Open Book

by Jessica Simpson

You know her for her voice, you know her for her fashion line, but author? Who would have thunk it? 

My friend gave me this book and said it was a MUST READ and she was totally right! I am actually currently still reading this book but have had a hard time putting it down. Her deep rooted faith, unique life experiences and beautiful raw honesty are refreshing and interesting. This book is vulnerable, honest and truly beautiful. It's a perfect addition to your reading list, but do yourself a favor and put it on the top of your stack!


Bella Figura- How to Live, Love and Eat the Italian Way

by Kamin Mohammadi

This book is in a word: Charming! Wanna get away? Follow the true story of Kamin Mohammadi as she boldly navigates beautiful Florence, Italy. As she falls in love with the city, you will too! As she sets out on her adventures, it feels like you are right there walking with her. The life lessons she learns and the journey to self-acceptance keeps you engaged and demands your attention throughout. She even includes recipes at the end of each chapter allowing you a chance to bring "a taste of Italy" right into your home.


I can not end this review without mentioning that I personally reached out to Kamin on social media and she got right back to me. She is just as personable and kind as she comes across in the book. This is an absolute MUST READ. Bonus: The cover is so cute it will look adorable on the coffee table when you're done.


The Purpose Driven Life - What On Earth Am I Here For

by Rick Warren

Get your pencil, pen or highlighter ready! This book is full of AHA moments. Every page of my copy has notes, highlighted excerpts or an earmark. My husband and I read this book together and our favorite part was the "Question To Consider" at the end of each chapter. 


This book will work it's way deep into your heart and pull out the beautiful you that God intended you to truly be! I will read this AT LEAST once a year from now on.


  1. Live by Sadie Robertson

  2. Meet Me In Monaco by Hazel Gaynor

  3. Girl In The Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

  4. Everybody Always by Bob Goff

  5. Early One Morning by Virginia Baily

  6. Little French Bistro by Nina George

  7. Box of Butterflies by Roma Downey



From Scratch - A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home by Tembi Locke

This made Reese Witherspoon's Book Club and it should be on everyone's list. It's a story of love, loss, resilience and the power of family and food! This is another one that will have you ready to hop the next flight to Italy!


One Thousand Gifts 

by Ann Voskamp

This book is a game changer! Brilliantly written, it inspires you to jump into action and start your own list (which I did immediately).


Do you want to live fully alive? Well my dear, this is how. Radical gratitude. I loved every single word I read and gobbled up each page. Read this book and transform your life. Enjoy...



by Gisele Bundchen

Yes... that Gisele... the model... Tom Brady's wife. We know her for those things but you will adore her when you finish this book. A heart of gold, wisdom beyond her years and a love and passion for her family that is to be admired. Her story is interesting, honest and inspiring. Her lifestyle is bold and brave. This is a great, easy read.


Unshakable Hope

by Max Lucado

I should just say go ahead and read ALL Max Lucado books because I have yet to read one that doesn't touch my soul. My husband and I are reading this together currently. We absolutely love it. Highly Recommend!


Lessons from Madame Chic

by Jennifer L. Scott

I picked this book up quite a few years ago because it had a cute name and cover. I figured at the least I could use it as a book stacking decoration. I had never heard of the author before but it just looked adorable. I cracked it open to give it a chance and couldn't put it down! I read it in just a couple of days. Loved everything about it. Apparently I wasn't the only one.


She quickly released two more additions entitled: "At Home With Madame Chic" and "Polish Your Poise With Madame Chic." Needless to say, I have all three and follower her on social media. This is an awesome, summer, light read and it may just change your life. 

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