#AMonthofFaves : The 2018 Favorites Edition

MON. | Dec. 3

For the month of December, I’m joining hosts  Girlxoxo, Traveling with T andEstella’s Revenge for their annual #AMonthofFaves blog event – a fun way to recap the year that was. They have every day of the event (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) planned out, and you can join in anytime. Click here for more details.

#AMonthofFaves : The 2018 Favorites Edition

It’s always fun to look back over the past year and reflect on some of my favorite things. This is a partial “Best Of” list for 2018.

Favorite Books

The Dream Daughter / Beartown / Providence

Favorite Author Events

Marthe Cohn / Kevin Kwan / Sally Field / Caroline Kepnes /Literary Orange

Favorite Shows

You / Bosch / Oak Island

Favorite Movies

Oceans 8 / Crazy Rich Asians / Instant Family

Favorite Meal

Easter Brunch at The Apple Farm, San Luis Obispo

Favorite City Visited

Dallas, Texas

Favorite Purchases (Under $25)


Oil diffuser / P&J Essential Oils

Minimalism Art Dotted Journal

Huhuhero FinePoint Pens

F*ck Off I’m Reading socks

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19 responses to “#AMonthofFaves : The 2018 Favorites Edition”

  1. Lovely post! I have Beartwon on my TBR and I’ve heard so many wonderful things about it, I really look forward to reading it.

    1. It’s classic Backman for sure and it’s a slow burn but oh so worth it!

  2. I finally saw Ocean’s Eight over the weekend. It was so much fun!

  3. I didn’t love Beartown (which saddened me as I love Backman’s other books) but I LOVED Us Against You, Beartown’s sequel. And we hardly ever see movies but actually got to see Crazy Rich Asians and I loved it. I think I might have like it better than the book — gasp.

    The best bookish gift I received this year was a pair of bookworm socks from my best friend for my birthday. They are hilarious and awesome!

    1. That’s interesting you liked the sequel better. It was such a slow start I would have put it down if it had been any other author! I think CRA the movie was SO well done – hard to say which was better, the book or movie … I loved both!

  4. Crazy Rich Asians was a good movie.

    Thanks for sharing your favorites.

  5. Love, love this post! I’m about some oil diffusing this year, and I really need to get myself a letter board. And I still haven’t seen Crazy Rich Asians! I don’t even know how that’s a thing.

    1. You must watch CRA as soon as possible!

  6. Loved Beartown too! And ooh so many author events – I really need to get out more next year – I’m totally inspired / jealous 🙂

  7. Crazy Rich Asians. Yep. Right there with you. My wife said she tried the book but didn’t like it, but loved the movie. I didn’t try the book, but might still. We’ll see. I know, though, that I loved the movie!

    1. I hope you do enjoy the book if you get around to it! The movie was perfectly cast IMO!

  8. I am ALWAYS so envious of the author events you get to attend!!!!!!!! 2018 looks like a good year 🙂

    1. We are very lucky to attract authors with our sunshine and beaches! And I’m lucky I have @wellreadtraveler as my wingman!

    2. And also…. You. Went. To. Bookexpo! No contest there!

    My mom read it first and raved about it so much that I had to read it. It would be a great book club pick, because we both had so much to talk about. Mainly what we thought the characters SHOULDN’T have done. One thing though… who forgets about 9/11????

    1. I agree! It’s a testament to how excellent a writer she is. She went a very different direction on this one. Have you read Necessary Lies? I am always recommending it. (Look it up, I’ll wait). Hard to believe forced sterilization was a thing in our country right?! Do you belong to a book club?

      1. This was actually my first Diane Chamberlain! I didn’t know forced sterilization was a thing AT ALL! I am in a really active GR group with monthly challenges and everything. They’re like my internet family

        1. Have you read The Silent Sister? Another great one. I think she’s written like 26 books so I have a big backlist to catch up on.

          1. I meant that I hadn’t read any Diane Chamberlain besides The Dream Daughter