Glitter and Glue
“Things happen when you leave, when you walk out the door, up the driveway, and into the world.” Kelly’s mother and father have always been so different. Her father is laid-back and likes to host parties. Her mother worries and is more introverted. In the book, their relationship is compared […]

Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan


Night to Remember
The sinking of the Titanic was avoidable, but the loss of life that night is tragic. The details of that fateful night have been passed on by survivors and compiles in the book A Night to Remember.

A Night to Remember by Walter Lord


Bookseller
In The Bookseller, Kitty wakes up from a vivid dream where she is married and a mother. Her real life couldn’t be any more different – she is a single woman who runs a small bookshop with her best friend, Frieda. The dream is hard to shake but it’s when she keeps goin

The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson



Side Hustle
Chris Guillebeau goes step-by-step on how to figure out a good side hustle idea and then make that idea come alive and thrive.

Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau


Reading
I am trying to read at a slower pace this year and read books that are already in my house on or my Kindle. I read 9 books in January and two of those were books I already had on hand. The rest were library books (including an audiobook) except for The Tattooist of Auschwitz, which I bought for a book club I started locally.

Sarah Anne’s Bookshelf – January 2019


Tattooist of Auschwitz
The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the author’s interviews with a man named Lale Sokolov who wanted to talk to someone about what he saw and experienced in Auschwitz after his wife died.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris



Backpack Bear Vodka
A Backpack, A Bear and Eight Cases of Vodka is a memoir that taught me so much about a refugee’s perspective. Lev honestly tells the reader about not just his experiences, but his feelings and how he was deeply affected by the 10 years he spent as a Jew in the USSR.

A Backpack, A Bear and Eight Cases of Vodka by ...



The Baker's Daughter
“We have to stop being afraid of the shadows and realize that the world is made up of shades of gray, light and darkness. Can’t have one without the other.” Reba Adams is sent to interview a German baker in El Paso about how holidays were spent in Germany. When […]

The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy



Teenager is Not Crazy
Is there any science that can explain teenage behavior? The Clarks explore this idea in Your Teenager is Not Crazy: Understanding Your Teen's Brain Can Make You a Better Parent. Teenagers’ brains are rapidly changing and learning how to process feelings and information. Learning the biology of how teenagers are developing can help parents more readily understand and prepare for the teenage years.

Your Teenager is Not Crazy: Understanding Your Teen’s Brain Can ...