You're Worth It!
“Only in Him can we find affirmation of our true identity as women. Only in him will we find the courage to reject the world’s lies about womanhood.” Sometimes we all need a reminder that we are people of worth and that God made us for a purpose in this […]

You’re Worth It! by Danielle Bean


Wonder
“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.” In Wonder, August Pullman is facing going to school for the first time in 5th grade. He was born with a facial deformity that required several surgeries […]

Wonder by R.J. Palacio




Mercy in the City
“But at the heart of the Corporal Works of Mercy is making yourself available to those in need, even when it isn’t convenient, even when you don’t expect it.” Lent is a time for self-reflection and a time to change for the better. Living in New York City may seem […]

Mercy in the City by Kerry Weber


“From history we learn that sooner is not necessarily better than later … that what we don’t know can often hurt us and badly … and that there is no such thing as a self-made man or woman.” David McCullough is a well-known author in history circles. He has written […]

The American Spirit by David McCullough


The Final Spark
“Wisdom is not always cowardice. Boldness is not always courage.” The final book in the Michael Vey series, The Final Spark, starts with the assumption that Michael has died in the Battle of Hades. There is no trace of him where the lightning hit his body except for burn marks […]

The Final Spark (Michael Vey 7) by Richard Paul Evans



Lonesome Dove 2
“It only went to show what he already knew, which was that there were more dangers in life than even the sharpest training could anticipate.” Lonesome Dove is a place that sticks with you, whether you are a character in the book or a reader. The ranch in Texas near […]

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry


Noel Diary
October was a good reading month. I feel like I read a variety of books. I learned more about Thomas Jefferson, read more of the Wonder stories, was inspired in my faith and parenting, read some good fiction and read the newly-released biography of Martin Luther. I have 99 books […]

Sarah Anne’s Bookshelf: November 2017


Hidden Figures
“Their path to advancement might look less like a straight line and more like some of the pressure distributions and orbits they plotted, but they were determined to take a seat at the table.” In a time when bathrooms were still segregated in America, African-American women were making strides as […]

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly



The Women in the Castle
“Once you knew – really knew – of the women and children being shot in the woods, of the shower rooms constructed for the sole purpose of killing, how could you not act?” In The Women in the Castle, three women in Germany have their lives forever changed during World […]

The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck