Can you recommend a book on Catholicism for novices?

Can someone recommend some good books about Roman Catholicism? I was not raised Catholic but I am interested in learning more and possibly converting ever since attending a Catholic university for graduate school.

**Recommended reading:

Pillar of Fire, Pillar of Truth
Mass Appeal** by Jimmy Akin **
Catholicism for Dummies** by Frs. John Trigilio and Kenneth Brighenti

Please also see the recommendations at Catholic Answers’ page on How to Become a Catholic.

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