CM Featured Image 720x340 CMHangout #23 Tiffany, Michele, Erika
This week on’s CM Hangout Podcast, contributors Erika Marie, Michele Faehnle, and Tiffany Walsh gush over their favorite books together. Watch or listen in as they share their favorite books and maybe you'll add some to your reading list. We'd love to hear what YOUR favorite books are in the comments here or Facebook or feel free to email us your suggestions to Erika at
Michele Faehnle is a mother of 4 from Columbus, Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Michele enjoys volunteer work and is the co-chair of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference. She co-authored, with contributor Emily Jaminet, her first book, Divine Mercy For Moms: Sharing the Lessons of St. Faustina through Ave Maria Press.

Michele's Three Favorite Books Shared today:

Favorite Spiritual read: Consoling the Heart of Jesus: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat- Inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius - Fr Michael Gaitley

Favorite Fiction:  The Spear - Louis de Wohl
Favorite Non-Fiction:  The Shed that Fed a Million Children - Magnus McFarlane Barrow
Tiffany Walsh is a wife and mother to two precious children, a native Western New Yorker, and an academic librarian. She is a cradle Catholic who rekindled her childhood faith as a graduate student in New York City via her love of books and discovery of daily Mass. She enjoys using humor in her writing, and blogs about faith, books, and everything in-between over at

Tiffany's Three Favorite Books Shared today:

Favorite Spiritual read: Surprised by Truth: 11 Converts Give the Biblical and Historical Reasons for Becoming Catholic by Patrick Madrid, Foreword by Scott Hahn

Favorite FictionDeath by Cashmere: A Seaside Knitters Mystery by Sally Goldenbaum

Favorite Non-Fiction: The New Men by Brian Murphy

Currently Reading: An Amish Year by Beth Wiseman

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Erika Marie is a simple Catholic, Wife, and Mama. She relishes snuggles and free time with her family and loves reading, writing, blogging, and has a slightly obsessive addiction to creating Canva graphics. Enjoy more reflections by Erika at her personal simplemama blog.

Erika's Three Favorite Books Shared today:

Favorite Spiritual read: Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart by Jacques Philippe

Favorite Fiction: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Favorite Non-Fiction: A Severe Mercy - Sheldon Vanauken

Currently Reading: The Case for Jesus by Brant Pitre

Notes and Mentions this week:

Michele mentioned:

Tiffany mentioned a few other books:

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