book recommendations

Book Recommendations from a Reading Specialist and Book Nerd!

Hi busy bees!

So happy to be touching base with something a little different on the blog this week!

As most of you know, I have been wanting to share things outside of productivity, life coaching and business lately. When I was reading a book this morning, I realized how often I share book recommendations with others and how much I love hearing what other people have read! This week on the blog, I’m sharing a list of my FAVORITE BOOKS!! Most are mystery thriller because it’s my favorite genre, but there are a few other types as well!

As a new mom, I definitely have less time to read but it’s one of my favorite things to do when Grayson goes down for a nap or to bed for the night. There is no better way to unwind than getting lost in a good book! Ross and I usually order our books straight from Amazon, because we both feel like there is nothing better than holding an actual book in your hand. I guess we’re old school. I use my ipad to read sometimes through the Libby app, where you can download ebooks through your local library. I like that when I don’t have a book on hand, or when I’m looking for something to download quickly.

This blog post will have my list with links on Amazon to order so you can soak up the rest of Summer with a good book in your hand! Hopefully with a drink by the pool! I hope you love these books as much as I do! You can also keep up with me on goodreads; search my name or click here to add me! Whenever I am on the hunt for a book, I always search on Goodreads first so I don’t waste time on a book that isn’t so great! I gave all of these 4-5 stars!


First, I’m going to dive into my list of Mystery/Thriller books. All of these kept me hooked from beginning to end with lots of twists and turns! I won’t go deep into descriptions for these because you can click the Amazon link to read the description and reviews, but trust me, you will LOVE THESE! The best part is that most of these are under TEN DOLLARS!

Mystery/Thriller books:

Of course I have to throw in a personal growth book! This is one of my favorites of all time. It is SO inspiring, beautifully written and I would recommend it to anyone.

I’m going to list a few more of my favorite personal growth books. If you’ve been keeping up with me for a while, you are probably familiar with these but I couldn’t leave them out!

I’m a HUGE vanderpump rules fan! It’s probably my favorite reality TV show besides the Bachelor/Bachelorette. I started watching it when I was pregnant, and I’m somewhat embarassed to say I binged a few shows a night. Totally obsessed. Needless to say when Stassi released her book I was SO EXCITED. I read it in 2 days, and it is so funny, light-hearted and the perfect Summer read. If you’re a fan, you’ve definitely got to grab it!

If you haven’t noticed, I LOVE Diane Chamberlain books!

That’s all for now! I’d love to hear which books you’ve added to your list, or what you’re currently reading! Tag a fellow book nerd, or share with a friend who is looking for their next read! Thanks for the support!