Wish List Wednesday: Books!

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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! I’m excited to do some research and, depending on what we do for summer vacation, drag Jason to a few new places!

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 whenever we decide to have kids — 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 baby homework, 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!

-Lindsey