It's was kinda difficult to narrow the list down to the few that were for me the best and most worthy of a recommendation. I spent a good portion of the year reading the irrepressible GK Chesterton, but I can't single anything out of his works to write here, (my suggestion is to read anything of his). Astute readers of this post will no doubt notice a certain 'Ratzinger-ian' theme to my reading of late - this is something I certainly will be continuing in the new year.
The Secrets, Chastisement, and Triumph of the two Hearts of Jesus and Mary – Dr Kelly Bowring
Fatima in Lucia’s Own Words – Sr Lucia
The Spirit of the Liturgy – Josef Cardinal Ratzinger
Sacramentum Caritas – Pope Benedict XVI
Ratzinger’s Faith – Dr Tracy Rowland
The Ratzinger Report - Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger & Vittorio Messori
The Meaning of Christian Brotherhood – Josef Ratzinger
Light of the World – Peter Seawald & Pope Benedict XVI
The Old Mass and the New: Explaining the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum of Pope Benedict XVI. - Bishop Marc Aillet
Life and Holiness – Thomas Merton
A Rabbi Talks with Jesus - Jacob Neusner
The Christian Imagination: GK Chesterton and the Arts – Thomas C. Peters
Gift & Mystery: On the Fiftieth Anniversary of my Priestly Ordination - Pope John Paul II
The Jewelers Shop - Karol Wojtyla *Fast becoming a yearly read - just beautiful!
There were some others that nearly made the list, but I really should limit it to my solid recommendations.
That's it for now!