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, […]
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 […]
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!)
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.
…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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
We’re not so athletically inclined here at XOXO, but we do admire a well-honed set of abs…so it’s no secret what attracted our attention to these books! But beauty is more than skin-deep in these romances, as these heroes and heroines face off on the field of love. Play ball(s)!