“Chocolate’s been known to cure even the worst case of lovesickness.” When a teenage girl finds herself in love with her best friend’s boyfriend, she fights hard to leave him alone. He treats her like his best buddy and when he gets sick, he leans on her more and more […]

Lovesick by Jacqueline Levering Sullivan

Calico Joe
If you are stopping by to find questions for your book club, please leave a note for me telling me where you are from! Welcome to the online book club for Calico Joe by John Grisham. As the son of a Major League Baseball pitcher, Paul Tracey not only longs to follow in […]

Online Book Club: Calico Joe by John Grisham

The Rooster Bar
“We had a good day and won’t always be so lucky. What’s amazing is the traffic, the sheer number of people who get chewed up by the system.” Law school isn’t easy. The classes are tough, the student loans are high and then there is the bar to pass. Add […]

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

“Some people are completely normal before they come here, but when they arrive in this area, especially Jerusalem, they become a little psychotic and they think they’re a religious figure like Jesus or the Virgin Mary.” In Ellipsis, a love interest leads Journey to take a job in Jerusalem researching […]

Ellipsis by Gina Rincavage

Artemis 2
“Very few people get a chance to quantify how much their father loves them. But I did.” Fast forward a few decades and picture a city built on the moon where people have lived most of their lives. Artemis is a tourist attraction, but in order to keep the tourist […]

Artemis by Andy Weir

Ollie Ollie
“Guilt was my old friend. We understood each other and needed each other. It was guilt that had always protected me from despair.” Around the age of 7, Anne’s older brother, Paul, passed away. At an age where she could start feeling deeply, this death and that of an older […]

Ollie Ollie in Come Free: A Memoir of Swallowed Time ...

Once We Were Brothers
For May, the Online Book Club will read and discuss Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson. I love historical fiction and this book sounds interesting – two men who grew up as brothers, but one possibly betrays the other during the Holocaust.  Here is the Goodreads summary: The […]

May Online Book Club Annoucement: Once We Were Brothers by ...

“If you were made to create, you won’t feel whole and healthy and alive until you do.” Life is both bitter and sweet, author Shauna Niequist has come to realize after going through several heartbreaking and wonderful seasons. She has had wonderful jobs, friends and family moments. She has also […]

Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist

“We all knew things were difficult, conditions harsh. But if we pulled together, we were told, we would survive. We could thrive in a world which had become difficult to live in. But it was clearly made more difficult for some citizens than for others. The thought of it made […]

Flow by Clare Littlemore

March 2018 bookshelf
I made a big dent in my bookshelf during March by reading 13 books. I read some fiction, some memoirs and some inspirational books. I also started the Divergent series, which I will probably finish in April – it’s very intriguing! My two favorites were Calico Joe by John Grisham […]

Sarah Anne’s Bookshelf – March 2018