Summer Reading for Catholics

Every summer since eighth grade, I have read Robert Bolt’s play A Man For All Seasons. I am also a big fan of CS Lewis and poetry by Whitman, Dickinson, and Browning. This summer, as the children are reading their required books for school, we thought it would be helpful to recommend some books for the grown-ups. A quick internet search returns hundreds of suggestions. Our favorite list is below, compliments of the blog, Reasonably Catholic.

A Back to Sanity Book List For Modern Catholics 

Other sites we like:

In case the lists above sound a bit too dense (or those gathering said lists sound too boring), might we also recommend the following, which can be found at the library (remember those) or on Amazon:

  • Seasons of Your Heart: Prayers and Reflections (Sr. Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB)
  • How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work (Robert Kegan)
  • Start With Why (Simon Sinek)
  • A Good Man Is Hard To Find (Flannery O’Connor)
  • The One Thing (Gary Keller)
  • All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood (Jennifer Senior)