3 ways to find your next favorite book

With 130,000,000 books in the world, how do you find the one that will capture your interest?

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by how many life-changing, thought books there are out there that could entertain me, expand my thinking and change my life, as so many books have. How am I going to make sure I find all of the ones I’d love? Let’s call it bookworm anxiety, shall we?

Here are a few ways to combat bookworm anxiety and find your next favorite read:

1. Personalized reading recommendations: Simply fill out an online form provided by your local library and a real-life librarian will find a list of books matching your interests. I’ve found some of my favorite books this way. If your library doesn’t offer official personalized recommendation lists, don’t be afraid to ask a librarian for recommendations. That’s what they’re there for!

2. Good Reads: Whenever you come across a book you’d like to read, add it to your “to read” shelf on Good Reads to keep track. Also, search highly-rated books on likeminded friends’ accounts.

3. WhatshouldIreadnext.com: Simply put in the title or author of a book you loved and you’ll get a list of similar books that you’ll probably dig.

I love talking wordy (obviously), so feel free to ask me for some of my recommendations!

Brunchettes: Fight Like Girls

Bre Lasley and her sister miraculously survived an attempted murder in September, 2015.

But that traumatic experience was just the beginning of her fight.

Bre has been fighting through depression, anxiety, low self-worth, fear and that she says has been just as hard, if not harder, than physically fighting her attacker.

Bre had us on the edge of our seats, crying, and laughing as she told us her story and empowered us to find love, self-worth, forgiveness, and hope through our own fights, whether they be infertility, divorce, mental illness, abuse, or any other kind of personal hardship.

Bre has such a light about her and I’m so grateful we got a chance to feel that at Brunchettes.

Read more about Bre here.

Thank you to everyone who helped Brunchettes happen!


Favorite romantic reads

I’m a sucker for romantic novels. In lieu of Valentine’s Day, here is a pile I’ve added to my favorites list over the years. I’d love to know yours!

At the top of the list are some classic regency novels, because when it comes to romance, nothing beats those in my romantic-in-the-wrong-century opinion.

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Six steps to new-year’s resolution success 

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Maybe we’re still mesmerized by the magic of the holiday season. Maybe we’re still in that notorious Christmas sugar coma. But for some reason, many of us mistakenly see January 1st as a magical switch we can simply flip on to leave behind all of our flaws and bad habits and become everything we want to be in a day. While goal-setting can definitely be a healthy and helpful practice, most of us go about it all wrong. Here are some tips to help you make your resolutions realistic and reachable.Read More