We Recommend…

Here are some of our favorite books, guaranteed to be good reading!

Emily: Well there are many books I love, so this is always hard. But here are things I always recommend to people :

  • All of Jane. Entirely non-negotiable
  • A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
  • Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf
  • The Hours, by Michael Cunningham
  • Til We Have Faces, by C.S. Lewis
  • The Year of Pleasures and We Are All Welcome Here , by Elizabeth Berg
  • Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon
  • Helen of Troy, by Margaret George
  • The Narnia books, by C.S. Lewis
  • The Divine Comedy, Dante
  • Shakespeare!!! Pick! (Well, the histories can be a bit dry, so maybe don’t start with those)
  • Crossing the Threshold of Hope, by Bl. John Paul II
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Kristin Lavransdatter,  by Sigrid Undset (a third order Dominican and Nobel Prize winner!)
  • On Being Catholic, by Thomas Howard
  • Death on a Friday Afternoon, by Fr. John Neuhaus (transcendent–perfect Lenten reading)
  • The Big Stone Gap series, by Adriana Trigiani. These are my people! (Well, the Scots. And the Italians. Not the mountain men.)

Nikita: There are so many books to recommend from History to Religious, and more (Edit as I look through my “library”):

  • John Adams by David McCullough
  • My Dearest Friend: John and Abigail Adams Letters
  • 1776 by David McCullough
  • God is Love by Pope Benedict XVI
  • The New Wine of Dominican Spirituality by Fr. Paul Murray, OP
  • Saint Dominic by Sr. Mary Jean Dorcy, OP
  • Signs of Life by Scott Hahn
  • Hail, Holy Queen by Scott Hahn
  • The Story of a Soul by Saint Therese of Lisieux
  • Pemberley’s Promise by Kara Louise
  • Only Mr. Darcy Will Do by Kara Louise
  • The Dreamer by Lora Innes (Comic Book)



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