Can I just say that I am SO excited about starting up this virtual book club with you all today?
And I might have compiled a very *small* list of suggested titles.
From DIY to Garden to floral to home inspirations and more.
I finally had to stop adding to this post because it was getting soooooo long- but stay tuned for a couple exciting book suggestions in a couple of weeks.
I will keep it short and sweet today -so you can peruse the titles and see if any are of interest to you-
but remember that even though some of the titles are not readily available to be shipped currently with other things being prioritized in shipping-
you can always download a kindle version or check other book sellers-
like Target, B&N and local small bookstores who ship and support them.
You will probably recognize a lot of bloggers and friends on this list and also some favorite reads that have been on repeat for recommended reading for several years- those favorite books never get old. And …. (shameless plug)
AND adding in my just announced New Book- French Country Cottage Inspired Gatherings as well.
Let’s get to that tiny list of suggested reading for this week
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When you are looking for some funny little stories, inspiration stories & tips or just a lighthearted read.
Such a fun read with reflections and tidbits about growing up in the south.
KariAnne seriously tells the best stories- and this book will warm you up.
I love this book by Marian at Miss Mustard Seed about you and being inspired at home.
An inspirational story indeed- the story behind Chip and Joanna. (you might recognize them lol)
Nourish your home, body and soul.
HOME AND GARDEN INSPIRATION
There are a lot of favorites here folks- inspiration for home and garden are some of my favorites and so many friends with great books as well. There are books from Country House Style to Patina Style to Cottage Style- and more.
Probably my favorite of the Giannetti’s books- but I love them all. Fun fact- some of the photos in this book were taken when they hosted the event at their home for when my book was released. 🙂
Okay- THIS one might be my OTHER favorite of theirs..lol
This is one of my favorites of Rachel’s books.
Because- Carolyne Always inspires me with such beautiful elegant style.
I love Farah and am so proud of her- this book is the latest in her long line of achievements.
Nora and my book came out at the same time- I am absolutely in love with her Country style.
Holly’s book is full of interesting textures, vignettes and ideas for a modern farm style.
Absolutely welcoming and inspirational.
This is beautiful if you love southern style.
I love ALL his books – you can’t go wrong with any of them.
DIY PROJECTS AND DESIGN
Lots of inspiration and ideas for projects with a French flair.
The prettiest Farmhouse DIY project ideas.
100 ways to enjoy the feeling of your home.
All about how to designing organize your space for purposeful living.
Ideas for adding a touch of French style
All about creating a country life just outside the city.
What can I say- I love chickens and how Lisa shows how to create a space and tend to your feathered friends.
I mean- this might be my favorite round up because ANY book on flowers is a favorite of mine. I would love to work on one all about flowers someday- and I will keep pouring over these insanely beautiful pages in the meantime.
Beyond. Beyond. Beyond. Can’t say more than that- it is beautiful.
And same. 🙂
This book is such a pretty one from Rachel- all about how she loves to incorporate florals and has enjoyed them in her designs over the years.
I love Georgianna and her beautiful photography- what is not to love about this book and the next?
ENTERTAINING AT HOME
Even though we are not ‘Gathering’ in large groups currently- we can still gather with those in our household and make it feel like a special occasion. These are some sweet books- and all by some of my blog friends who you probably recognize.
Creative & Coloring books
For some fun ideas of what to do while at home- coloring books, crafts and even Christmas planning (we are just 8 months away folks!) And this book about Crafts for girls? This is by the sweet twin daughters of KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms. I am sending this one off to my twin nieces to enjoy while they are at home. And Design Smarts is by a sweet friend of mine – Mitzi – who blogs about inspirational and livable designs for boomers- & side note- my book is featured on the cover of her book 🙂
Design Smarts- Inspiration for Home & Life in Boomer Years
22 ways to bring your walls to life
The Half Baked Harvest books are insanely fabulous and of course Mimi – always perfect ideas and inspiration. All easy to customize for your dietary needs as well.
It is definitely feeling like puzzle season- grab some fun puzzles, or word type puzzle books while at home.
Phew. That is quite the reading list, no?
I think we could maybe sit down and tackle these and wrap them alllll up in what another week or so? 🙂
I hope this gives you some ideas on books you can add to your collection while at home-
Maybe we should choose one we can all read and then discuss on fb? I will suggest a few in a couple of weeks.
Happy reading all