Book Review: Hemingway Didn’t Say That

Have you ever heard a quote attributed to a specific person and thought, "did they really say that?" Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and other social media outlets circulate countless sayings supposedly coined by Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Abraham Lincoln, and many others. Oftentimes, the attribution alone seems to give the quote more clout. But did they … Continue reading Book Review: Hemingway Didn’t Say That


Book Review: Girl, Wash Your Face

Oh, boy. Okay. This book is a mash-up of "here's how to get more done" and "if you're not successful it's 100% your fault" with a little bit of Jesus talk thrown in. I came to Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis knowing what people have said about it, both good and bad. I … Continue reading Book Review: Girl, Wash Your Face

Book Review: Paris for One (and Other Stories)

One of my favorite ways to approach the library is to just wander and browse until something catches my eye. The library I frequent is fairly small so this usually doesn't take long. Because it is small, browsing instead of coming in with a list is usually much less disappointing. If I don't know what … Continue reading Book Review: Paris for One (and Other Stories)

Book Review: Hillbilly Elegy

Over the summer, I picked up a good-sized stack of books from a free book fair. Many were books that had been on my TBR for quite some time. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance was one of those books.  I really did not know what to expect from Hillbilly Elegy. It is the story of a culture I … Continue reading Book Review: Hillbilly Elegy

Book Review: David and Goliath

If you grew up going to Sunday School, you probably know the story of David and Goliath. If you don't, here it is: the Israelites and Philistines were engaged in a battle. At one point, a giant by the name of Goliath comes forward as the Philistine champion. He challenges Israel, demanding they send out … Continue reading Book Review: David and Goliath

Book Review: Through the Gates of Splendor

If you want to be constantly convicted about what you are doing to further the Kingdom of God, read two books about people who are unashamedly declaring the gospel in hostile areas, even to the point of death. You will end up spending a lot of time contemplating how you can be serving God "to the hilt … Continue reading Book Review: Through the Gates of Splendor

Book Review: Dispatches From the Front

In 2015, I attended a conference put on by Frontline Missions. The intent of the conference was to both train and make attendees aware of the needs of missions in restricted access countries. At that conference I learned about Bible translation ministries (my focus back then), business as missions, and much more. I got to … Continue reading Book Review: Dispatches From the Front

Book Review: Confessions of a Shopaholic

Although I tend to prefer more serious stories and books, there's something about picking up a "silly" book sometimes. A friend joked to me recently, "You seem to prefer really heavy books or mindless books - there is no in-between!" And she would be right. I tend to swing between extremes with my reading. So … Continue reading Book Review: Confessions of a Shopaholic

Book Review: My Sister’s Keeper

I first heard of My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult when the both controversial and popular movie based on this book was released. Everyone was talking about it and I saw ads, trailers, and posts about the movie everywhere. As soon as I realized that it was based on a book, I knew I had to read … Continue reading Book Review: My Sister’s Keeper

Book Review: Sapphique

As soon as I finished Incarceron by Catherine Fisher, I knew I had to pick up its sequel, Sapphique. Sapphique picks up several months after Incarceron ends. Finn is struggling to adjust to the outside, Claudia is still trying to find Incarceron (where her father has disappeared to), and both Finn and Claudia's lives are in danger as they fight … Continue reading Book Review: Sapphique