The Women in the Castle
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck I love a good WWII historical fiction book. I’ve seen good reviews about The Women in the Castle, so I thought we could all read this together for the September Online Book Club book. Here is the Goodreads summary: Amid the ashes of […]

Online Book Club: September Announcement (The Women in the Castle ...

The Bourbon Thief
“And bourbon’s like the truth, you know.” “How’s that?” “The first taste burns, but once you get used to it, it’s the only thing you want in your mouth.” The Bourbon Thief is a story in a story. A woman entrances a man and after inviting her home finds she […]

The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz

Amazing Grace 1
  “Ideas have far-reaching consequences, and one must be ever so careful about what one allows to lodge in one’s brain.” One might think that the man responsible for removing the slave trade and even slavery itself from England might be a household name. However, William Wilberforce is not a […]

Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End ...

Modern-Day Miracles 1
“All of the orphans in the orphanage that day learned that there was indeed truth that prayer is powerful.” Miracles are not often thought about in our modern-day society. They are legends from Biblical times when people were healed, made to see or brought back to life. John P. Herzog […]

A Medley of Modern-Day Miracles by John P. Herzog

Tech-Wise Family 1
  “We are meant for so much more than technology can ever give us – above all, for the wisdom and courage that it will never give us. We are meant to spur on another along on the way to a better life, the life that really is life.” Technology […]

The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch

August 2017 Bookshelf 2
I did not read as many books in July as I wanted to read, but I’m happy with the ones I did. I’ll carry over the ones I didn’t read into August except for one. I had thought Last Hope Island was historical fiction, but it was a non-fiction book […]

Sarah Anne’s Bookshelf: August 2017

Small Great Things 1
“… Equality is treating everyone the same. But equity is taking differences into account, so everyone has a chance to succeed …” Ruth is a labor and delivery nurse who has worked hard for years to make a good life for herself and her son. Her husband died serving his […]

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Lights Out 3
“It would be the ultimate irony if the most connected, the most media-saturated population in history failed to disseminate the most elementary survival plan until the power was out and it no longer had the capacity to do so.” Scary. Imagine a scenario where a cyberattack takes down one of […]

Lights Out by Ted Koppel

Beartown 1
Welcome to the online book club for Beartown by Fredrik Backman. Bear town was a very vivid book about a town where life revolves around hockey. Children play, parents work and the hopes and dreams of the future of the town rest on the sport of hockey. The pressure weighs down on […]

Online Book Club: Beartown by Fredrik Backman

The Hobbit 1
  “Then something Tookish woke up inside of him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking stick.” Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit living a pleasant life when […]

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein