Yes, Advent starts on Sunday!
So, if you’re looking for Advent reading, here are the books I recommend. I know this is sort of late in the Advent prep game, but with Amazon or your local Catholic bookstore at hand (or even Barnes and Noble, for the Ann Voskamp), you can find these this weekend!
Come, Lord Jesus: Meditations on the Art of Waiting, by Mother Mary Francis, PCC: This is my favorite Advent book. I love reading it every year and always find something new to ponder. Truly fantastic. The readings are originally chapter conferences Mother Mary Francis gave the Poor Clares in Roswell, NM (she was their Abbess until her death a few years ago), so there’s lots of spiritual wisdom and nuggets to ponder.
Advent and Christmas Wisdom from (Saint) John Paul II: This is a compilation of Scripture, quotes from the Pope, and reflections for every day in the Advent and Christmas season. There are many others in this series, but this one is my favorite. I also have the Lent/Easter version.
The Greatest Gift, by Ann Voskamp: The author of One Thousand Gifts came out with this Advent offering last year. Part devotional, part journal, I found it a worthwhile addition to my Advent reading.