On My Bookshelf

Oh how wonderful it feels to be immersed in stories again...

Throughout college, I had a difficult time mustering the desire to pick up a book and read for leisure. Perhaps it was the copious number of pages needing to be read for classes, or the lack of free time, but I could probably count on one hand the number of books I read for fun. As someone that read upwards of 40 books a year, that was a massive shift.

Since graduating from university, I have made it a point to make time for reading again. While I'm reading no where near as frequently as pre-college Molly, I know it will take a bit to get back into the swing of it. So with no pressure and purely for fun, I've been able to rediscover how gratifying it is to flow from cover to cover. Truly that makes my heart soar. Here's a glimpse into what is up next on my bookshelf.

Admittedly, this book has been on my shelf for quite some time. I purchased it last year, as I noticed it was apart of Reese Witherspoon's book club. I began reading it and only got through the first chapter, as I just couldn't get into it. If I'm not enjoying a book, I don't see the point in forcing myself to read it. However, given one chapter isn't necessarily a good representation of the quality of the story, I'd like to give it a second chance. Some books are just slow to start. I'm told Eleanor grows on you and that this journey dives into awkwardness, loneliness, etc. Overall, it's had great reviews, so I'll give it another go.

There has definitely been a theme with the genre of books I've been pulling for as of late. After rereading a few Jane Austen novels, I have been gravitating towards ones set around the Regency period or about royals. After learning of this book via Instagram, I new I had to purchase a copy. While set in the Victorian Era, from what I gather it is a blend of historical and romantic fiction laced together in a fun way. I can't wait to read this!

"American Royals" by Katharine McGee

Now this book has taken social media by storm. I've been seeing it pop up on so many #bookstagram accounts. Following the theme of royals, this story reimagines the history of America to include a monarchy.  The reviews I've seen have been mixed, but overall it sounds like a fun fluff-filled story. Light reads are rarely a bad thing!

What's on your bookshelf?



  1. I definitely recommend giving Eleanor Oliphant another go, it took me a few chapters to get into but I really loved it! Your other two picks sound really fun too so I will have to check them out! Lovely post x

    Erin / Everything Erin

  2. Yes do continue with Eleanor Oliphant, she's a fantastically written character. Uhm American Royals sounds totally up my street! I'm currently reading After The End by Claire Makintosh and think I'm going to read Jodi Picoult's Spark of Light xx