Thursday, 14 December 2017


My parents always add a new book to our Christmas gifts and while I have grown to LOVE the whole book thing, I wasn't always so crazy about it. Of course, my mom is really good at picking out books she thinks I will enjoy so as the Christmases went by and I realized she wasn't really that off with what I like, I started to really look forward to seeing what she had picked out for me. Gotta say, so far she has never failed to nail it with her picks.
But if I had some kind of 'Freaky Friday' moment at Chapters one day and had to pick out a book or two that I could squeal about, these books I'm reading right now would be my picks this month! 

New York City Trails
If you are like me, obsessed with making my way to NYC or just love to travel, this book is the coolest 'travel guide' specifically designed for the young traveller who wants to map out their journey so they hit all the mad good spots of NYC! The Lonely Planet explorers Marco and Amelia guide you through all the cool stuff New York City has to offer if you're willing to be more than a basic tripper.

The Niv Bible for Teen Girls
I've noticed that people are always struggling to find 'inspiration' (sometimes in the weirdest places!) but one solution is totally simple, open a bible. This one happens to be one of my favs because it is full of explanations about the different sections of the bible, sidebars about people mentioned and a whole bunch of inspirational stuff that might just be the answer you're looking for
(I know some of my friends reading this will be in full eye-roll right now but I like to think of the bible as a 'feel good', there doesn't have to be a reason why I reach for it, it just has this way of making me 'feel good' so pick it up and read, trust 😃)

Coco Chanel
I was sent this book as a gift and even though at first I thought it was for someone younger (4-8 years old), I LOVED it!
It's part of a series about all these awesome women who did really incredible things. It's like a little history lesson wrapped up in the cutest package and covers total #bossbabes like civil rights activist Rosa Parks, artist Frida Khalo and all around ICON Audrey Hepburn. I ended up getting all the books in the series and after reading them, I couldn't wait to learn more about all the Lit ladies that did their thing back then so we could do our thing now!

The Burger Lab
Know anyone who really 'gets' burgers?? Tell me they wouldn't love to get a book dedicated to the art of the hamburger (and yes it is an art).
I come from a burger family, my grandparents have owned a super burger joint for the last 30 years and we take the hamburger seriously!
We get really creative with our burgers at my house so I totally dropped to the floor when I opened this book and flipping through the pages should not be done on an empty stomach for sure!

This isn't a new book but it has to be one of my favorites of ALL time. August Pullman is a boy who looks different. I mean really different.
And this is his story, starting from his point of view about how he just wants to be treated like everyone else when everyone else can't get past how he looks. (My eyes are getting watery just writing this because this book has burned into my brain, even when I mention it, I start re-reading parts in my head, it's just that powerful. There is a movie out which I haven't seen yet but definitely will, just have to prepare my brain for it 😓)

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