The Books

The Second Year

Reading all of Kristin Lavransdatter took the better part of our first year.  We didn’t meet monthly but rather every 6-8 weeks, and we read the whole the Trilogy; the titles are listed below.  So I’d say about 7-8 months.  And we weren’t really officially a book club yet.  We had decided to read and discuss Kristin Lavransdatter, then the 2nd and 3rd, and then.…..we said “Hey, we should read some more books and be a book club!”

In 2001 we read:

My Heart Lies South: The Story of My Mexican Marriage by Elizabeth Borton deTrevino

My Heart Lies South: the Story of My Mexican Marriage

My Heart Lies South: the Story of My Mexican Marriage

Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather (who was not a Catholic female author), which was discussed here.

Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor.  This is also when we became a Book and Movie club by watching Wise Blood and agreeing to check out more movies whenever they were made from the book.  Wise_BloodFinally, we finished up our 2nd year with Rumer Godden’s An Episode of Sparrows!


The First Book

Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset/Translated by Tiina Nunnally

I know I need to start posting the books.  There are more than 60 over the course of 12 years.  However, if anyone wants to start a Catholic Women Reading Catholic Women Authors club, or you’re just looking for books for your book club this is just about the best selection you could make.  I will review it on the blog page soon and get some favorite quotes from the club.

We read this in 2000 give or take a year or two.  The trilogy (plan to read all 3; give yourselves 4-6 months or more) won the Nobel Prize for Literature, and Nunnally has won awards for her translations as well.

Book I:  The Wreath   Book II:  The Wife   Book III:  The Cross


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