Library

"All this she must possess," added Darcy, "and to all this she must yet add something more substantial, in the improvement of her mind by extensive reading."
~ from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen ~

Thanks for stopping by our library! Here at CYW we find few things more delightful and profitable than curling up by the library fireplace with a good book. Here you'll find an assortment of our favourites on varying subjects that we think a young Catholic woman would find interesting, with a link to our review provided if available. Not every book we recommend is Catholic; however we still believe that they contain valuable thoughts for young Catholic ladies.

Our bookshelf is continually being extended (and is currently under construction), and we're attempting to provide reviews for every work we recommend.

FICTION
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
  • The Shadow of the Bear by Regina Doman
  • Black as Night by Regina Doman
  • Waking Rose by Regina Doman
  • The Midnight Dancers by Regina Doman 
  • Belinda by Hilaire Belloc
  • Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  • Manalive by G.K. Chesterton
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter

WOMANHOOD and FEMININITY

LOVE and MARRIAGE
  • The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis
  • Three to Get Married by Fulton Sheen
  • By Love Refined by Alice von Hildebrand
  • A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken
  • Passion and Purity by Elisabeth Elliot
  • I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Josh Harris
CATHOLIC LIVING
 
SPIRITUAL

MODESTY, FASHION, and SEXUALITY

HOMEMAKING

HOMESCHOOLING and EDUCATION
  • Escape from Scepticism by Christopher Derrick
  • Homeschooling with Gentleness by Suzie Andres
  • Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum by Laura Berquist

BIOGRAPHY
  • Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza
  • Wisdom and Innocence by Joseph Pearce
  • A Man of the Beatitudes by Luciana Frassati
  • The Story of a Family by Fr. Joseph Stephane-Piat
  • The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp
  • The Shadow of His Wings by Fr. Gereon Goldmann
  • A Man for Others by Patricia Treece

ON GENTLEMEN

FOR THE LITTLES
  • The Tom Playfair Series by Fr. Francis Finn
  • The Bantry Bay Series by Hilda van Stockum
  • Outlaws of Ravenhurst by Sr. Imelda M. Wallace
  • The Weight of a Mass by Josephine Nobisso
  • If All the Swords in England by Barbara Willard
  • Angel in the Waters by Regina Doman
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  • Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Princess and the Kiss by Jennie Bishop
  • The Bad Child's Book of Beasts by Hilaire Belloc
  • Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  • A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett