Engagement, A Bibliography


On Easter Sunday, my boyfriend proposed to me at Belvedere Castle in Central Park.

And I feel the best way to invite you all into my joy is to share the bibliography of our courtship — the favorite books we asked each other to read, the books we read for the first time together, the books it turned out we had both already loved.


A Sense of Direction by William Ball

A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

Bed and Board: Plain Talk About Marriage by Robert Farrar Capon

Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis

Called to Love by Carl Anderson

Company by Stephen Sondheim

Equivocation by Bill Cain

Misc. college papers by either of us (on The Graveyard BookSweeney Todd, etc.)

So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane

The Collected Plays of William Shakespeare

The Ball and the Cross by G.K. Chesterton

The Jeweler’s Shop by Karol Wojtyla (St. JPII)

The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton

Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar: Reflections on Courtship and Marriage by Leon & Amy Kass


ring seated

And, of course, I still have Three to Get Married by Fulton Sheen on my list of books I intend to read in 2016.  Plus, any other excellent essays Alexi plans to write.


(And, yes, before anyone asks, he does falsify the title of the blog)

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