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Tagschildren's (733), history (690), catholic (624), biography (332), science (319), fiction (303), america (228), spirituality (164), classics (155), collectible.antiquarian (93) — see all tags

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About meCatholic homeschooling mom of two. Background in engineering with current interests in history, mystery and historical fiction.

About my libraryMix of Catholic, children's, history and science books. Some of the more eclectic titles were inherited, some are for homeschooling, and some just because.

30 books in 2015 challenge list (seriously missed the goal)

1. Tradition of Deceit by Kathleen Ernst
2. The Job by Janet Evanovich
3. The Quest for Shakespeare by Joseph Pearce
4. Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas
5. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
6. The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett
7. Drinking with Dead Women Writers by Elaine Ambrose
8. The Scam by Janet Evanovich
9. Death on the Prairie by Kathleen Ernst
10. Queen's Play by Dorothy Dunnett

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40 books in 2014 challenge list

1. W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
2. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
3. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
5. The Great Heresies by Hilaire Belloc
6. The Odyssey by Homer
7. Exiles by Ron Hansen
8. George Washington's Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade
9. Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist by Brant Pitre
10. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
11. A Map of Life by Frank Sheed
12. A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd
13. Washington's Spies by Alexander Rose
14. An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd
15. A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd
16. An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd
17. A Question of Honor by Charles Todd
18. Blind Justice by Anne Perry
19. Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd
20. A Test of Wills by Charles Todd
21. Watchers of Time by Charles Todd
22. Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas
23. The Heist by Janet Evanovich
24. The Loyal Heart by Merry Farmer
25. Science was Born of Christianity: The Teaching of Father Stanley L. Jaki by Stacy Trasancos
26. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
27. The Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
28. Pros and Cons by Janet Evanovich
29. Love in the Ruins by Walker Percy
30. As You like It by William Shakespeare
31. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
32. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
33. The Chase by Janet Evanovich
34. The Miracle of Father Kapaun by Travis Heying
35. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
36. Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich
37. Living Abroad in Japan by Ruth Kanagy
38. Windigo Island by William Kent Krueger
39. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
40. Homilies on the Gospels: Advent to Lent by Venerable Bede

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40 books in 2013 challenge list

1. Spring of the Ram by Dorothy Dunnett
2. Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
3. The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
4. Race of Scorpions by Dorothy Dunnett
5. Scales of Gold by Dorothy Dunnett
6. Helena by Evelyn Waugh
7. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
8. The Unicorn Hunt by Dorothy Dunnett
9. To Lie with Lions by Dorothy Dunnett
10. Caprice and Rondo by Dorothy Dunnett
11. Gemini by Dorothy Dunnett
12. In This House of Brede by Rumor Godden
13. Viper's Tangle by Francois Mauriac
14. Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives by Pope Benedict XVI
15. Prayer for Beginners by Peter Kreeft
16. Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy by Rumor Godden
17. The Privilege of Being a Woman by Alice von Hildebrand
18. Lancelot by Walker Percy
19. The Roots of the Reformation by Karl Adam
20. Kristin Lavransdatter 1: The Wreath by Sigrid Undset
21. Dissolution by CJ Sansom
22. The Catholic Church and Conversion by G.K. Chesterton
23. Supremacy and Survival: How Catholics Endured the English Reformation by Stephanie Mann
24. Sheen on the Silk by Anne Perry
25. Looking for the King: An Inklings Novel by David Downing
26. Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
27. A Far Cry from Kensington by Muriel Spark
28. The Curse of the Pharoahs by Elizabeth Peters
29. Jacob's Ladder: Ten Steps to Truth by Peter Kreeft
30. The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
31. A Good Man is Hard to Find and Revelation by Flannery O'Connor
32. King Hereafter by Dorothy Dunnett
33. Tamarack County by William Kent Krueger
34. The Devil's Advocate by Morris West
35. Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
36. Shoes of the Fisherman by Morris West
37. Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
38. Aiding and Abetting by Muriel Spark
39. Heritage of Darkness by Kathleen Ernst
40. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
41. Dialogues by St. Catherine of Siena
42. The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
43. The Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur: The Woman Whose Goodness Changed Her Husband from Atheist to Priest by Elisabeth Leseur
44. Breaking with the Past Catholic Principles Abandoned at the Reformation by Francis Gasquet

