe
The Road Goes Ever On: A Christian Journey Through The Lord of the Rings - A.K. Frailey 
Light of Heaven Saints Coloring Book - Adalee Hude
Light of Heaven: A Children's Book of Saints - Adalee Hude
Champion of Valdeor - Sandralena Hanley - Valdeor Chronicles Book 1
... 

I started keeping track of the books I finished reading in October of 1995, and movies watched in January of 1996. I have lists for:
All Books Read by Year
Favorite Books By Year
All Movies and TV Series Watched by Year
Favorite Movies and TV Series by Year

I also do a Top Ten List of books each quarter and for the year. They can be found here. I was also asked to pick a Top Ten Catholic Books I have read, you can find that list here (and occasionally I add a note when I come across something exceptional.)


Thursday, 2 January 2020

List of Books Read 2020

Books Read 2020
(Note: this list will grow and be updated through out the year.)


January
Lent With the Saints - J. B. Midgley - Sayings and Meditations
Prayer on the go For Busy People - Raymond Edwards
Heart Beats: Spiritual Being Human Journey - A.K. Frailey
Companion to the Angels A little Handbook on the Truth about Angels - J. B. Midgley - CTS Companions Series
It Might Have Been: And Other Stories - A.K. Frailey
George: Patron of England - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
Spiritual Warfare and the Discernment of Spirits - Dan Burke
The Catholic Gentleman: Living Authentic Manhood Today - Samuel Guzman
Mexican Exodus: Emigrants, Exiles, and Refugees of the Cristero War - Julia G. Young
Vincent de Paul - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
Vincent de Paul - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
The Tattered Web - Roger Thomas - Watchful Sky Series Book 4
Companion to the Feasts of Mary - J. B. Midgley - CTS Companions
Lenten Journey with Mother Mary - Fr. Edward Looney
In Conversation With God Volume 1 Part 2 Christmas and Epiphany - Francis Fernandez
Dominic - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
Cry Baby - Alex Smith - DCI Kett Book 0.5
Witchcraft, Sorcery and Magic - J. B. Midgley - CTS Explanations
The Well Of Life - Georges Chevrot
Saint John the Baptist - J.B. Midgley
The Underappreciated Virtues of Rusty Old Bicycles - Corinna Turner - I Am Margaret Series Prequel
Consecration to St. Joseph - Donald H. Calloway
Antonio Rosmini - J.B. Midgley
Paper Girls - Alex Smith - DCI Kett Book 1.0
The Four Evangelists - J.B. Midgley
Extreme Blindside - Leslea Wahl
The Ghosts of Midgard Manor: And Other Stories - Roger Thomas
G.K. Chesterton - Karl Schmude - CTS Biographies
Ceremonies Explained for Servers: A Manual for Altar Servers, Acolytes, Sacristans, and Masters of Ceremonies - Bishop Peter Elliott
Fulton Sheen - Louise Merrie - CTS Biographies
Nine Days to Welcome Peace - Jacques Philippe
The Cassandra Curse - Fiorella De Maria
No Small Goals: The Life of Dr. Ernesto Cofiño - Thomas A. McDonough
Gemma Galgani: Gem of Christ - John Paul Kirkham - CTS Great Saints

February
You Can Pray! Meditations for Teens - Nora Browne
Thomas Becket - J.B. Midgley - CTS Saints of the Isles
Mystic Informant - Carissa Douglas - Douglings Adventures Book 1
See No Evil - Fiorella De Maria - Father Gabriel Mystery Book 3
The Harder They Fall - Alex Smith - Softley Softley Thrillers Book 1
Anthony of Padua - Jude Winkler - CTS Great Saints
Epic Saints Wild, Wonderful, and Weird Stories of God's Heroes - Shaun McAfee
Bad Dog - Alex Smith - DCI Kett Book 2.0
Hilaire Belloc - Karl Schmude - CTS Biographies
The Lucifer Ego - T.M. Doran - The Sequel to Toward the Gleam
Robert Bellarmine - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
A Channel of Your Peace - Veronica Smallhorn
Blessed Virgin Mary Devotional - Wyatt North
The Book of Jotham - Arthur Powers
A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: The Old Testament - Brant Pitre and John Bergsma
The Catholic Study Bible - NABRE - Oxford University Press
Bernard of Clairvaux - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
Lionheart Catholic: How to Become a Saint in These Dark Times - Devin Rose
Nine Days to Rediscover the Joy of Prayer - Jacques Philippe
The Reason for the Seasons: Why Christians Celebrate What and When They Do - Fr James V. Schall
A Conspiracy of Bones - Kathy Reichs - Temperance Brennan Book 19
In Conversation With God Volume 3 Part 1 Ordinary Time Weeks 1-6 - Francis Fernandez
Dewi Sant: St David Patron of Wales - J.B. Midgley
Benedict Patron of Europe - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
Saint Ignatius of Loyola - J.A. Philips - CTS Great Saints
Come Back to Me - Carolyn Astfalk - Stay With Me Book 2
Lent and Easter: Catholic Customs and Traditions - Joanna Bogle
Words for the Lent and Easter Season - Hugh Gilbert
A Blessed Lent: Meditations on the Readings and Prayers of the Mass - Fr Philip G. Bochanski CO
Level 13 - Gordon Korman - Slacker Book 2
Praying the Crucifix - Reflections on the Cross - Julien Chilcott-Monk

