My Fall Reading List

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Okay, it’s time for another book roundup. You guys probably already know by now that I love a good read, so I wanted to share what’s on my fall reading list. From thrillers to murder mysteries, I’m in the mood for something with more suspense and edge of your seat, twists and turns. Who else is a sucker for a spooky story this time of year? If you’re more into easy reads, then don’t worry, I threw in a few more guilty pleasures as well (always). From witches to wizards, magic and curses, these books will certainly get you in the Halloween spirit. I’d love to know what you’re reading right now… what scary story should I add to my fall reading list?


Other Birds by Sarah Addison



Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman



The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams



From Bad to Cursed by Lana Harper



A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw



Finley Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano



Madly, Deeply by Alan Rickman



Beyond the Wand by Tom Felton



Angelica Frankenstein Makes Her Match by Sally Thorne



The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman



Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson



The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna



The Kiss Curse by Erin Sterling



Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister


Books I’ve Read & Loved Lately

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If you’re looking for your summer reading list, then look no further! I’m rounding up a few books that I’ve read and loved lately, so I know you’ll enjoy them too. I’ve included a few easy reads, a couple best sellers, and some feel good endings. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was definitely worth the hype, and The Unsinkable Greta James was a good read too. I’m always looking for new books to add to my list, so I’d love to know what books you’ve been loving… what should I read next?

The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan



Lease On Love by Falon Ballard



Book Lovers by Emily Henry



The Unsinkable Greta James by Jennifer E. Smith



The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid



Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score



Unlikely Match by Laura Bradbury




February’s Book Roundup

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a book roundup, so I figured I’d share some that I’ve recently read and loved. My favorite books are fiction, romance and easy beach reads, so if those are the types of books you like too then I highly recommend checking out the ones below. Reading is one of my favorite hobbies, so I’d love to know what books you recommend. I’m always looking for a new book to add to my list. Let me know if you decide to read any of the ones below and what you think! Happy reading!

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig



Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho



A Certain Appeal by Vanessa King



The Name Curse by Brooke Burroughs



On Location by Sarah Echavarre Smith



Head Over Heels by Hannah Orenstein



Across the Winding River by Aimie K Runyan



And They Lived Happily Ever After by Therese Beharrie


Monthly Book Roundup

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I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately – it’s one of my favorite escapes – so I figured I’d do a roundup of all the books I’ve loved recently, especially since I haven’t done one in a while. So, if you’re an avid reader like me, then I highly recommend checking out any of the books below. Each of them are well-written and easy readers – some even hard to put down (aren’t those the best kind of books!?). Also, I’d love to know what some of your favorite books have been lately! Happy reading!

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett


The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren


The Roommate Situation by Katie Bailey


The Switch by Beth O’Leary


Outrageously in Love by Jen Morris


The Layover by Lacie Waldon


The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood


Will They, Won’t They by Portia MacIntosh


Riley Thorn & the Dead Guy Next Door by Lucy Score


With You Forever by Chloe Liese
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Best Books for Valentine’s Day

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Who’s ready for a roundup of the best books for Valentine’s Day?

I’m going to be completely transparent with you. Up until last year, I wasn’t a major “romance” genre kind of girl. I had the idea in my head that they were all like the old romance novels (I.E. the book Rachel reads in that Friends episode haha). Silly, I know!

With everything that has happened in the world the last year, I needed happy, easy reads. Which is where a newfound love for contemporary romance novels began! I am pretty positive that Contemporary Romance is now my favorite genre of book because they give me the warm fuzzies. Plus, they just make me happy!

With that said, I figured February was the perfect time to share the best books for Valentine’s Day & put together a round up of my favorites. Some are oldies but all are great reads that I highly recommend if you’re looking for a lovely read.

Sound off in the comments below with your picks for the best books for Valentine’s Day. I’ll continue to add to this list with your recommendations as they come in so that we have a well rounded list!

