is Amanda and I blog over on Anchored
to Sunshine. I blog about recipes, fitness,
life lessons, and (obviously) books!
hear about a book that’s supposed to be “the best”. You read
raving reviews about it on Refinery29, see it recommended by
and find it in the front window of every bookstore you pass. You
think to yourself, it was meant to be!
a glass of red wine, pop a bag of Skinny Girl lime & salt popcorn
(totally channeling your inner Olivia Pope) and dive into the book…
only to find out it’s a total dud. Literally the WORST!
are those magical moments when the great reviews and hype are well
deserved and you want to sing the book’s praises from the rooftop!
It’s like when you love a food that’s actually healthy for you,
or find a restaurant with a great happy hour on a delicious cocktail.
Stumbling upon a book that is truly worth the hype makes my day!
books that received great reviews that I whole-heartedly recommend
you pick up immediately!
OF HISTORICAL FICTION: The
Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
OF BEACH READS: The Rocks by Peter
OF GONE GIRL: The
Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
OF A GOOD (not too graphic) WAR NOVEL:
The Things They Carried
OF COMEDY: Modern
Romance by Aziz Ansari
OF EDUCATIONAL NOVELS: How to Win
Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
OF BOOKS THAT BECOME MOVIES: The
Martian by Andy Weir
OF MEMOIRS: Now I See You: A Memoir
by Nicole C. Kear
more recommendations or even warnings about books you should steer
clear of (I’m pretty opinionated when it comes to reviews), check
my blog out for all that and more! I consume books like I consume