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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks for homebodies who love to read

Hi Reader, The ever-popular Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to the public TODAY! While it doesn't include books (I checked), it does include some of my favorite cozy homebody products that I love to use while reading, from my all-time favorite pajamas to the most snuggly blanket and my go-to candle for relaxation. They are all bestsellers, and they're also basic items you'll use all the time. (No impulse buys on my list!) So, check out my top 5 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks on The...

Hi Reader, This week, to commemorate the first 25 years of this century, the New York Times compiled the top 100 books published from 2000-2024. In doing so, they asked noteworthy names in literature to submit their own top 10 lists, which they shared on social media. Lots of Bookstagrammers joined on the bandwagon of this trend, and it inspired me to do the same! On The Literary Lifestyle, you’ll find my curation of the most influential modern books I’ve read from the 21st century, and...

Hi Reader, This morning, Rebecca Yarros revealed the book cover for Onyx Storm, the new book 3 in The Empyrean series!! The details on the sprayed edges, in particular, are making me so excited I pre-ordered it. It's clear they spent a lot of time perfecting this one. See the book cover reveal and learn everything we know so far about Onyx Storm on The Literary Lifestyle. Onyx Storm Book Cover Reveal Remember, it's a good day to read a book. -Jules P.S. - You can preorder Onyx Storm at Target...

Hi Reader, It's Target's Circle Week, which is their BIGGEST sale of the season. This means books are on the ever-popular buy 2 get 1 free sale! It's the perfect time to stock up for the beach. Need some beach read ideas? Three I'm recommending this summer are: Swan Song by Elin Hilderbrand This Summer Will Be Different by Carley Fortune Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez (now one of the top 5 bestselling books of the year!) A few other bookish lifestyle products that I noticed are included...

Hi Reader, Something changed at The Literary Lifestyle this week. What started as a personal bookish blog Jules Buono in 2019, became The Literary Lifestyle by: Jules Buono in 2021, and is now fully rebranded to The Literary Lifestyle. The final change, made this week, was switching the old URL from JulesBuono.com to TheLiteraryLifestyle.com. What does this mean for you? Probably nothing at all! All the old links should automatically re-direct to the new links. I'm simply noting the change in...

Hi Reader, A new month always means I have so much I want to tell you, and I *hate* deciding what to share and what to leave out. So, this time, I just listed it all for you! First, as I mentioned over the weekend, we're in month two of our Summer Reading Challenge. If you haven't started yet, it's super simple and easy to catch up. My July pick is A Happier Life by Kristy Woodson Harvey. I also added a bonus social media template, including a "Christmas in July" pick, which I'll be doing. I...

Hi Reader, Since it's the last weekend of June, I wanted to remind you about The Literary Lifestyle's Summer Reading Challenge. It's simply one seasonal book of YOUR choice per month. In June, we're reading books set during summer. (Don't worry, you can still catch up.) In July, we're reading books set at the beach. Check out The Literary Lifestyle for the full scoop with my top 5 picks for each prompt and an Instagram template for you to share your summer reads. Take the Summer Reading...

Hi Reader, Bridgerton is back on Netflix and fans of the book adaptation can't get enough right now. After all, it's hard not to love a good romance, especially when it's mixed with the floral and feminine Regency-era aesthetic. If you're reading and/or watching, I wrote two blog posts to help you enhance the experience: Bridgerton Party Ideas Bridgerton Nail Ideas Remember, it's a good day to read a book. -Jules P.S. - If you're a super fan, check out the new hardcover collector's editions!...

Hi Reader, This week ended a whirlwind of author events on my calendar, and I wanted to share them with you. Why?! Because they are sooo much fun that I want to inspire you to attend some near you. Not only do you get to hear from the people who wrote some of your favorite stories, but you also get to socialize in a way that suits your bookish lifestyle. It can be difficult to meet new people as an adult and to find cheap or free things to do. This solves those problems! This month, I laughed...

Hi Reader, Let's talk about L-O-V-E! Readers crave summer romances at this time of year, but it can be tough to choose which ones to spend your fleeting sunny days on. My guide to books about summer love is here to help! It includes books about finding a passionate romance during the fleeting and fun season and seeing whether it can survive by fall. It includes summer romance novels that offer escapism in beachy small towns and vacation spots, YA summer romance books about first loves that...