March
Stay With Me - Carolyn Astfalk - Stay With Me Book 1
From the Depths of Our Hearts: Priesthood, Celibacy and the Crisis of the Catholic Church - Pope Benedict XVI and Robert Cardinal Sarah
New Companion to Prayer: Meeting God Where You Are - Celia Wolf-Devine
Thomas Aquinas: The Mind In Love - Vivian Boland - CTS Great Saints Series
A Wanted Man - Robert Parker - Ben Bracken Book 1
Confession - Advice and Encouragement from Pope Benedict XVI - Fr Donncha Ó hAodha
How Saints are Canonised - Christopher Keeffe
Black Ice The Val James Story - Valmore James and John Gallagher
Stations of the Cross - Saint John Henry Newman
Consecration to St. Joseph - Donald H. Calloway
everyone's way of the cross - Clarance Enzler
Way of the Cross: Uniting Our Sufferings to Christ - Michael Campbell
Stations of the Cross - Saint Alphonsus Liguori - The Way of Divine Mercy
The Passion of St. Edward, King and Martyr - Goscelin of Saint-Bertin and Eric Sammons
Three Little Pigs - Alex Smith - DCI Kett Book 3.0
Way of the Cross - Saint Josemaria Escriva
In Conversation with God Volume 6 Part 1 Special Feasts January - March - Francis Fernandez
Way of the Cross - Saint Josemaria Escriva
Stations of the Cross & Resurrection - J.B. Midgley
Dragon Assassin 7 Hidden Powers - Arthur Slade
Meditations on Stations of the Cross - John Henry Newman - CTS Devotions
John Baptist de la Salle - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
Stations of the Cross - John Henry Newman
Way of the Cross - Saint Josemaria Escriva
The Way of the Cross - Alfonso María de Liguori
Sr. Elizabeth Prout - Sister Dominic Savio Hamer CP - CTS Saints of the Isles
Meditations on the Crucifix - James Hahn
Way of the Cross: Uniting Our Sufferings to Christ - Michael Campbell
everyone's way of the cross - Clarance Enzler

April
Scriptural Way of the Cross - Fr Adrian Graffy - CTS Devotions
The Dowry of Mary - Dr Raymond Edwards and Mgr John Armitage - CTS Concise Histories
Our Lady of Silence - Fr Emiliano Antenucci - CTS Devotions
The Stations of the Cross With Pope John Paul II - Champlin Joseph M.Champlin and  Gunter Grady
Way of the Cross - Pope Benedict XVI - CTS Devotions
Way of the Cross - Pope Benedict XVI - CTS Devotions
Way of the Cross - Saint Josemaria Escriva
Real Mother Goose Treasury -  Grace Maccarone - Special Anniversary Edition
New Companion To Lent - Catholic Truth Society - CTS Companions
Love in the Ruins - Walker Percy
In Conversation with God - Volume 2 Part 1: Lent & Holy Week - Francis Fernandez
Meditations on Mary, Our Mother - John Henry Newman
Remember Your Death: Memento Mori A Lenten Devotional - Theresa Aletheia Noble
Gruffen - Chris d'Lacey - The Dragons of Wayward Crescent Book 1
New Testament and Psalms for Men - Saint Benedict Press
Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record - Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall - Ivy and Bean Book 3
Lenten Journey with Mother Mary - Fr. Edward Looney
Companion to the Passion of Our Lord - J.B. Midgley - CTS Companions
Abby in Oz - Sarah Mlynowski - Whatever After Special Edition 2
Frances Taylor - Sr Eithne Leonard - CTS Saints of the Isles
Way of Calvary Stations of the Cross - Benedict XVI
The Early Church From Christ to Constantine - Fr Anthony Meredith SJ - CTS Concise Histories
Gauge - Chris d'Lacey - The Dragons of Wayward Crescent #2
Bat and the Waiting Game - Elana K. Arnold and Charles Santoso - A Boy Called Bat Book 2
Our Lady, Untier of Knots: Story of a Marian Devotion -  Miguel Cuartero Samperi
Prepper Jack - Diane Capri - Hunt For Reacher Book 9
Saints & Patrons: Christian Names for Baptism and Confirmation - Joanna Bogle
Canadian Saints Kids Activity Book - Bonnie Way and Katherine Babcock
Panic! - Corinna Turner - unSPARKed Book 3
Death Panels - Michelle Buckman

