Who better to love on, than yourself?
I think many of us struggle to find ways to take care of ourselves, or even simply making the time for it. One recommendation I saw recently was to have a “self-care cheat sheet” of all the ways you can treat yourself, and I think having options help—things that are free, things that take awhile, things that cost $$, etc.—that way when you DO make the time, you have a shortcut to the good stuff.
One of my favorite things to do in my free time is to curl up with a good book (and typically a snack—helloooooo, popcorn!). I like books from all genres, so if you’re looking for a good read here are some of my recent 5-star faves.
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood: this
female author writes stories about women in
STEM, and damn if the tropes weren’t done
The End of Men by Christina Sweeney-Baird:
a lethal virus breaks out that affects only men.
I Found You by Lisa Jewell: if you’re looking for
a thrill ride and/or you’re a Murderino, I think
you’ll enjoy this book.
From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout:
the world building and characters are *chef’s kiss*
and only get better as the series goes on.
High Achiever by Tiffany Jenkins: you probably
know her from “Juggling the Jenkins” (if you
don’t, go look her up). Her tales of things from
mental health to motherhood are hilarious.
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune:
a by-the-books caseworker is sent to a magic
school with “dangerous” children to determine
if the school should remain open.
A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas:
if you are a lover of fantasy and haven’t read any
Maas, I command (I mean, gently recommend)
you to drop everything and pick up one of
~Abby - S&S HBIC
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