For a long time, now, I've been wanting to read more about the Church. I don't have many local Catholic friends and apart from being a lector in our parish, I haven't been super active in church, which I realize is my own fault. I hope the reading will help me increase not only my knowledge, but also strengthen my faith. I'd like to read about church leaders, church teachings, lives of saints, and apologetics.
The problem is, I don't know where to start from a background of having read very little outside formal settings. I also get extremely bored with nonfiction very easily. A few years ago, I read Milestones by Pope Benedict XVI. But I don't remember much of it.
Therefore, my new resolution is to read nonfiction between whatever other books I pick. Right now, for example, I am between books. I just finished The Lost Wife which was amazing and I'm waiting for The Atlas of Impossible Longing to come in through the library.
My current book between books is Pope John Paul II: the Pope I Knew So Well by Caroline Pigozzi. It is a small but entertaining biography written by a woman who spent time narrating the Bl. John Paul the Great's activities for her newspaper Paris Match.
Like I said, it's small and almost lighthearted, so it is a fairly benign introduction to the world of Catholic biography and theological writing.
Anyone have suggestions on where to go from here?