10 Non-Fiction Books I Want to Read This Year

I have tons of books I want to read this year. Actually, I keep a running list of the books I want to read and every time I read a review, or see a book on paperback swap or somewhere else, my list just gets longer! I don’t mind, though. I would rather have too many books I want to read, rather than too little. πŸ™‚

Anywhoo, for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, I thought I’d share just a few of the non-fiction books and next week I’ll share some of the fiction books I want to read.

Saved in Hope

1. Saved in Hope by Pope Benedict XVI. This is one of the books I’ve had on my “books to read” list for a long time!

Good News for Bad Days

2. Good News for Bad Days by Father Paul Keenan. I found this book amongst my in-laws “collection” and have been wanting to check it out.

Successful Writing at Work

3. Successful Writing at Work by Philip C. Kolin. Cheating a little here. This is a book I need to read for one of my classes. πŸ™‚

Rediscovering God in America

4. Rediscovering God in America by Newt Gingrich. I’m not a huge fan of Newt politically, but I’ve been curious about this book and have been wanting to read it for a while.

Tell Your Time

5. Tell Your Time by Amy Lynn Andrews. I am an organizational freak. I’m one of those “a place for everything and everything in its place” kind of person so I’m always on the lookout for new tips. And ever since Amy came out with this book, I’ve been wanting to get it. Her blog is awesome, so I know this book will be too. πŸ™‚

Saint Joseph Guide to Lectio Divina

6. Saint Joseph Guide to Lectio Divina. This book is intended to help to better prayerfully read the Scriptures. I’m especially looking forward reading this book.

Husband and Wife

7.  Husband and Wife: The Joys, Sorrows and Glories of Married Life by Father Paul A. Wickens. I think the title of the books says it all of what this books is about!

Being George Washington

8. Being George Washington by Glenn Beck. This book just came out and once I found out about it, the book went to the top of my wish list. Why? because back when Glenn was on Fox News, he did a series on the Founding Fathers that was fantastic. And I enjoy biographies. And, honestly, I don’t remember much of what I learned about our first President in school. :/

Holiness for Housewives

9. Holiness for Housewives and Other Working Women by Dom Hubert Von Zeller. I suppose the title says it all for this boo, too. πŸ™‚

Gianna Molla Wife, Mother, Doctor

10. St. Gianna Molla, Wife, Mother, Doctor by Pietro Molla and Elio Guerriero. This is the life of an Italian woman who risked her life rather than abort her baby as told by her husband. Then however, she died of an infection after the birth of the child. She was canonized in 2004.

What’s on your non-fiction reading list this year?

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  1. Great list of books.

  2. Great list, I wish you the best with getting it read this year!

  3. Great list! I need to make your #1, my #1 πŸ™‚

  4. I just bought Tell Your Time and it is wonderful! It has already helped me manage my time better. πŸ™‚
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  5. You’ve got some really good books on this list by good priests. I don’t have a list for this year, but I’d like to get #6. I’m always looking for ways to get more out of reading the Bible.

    • SimpleCatholic says

      Me, too. I have to be careful, though. Sometimes I get caught up in reading books ABOUT the Bible, I forget to READ the Bible itself! :/

  6. #2 and #6 are my favorites on your list!
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