Cozy Night In + Reading List








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I’ve always loved to read and grab any chance I can to stroll in a bookstore. However, life can definitely get in the way of sneaking in a chapter or two. Two ways I’ve tried to incorporate more reading into my schedule this year is by breaking up with Netflix a few nights a week and having productive nights at home. For starters, I really only try to watch Netflix with Paul before bed two or three nights a week. It’s so easy to just unwind with 15 minutes of an episode, but the light keeps you awake longer and can affect your sleep. We stay home a lot of nights as well, but I can get sucked into a marathon of Chopped or laundry that needs to be finished. Before I know it, it’s almost midnight and I’ve got to get to bed. For nights at home, I’ve started to try to not do one specific task for longer than an hour. From catching up on thank you notes to doing laundry, I really try to just break up my time and tasks so I’m left with an earlier bedtime and more chances to read.

I feel as if I fall asleep much better before bed if I read and I’m less anxious. Netflix just sucks you in and you keep thinking you have to find out what happens next! I’m just as drawn to a book, but something about closing a physical novel and setting it down on your nightstand is more comforting than a TV show. I always know I can pick it up the next day and keep the same routine.

Give your to-do list a time limit and spend your extra time taking a quick bath, putting on a special robe and reading an hour before bed! Here’s a roundup of my favorite books as of late.

Quick Weekend Reads

The Hopefuls

Truly Madly Guilty

Big Little Lies

Inspirational Page Turners



The Meaning of Marriage


Behind Closed Doors

The Couple Next Door

The Widower’s Wife

What are ways you incorporate more reading throughout the year?! I also would love to know what is on your reading list and any recommendations you have!


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  1. I’m just like you. I’m addicted to Chopped, and more recently, Chopped Junior!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Published 15 Feb 17Reply
  2. Hello Katey:

    First of all, I’m getting addicted to read your blog! secondly I would like to congratulate you on the birth of your beautiful baby girl.

    Regarding books, I have this “rule” to buy a new one every time I found myself in an airport.

    I’m currently reading L’art de la Simplicite by Dominique Loreau which I’m founding fascinated. She provides lifestyle changes to make your life more simple and beautiful. Based in Japanese philosophies.

    I totally recommended to my real and virtual friends. 🙂

    I hope you’re enjoying your new mommy duties, and hope to step by again soon.



    Published 15 Feb 17Reply
  3. Taylor wrote:

    I read Behind Closed Doors in twenty-four hours! It was by far my favorite thriller that I read in 2016. Right now I’m reading All the Missing Girls and I also just picked up The Hating Game from the library.
    PS: I love posts like these❣️

    Published 15 Feb 17Reply
    • robbie wrote:

      because your post, i bought ‘all the missing girls’ can’t wait to check it out! thanks!

      Published 16 Feb 17Reply
  4. Kate wrote:

    If you enjoy thrillers, you’ve GOT to read You by Caroline Kepnes. I could not put it down!

    Published 15 Feb 17Reply
  5. Hillary wrote:

    Loved Big Little Lies! Did you see HBO is doing a mini series of it starting this weekend!?
    The last thing I read and really liked was American Housewife. It’s a collection of short stories I read in like two nights before bed.

    Published 15 Feb 17Reply
  6. Kerri Ann wrote:

    If you love thrillers, I highly recommend “Find Her” – it’s soooo good!!!

    Published 15 Feb 17Reply
  7. Bets wrote:

    That mirror, can’t get my mind offf it. Congrats on Maxi’s arrival!

    Published 15 Feb 17Reply
  8. Lindsey Stroud wrote:

    I realized that it had been YEARS since I picked up a book (I think college scarred me). This year, I made it a goal to close down Facebook/Snapchat/Instagram/Pinterest/WHATEVER and pick up a book. Like you, I have found my anxiety drastically reduce, and getting back to the basics can be so refreshing.

    I realize I am a bit of a “self help” addict – but here are some of my favorites:
    – The Magnolia Story (Of course!)
    – This Life I Live (Joey & Rory Feek Story – Tears. Everywhere)
    – The Gifts of Imperfection – Brene Brown is just insanity, this is a must read
    – The 5 Love Languages (Thanks to you!)

    Next up on my list:
    – Present over Perfect
    – You Are a BadA**

    Thanks so much for your recommendations, and once again – congrats on your littlest lovey.

    Published 15 Feb 17Reply
  9. Brandi wrote:

    I loved Big Little lies and Truly madly guilty so I’ll be looking into your other book suggestions. What Alice Forgot also by Liane Moriarty was my favorite! Question- where is the bolster pillow from in the background on your bed?

    Published 15 Feb 17Reply
  10. Congrats on your daughter! She’s GORGEOUS! FYI, since my son was born 2 years ago I haven’t had one minute to read a book. Just thought I should let you know. 😉

    Published 16 Feb 17Reply