May
Prayers Before the Eucharist - John Henry Newman
The Mind of Cardinal Newman: From His Own Writings - Edited by Charles Stephen Dessain
Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary - Walter Macken
Dragon Assassin 8 Burning Empire - Arthur Slade
Once Upon a Frog - Sarah Mlynowski - Whatever After Book 8
Glade - Chris d'Lacey - The Dragons of Wayward Crescent Book 3
Our Lady's Wardrobe - Anthony DeStefano and Juliana Kolesova
Our Lady's Wardrobe - Anthony DeStefano and Juliana Kolesova
The Atlas Martyrs - Jean Olwen Maynard CTS 20th Century Martyrs
Farmgirls Die In Cages - Corinna Turner - Unsparked 4
Breastplate of Righteousness - Theresa Linden - Armour of God Book 2
Impossible Marriages Redeemed - Leila Miller -  They Didn't End the Story in the Middle
Spiritual Warfare Bible - Saint Benedict Press
The Way, Furrow, The Forge - St. Josemaria Escriva
Shadow Stalker - T.M. Gaouette
Meeting Christ in the Eucharist -  Stephen Wang - CTS Living the Sacraments
Clerical Error: The death of Fr Timothy A. Lessner - Declan Finn and John Konecsni - Professor James Mystery Book 1
Road to Pentecost: Prayer Guide for Eastertide - Kristina Cooper - CTS Devotionals
Novena to the Holy Spirit - Philip G. Bochanski
Fire Starters - Theresa Linden - West Brothers Book 6
Moonchild Rising - Mina Ambrose - Shadows of the Sun Book 1
In Conversation with God Volume 2 Part 2 Eastertide - Francis Fernandez
The Mission of Joan of Arc - Philip Kosloski, Alexandre Nascimento and Jesse Hansen - Issue 1

June
Prayer in Sadness and Sorrow - Robert Taylerson - CTS Deeper Christianity
A Storybook of Saints - Elizabeth Pham
The Beautiful Story of Mary - Maite Roche
St John XXIII and St John Paul II Prayer Book - Joanna Bogle - CTS Devotions
The Oppenheimer Alternative - Robert J. Sawyer
Grabber - Chris d'Lacey - The Dragons of Wayward Crescent Book 4
History of the Mass Explained - Charles Wentworth Dilke - CTS Explanations
Bat and the End of Everything - Elana K. Arnold and Charles Santoso - A Boy Called Bat Book 3
Little Book of Consolation - David Coombs - CTS Devotions
Praying for Priests with St Therese of Lisieux - Maureen O'Riordan - CTS Devotions
Pope Francis: I Believe in Mercy - Regina Doman and Sean Lam
Spiritual First Aid: Healing Through the Sacraments - Jim McManus CssR
Pier Giorgio Frassati - Glynn MacNiven-Johnston - CTS Biographies
Immortal Combat: Confronting the Heart of Darkness - Fr. Dwight Longenecker
The Case of the Haunted Chapel - Karen Kelly Boyce and Sue Gioulis - Sisters of the Last Straw Book 1
The Losers Club - Andrew Clements
20 Answers Faith & Works - Jimmy Akin - 20 Answers Series from Catholic Answers
Camino Island - John Grisham - Camino Island Book 1
Saint Josephine Bakhita: A Survivor of Human Trafficking - Jean Olwen Maynard - CTS Biographies
The Old Man and the Void - Karina Fabian
The Case of the Missing Novice - Karen Kelly Boyce and Sue Anderson Gioulis - Sisters of the Last Straw Book 2
Rise of the Earth Dragon - Tracey West and Graham Howells - Dragon Masters  Book 1
Miraculous! Catholic Mysteries for Kids - Kathryn Swegart - Catholic Stories for Kids Book 2
Trapped in a Video Game Book 1 - Dustin Brady and Brady Jesse - Trapped in a Video Game Book 1
Lily Lolek, Future Saint - Katie Warner and Amy Rodriguez
Infinite Space, Infinite God II - Karina Lumbert Fabian and Robert Fabian Editors
Though War Be Waged Upon Me - Carol Puschaver
In Conversation with God Volume 3 Part 2 Weeks 7 - 12 in Ordinary Time - Francis Fernandez
Dex's Way -  Karina Fabian - Dex Hollister Book 2
Camino Winds - John Grisham - Camino Island Book 2
In Conversation with God Volume 6 Part 2 Special Feasts April - June - Francis Fernandez
  
