Browsing Category


7 In Books/ Lifestyle

14 books to read in 2023

14 books to read in 2023

This post contains affiliate links

I am sharing some of my best book picks for this year.   There’s some romance, thrillers, historical fiction, new releases and even a few non-fiction and memoirs. Scroll down to see the 14 books you need to read in 2023.

And for those of you who like listening to audiobooks, click here to try Audible Premium Plus and get up to 2 books free!

14 Books To Read In 2023

Big Swiss by Jen Beagin

This book already has plans to be made into a movie. The main character is a transcriptionist for a sex therapist and becomes infatuated with one of the clients.


The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes

This thriller is a Reese’s Book Club pick. It’s a story about female friendship and a seven year journey to try to solve a “Who Done It?”.

Books to read in 2023 The House in The Pines


Spare by Prince Harry

By now, I don’t think there is a single soul who hasn’t heard of Prince Harry’s memoir. I hear that the best way to enjoy this one is by listening to it on audiobook. If you don’t already have it, click here to try audible plus.

books to read in 2023 Prince Harry Spare


The Family Secret by Kiersten Modglin

A newly engaged couple head out to live at the family estate after his parent’s die. But once there, the woman realizes that not only is she being watched by the house staff but they are covering family secrets. It sounds a little to me like the beginnings of the Dollaganger’s for any of you who read “If There Be Thorns” or “Flowers in The Attic”.

The Family Secret: An utterly gripping domestic thriller with a mind-blowing twist by [Kiersten Modglin]


You Just Need To Lose Weight And 19 Other Myths About Fat People by Aubrey Gordon

This New York Times Bestseller delves into the myths surrounding fat culture and offers fresh perspectives to bodies of all sizes.

“You Just Need to Lose Weight”: And 19 Other Myths About Fat People (Myths Made in America) by [Aubrey Gordon]


Locust Lane by Stephen Amidon

The reviews say that if you loved “Mystic River” or “Little Fires Everywhere” then you will like this one. A young woman is found dead in an affluent New England town. The three suspects are kids who were seen partying with her that night and each of their parents get involved, only muddying the waters.

books to read in 2023 locust lane


Happy Place by Emily Henry

This one debuts April 25th, 2023.

From the author who brought “Beach Read” and “The People We Meet On Vacation”. A couple who has been secretly broken up must fake it in front of their friends while away for a week in Maine.


This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay

This is a good read for anyone who is in the medical profession or if you’re interested in the healthcare system at all. It follows a Junior Doctor in the United Kingdom and shows the contrast of a government run healthcare system compared to that in the United States.

books to read in 2023 this is going to hurt


Someone Else’s Shoes by JoJoe Moyes

Nisha lives an affluent lifestyle until her wealthy husband files for divorce. At the same time, Sam is at the lowest point until she finds Nisha’s gym bag and puts on her Laboutins inspiring her to change her life around. If you’re looking for a heartwarming story, read this one!

books to read in 2023 in someone else's shoes


The Woman With The Cure by Lynn Cullen

The story takes place in the 1940s and 50’s when Polio is wiping across America and causing many cities to go into lockdown. It’s based on the true story about a woman who races to find a cure. Set to be released on 2/21!

Books to read in 2023 the woman with the cure


The Lost Girls of Willowbrook by Ellen Marie Wiseman

This story is based on the real institution Willowbrook known for it’s shocking abuse to it’s residents.  Sage is a twin and she has always known that her sister was a little bit different. After their mother dies, Sage sets out to find her sister at Willowbrook but she is mistaken for her sister once she arrives.

books to read in 2023 the lost girls of willowbrook


The Housemaid’s Secret by Freida McFadden

This one sounds like a twisty page turning. A young woman is employed as a housekeeper for a stunning penthouse. She has yet to meet the lady of the house and was told not to step foot into the guest bedroom until one day she decides to knock on the door.

