Here’s a few links I bookmarked over the past two weeks – bookish, hashtag goals and holiday loving, seasonal living favorites.


ONE+ The  2019 National Book Award and the The Scotiabank Giller Prize winners have been announced.

TWO+ Amazon Best Books 2019 list is out – The Testaments, Margaret Atwood took the #1 spot. I just finished reading it and really liked it.

THREE+ The “Best Books of the Year” lists are rolling out. Check out TIME 10 Best Fiction Books of the 2010s and The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010s PLUS Time’s 100 Must-Read Books for 2019.

FOUR+ Also NY Times 10 Best Books of 2019 and Washington Post’s 10 Best Books of 2019. Similar to Publisher’s Weekly, WP also has a “best books list” in several genres and best audiobooks.

FIVE+ If you’re still working on your reading challenges, here’s 32 Short (and New) Books to Help You Crush Your 2019 Reading Challenge … you might want to save this list for next year too.

SIX+ Lists like Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2020 are how I find out which of my fave authors are coming our with new books.

SEVEN+Which of these Books to Movies & TV in 2020: 40 Upcoming Adaptations AND 60+ Books Becoming Movies Or TV Shows in 2020 are you most interested in seeing?

EIGHT+ 9 of the Most Giftable Novels for Christmas … you agree?

TEN+ Are you a collector? I’m not really … but my husband does have a few series that he’s a fan of that go with us wherever we move to.


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ELEVEN+ 5 Ways to Track Your Goals and Set New Ones.

TWELVE+ Time 100 Next List of artists, innovators, leaders, phenoms and advocates.

THIRTEEN+ Lessons from 1,000 profiles of successful people.

FOURTEEN+ A reminder to Choose Wonder.


FIFTEEN+ If you’re making Thanksgiving dinner … check out Your Ultimate 2019 Thanksgiving Resource Guide: Choose Your Own Adventure.

SIXTEEN+ If you do real Christmas trees (we do both 1 real and the rest artificial), here’s 4 Proven Ways to Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh Through December.

SEVENTEEN+ I might just put these on here every week until Christmas – these 2 links are the best holiday movie roundups for 2019 -> The Ultimate Holiday Movie Guide for 2019 AND The Cozy Snowbound Sweater-Wearing Guide To 2019 Holiday Movies.

EIGHTEEN+ A Picture Book Advent Calendar + 24 of Our Favorite Holiday Picture Books

NINETEEN+ I tune out almost all blogger gift guides this time of year because MOST of them are not things people have used and loved and recommend. The only exceptions are the DIY Playbook Annual Holiday Gift Guide and The Favorite Things Blog Hop at 320 Sycamore … and of course – our GXO Favorite Things category.


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