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75 books in 2012 challenge list

1. Staggerford by John Hassler
2. Holding the Stirrup by Baroness Elizabeth Von Guttenberg
3. A Mother's Ordeal: One Woman's Fight Against China's One Child Policy by Steven Mosher
4. Exiles by Ron Hansen
5. John Paul the Great by Peggy Noonan
6. Father Elijah by Michael O'Brien
7. Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles by Raymond Arroyo
8. Harry Potter and the Paganization of Culture by Michael O'Brien
9. The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
10. Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis by Michael Ward (abandoned)
11. Diary of a Country Priest by George Bernanos
12. Travels with my Aunt by Graham Greene
13. Self Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre de Caussade
14. Landscape with Dragons by Michael O'Brien
15. Strangers and Sojourners by Michael O'Brien
16. An Exorcist Tells his Story by Fr. Gabriel Amorth
17. Surprised by Truth by Patrick Madrid
18. My Antonia by Willa Cather
19. The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory
20. When Character was King by Peggy Noonan
21. What I Saw at the Revolution by Peggy Noonan
22. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
23. Northwest Angle by William Kent Krueger
24. Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
25. Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
26. V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton
27. Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett (read twice and once on audio)
28. Queen's Play by Dorothy Dunnett (also once on audio)
29. Disorderly Knights by Dorothy Dunnett (also once on audio)
30. Pawn in Frankincense by Dorothy Dunnett
31. Ringed Castle by Dorothy Dunnett
32. Checkmate by Dorothy Dunnett
33. Niccolo Rising by Dorothy Dunnett
34. If Protestantism is True: The Reformation Meets Rome by Devin Rose (read twice)
35. The Belief of Catholics by Ronald Knox
36. The Cube and the Cathedral: Europe, America and Politics without God by George Weigel
37. Catholic Matters: Confusion, Controversy and the Splendor of Truth by Richard John Neuhaus
38. My Brother, The Pope by Georg Ratzinger
39. The Lawless Roads by Graham Greene
40. Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
41. The Liar's Club by Mary Karr
42. Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
43. Buckingham Palace Gardens by Anne Perry
44. Dorchester Terrace by Anne Perry
45. Acceptible Loss by Anne Perry
46. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
47. Dragon's Lair by Sharon Kay Penman
48. Treason at Lisson Grove by Anne Perry
49. Cruel as the Grave by Sharon Kay Penman
50. The Courage to be Catholic by George Weigel
51. Prince of Darkness by Sharon Kay Penman
52. Queen's Man by Sharon Kay Penman
53. Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich
54. With God in Russia by Fr. Walter Ciszek
55. The Year of the French by Thomas Flanagan
56. Two Shots by Joe Albert
57. Deadly Stillwater by Roger Stelljes
58. St. Paul Conspiracy by Roger Stelljes
59. Just Deceits: A Historical Courtroom Mystery by Michael Schien
60. Trickster's Point by William Kent Krueger
61. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton
62. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
63. Children of Men by P.D. James
64. The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton
65. The Shadow of His Wings: The True Story of Fr. Gereon Goldmann, OFM by Fr. Gereon Goldmann
66. A Sunless Sea by Anne Perry
67. Sex, Style and Substance: 10 Catholic Women Consider the Things that Really Matter by Hallie Lord
68. Song at the Scaffold by Gertrude von le Fort
69. Utopia by St. Thomas More
70. The Scarlet and the Black: The True Story of Monsignor Hugh O Flaherty, Hero of the Vatican Underground by J.P. Gallagher
71. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
72. Old World Murder by Kathleen Ernst
73. Heirloom Murders by Kathleen Ernst
74. Mystery and Manners by Flannery O'Connor
75. Light Keeper's Legacy by Kathleen Ernst
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Groups75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, Catholic Tradition, Historical Fiction, Historical Mysteries

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Hilaire Belloc, Charles Dickens, Dorothy Dunnett, Joseph J. Ellis, Sue Grafton, Graham Greene, Stanley L. Jaki, Peter Kreeft, William Kent Krueger, C. S. Lewis, Michael D. O'Brien (Shared favorites)

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