Mama T has her 2007 list of books for her reading club. The only one on her list that I have read is Mother Angelica by Raymond Arroyo. I highly recommend it. I may have to read along with Mama T this year. She has a very interesting list.
I did get Spirit of the Liturgy by then Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger for Christmas. I am saving it for a couple of weeks when I think I will have recovered from the Christmas frenzy sufficiently to reflect on his words. I also received Finding Noel by Richard Paul Evans. I started and finished Finding Noel on the plane returning from Ft. Lauderdale. Richard Paul Evans writes those blissfully optimistic feel-good stories that reassure us goodness really exists in our world. I think I have read all of his books. It has practically become a Christmas tradition for me to receive one as a gift. Reading one of his books every year is about right. Any more than that and they feel syrupy. Just one and it is a delicate dessert.
I have a birthday coming up and have asked for a few of the Katherine Valentine novels. These have been called the Catholic Mitford series. I loved Jan Karon’s books. I am anxious to engage a new community of characters.
This year I want to add a couple of the classics to my reading list. Tony at Catholic Pillow fight has a few words about literary snobbery. And I am very wary of anything that has the English teacher’s stamp of approval. How anyone could declare Ulysses by James Joyce to be the best book of the twentieth century is beyond me. Still, there are some titles that intrigue me. I think I might enjoy Wuthering Heights if I don’t have to dissect it for symbolism and style.
What is on your reading list for 2007?