This Time Next Year

The Dating Plan 

Party of Two

Love & Gelato

The Wedding Party

The Off Limits Rule

Simply Starstruck

Something Borrowed

The Match

The Proposal

The Enemy

Something Blue

Get A Life, Chloe Brown

Heart Bones

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler

Yours Truly

Sea of Memories

The Art of Inheriting Secrets

The Plus One Pact

Blind Dates, Bridesmaids & Other Disasters

Honeymoon For One

The Wedding Date

Check out my intro to my book reviews HERE!


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This Time Next Year Book Review

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This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens

Minnie Cooper knows two things with certainty: that her New Year’s birthday is unlucky, and that it’s all because of Quinn Hamilton, a man she’s never met. Their mothers gave birth to them at the same hospital just after midnight on New Year’s Day, but Quinn was given the cash prize for being the first baby born in London in 1990–and the name Minnie was meant to have, as well. With luck like that, it’s no wonder each of her birthdays has been more of a disaster than the one before.

When Minnie unexpectedly runs into Quinn at a New Year’s party on their mutual thirtieth birthday, she sees only more evidence that fortune has continued to favor him. The gorgeous, charming business owner truly seems to have it all–while Minnie’s on the brink of losing her pie-making company and her home. But if Quinn and Minnie are from different worlds, why do they keep bumping into each other? And why is it that each fraught encounter leaves them both wanting more?

I absolutely LOVED this book! I expected a cute, love story & this book surprised me with being so much more than that. The characters throughout are like-able, well developed and have real life matters. Which made them completely relatable.

The story takes place over a years time, with a few flashbacks from earlier years. The storyline kept me invested in every character the whole way throughout. I loved that the story was hopeful without being cheesy. Which is just one trait that sets this book apart from others.

I couldn’t put this book down and think it’s a must read if you’re looking for a witty, feel good story!

If you loved This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens book review, check out this post for another great read!

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A Book Review Introduction – One Day in December

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I made a small announcement on my Instagram account recently that I’m going to start sharing about the books that I read. I am so thrilled to start talking about books with you guys because if you didn’t know, I read quite a lot & quite frankly, books are my happy place. I know that doesn’t technically make sense because books are things, not places, but I have always loved books & when I read a good book, I’m instantly transported to wherever the story takes place. That’s probably why I’m such a big fan of stories set in Europe especially!

If I ever had the opportunity, I would open up a bookstore of my own… Maybe I’ll keep that in the back of my mind if an opportunity ever arises but until then, I can’t wait to fill my bookshelves with the books I’ve been keeping in storage. Apartment life isn’t always the most conducive to having books all over the place but I’ve missed my books so they’re officially going to make an appearance once again. Hopefully more aesthetically pleasing this time around. 🙂

For those of you here for the outfit + beauty posts, don’t worry! This content will in no way be replacing the content I typically share with you but instead will be additional content on top of my typical style & beauty posts. I may have distanced myself a bit from blogging over the years but I feel happy to be back & able to share what I’m passionate about. This industry has changed so much since I first started blogging & somewhere along the way I forgot how much I love to blog. Not to become famous on Instagram or to make a ton of money, but to just sit down & write out a post to all of you. It’s been difficult to navigate the many social media platforms but for now, I’m simply going to forget about all of that & post because I love creating content.

I hope you’re all doing well & having a lovely start to your December. (I still can’t believe we’re almost through 2020!) I chose the book One Day in December by Josie Silver to start this all off because obviously, it’s a holiday book haha. This was such a cute book! If you’re looking for an easy read, cute love story & feel-good book, definitely give this one a read. The writing really showed attention to detail and I loved that the plot wasn’t the typical cheesy Rom-Com. A must-read holiday book in my opinion!

*Quick Note: I’m linking this book below but if at all possible, I always recommend purchasing from local independent book stores. If that’s not possible for you at the moment, I appreciate you purchasing through my links! As a disclaimer, I make a very small commission on purchases made through my links with no additional charge to you. 🙂

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