Sarah Anne’s Bookshelf – April 2018 4


I read some very interesting books in April – a young adult series, history, Christian fiction, a book about personality types and a great book set in Alaska. I read 10 books total from my bookshelf. Here’s what I read:

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

The Great Alone is one of the best books I’ve read in a while! I gave it 5 stars in Goodreads. It’s a story about a family trying to survive in the wild of Alaska and each other. It’s also a love story that faces tremendous odds. I would highly recommend it, especially if you’ve ever been to Alaska (I lived there for three years). It’s a book worth buying.

Insurgent   Allegiant  

Insurgent, Allegiant and Four by Veronica Roth (Divergent series)

I read the first book in the Divergent series in March (well, listed to it) and then quickly moved on to the rest of the series. It’s a dystopian young adult series where people are separated into five factions. The story was very interesting and I am looking forward to watching the movies.

How the Irish Saved Civilization

How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill

When I asked a friend what history book I should read next, she recommended Cahill. I learned a lot about a part of history I was never taught in school by reading this book. Apparently, a lot of European literature was saved after the fall of Rome by monks in Ireland making copies of it. If you enjoy history, you will enjoy this book!

Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come by Justin Coogle

Set in the future where the Vatican has teams of Demon Hunters, Kingdom Come is about seeing the evil that might be right in front of your face. I found it interesting, but I guessed the ending fairly early on.

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

I started Pax by listening it on a road trip and then read the ending after getting home. Two of my children read it, too, and we all decided it was a great story, but bittersweet. A boy is separated from his fox and decided to find him. The trials of trying to find him again cost both the boy and the fox greatly. 

Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything by Anne Bogel

I love learning about personality types and this book reviews several different styles including introvert vs. extrovert, Myers Briggs and the Love Languages. I learned some new things in this book, but the main one was that in personality tests, you should answer by how you truly are, not who you want to be.

A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers

A friend of mine recommended this book as one of her favorites and then many others told me the same thing. The story starts in Jerusalem just a few years after Jesus has risen from the dead and the main character is the daughter of a man Jesus rose from the dead.

Terminal Core

Terminal Core by Lynn Steigleder

Terminal Core is a science fiction book set on another planet where an element is being mined, but it’s also under attack.

What did you read in April?
Share below – I’m always looking for books to add to my to-read bookshelf!

About Sarah Anne Carter

Sarah Anne Carter is a writer and reader. She grew up all over the world as a military brat and is now putting down roots with her family in Ohio. Family life keeps her busy, but any spare moment is spent reading, writing or thinking about plots for novels.