Welcome back, how lovely it is to see your face for the second day in a row (I know I can’t see you play along). I really did miss blogging on my little break but there was just no way I could have feasibly kept blogging during the break I was so busy. I also spent most of the break incredibly sick which definitely threw me off. I’m going to try to be a bit better in 2017 about being ahead of the game on my blog posts so if I keep getting sick (which has been constant recently) then there will still be posts for you all. Another goal to add to my resolutions.
If you read yesterday’s post you might know that I was away for a couple days over the holidays. I made a quick jaunt to Florida and tried to relax for a few days. I managed to get sick again but I also managed to read four books, all of which I loved dearly (hence why I read them so quickly). So I have some suggestions for you if you’re about to go on a trip of your own. Or if you just want to curl up with a good book at home, I’ve got you.
Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
This is the one fiction book that I read while I was away and I loved it. I’ve had a bit of hard time getting into fiction lately for whatever reason but I was truly absorbed in this one. It’s about a young actress who is coming up to the end of a deadline that she set for herself trying to “make it”. It’s enjoyable and light and happy with some deeper moments that are relatable regardless of what career you’re in.
Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
Kendrick does an incredible job of taking the tone that she uses in interviews and on twitter into book form. She’s authentically her, which she talks about trying to become in this. The parts that give you an inside look at Hollywood are fun and actually somewhat informative, and she also sheds some perspective – like you can be broke and not have your stuff together even though you’re nominated for an Oscar.
Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
It’s very odd to think that the same person who wrote this book wrote the first one above but she did. Graham is incredibly talented at writing fiction. That being said I really did enjoy this book still, it’s short and frothy and light and enjoyable. The perfect beach read.
Bloom by Estee Lalonde
Part coffee table book (because of the size and style of the book) part memoir Lalonde has the ability to talk about every aspect of her life from growing up to body issues and do it all so stylishly. I loved the bits about beauty and home decor and the way she weaves a personal story into those light details that makes it that much more enjoyable. Also she started out as a blogger from Waterloo so I feel a sense of commraderie with her.
What books have you been loving recently? I’d love some recommendations if you have them. Don’t forget to follow me on social media and check out my bloglovin’