Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Winter Round-up

It feels weird writing this post that's supposedly wrapping up winter when it's currently 30 degrees outside, and I'm wrapped up in a blanket with thick fuzzy socks on. Maybe Mother Nature is punishing me for publishing this post before winter is officially over. Look, I'm really sorry Mother Nature, but I'm ready for it to spring! For one, my birthday is in spring! And two, the days will be longer + warmer, which means I can have my coffee and read my book outside while enjoying the morning light. Spring needs to get here ASAP!


01| Attachments - Rainbow Rowell: Such a fun and cute read. Check out the full review I wrote here!

MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

02| Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home - Emily Schuman: I've been a big fan of Emily and her blog Cupcakes and Cashmere for years! In fact, that was the first blog I started reading many moons ago. However, this book was just okay. There are some really useful tips scattered throughout the book. Since the book is about her home, I wished we got to see more pictures of her home. When it comes to decorating, I want to see examples not read about them. If you're a fan of hers or looking for a pretty coffee table book, then I recommend this book.
MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

03| Domino: The Book of Decorating: A Room-by-Room Guide to Creating a Home That Makes You Happy - Deborah Needleman: This book was a very quick read. Mainly for the fact, that is very little text and mostly pictures. While most of the rooms were too over the top for my taste, I thought it was a good starting point if you're looking for inspiration to update your home/room.
MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

04| Remember Me? - Sophie Kinsella: A great choice for someone who is looking for a light, humorous read with a little bit of mystery. I wrote a full review about the book here
MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

05| My Drunk Kitchen - Hannah Hart: Overall, this book was mildly entertaining. I'm not trying to throw off on Hannah Hart. In fact, I love Hannah & her youtube channel. But halfway through the book, I realized while watching drunk Hannah cook is hilarious, reading about drunk Hannah cooking...not so much. I say save your money and just watch her videos online.

06| Catching Jordan - Miranda Kenneally: I had a hard time connecting with the main character, Jordan. The story is told through journal entries and poetry, which I didn't think went with Jordan's personality. Without giving too much away, I will say there is a love triangle, and I was pulling for the wrong guy the entire time. *sighs* Oh well.

07| Can You Keep A Secret - Sophie Kinsella: Considering how much I loved Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella, I was majorly let down by this one. I was expecting a lot from this book, and it just didn't deliver. While the plot was good, I found most of the characters to be underdeveloped. Apart from the protagonist, Emma, most of the other characters are forgettable. I just finished the book a few days, and as I'm writing this post, I can't remember a single character's name. Skip this book and read something else. 
   MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️


01| Finding Audrey - Sophie Kinsella: Leah, you're reading ANOTHER Sophie Kinsella book? Yes! I can't help it. Her books seem so lively and fun!

02| Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in The Sun, And Be Your Own Person - Shonda Rhimes

Note: Books that are rated 3 stars or higher contain affiliate links.

Now, I want to hear from you! What books did you read this winter? Which one would/wouldn't you recommend?

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