August 4, 2016

Reading Recommendations

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Tote: Brinny K Designs c/o  |  Glasses:  Zenni Optical  |  Wifey Shirt:  ILY Couture 
Blanket:  Home Goods, Similar  |  Coffee Mug:  Brinny K Designs c/o


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reading recommendations summer reads brinny k designs etsy personalized coffee mug bridesmaid gift bridal party mrs wifey happily ever after reusable tote bag .png

reading recommendations summer reads brinny k designs etsy personalized coffee mug bridesmaid gift bridal party mrs wifey happily ever after reusable tote bag .png

reading recommendations summer reads brinny k designs etsy personalized coffee mug bridesmaid gift bridal party mrs wifey happily ever after reusable tote bag .png

reading recommendations summer reads brinny k designs etsy personalized coffee mug bridesmaid gift bridal party mrs wifey happily ever after reusable tote bag .png

reading recommendations summer reads brinny k designs etsy personalized coffee mug bridesmaid gift bridal party mrs wifey happily ever after reusable tote bag .png

One of my goals this year was to read more and until two weeks ago I had barely picked up a book.  Don’t get me wrong I love to read.  Give me a cup of coffee or a good glass of wine and I and could spend all day (or night) doing so, but for some reason I just couldn’t bring myself to finish a book lately.  I’d pick up a book, read 20 pages, and then get totally distracted.  I’ve finally gotten over my reading slump, so I thought I would share with you five books I’ve recently read! 

Career of Evil was the first book I picked up because it had been on my “to-read” list the longest.  It’s actually the third in a series by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) and each book is better than the last.  I love a good mystery and the twists in this one did not disappoint.  I highly recommend reading them in order, as there are some aspects of character relationships you might miss if you read them out of order! 

Kyle had been trying to get me to read The Martian for a whole year.  I don’t normally reach for books with a lot of science fiction and I had already seen the movie, so it was low on my list.  After reading it, I could kick myself for not reading it before seeing the movie.  This book had me literally laughing out loud and is a book I think anyone can enjoy, no matter what they normally like to read! 

Me Before You is another one that sat on the shelves for quite some time.  Although the storyline sounded good to me, I just have to be in the right mood to read this kind of book.  Once I finally sat down to read it, I could not put it down.  I fell asleep with this book in my lap, and once I woke up I started reading it as soon as I had my cup of coffee in hand.  While the ending left me pretty heartbroken, it did make me question a lot of things, which is one of the best things a book can do for you!  Now I just need to see the movie!

The Luckiest Girl Alive was recommended as being similar to Gone Girl and Girl on the Train, both of which are some of my favorite books to date.  I don’t think this one quite compares to them as I easily predicted the ending, but the storyline did keep me entertained and turning the pages!

I picked up The Nest randomly one day as I thought it would be a light, easy read and that’s just what it is.   It’s a story about four siblings that have drifted apart over the years but are brought back together over an accident that threatens their inheritance.  This is a book I would take to the beach or on a road trip! 

When I was a kid, I went to almost all the midnight releases of the Harry Potter books and movies and still watch the movie marathons on TV.  Kyle and I originally planned on going to Barnes and Noble to get our copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at midnight the day it came out, but I totally fell asleep on the couch while we were waiting.  I hate to admit it, but after reading the play I’m glad we waited until the next morning to go and pick up our copy.  It was wonderful to be back in the world of Harry Potter and the play was entertaining, but it was absolutely nothing like the other books in the series.  If you keep the two separate and remember that the play was not written by J.K. Rowling, I think you’ll like it a lot more than if you don’t!

Now, onto the best part of this post, the adorable coffee mug and tote that I’ve been sipping my coffee out of every morning and toting my books home from the library in!  They’re from the most adorable Etsy shop, Brinny K Designs.  She has some of the cutest coffee cups, wine glasses, ring holders and now tote bags!  They’re perfect gifts for the recently engaged or married girlfriends in your life, or a wonderful treat for yourself.  I have my eyes on this "Mrs." coffee mug and how perfect is this personalized Starbucks cup?! 

I hope you’ve had a wonderful week so far!
xoxo,

Kathryn