Sarah Annes Top Summer Reads 1
Looking for some good books to read this summer? Among the more than 250 books I have reviewed on my blog, I’ve picked several books that I know are good summer reads. Some will teach you new things, some will inspire you and some will take you to another world. […]

Sarah Anne’s Top Summer Reads

“With the sense that someone was lurking nearby, Goldfinch shook himself out of the daze. He felt a chill forming at the back of his neck.” A small settlement in New Jersey has its sights set on being set apart from the world. It’s 1829 and Andrew Jackson is president […]

Synod by Dan C. Gunderman

The Vanishing American Adult
“Let’s hope that, over time, we’ll develop a bias, when we have an extra free hour, toward shoveling snow from the elderly neighbor lady’s sidewalk over streaming another Netflix sitcom.”  Parenting is not easy in this day and age. However, it can be even harder when parents don’t keep in […]

The Vanishing American Adult by Ben Sasse

Practice Makes Purpose
“Gratitude is the secret of happiness.” Sometimes reexamining the small habits in our lives can help us change for the better. In Practice Makes Purpose, there are six main areas we should focus on in life to live to our full potential. The author is a former minister and has […]

Practice Makes Purpose by C. Paul Schroeder

The Blue Bottle Club
For July, the Online Book Club will read and discuss The Blue Bottle Club by Penelope J. Stokes. I have not read this book or any by this author. It looks like a good summer read about four teenage girls and their dreams and how they do or don’t come […]

July Online Book Club book announcement (The Blue Bottle Club ...

Once We Were Brothers
“The doors of decision are one-way only. You can never go back. I’ll never be the same person again.”  Ben Solomon, a survivor of the Nazi invasion of Poland, is watching TV one day in his older years and sees a face he could never forget. The man who lived […]

Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson

Art of Fully Living
“From my experience, pursuing goals from a place of inner peace yields better results.” Unsatisfaction and unhappiness can be tolerated or it can be a catalyst for change. Tal Gur felt unrest in his life and dared to think if this was really how he wanted to live his life. […]

The Art of Fully Living by Tal Gur

Bookshelf 4
I chose some very interesting books from my bookshelf in May for a total of 11 books read. I’m up to more than 50 books this year so far. In May, I read some inspirational books, very good fiction and interesting political commentary. Here’s what I read: Once We Were […]

Sarah Anne’s Bookshelf – May 2018

Daring Greatly
“In other words, if we want our children to love and accept who they are, our job is to love and accept who we are.” We can listen to the voices in our head that tell us we are no good, or we can live bravely. In Daring Greatly, a […]

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Every Note Played
“Every note played is a life and a death.” Most of us won’t get the time to reflect upon our lives and make amends before we die. Some people do and Richard is one of them. A renowned concert pianist, he first notices signs of his disease when his right […]

Every Note Played by Lisa Genova