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Books

3 Great novels for reading outdoors 

You can't go wrong with books from these authors, which will calm your mind and spirit in the warm summer months.

Here’s what we’re reading this summer: A book list

Aleteia writers on what books they are taking to the beach -- or maybe the backyard -- this summer.

Imaginary popes: A review of George Weigel’s ‘The Next Pope’

Reading it polemically will miss Weigel’s broader purpose: explaining the papacy and the Church

The most harrowing paintings of Hell inspired by Dante’s “Inferno”

From Botticelli to Delacroix, Dante’s literary depiction of Hell has inspired artists for centuries. 

12 Great beach reads that happen to be classics

Full of humor and great dialogue, these are perfect books for a day at the beach, pool, park, or just the backyard this summer.

Reading Flannery O’Connor in our times

The Catholic writer from Georgia was a daughter of the American South, whose fiction often illuminates the racial injustices of her time and place.

Try this fun strategy to get your kids excited about reading this summer

A family book club checks off all the educational boxes without feeling like "school."

Is evil just a myth?

The Greeks didn't think so, and neither should you.

Finding faith in superheroes: From Superman’s spirituality to Wolverine’s wounds

Fr. Christopher Ortega talks to Tomek Grodecki about finding God in 'Man of Steel,' 'X-Men (TV Series)' and 'Batman: The Animated Series.'

New book will show your children how Our Lady wants to be close to them

Anthony DeStefano's latest release is a beautiful way to explain Mary's changing appearance in apparitions.