• Best Books of 2021 So Far
    Book Lists,  Books

    Best Books of 2021 So Far

    I’ve read over 35 books in 2021 so far, and I’ve read some really great books as well, so I decided it was time to whittle down my reads to some of the best in 2021 thus far. Let’s get started! one | It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover Lilly didn’t have an easy childhood. From saving homeless boys from themselves to protecting her mother from her abusive father, she didn’t really get to be a kid. But, she moves to Boston once she graduates from college, and life couldn’t be better. She opens her own flower shop, falls in love with a neurosurgeon, and makes an amazing new best…

  • Beach Reads 2021
    Book Lists,  Books

    Top 10 Books to Read at the Beach

    It officially summer, and I have very mixed feelings about it, so I’m trying to cheer myself up with the thought of reading lots of books by the pool this year. I don’t think I’ll be making any trips to the beach with a few weddings on the horizon, but I will be moving to a new apartment with a fancy salt water pool, so you bet your butt I’ll be taking advantage of that. If you are going to the beach though, these are some must reads while you’re there. Let’s get started! one | Beach Read by Emily Henry Duh. January and Augustus can’t write a single word. Which is…

  • Books to Read During Pride Month
    Book Lists,  Books

    Books to Read During Pride Month (And Year Long) | 2021

    Happy Pride! This month, I’m sending love to those that are out and proud, those finding their safe spaces to explore themselves, those still figuring it out, and everyone in between. I’ve rounded up a few books I’ve read or plan to read that I think showcase the varied experiences someone can have in life. Please note, I do identify as she/her and as straight, so please support LGBTQ creators and authors as much as possible this month! one | Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz Aristotle and Dante don’t fit in. Aristotle is angry at the world, and Dante is a know-it-all. But…

  • Anticipated Summer Book Releases 2021
    Book Lists,  Books

    Most Anticipated Summer Book Releases | 2021

    It’s been a rainy few weeks in Nashville, but that doesn’t mean I’m not counting down the days to days in the park reading under the shade. Summer is the perfect time for a thriller, and these new releases will not disappoint. Let’s get started! one | Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid The Riva family is famous. Not only are a few of them pro-surfers and models, but they throw the wildest beach party every summer that anyone who is anyone always makes sure to attend. This year, things are different. This year, by 8 a.m., everything is up in flames. Reid tells the timeless story of what it…

  • Springy Book Covers Featured Image
    Book Lists,  Books

    Book Covers that Remind Me of Spring

    We’ve had a few chilly days here in Nashville over the last few weeks, and it’s making me crave full-time spring. I thought it would be fun to share a wrap-up of the most spring-like book covers I’ve seen across the internet. Let’s get started! one | Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell It’s 1580s England, and a young Latin tutor falls in love with an eccentric woman, Agnes, who is known across the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. When the pair marry and settle into their home on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon, she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a force of nature in her husband’s life. Agnes’s…

  • Hyped Books
    Book Lists,  Books

    Hyped Books I Can’t Wait to Read

    I can’t be the only one that sees the same book over and over again on Bookstagram and Booktok, right? I know I’m bound to be disappointed by these (I usually am at least a little let down by anything that’s overhyped), but it doesn’t make me want to read them any less. Let’s get started! one | Shadow and Bone (series) by Leigh Bardugo Because the Netflix show is coming out soon, this is the only thing I see on my TikTok. Between Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo might be the most hyped up author on social media (aside from Sarah J. Maas). Shadow and Bone takes place in Ravka, a…

  • Anticipated Spring Book Releases
    Book Lists,  Books

    Most Anticipated Spring 2021 Book Releases

    I don’t know about you, but I am very ready for spring. We’ve had some pretty beautiful days in the last week or two, and I’ve been dressing for the weather I want, not necessarily the weather I have, and I am a-okay with that. With a new season come new book releases! Let’s get started with my most anticipated spring 2021 book releases! one | The Elephant of Belfast by S. Kirk Walsh Based on the true events about a zookeeper and an elephant, The Elephant of Belfast follows Hettie Quin and her three-year-old elephant Violet during World War II. Hettie works at the Bellevue Zoo in Belfast as Violet’s personal keeper.…

  • Women's History Month
    Book Lists,  Books

    Books to Read for Women’s History Month 2021

    Happy Women’s History Month! To celebrate, I’ve compiled a list of a few of my favorite and most-anticipated reads written by women and about women. I’ve broken it down into a few sub-categories, but I obviously can’t cover all of the amazing books written by women. This is barely a scratch, but I hope you find a new favorite. Let’s get started! Memoirs Untamed by Glennon Doyle A book about finding yourself, finding your passion, finding your purpose, and finding your person. Untamed is Doyle’s memoir that untangles the complex feelings surrounding being a woman, motherhood, family, finding yourself, and so much more. Know My Name by Chanel Miller Chanel was known as only…

  • Snow Day Reading Featured Image
    Book Lists,  Books

    Books To Curl Up With On a Snow Day

    We had snow here in Nashville last week — real snow that kept me in my house for a week because this girl does not drive in the snow. All I wanted to do was curl up with a good book and read for hours. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you want to look at it) I had to work all week, so I didn’t get to have a traditional snow day, but it did make me want to create this list of books to curl up with on a snow day. Let’s get started! one | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Monique lives in modern-day…

  • Valentine's Day Books
    Book Lists,  Books

    5 Books to Read this Valentine’s Day

    When it comes to Valentine’s Day, you either love it or hate it — there is no one in the world that is just “meh” about this day of love. Whether you think its lame or adorable, it’s still a good reason to develop a themed list! I’m here with some classic rom-coms as well as some more unconventional picks for you to read during this season of love. Let’s get started! one | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Monique lives in modern-day New York and is writing about the life of the 50s movie starlet Evelyn Hugo. Evelyn chronicles her life to Monique, so much of…