being sarah, thankful / things i'm loving

books I read in July, August and September 2018

I’m still loving my decision to get a library card earlier this year. It’s been such an awesome way for me to encourage my love for reading. You can check out which books I’ve read so far this year by clicking here –

Books I read in January, February and March 2018

Books I read in April, May and June 2018

>> the descriptions that are in bold are my favorites & ones I highly recommend <<




  1. 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad || This is a Si-Fi / Horror novel originally written in Norway but translated into English shortly after. NASA wants to go back to the moon, so they decide to open a contest to 3 teenagers between the ages of 14-18 to accompany the mission. 3 teenagers from across the globe are selected and excited to embark on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. As soon as they are chosen, mysterious things start occurring in the children’s lives, and an elderly man with Alzheimer’s suddenly remembers the horrors of his trip to the moon in the 70’s, but unable to speak, he cannot warn the teenagers of their indefinite demise before they are shipped off to the moon where very unexpected events take place. Aliens that can only be described as doppelgangers start attacking the crew one-by-one, leaving you in suspense for multiple chapters with a surprising ending that I certainly did not expect. If you love Si-Fi stories, this one isn’t too bad.
  2. How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell || Great book! Maxwell broke down the importance of taking time to think plus what we should focus thinking about in order to grow. Great application book.


  1. Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst || Such a powerful book by Lysa about how to uninvite those feelings of rejection that can so easily creep into our life. I found some great phrases through this book that really changed my thinking. Whether you struggle with feeling rejection or are just looking for a new read, this book is sure to give you freedom and a refreshed outlook on your life. So good!


  1. Present Over Perfect by by Shauna Niequist || I loved this book! Such a good reminder what “being present” in your life really means. So encouraging and insightful. Definitely on my “read again” list 🙂

  2. Money Secrets of the Amish by Lorilee Craker || Aaron and I are really trying to be better at sticking to our budget, so when I came across this book, I thought it would be a fun read. Although we actually already practice most of what the Amish do (thrifting, not using a credit card, trading services, etc.) one thing they did say that I found helpful was to really breakdown your grocery list and decide if it’s really cheaper to purchase something in bulk (I.E. SAM’s Club, Costco, etc.) vs. at Wal-Mart or Aldi. Groceries is something Aaron and I need to look at more closely, so this tip was helpful. Otherwise, it was an enjoyable book and I enjoyed learning a little more about Amish culture.

  3. Money Secrets of the Amish by Lorilee Craker || I was intrigued to see how the Amish save money, and I surprised to find that my family already implements a lot of their tricks to save a buck. However, they did give me a couple fresh ideas that I am looking forward to starting. Overall, it was an interesting book that I truly enjoyed.




Do you have any good book recommendations? I’d love to hear them! 🙂

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