Happy Friday, sweet friends! I am SO excited about this post, and I can’t believe we haven’t done this sooner. My best friend (of 37 years!), Kate, is an expert on all things books and blogs at The Loud Library Lady, and she’s rounded up 5 perfect reads for busy mamas.
While I haven’t made much time for reading in the past 3 years (I blame the kids), it’s one of my most favorite past times. These days I try to read a chapter each night before bed. I love unplugging from my phone and getting lost in a good book, even if just for 15 minutes.
And while I dearly miss being able to curl up with a good book and read the day away, I know my favorite books will always be there, waiting for me to pick them up when the time is right. Books are patient like that.
The good news? Kate is an avid reader (and by avid I mean she reads like 25 books a month, FOR REAL) and she lets me know what I need to keep on my nightstand in my TBR (that’s book speak for “to be read”) pile.
I hope you guys enjoy! And let us know if you’d like to see more book recommendations. We are thinking of making it a thing around here. Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss a post! Click here to sign up!
PS – make sure to head to Instagram for a giveaway! We’re giving away these 5 books to one lucky winner! WOOHOO.
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I am so excited to be collaborating with Suz on this post ~ you all know we’ve been BFFs since birth, right? That means there has been a LOT of book sharing happening over the years, from board books to Sweet Valley High to To Kill a Mockingbird to Jane Green. Oh, and let’s not forget our mutual swooning over titles by Glennon Doyle Melton.
Suz and I are in very different reading seasons of life right now ~ my 3 kiddos are older (12, 11, and 6) and reading is part of my full-time job as a school librarian. Oh, and my entire blog and all of my social media feeds are dedicated to BOOKS. Suz has little bitty kiddos and takes care of all things style, which tends to be neglected in my life. Therefore, I trust her for style advice, and she trusts me for book recommendations! I have rounded up some of my recent favorites that I just know you will love too….whether you read 1 book per year or 300, having the just the right book to curl up with makes everything better.
IF YOU’VE BEEN MARRIED FOR AWHILE…
IF YOU’RE A MAJOR FOODIE…
IF YOU’RE A WORKOUT QUEEN…
IF YOU’RE A MOM AND APPRECIATE SUBURBAN DRAMA…
IF YOU LOVE A SMART ROMANCE…
Kate Olson is a reader, blogger, librarian, wife and mother in Wisconsin. When not reading, she is buying books, taking pictures of books for Instagram, sorting and shelving books or writing about books. While she attempts to read a wide variety of genres on a regular basis, her first loves will always be romance and women’s fiction.
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