Cold Tangerines
“I choose to believe that there is nothing more profound than this day.” Cold Tangerines brings the message of “Seize the Day” to everyday life in its short 40 chapters. Shauna Niequist is baring her soul in the book and telling the world how she deals with marriage, motherhood, moving, […]

Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist

Killer Jam
“Everything had seemed so perfect just a few weeks ago. And now, I stood to lose everything.” Lucy has moved to her grandmother’s farm to try and make a quiet life for herself homesteading after spending many years in Houston as a busy journalist. There’s the dewberries to make jam […]

Killer Jam by Karen MacInerney

Hillbilly Elegy
“The truth is hard, and the hardest truths for hill people are the ones they must tell about themselves.” Some people have the deck stacked against them their whole lives. Some manage to find a way to rise above it all. J.D. was born to a mom who could never […]

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb
The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin I saw this book for sale on my daily BookBub email and thought it looked really interesting. I enjoy when writers (and TV shows/movies) can take childhood fairy tales to the next level. Mrs. Tom Thumb is not a character I had ever […]

Online Book Club: October Announcement (The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom ...

Killing the Rising Sun
“… It seems to be the most terrible thing ever discovered, but it can be made the most useful.” -President Harry S. Truman The question of whether or not America should have dropped the atomic bombs on Japan in World War II has long and often been debated. It did […]

Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O’Reilly

My Not So Perfect Life
“As long as I can remember, I’ve wanted out of Somerset. I’ve wanted London.” In My (Not So) Perfect Life, Katie Brenner has always dreamed of living life in the big city. Raised by her father, she is torn by his desire for her to stay close by to the […]

My (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

Bookshelf September 2017
I read a lot from my bookshelf in August – although several of the books were shorter or easier reads. Skinnybones took just over an hour, but I read it since my daughter is reading it in school. Economics in One Lesson was not on my list, but it came […]

Sarah Anne’s Bookshelf: September 2017

For Whom the Bell Tolls
“I suppose it is possible to live as full a life in seventy hours as in seventy years; granted that your life has been full up to the time that the seventy hours start and that you have reached a certain age.” Set just over the course of a few […]

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

Cost of Discipleship
“Grace and active obedience are complementary. There is no faith without good works, and no good works apart from faith.” What does it actually mean to live a life being a follower of Jesus? That question is the very topic of The Cost of Discipleship by Detrich Bonhoeffer, who was […]

The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

In The Unlikely Event
Welcome to the online book club for In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume. Over the course of a year, three planes crashed in the town of Elizabeth, N.J., just outside the Newark airport. The people in the town saw firsthand the wreckage and helped recover both survivors and victims. Teenagers came […]

Online Book Club: In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume