Books, books, and more books!

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Time for the wrap-up on my reading for 2008. Hard to believe it's the end of the year. I've had better years, and I can't say I'll be sorry to be shut of this one. But I did read some good books!

Here's the complete listing:

Spiritual reading:

The Cure of Ars Today by George William Rutler
Thy Will Be Done by St. Francis de Sales
Letters to Malcolm, Chiefly on Prayer by C. S. Lewis
Catholic Matters: Confusion, Controversy and the Splendor of Truth by Richard John Neuhaus
A Travel Guide to Heaven by Anthony De Stefano
Because God is Real by Peter Kreeft
John Paul the Great by Peggy Noonan
90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper
Acedia and Me by Kathleen Norris
The Great Divorce (reread) by C. S. Lewis

Georgette Heyer novels:

These Old Shades
The Quiet Gentleman
Bath Tangle
Regency Buck
The Black Sheep
Friday's Child
Lady of Quality
Faro's Daughter
Devil's Cub
The Reluctant Widow
Charity Girl

Marion Chesney novels:

The Banishment
The Intrigue
The Deception
The Folly
The Romance
The Homecoming
Penelope Goes to Portsmouth

Book club books:

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
Interpreter of Maladies (reread) by Jhumpa Lahiri
My Life in France by Julia Child
Final Payments by Mary Gordon
Cosmas, or the Love of God by Pierre de Calan
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Alexander McCall Smith's #1 Ladies Detective Agency:

Blue Shoes and Happiness
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive

P. G. Wodehouse:

The Inimitable Jeeves
Very Good, Jeeves
Right Ho, Jeeves!

Elizabeth Goudge novels:

Green Dolphin Street
Pilgrim's Inn

C. S. Lewis novels:

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Prince Caspian

Susan Howatch novels:

The Shrouded Walls

Other fiction:

The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey
The World, the Flesh and Father Smith by Bruce Marshall
The Fairy Rebel by Lynne Reid Banks
A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym
The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich


Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
1776 by David McCullough
Homeschooling: A Family's Journey by Gregory & Martine Millman
Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
The Care and Feeding of Husbands by Laura Schlesinger
A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs

Sixty-one books for 2008. Certainly not the most challenging list I've read over the past few years, but one day I want to meet Georgette Heyer in heaven and thank her for the hours of pleasure and solace she provided me during a most difficult year. When I was so sad I could hardly bear it, I could always escape into the Regency world and be somewhere else. That was more dear to me than I can express. Thank you, Ms. Heyer!

Here's to a better 2009, and more, more, more books!

Happy Wednesday, ya'll!


Wish I could say I'd read even a quarter of all that.

For real. I'd settle for a quarter.



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