- The Pope Speaks: The Teachings of Pope Pius XII, compiled and edited by Michael Chinigo
- The Son of God, by Karl Adam
- Compendium of Church History, by The Sisters of Notre Dame, Namur
- A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture: Vols. 1 (the Old Testament) and 2 (the New Testament), by Frederick Justus Knecht, DD.
- The World of Evelyn Waugh, edited by Charles Rolo
- Mary: Coredemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate. Theological Foundations: Towards a Papal Definition?, edited by Mark I. Miravelle, S.T.D. (online here)
- To Love and Be Loved by Jesus: Meditation and Commentary on the Gospel of Mark, by Alfred McBride, O. Praem.
- The Sower's Seeds: One Hundred Inspiring Stories for Preaching, Teaching, and Public Speaking, by Brian Cavanaugh, T.O.R.
The book on Pius XII is also really cool b/c the editor basically scoured the pope's writings and addresses and grouped different paragraphs and sections categorically. So, for example, if I want to know what Pius XII taught about birth control, I can just turn to page 117 and there's 5 pages from his Address to Obstetricians. If I want to know what he taught about sports, I can just turn to pg. 194 and there's several paragraphs from two different Addresses to Youth of Catholic Action. Pretty cool.
If you're wondering why I got the Sower's Seeds book, it was because in catechesis it's good when you can tell a story that illustrates a particular doctrine. It makes it easier for your audience to see how the doctrine relates to their every-day lives. This book is basically filled with stories like that and it was written with catechists and teachers in mind. So, I thought I could put it to good use.
There, I'm done making you feel jealous now ;) For some great books you can read online, see the "Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword" Section towards the bottom of my sidebar.