Sarah Anne’s Bookshelf: What I read in December 2017 2

Bittersweet Uncommon Type The Bridge The Magnolia Story Capital Gaines Daring Greatly Louis L'Amour Lost Treasures

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 the previous month instead of what I plan to read that month. Hope you still enjoy seeing my bookshelf!

I read 12 books in December 2017 and finished three more that I read throughout the entire year. I usually try to read some holiday books in December to get in the Christmas spirit. I also read a few inspirational books and biographies. Here’s the complete list (reviews will be posted on the blog soon):

Skipping Christmas

Skipping Christmas by John Grishman
This was the December Online Book Club choice and I enjoyed reading the story about a couple who decides to forgo Christmas and go on a cruise – until a surprise changes their plans.

Lab Girl

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
This was an interesting autobiography about a plant scientist and her journey to find her own path.

Merry and Bright

Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
This was a very sweet holiday love story.

Uncommon Type

Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
This is a very interesting collection of short stories with a theme centered around the written word.


Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist
Finding the balance between the bitter and sweet parts of life is the theme of this inspirational book.

Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
Life is meant to live authentically and bravely and advice for doing that is found in this inspirational book.

The Bridge

The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury
A bookstore is closing after a flood but can a lost love find a way to rescue the store where the love began?

The Magnolia Story

The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines
The Gaines share their story in this book that reads like a conversation with the two of them.

Capital Gaines

Capital Gaines by Chip Gaines
Chip shares how he found success through life’s ups and downs in this book.

The Trust Protocol by Mac Richard
I chose this as a Baker Books Blogger read and it was an interesting book about how all relationships do better with honesty and trust.

Louis L'Amour Lost Treasures

Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures
This was an advanced copy with NetGalley and I am really enjoying getting a glimpse into L’Amour’s writing style through pieces of manuscripts that were left behind and never published until now.

Death Without Company

Death Without Company by Craig Johnson
I enjoy watching Longmire and also really enjoy reading the Longmire mysteries. The plots are different, but the characters are very close. This is the second Longmire mystery I’ve read and I plan to read more.

Bible Catechism of Catholic Church American Catholic Almanac

The Bible, Catechism of the Catholic Church
and The American Catholic Almanac by Brian Burch

I read these three throughout the entire year. I learned a lot from each and plan to read the Bible and Almanac again in 2018.

What did you read in December? Share your bookshelf below!

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.

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