July
Sam the Guardian Angel - Elizabeth Luwia and Theresa Hossenloop
First Fridays & First Saturdays The Devotions Explained - Catholic Truth Society
Newman Prayer Book edited by The Birmingham Oratory - CTS Devotions
Saving the Sun Dragon - Tracey West and Graham Howells - Dragon Masters  Book 2
Encounter - Ann Frailey - Science Fiction Short Stories and Novella
Three Last Things or The Hounding Of Carl Jarrold, Soulless Assassin - Corinna Turner 
Secret of the Water Dragon - Tracey West and Graham Howells - Dragon Masters  Book 3
Spiritual Masters: Fathers and Writers of the First Millennium - Pope Benedict XVI
Saint Joseph Prayers And Devotions - Donal Anthony Foley - CTS Devotions 
Draugr - Arthur Slade - Northern Fights Book 1
Shadow in the Dark - Antony Barone Kolenc - The Harwood Mysteries Book 1
Six Days, Six Hours, Six Minutes A Brutal British Crime Thriller - Alex Smith 
Discovery - Karina Fabian 
The Invisible Invasion -  Dustin Brady and Jesse Brady - Trapped in a Video Game Book 2
War Stories - Gordon Korman
Colors of Creation - Paul Thigpen and John Folley
Power of the Fire Dragon - Tracey West and Graham Howells - Dragon Masters  Book 4
The Case of the Stolen Rosaries - Karen Kelly Boyce and Sue Anderson Gioulis - Sisters of the Last Straw Book 3

August
Roar of the Thunder Dragon - Tracey West and Damien Jones - Dragon Masters Book 8
Frightliner and Other Tales of the Supernatural - Karina Fabian and Colleen Drippe
The Church and the Modern Era (1846–2005) - David M. Wagner - Reclaiming Catholic History Book 7
Frightliner and Other Tales of the Supernatural - Karina Fabian and Colleen Drippe
Robots Revolt - Dustin Brady and Brady Jesse - Trapped in a Video Game Book 3

September
Search for the Lighting Dragon - Tracey West and Damien Jones - Dragon Masters Book 7 
Junipero Serra Founder of the California Missions - Linda Gondosch and Emmanuel Beaudesson 
Fearful Symmetry - J.E. Mayhew - DCI Will Blake Book 2 
Worlds of FabianSpace A Story Sampler - Karina Fabian
Pope Peter: Defending the Church's Most Distinctive Doctrine in a Time of Crisis - Heschmeyer Joe
The Road Goes Ever On: A Christian Journey Through The Lord of the Rings - A.K. Frailey 
Light of Heaven Saints Coloring Book - Adalee Hude
Tyger Tyger - J.E. Mayhew - DCI Will Blake Book 0.5
Light of Heaven: A Children's Book of Saints - Adalee Hude
Champion of Valdeor - Sandralena Hanley - Valdeor Chronicles Book 1
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I started keeping track of the books I finished reading in October of 1995, and movies watched in January of 1996. I have lists for:
All Books Read by Year
Favorite Books By Year
All Movies and TV Series Watched by Year
Favorite Movies and TV Series by Year

I also do a Top Ten List of books each quarter and for the year. They can be found here. I was also asked to pick a Top Ten Catholic Books I have read, you can find that list here (and occasionally I add a note when I come across something exceptional.)