Europe, Memory, and the Heart: What I Read in 2018

2018 was my second year with Rose City Reader’s European Reading Challenge. The goal is to read books written by authors from, or set in, as many different European countries as we can.

My snapshot of Gustav Caillebotte’s “Paris Street; Rainy Day” at the Chicago Art Institute.

This year I managed to complete four European books–Gilion’s Four-Star category.


Saved in Hope by Pope Benedict XVI (Germany)

Finding God’s Will for You by St. Francis de Sales (Switzerland)

Interior Freedom by Fr. Jacques Philippe (France)

All for Jesus: The Easy Ways of Divine Love by Fr. Frederick William Faber (England)

I will be joining Rose City Reader again next year and aiming for five books from five different countries!

2 thoughts on “Europe, Memory, and the Heart: What I Read in 2018

  1. I like the books you picked. I always like a theme, and you picked a worthwhile theme, for sure. Although I think you should count the Saved in Hope book as a Vatican City book — VC is one of the 50 European sovereign states and there aren’t many opportunities to read a book from there! 🙂


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