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My Reading Wishlist for 2014

After reflecting on the best books I read last year, I found myself looking on my bookshelves (both analog and digital) for what I would read this year. I’ve never made a reading wishlist because I knew I would never well fulfill it, but I figure it’s worth a try. For those of you who do read this you can keep me honest and ask how I’m settling about with this list. So far I haven’t picked up one of these but that’s in part due to the fact that I’m immersed in three separate 500+ page books. Anyway, here goes nothing.

Summa Theologica Prima Pars by St. Thomas Aquinas (I figure I’d hit a volume every year)
The Flying Inn by G.K. Chesterton (Spurred on by the reading of his Wine, Water, and Song last year)
Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton (for being w Chesterton fan I’m ashamed to say I haven’t yet read it)
Faith, Hope, and Love by Josef Pieper (I’ve got to keep the run going)
The Archbishop Wore Combat Boots by Archbishop Philip Hannan (an autobiography by one of the finest churchmen of the area)
On Writing by Stephen King (this is only a possibility)
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
So Long and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams (I need more comedic sci-fi in my life)
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
The Second Coming b y Walker Percy
How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler ( I’ve been putting off reading this book for too long, he he)
Lumen Fidei by Pope Francis
Evangelium Gaudium by Pope Francis (I should have read both of them last year)
Mulieris Dignitatem by Bl. John Paul II (I’m a chaplain for all girls high school. It’s a theological must read)

About Fr. Kyle

I am a priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. I was born and raised right outside New Orleans. I attended Catholic school my entire educational career. By the time I graduated high school, I had two paths to choose: rockstar or priesthood. I pursued both for awhile but eventually came to the understanding God's will was priesthood and my will was rockstardom. After making that decision, to allow God's will to be mine, I needed a new way to channel my creativity. I began writing as I finished up my formation for priesthood. I still play music, but priestly ministry comes first. My bride: St. Rita of Cascia Parish in Harahan, LA.


  1. Gotta admit that I’m a little shocked at some of the things you haven’t read yet! Glad you have “Mulieris Dignitatem” – that’s a great read. (OK, I’m *slightly* biased…) I enjoyed “Lumen Fidei” but gotta say REALLY enjoying “Evangelii Gaudium” – finally made it to the last chapter. Reading that document has been, for me, like watching a poetry slam. 🙂 I yell, I laugh, I’m deeply moved. Anyway, good luck with the wish list!

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