RECENTLY READ *AMAZING* BOOKs

I promised I would do more blog posts.. and then I realized two months have passed! Oops, but better late than never. I’m going to try make them monthly, but lets see.

I’ve read some amazing books so far this year and I’ve got *even* more of them I really want to share with you.

THE HATE U GIVE

This is the most recent book I’ve read and it was incredible. Based on a true story, it’s written as if you’re living life with the real characters. I couldn’t put it down and apparently there’s a prequel so I’m going to see how much that it on kindle to read next! Highly recommend this book as it’s also very eye-opening to a different culture I haven’t experienced.

THE MOST FUN WE EVER HAD

Okayyy this is cheating slightly, as it’s a re-read but yes it’s that good I read it twice. I would probably read it again next year! There’s only a handful of books that I would re-read again but you know if its on the list, it must be a good one. It’s my favourite genre of books, a modern contemporary.

THE PAPER PALACE

I got this on 99p kindle deals after seeing how many good reviews it had on Amazon, and I can’t say I’m suprised. It’s a book that I’ve definitely thought about once or twice after finishing it because it seems to stay with you. It’s a really good summer read if you go away this month!

Have you read any of these?

GREAT BOOKS I’VE READ THIS YEAR

I’ve read some AMAZING books this year.. you know the books you still think about months later? Yep, those ones. So I just *have* to share them with you so hopefully you can give them a read too.

Rodham
This book is a fiction book all about Hilary Clinton’s life and what would of happened if she hadn’t married Bill. I heard about it for a bit before I actually purchased it, and it takes a little while to get in to, but its incredible! Hands down, my favourite book of the year so far. I’d even read it again! It follows her life through the ages kind of like a contemporary novel and I would highly recommend it, even if you don’t necessarily know much about HC like I didn’t.

Three Sisters
This is the second book in the Tattooist of Auschwitz series (I’ve not read any of them before). Originally, I would have said it’s a bit too heavy for me to read, but I found this surprisingly readable. Obviously it is hard to read in some parts, but its written so touchingly you can’t stop reading. The authors notes at the end are a really fascinating part too as it was a true story.

City of Girls
Sometimes I struggle with books that are set in a totally different era, but when you’re reading this its kind of like watching a movie. The writing is so descriptive you feel like you are there. It’s quite a long read but definitely worth it.

Have you read any of these books?

A HAPPY THINGS POST

I can’t even remember the last time I did a happy things post so I think it’s about time to bring them back and chat little joy moments from the last few weeks!

  • Sunny weather. Days like today just remind me how much I love summer and why its my favourite season!
  • Great books. I recently read Three Sisters and it was just mindblowing.
  • Harvey. We’ve had a few sleepovers with bobo the last few days and hes the best company!
  • Catch ups with friends. It’s the best tonic after a long day at work.
  • Starting back again at the gym for the first time in a few weeks.
  • Early nights = heavenly.
  • Rewatching some of my favourite programs #teamryan
  • New podcast discoveries which then you get obsessed with!
  • A full fridge after a food shop
  • Putting together my monthly newsletters- I enjoy it so much!
  • New dresses
  • My evening skincare routine

Whats made you happy lately?

GREETING CARDS

I mentioned in my last post that I’d do a new blog introducing my greeting cards that I launched on Etsy earlier on this year, so here it is!

After the popularity of my Christmas card collection, I decided to then put my greeting cards online. There’s 6 in total ranging from more whimsical images, to animal ones perfect to give a friend for a little pick-me-up. They are £1.99 each 🙂 Each of them are blank inside and come with a white envelope.

I’m really happy with the quality of the cards as they have a super soft/silk like material and the image still looks perfect too.

LAUNCHING *TWO* NEW PRINTS

It’s been quite a while since I wrote a blog post hasn’t it? Hopefully I’ll blog more soon as I really want to get back into it but I wanted to briefly talk today about the new two prints I’ve launched on my Etsy shop!

I launched some cards in February on my Etsy shop which I’m aware I haven’t spoke about on here yet, but they went down really well and I’m super happy with them (so maybe I’ll do that post soon?)

As soon as I did these edits for my recent A-Z challenge on Instagram I knew I would want to create them next as prints as I could envisage them so well! I think the zebra one is the perfect beachy bo-ho vibe for a living room, and the unicorn print would be perfect in a little one’s nursery or an office for your mid-afternoon daydreams.

In terms of my Etsy shop and small-biz, this weekend was supposed to be my first market of 2022, but I got norovirus and it happened to also be cancelled anyway due to high winds forecasted tomorrow. I’m booked on the stall on the 21st May (with the new prints) so I’m really excited to be back- and all the organising- did someone say new banner?- that we did last week will still be relevant for the next one. My Etsy shop has definitely taken a back-seat these last few ~extremely busy~ months but I’ve started prioritising it a bit more now.

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