14 books to read in 2023 the housemaid's secret


The Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell

To be released March 7th 2023. A group of bakers set out to a Vermont estate for a baking competition but then a body is discovered. The reviews say that it combines the likes of The Great British Bakeoff with Clue.

14 books to read in 2023 The Golden Spoon


Girls And Their Horses by Eliza Jane Brazier

This one doesn’t come out until June 6th, 2023 and I can’t wait! All about horse girl cliques, barn moms drinking wine, gossip, backstabbing and a suspicious death. You can pre-order it now!

Girls and Their Horses by [Eliza Jane Brazier]


Happy Reading!!! Now go get lost in a book.

For more reading fun check out my

Winter Reading challenge

How to Host a Book Exchange Brunch

Are you on the list? Sign up below to never miss a post!

3 In Amazon/ Lifestyle

5 Amazon faves from January

5 Amazon Faves from January

This post contains affiliate links

You all know my love for Amazon runs deep. Today I’m sharing 5 Amazon faves from January. These are some of my favorite recent Amazon purchases and I think you will love them too!

5 Amazon Faves from January

Candle Warmer – a super cute candle warming lamp so you don’t need to worry about an open flame. And it adds a really pretty soft glow in your kitchen, office or bedroom. This would be a cute housewarming gift too!

January Amazon Purchases candle warmer lamp


Coupe Glasses I had bought these in December and loved them so much I got another set. These will just make you feel fancy AF whether you’re drinking a cocktail or just a diet coke.

The TAG Store | Luxe Martini Glasses Set of 4 | 8oz Coupe Glass Set with Bar Spoon | Handblown Crystal Cocktail Glasses | Champagne Coupe Glasses Set of 4 | Coupe Glasses | Martini Glass


Leg Massager – We bought these for our Dude Man who was experiencing some aches and pains after hockey practice or just being super active. These are great if you have a job where you’re on your feet alot.

SHINE WELL Leg Compression Massager, Leg Massager for Circulation and Pain Relief, Air Compression Leg Massager with 3 Modes 3 Intensities 2 Extenders and Adjustable Wraps, Gift for Family Friend


Turtleneck Tunic – I love tunic length tops because they cover the booty and look great with leggings or jeans. This one comes in a few different colors, I got it in coffee.

OFEEFAN Women's Turtle Neck Sweatshirts High Low Hem Side Slit


Local Woman Missing – This is my current read for the Winter Reading challenge (click here if you don’t know what it is and want to join). I downloaded it right on my kindle.

And if you haven’t heard of Kindle Unlimited, click here to start your free 30 day trial to get unlimited access to books, audiobooks, and magazines.


Local Woman Missing: A Novel of Domestic Suspense by [Mary Kubica]

In my Instagram stories the other day I asked you all what your fave recent Amazon find was and I’m sharing them all in my stories. Click here to see!

Sign up below for more Amazon favorites and things I love right to your inbox!

2 In Lifestyle

Top Ten Posts of 2022

Top 10 posts of 2022

Happy 2023 all!!! Since this is a time of reflection, I thought it would be fun to look back at the top blog posts of 2022. And after running the numbers, it’s safe to say you all love reading and food, my kind of people 🙂

Scroll down to read your top 10 most loved blog posts from 2022.

Top Ten Posts of 2022

22 Books to Read in 2022

This is no secret, the majority of you love to read as much as I do! This post was the most popular of 2022 and went viral on Pinterest too! This is what fueled me to start doing the reading challenges! Click here to see how you can take part in the Winter Reading Challenge.

22 books to read in 2022

Pumpkin baked brie

This was the second most loved blog post of 2022. Brie and pumpkin butter baked in flaky puff pastry. And it’s so adorable too!

Pumpkin baked brie

Coastal Grandmother Style

2022 brought attention to the lifestyle. You can see more about how to embrace your inner Diane Keaton or Meryl Streep in the post.

Coastal Grandmother style

Greek Turkey Meatball Bowls

This is such an easy weeknight dinner idea and healthy too! I love it in the summer with fresh veggies from the garden but you can make all year too!

