Grown-Ups Guide to Teenage Humans 2
“One of the most powerful things to teenagers is people proving they are devoted to them.” Parenting is hard. Parenting babies is tiring. Parenting toddlers is time-consuming. Parenting children is an adventure. Parenting teenagers is like visiting a different planet. The world teenagers are growing up in today is much […]

The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans by Josh Shipp

Handmaid's Tale
“For the ones to come after you, it will be easier. … Because they won’t want things they can’t have.” The world is much different than it used to be, but those women living in the changed world still remember how it used to be – walking freely in the […]

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Life As We Knew It
“At that second, I think we all realized that it was Our Moon and that if it was attacked, then we were attacked.” Like any other rare phenomenon in outer space, the whole world gathers to watch as an asteroid is about to hit the moon. The calculations have been […]

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

John Adams
“The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. Great necessities call out great virtues.” Most people can name the first president of the United States, but who was the second president? John Adams did a lot for America, but is not always a figure that is […]

John Adams by David McCullough

Middle of the Mess
“How do you live an authentic life with God? It always starts with the truth.” There is some mess in all of our lives. We often try to hide it and show others a life that is put together. If we were to share our truth about our messy, broken […]

In the Middle of the Mess by Sheila Walsh

Fearless Parenting
“Are parents today facing issues that would have been unthinkable to their grandparents’ generation? Yep.” Parenting children today is hard. There are so many new situations to deal with, especially with technology. Cell phones, social media, cyberbullying – many of these things our own parents didn’t have to deal with […]

Fearless Parenting by George Barna and Jimmy Myers

Camino Island
“Plans – nothing ever goes as planned, and the survivors are the ones who can adapt on the fly.” Mercer Mann is a struggling writer. She has two books published and is struggling to get the third written. In the meantime, she is teaching to pay off her student loans. […]

Camino Island by John Grisham

Radium Girls
“Radium was a silent stalker, hiding behind that mask, using its disguise to burrow deep into the women’s jaws and teeth.” What if the whole world told you something was safe and then that thing ended up being deadly and killed you? That is exactly what happened to the radium […]

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Bookshelf 2
I am going to change up how I do my bookshelf on the blog. Although I enjoyed setting high reading goals in 2017, I’m ready to take it a little bit easier when it comes to what I read in 2018. So, I’m going to post about what I read […]

Sarah Anne’s Bookshelf: What I read in December 2017