Reading List – January


I read a lot in January. I’ve always loved reading but I think working at Barnes & Noble has really pushed me to read more. It’s hard walking past all those pretty covers (sorry, I judge) and not want to read them! This new reading kick also corresponded with all of my hold items from the last couple of months finally coming into the library. So I’ve decided to share with you all what I’ve read this month and a little about them so you can decide if you’d like to read them too! (Warning: I read a ton of biographies this month.) Please leave me a book recommendation in the comments!

The Magnolia Story – Chip and Joanna Gaines
My favorite read of the month! This book tells the story of our favorite HGTV show, Fixer Upper. Chip and Jo write about their childhood, how they fell in love (which is just the cutest love story ever), all their business ventures before Fixer Upper, and how their lives became a hit TV show. I loved every bit of it. It really shows how true to life their “TV personalities” are! Read if you love Fixer Upper as much as I do.

Bloom: Navigating Life and Style – Estée Lalonde
“Home is where the bra is not.”
I am quite skeptical about “YouTuber Books” ever since everyone and their mother with a following got a book deal. They can definitely sell a book but surely not all of them are great writers with a story to tell, right? That being said, I really do love Estée Lalonde’s style and her blog. Her book did not disappoint! This is who should be given a book deal (and many more). Estée takes you on her journey of moving from Canada to London for love (at 18!!), her style evolution through the years, and much more. Read if you’re a fan of Estée or beauty/fashion.

It – Alexa Chung
It is all about fashion. Makes sense since it is written by a fashion model. This book is a few years old and I remember seeing it on EVERY fashion Instagram I followed. Obviously I’ve wanted to read it ever since. Funny how an advertising graduate can fall so hard for marketing ploys!! Chung writes about her personal style and her fashion icons. Read if you love fashion.

Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur
I have to admit that I only picked it up because SO many people were buying it at B&N. This is a book of poetry, which isn’t something I’d normally gravitate to. It’s beautifully written and delves into how Kaur deals with heartbreak and love. It’s a very quick read. Read if you’re in your feelings.

Yes Please – Amy Poehler
This book is in a different section because I couldn’t finish reading it. Which is so sad! I love Amy Poehler and think she is hilarious but this book didn’t showcase that. There were parts that were funny, but nothing laugh out loud worthy. I wish that I could’ve gotten more into it but after forcing myself to read half of it I couldn’t. Disappointing.

Currently reading: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson





  1. Aunt Kim
    January 31, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    I recently read, Without Getting Killed or Caught, the biography of Guy Clark. Unless you are really interested in song writing or love country music you might not enjoy. I enjoyed it and love learning more about Guy and his wife Suzanne, Rodney Crowl, Townes VanZant and many other great singer songwriters.
    I just finished a novel titled, The Couple Next Door. Intriguing, mystery, keeps you guessing right up to the end. I don't want to ruin the ending so all I will say is, I wish someone would read it so I can discuss the ending.

  2. January 31, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    I just looked up The Couple Next Door on my Library's website and it has a waitlist of 21!! Must be good, I'll put it on my to read list.

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