Wish List Wednesday: Books!


Sorry for the lack of post yesterday! I spent ‘blog time’ cleaning the downstairs for a little work video shoot we hosted at the house — I’m excited to share some behind-the-scenes photos once the video is out!

Today’s Wish List Wednesday is inspired by a recent acquisition I made: a library card! Ha ha! One of my co-workers, has mentioned that her mom works at one of the local libraries, so, since I LOVE to read, I decided to check out the one by our house. I’ve been buying a lot of books these last few years, so I figured this was a more cost-effective way of reading more!

Additionally, one of the reasons I wanted to post about my book wish list is to reflect back on some of the goals that came to mind when I was reading about people’s New Year’s resolutions. I’m not too into those, but I do think it’s important to hit the reset button sometimes and think about what adjustments you want to make in life. These books speak a little to that, so I’m looking forward to reading more!

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1-The Complete Book of Home Organization: 200+ Tips and Projects Paperback by Toni Hammersley

Who doesn’t need to be more organized?! I feel like I do a DECENT job of keeping things organized around here, but, sometimes, I feel like I’m too close to the projects and need new, fresh ideas and visuals to inspire myself to organize different spaces. Looking forward to checking this out — I have a closet outside that I’m DESPERATE to figure out!

2-National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States, 8th Edition

Ever since Africa, I feel like I’m constantly looking at places I want to go–the list is long! With that said, it seems like there is SO much focus on traveling abroad (which I totally understand), but there are so many incredible places to explore in the U.S., too!

3-The Girl on the Train Hardcover by Paula Hawkins

I’m so far behind on this one — have heard amazing things and can’t wait to read it!

4-Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World: How One Family Learned That Saying No Can Lead to Life’s Biggest Yes by Kristen Welch

When I think about having kids, it’s rather terrifying to know that our actions will shape everything they do. While I want to give them the world — and maybe another planet or two if I have them — I also want them to be grateful and know it’s important to earn what you get, not expect it. This read got great reviews — we’ll call it homework for the someday mom, maybe?

5-Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home Hardcover by Emily Schuman

Cupcakes & Cashmere is one of my favorite blogs. The recipes, the design and fashion insight — Emily Schuman’s taste is impeccable. I have her first book and can’t wait to check out the second!

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1-Lovable Livable Home: How to Add Beauty, Get Organized, and Make Your House Work for You Hardcover by Sherry Petersik & John Petersik

YoungHouseLove.com is one of my most favorite blogs and I miss its daily content! This is another ‘I have the first book’ situation and I’m excited to enjoy being inspired by another fun collection of projects from YHL!

2-Wildflower by Drew Barrymore

I can remember when Drew Barrymore released her book and was on the Ellen Show–I definitely thought it’d be a fun read. She took all the photos, too, which is so fun! Photography books are so interesting as you see the world through another’s eyes!

3-Humans of New York: Stories Hardcover by Brandon Stanton

Collections of stories about New Yorkers — how fun! The most inspiring, interesting city in the world has tons of great characters. I love following the Facebook page, too! So fun!

4-Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things by M. R. O’Connor

My obsession with animals continues to grow and, after listening to a presentation about the conservation of wild dogs, this book peaks my interest. I used to volunteer quite a bit and it’s on my list this year to try and get involved SOMEHOW with animals whether it’s at an animal shelter (we might have 3 dogs, if I do that) or working with a group forcused on conservation.

5-Elements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life Hardcover by Erin Gates

Similar to my interests and inspiration, I feel like my taste in design changes constantly. I love things to be clean and organized, but I also like eclectic pieces and decor items that have a story to them. I’d like to focus and do a better job looking at the bigger picture instead of individual items – I’m hoping this book will help!

Hope you enjoyed this post — what books are on your list?

Have a great day!