• Books for Families

    Almost Grown: Launching Your Child From High School to College
    Patricia Pasick
    W.W. Norton and Company, 1998

    Countdown to College: Preparing Your Student for Success in the Collegiate Universe
    Shawn Anderson
    Blue Bird Publishing, 1997

    How to Survive Your Child's College Education: From Application to Graduation
    Donald Baack
    Citadel Press, 1997

    Let the Journey Begin: A Parents' Monthly Guide to the College Experience
    Jacqueline Kieran MacKay and Wanda Johnson Ingram
    Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002

    Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years, 4th Edition
    Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger

    Millennials Go To College
    Neil Howe and William Strauss
    American Association of Collegiate Registrars, 2007

    When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parent's Survival Guide 
    Carol Barkin
    Avon Books, 1999

    You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years
    Marjorie Savage
  • Books for Students

    College101: A First Year Reader
    John Lawry
    McGraw-Hill, 1998

    How to Get a Good Degree: Making the Most of Your Time at the University
    Phillip Race
    Open University Press, 1999

    Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds
    Richard J. Light
    Harvard University Press, 2001

    101 Things a College Girl Should Know, From a Big Sister Who's Been There
    Stephanie Edwards
    Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1996

    101 Things a College Guy Should Know
    Stephanie Edwards
    Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1998

    Reaching Your Full Potential: Success in College and Life
    Willie Brown
    Prentice Hall, 1998

    Ready for College: Doing Laundry, Writing Papers, Keeping Your Faith, Passing Exams, Avoiding Alcohol, Making Friends, Going on Dates…
    Michael Pennock
    Ave Maria Press, 1997

    Right From the Start: Taking Charge of Your College Success, 4th Edition
    Robert Holkeboer and Laurie Walker
    Wadsworth Publishing, 2003

    Take Control on Your Student Loan Debt, 2nd Edition
    Robin Leonard and Shae Irving
    Nolo Press, 2001

    The Art of Academic Finesse: How Ordinary Students Achieve Extraordinary Grades
    Eric Evans
    Hohm Press, 1998

    The Consumer Student: Being Your Best at College and Life
    Carl Wahlstrom and Brian Williams
    Wadsworth Publishing, 1997

    The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief and Behavior During the University Years
    Steven Garber
    Intervarsity Press, 1997

    The Guerilla Guide to Mastering Student Loan Debt
    Anne Stockwell
    Harper Collings Publishers, 1997
  • Books for Spiritual Growth

    Awakening Your Soul to the Presence of God: How to Walk With Him Daily and Dwell in Friendship With Him Forever
    Kilian Healy
    Sophia Institute Press - 1999

    A Good News Spirituality
    John Burke
    Paulist Press - June, 2000

    An Evening Walk: Steps Towards Wisdom and Grace
    Cathleen Curry
    Ave Maria Press - July, 1999

    Guided Meditations on Discipleship: Readiness, Faithfulness, Conviction & Transformation
    Jane Ayer
    St. Mary's Press - April, 2000

    Prayer for Beginners
    Peter Kreeft
    Ignatius Press - March, 2000

    Starting Out: Reflections for Young People
    Patrick Reardon
    ACTA Publications - May, 2000

    Taming the Restless Heart: How to Know God's Will and Dwell in the Peace It Brings
    Gerald Vann
    December, 1999

    The How-To Book of Catholic Devotions: Everything You Need to Know but No One Ever Taught You
    Mike Aquilina, Regis Flaherty
    Our Sunday Visitor - March, 2000

    Twelve Tough Issues and More: What the Church Teaches and Why
    Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk
    St. Anthony Messenger Press - 2002
  • Books on Catholicism

    A Biblical Defense of Catholicism
    Dave Armstrong
    Sophia Institute Press - 2003

    Being Catholic Today: Your Personal Guide with Questions for Reflection and Action Ideas
    Servant Publications - June, 1998

    Becoming Catholic: Even if You Happen to Be One
    James Killgallon, Mary Michael O'Shaughnessy, & Gerard Webber
    ACTA Publications - March, 1997

    The Catholic Experience
    Bernard Lee, William D'Antonio, Virgillo Elizondo
    Paulist Press - May, 2000

    Catholic Means Universal: Integrating Spirituality and Religion
    David Richo
    Crossroad Classic - February, 2000

    I Like Being Catholic: Treasured Traditions, Rules, and Stories
    Michael Leach & Therese Johnson Borchard
    Doubleday Publisher - October, 2000

    Ten More Good Reasons to Be Catholic
    Jim Auer
    Liguori Publications - December, 1999

    What It Means to Be Catholic
    Joseph Champlin & Clare Gonzalez
    St. Anthony Messenger Press - March, 1999

    Why I Am Still a Catholic
    Kevin Ryan & Marilyn Ryan (eds.)
    Riverhead Books - May, 1998

  • Books on Catholic Morality

    The Essential Moral Handbook: A Guide to Catholic Living
    Kevin O'Neil & Peter Black
    Liguori Publications - June, 2006

    Forming a Catholic Conscience
    James Hogan & Michael Pennock
    Ave Maria Press - July 1999

    Pure Heart - Clear Conscience: Living a Catholic Moral Life
    James Keating
    Our Sunday Visitor Press - August, 2003

    Walking in Virtue: Moral Decisions and Spiritual Growth in Daily Life
    John Crossin
    Paulist Press - January, 1999
  • Books on Catholic Social Teaching

    An Introduction to Catholic Social Justice
    Roger Charles
    Ignatius Press - March, 2000

    Giving and Growing: A Student's Guide for Service Projects
    Frances Hunt O'Connell
    St. Mary's Press - May, 1999

    Living Justice: Catholic Social Teaching in Action
    Thomas Massaro, S.J. 
    Sheed and Ward - March, 2000

    Pillars of Catholic Social Teaching: A Brief Social Catechism
    Perry Poets
    International Scholars Press - October, 1999

    The Evangelizing Catholic: A Practical Handbook for Reaching Out
    Frank DeSiano
    Paulist Press - January, 1999
  • Books for Catholic Parents

    Catholic Answers for Catholic Parents
    Maria Compton-Hernandez
    St. Andrew's Productions - February, 2000

    Parenting with Grace: Catholic Parent's Guide to Raising Almost Perfect Kids
    Gregory & Lisa Popcak
    Our Sunday Visitor - March, 2000


Source: Adapted from the Villanova University Parent's Bookshelf.