I’m always making lists of the books I want – whether that’s novels to read through the Summer or new cookbooks I want to try – and my Amazon wish list is always full of various titles. Today I’m bringing you my current wish list, a mixture of delicious sweet treat cookbooks, success stories, entertaining advice guides and stories of happiness. This just about sums up my interests during any given month really, always hoping to learn a bunch of new things, from skills in baking to how to better myself as a person. You never know, one or more of these may strike a chord with you and might make it onto your Christmas wish list, in which case, my job at spreading something good is done.
Camille Styles Entertaining [Amazon]
Filled with dozens of delicious recipes, approachable DIY projects, and tried-and-true tips for menu planning, creating a playlist, table and bar settings, the perfect wardrobe, and most important, staying stress-free, Camille Styles Entertaining helps you celebrate major holidays, milestones, and even everyday moments in a fun, stylish, and creative way.
Homemade Decadence [Amazon]
Joy Wilson believes that everything is better with pie. And caramel. And definitely ice cream. Her world is pretty sweet: she dabbles daily in butter and sugar as her blogging alter ego, Joy the Baker. Her new book, Joy the Baker Homemade Decadence, is packed with 125 of Joy’s favorite, supereasy, most over-the-top, totally delicious treats.
I Am That Girl [Amazon]
In a crazy, media distracted world the important questions often get lost like: What is your passion? What is your purpose? Who do you want to be? Alexis Jones has built a career listening to and helping girls around the world figure out those questions in order to inspire them to think for themselves, to speak their truth, to discover their purpose, and to dream HUGE! Alexis believes that you are not broken nor do you need to be fixed. You already are that girl who creates magic wherever she goes, who lives fearlessly, who inspires those around her to dream bigger, and who will leave the world better, just for having been in it. Stop listening to that voice inside your head that tells you are not good enough. Stop worrying that you dont have the perfect body, perfect job, perfect relationship, or perfect anything for that matter. Stop letting other people draw boundaries and limits around your life. And start living the life that you truly want (now!), the one you did not think you had the courage to imagine, but the one that is absolutely possible!Including stories from thirty incredible women, Alexis has compiled everything she has learned into one complete guide to being That Girl, the best version of you.
The Happiness Project [Amazon]
In the vein of Julie and Julia, The Happiness Project describes one person’s year-long attempt to discover what leads to true contentment. Drawing at once on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world applicability, Rubin has written an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.
#GIRLBOSS includes Sophia’s story, yet is infinitely bigger than Sophia. It’s deeply personal yet universal. Filled with brazen wake-up calls, cunning and frank observations, and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal’s meteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground. It proves that being successful isn’t about how popular you were in high school or where you went to college (if you went to college). Rather, success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break.
Whether it s Christmas or a birthday, Father s Day or a baby shower, there s no better way to say I love you than with a homemade gift, straight out of your kitchen. In trEATs, April Carter shares 50 stunning gift recipes that will make recipients drool with delight. From Cherry Cinnamon Bundt Cakes to festive Mini Mince Pies, Halloween Gingerbread Bats and Chocolate Salami, there s a sugarlicious treat for every celebration. For savoury snackers, try your hand at Oatcakes with Pink Peppercorns that are perfect with cheese, or a hearty Fig and Goat s Cheese Cake. And if time is of the essence, whip up a batch of impressive White Chocolate and Pistachio Popcorn, a bottle of fancy Rosemary Oil or some Smoked Paprika Salt. As well as this, April shares tips on how to package your goodies to make them look just as stunning as they taste. Making your own gifts doesn t have to take ages or cost you lots of money, and trEATs will teach you how.