Category: Lists

Hot Guys in Aprons! (Or not.)

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! Here at XOXO, we’re thankful for everyone who chips in and helps in the kitchen on this day dedicated to feasting…especially the top chefs pictured below 😛  (They’re some of our favorite selections from this list at Whatever you’re dishing up this holiday, we wish you a happy celebration, and give […]

5 Families You Would Rather Spend Thanksgiving With

Family can be exhausting, especially on Thanksgiving. The holidays, while often a time of celebration, typically lead to the much-anticipated “family drama.” It’s almost inevitable—there’s that one relative who always complains about your cooking, the uncle who gets too drunk, or the mother who makes passive aggressive remarks about when you’re going to lose weight, […]

Awesome Aussie Stories You Have to Read

A book that’s been on our #tbr list called The Lost Swimmer by Australian author Ann Turner went on sale today, and it made us realize that there are so many books written by Australian authors that we’re loving right now! Check out our list of awesome Australian stories below, and let us know if there’s an […]

Who Let the Dogs Out?

What’s better than books? Books with dogs! Here are some of our favorite titles with dogs who make our hearts melt (and our Fridays extra sweet!)  

Books Guaranteed to Make You Cry

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, and while XOXO wears pink all year long, we wanted to observe this awareness month in a special way. So in addition to wishing you all good breast health (get those mammograms!), we’ve assembled a list of novels that handle cancer in ways both heartrending and hopeful.

Love is Scary

…but not if you have one of these great romances by your side! We’ve gathered an assortment of books that put us in mind of Halloween’s thrills and chills–read one to put you in the mood for trick or treating! Want even more Halloween goodies? Be sure to enter our “Creepy Books” sweepstakes where you could […]

These Bad Boy Romances Are Soooo Good

So some of us here at XOXO might have just discovered the soapy pleasures of Riverdale, the dark-side retelling of Archie comics that feels like a time-warped Gossip Girl. And it is a truth universally acknowledged, dear readers, that one of the best things in Riverdale is Cole Sprouse’s Jughead, a broody, emo, wrong-side-of-the-tracks guy who keeps […]

9 Must-Reads for Every Dog Lover

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, aka the perfect opportunity to help homeless animals in shelters find loving and happy homes. In honor of this great month, we put together a list of our favorite books about our four-legged companions. If you can’t adopt dogs, then at the very least you can read about them.   Get ready […]

The Real Housewives of Your Bookshelf

If you somehow haven’t discovered Bravo’s many “Real Housewives” series yet, we assume you have been living in a monastery in Kathmandu for the last ten years. Welcome back to the real world! You’ve got a lot of catching up to do, since there are now RH franchises all over the country (and in Australia, […]

11 Romances We’re Excited About This Fall

Summer brings plenty of lazy days for reading poolside or in the shade of your favorite tree, but sometimes you need a chill in the air to convince you to come inside and pick something great off your TBR pile. In case you haven’t been squirreling away tasty romances like acorns all summer, we’ve got […]

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