Bette's Favorite Books

By Bette's Miscellany

By Bette's Miscellany

Check out some of my very favorite books! Make a purchase and help the little guys (as well as your mind, heart, and soul)!

Brideshead Revisited

Evelyn Waugh

$16.99 $15.63

Beautiful saga of the height and decline of an English Catholic aristocratic family before, during, and after World War II. Also an excellent television series starring Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews that hits the nail on the script just perfectly.

My Family and Other Animals

Gerald Durrell

$17.00 $15.64

Hilarious historical account of British and Greek culture before the war through the eyes of an eccentric naturalist and his wacky family.


Evelyn Waugh


A fun way to learn about some early Christian history, including Constantine and his mother, Helena, and her finding of the True Cross.

Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited

Philip Eade


Read all about an essential satirist and drama king of early 20th century British culture.

Life in a Jewish Family: Edith Stein: An Autobiography 1891-1916

$26.95 $24.26

Edith Stein was a renowned philosopher who studied phenomenology in its beginnings with Edmund Husserl. She eventually converted to Catholicism from Judaism and entered a cloistered Carmelite order, only to be hunted down and gassed by the Nazis at Auschwitz. She has some other excellent philosophical and theological writings, but I recommend her autobiography before anything else. Very good.


G. K. Chesterton

$8.95 $8.23

Man! Alive! This will teach you what's important about living and dying and being a human being.

Grammar 101: From Split Infinitives to Dangling Participles, an Essential Guide to Understanding Grammar

Kathleen Sears

$15.99 $14.71

Best compact book on grammar I've ever come across.

Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution

Simon Schama

$35.00 $31.50

Very entertaining saga of the real events of the French Revolution...a thick read, but well worth the time and dedication.

How to Read a Book (Revised and Updated)

Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren

$18.00 $16.56

Lord Peter

Dorothy L. Sayers

$16.99 $15.63

Dorothy Sayers is my favorite crime writer. Her Lord Peter stories combine wit and wisdom and make you scratch your head while you wipe your eyes from laughing.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

$14.99 $13.79

Flannery O'Connor: Collected Works (Loa #39): Wise Blood / A Good Man Is Hard to Find / The Violent Bear It Away / Everything That Rises Must Converge

Flannery O'Connor

$40.00 $36.00

The grotesque and the beautiful are perfectly entwined in marriage in the works of Flannery O'Connor. She is my favorite novelist of the 20th century.

Wise Blood

Flannery O'Connor

$16.00 $14.72

The Violent Bear It Away

Flannery O'Connor

$16.00 $14.72

Flannery O'Connor: Spiritual Writings

Flannery O'Connor

$19.00 $17.48

Everything That Rises Must Converge: Stories

Flannery O'Connor

$17.00 $15.64

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Ed. Indexed [With CDROM]

Merriam-Webster Inc

$27.95 $25.16

I LOVE this dictionary. Highly recommended.

Nobody Likes a Goblin

Ben Hatke

$17.99 $16.55

The Ball and the Cross

G. K. Chesterton and Ben Hatke

$22.95 $20.66

The Legitimacy of the Human

Remi Brague


The Mystery of Jesus Christ

F. Ocariz


This is one of the best books I've come across that attempts to understand and explain the incomprehensible marriage of divine and human in the person of Jesus Christ. A very intriguing and enlightening read.

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer

Sydney Padua

$40.00 $36.00

Absolutely love this, indeed, thrilling adventure through the wheels and cogs of Victorian Britain through the eyes and minds of two eccentric and lovely scientists! Sydney Padua will capture your heart!


George Orwell

$17.00 $15.64

An essential read for all human beings.

Brave New World

Aldous Huxley

$15.99 $14.71

Another essential read for all human beings.

The Man in the High Castle

Philip K. Dick

$15.99 $14.71

What the world could have been like if the Nazis had won the war...

Charles Dickens: A Life

Claire Tomalin


Charles Dickens: Four Novels

Charles Dickens

$24.99 $22.49

Bleak House

Charles Dickens

$11.95 $10.99

A Christmas Carol: With Original Illustrations In Full Color

Charles Dickens and John Leech


The Complete Novels of Jane Austen

Jane Austen

$24.99 $22.49

What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist-The Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century England

Daniel Pool

$17.00 $15.64

If you love reading 19th century English literature, this is an excellent resource and a witty way to wind through the century!

Mere Christianity

C. S. Lewis

$15.99 $14.71

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

C. S. Lewis

$16.99 $15.63

George MacDonald

C. S. Lewis

$13.99 $12.87

A Noble Treason: The Story of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Revolt Against Hitler

Richard Hanser

$17.95 $16.51

Sophie and her brother Hans are my heroes.

Fulton Sheen's Wartime Prayer Book

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen and Fulton J Sheen

$9.95 $9.15

An essential book for your pocket.

Gerard Manley Hopkins: The Major Works

Gerard Manley Hopkins

$15.95 $14.67

This is my favorite poetry book of all time.

The Complete Short Novels

Anton Chekhov

$26.00 $23.40

Forty Stories

Anton Chekhov

$15.95 $14.67

The Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka

$10.95 $10.07

The Rainbow Goblins

Ul de Rico

$19.95 $18.35

The Thief of Always

Clive Barker

$16.99 $15.63

The Best of Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick


Jazz: A History of America's Music

Ken Burns and Geoffrey C Ward


Archie: 1941

Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn, et al.

$17.99 $16.55