Greek turkey meatball bowls

DIY tea bags

These are a really sweet idea for a handmade Mother’s Day gift. Or if you wanted to have a special tea party with some of your girlfriends.

DIY homemade tea bags Mother's Day tea

Goat cheese board

2022 was the year the butter board was all this craze and this is my take using goat cheese!

How to make the best goat cheese board

DIY Simmer Pot Gift

Simmer pots are so cozy during the winter months but you can enjoy them throughout all the seasons. This makes a great housewarming gift idea or for a hostess gift.

DIY Simmer pot gift

Reuben Salad

If you love a good Reuben, then you have got to try this salad! I made it for St Patrick’s Day and it hit the spot!

Reuben Salad

How to start a garden for beginners

As much as you all love to read, you also all love plants and gardening. This was a requested post this year, my top tips for how to start a garden for beginners.

nesting - how to start a garden

Your most asked home questions

Where is your entertainment center from? How did you paint your fireplace? What paint color is in your living room? I answer all the your top questions and more in this post.

Nesting whitewashed brick exterior limestone


I’m looking forward to sharing more great reads, delish food and drinks, and just celebrating every day with you in 2023.

Sign up below so you don’t miss a thing!



13 In Books/ Lifestyle

Winter Reading Challenge

Winter Reading Challenge 2023
This post contains affiliate links

Announcing the new Winter Reading Challenge for 2023. For those of you who were here for the Summer Reading Challenge, it was a hit! And winter is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. So this will be a great way to spend the colder winter months.  This is a laid back challenge to inspire you to read more! My goal is for it to be fun and to give you more ideas on books to read.

Now just like with the previous summer challenge, we will be playing on Instagram!

The challenge will be live from Tuesday December 27th 2022-Sunday March 19th 2023.

How to participate in the winter reading challenge:

1.) Download the graphic below or save to your phone or camera roll.

Winter reading challenge 2023

2.) The idea is to read books in each category to try and get a BINGO or bonus points if you do a cover all and fill in all the boxes! Each time you read a book that checks off one of the boxes, share to your Instagram stories and tag me @ourtiny_nest.

3.) The challenge will end March 19th 2023. Be sure to share your finished template to your Instagram story with each box ticked off and tag me @ourtiny_nest to get credit! You must be following me @ourtiny_nest.

I haven’t decided on the prize yet, I think last time we did an Amazon gift card, to be decided 🙂

Be sure to share with any of your friends you think would want to read along.

And if you haven’t heard of Kindle Unlimited, click here to start your free 30 day trial to get unlimited access to books, audiobooks, and magazines.


Scroll down to see some of my book suggestions.

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

This was the most highly anticipated and recommended book to be read by you all! In true Jodi Picoult fashion, it has you question your beliefs, and just when you think it’s going to be a sweet story, comes a twist!

winter reading challenge mad honey

Three Sweedish Mountain Men by Lily Gold

If you’re looking for a winter themed romance, this is it! The main female character is holed up in a cabin with three ripped hunky mountain men. Yes please 🙂

Winter Reading challenge three swedish mountain men


Spare by Prince Harry

Set to release January 10th, this is Prince Harry’s autobiography. If you’re obsessed with all things royalty, the monarchy or just love Prince Harry this sounds like will be a really interesting account from his perspective.

The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf

A true crime writer heads to a cabin in winter to write her new novel. The place where she is staying was the scene of a murder years before and a girl who went missing. This is the perfect winter thriller.

The Overnight Guest: A Novel by [Heather Gudenkauf]


From Scratch: A memoir of love, Sicily and finding home by Tembi Locke

This book was the basis for the Netflix movie “From Scratch”. (So checks off the box made into a movie). Seriously so many of my friends have been telling me to watch the movie but I want to read the book first.

Winter Reading Challenge From Scratch



Winter reading challenge 2023

Happy Reading!!!