The first book I ever loved was R.L. Stine’s Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb from the Goosebumps series. Shortly after, I discovered the Fear Street Saga, then Katherine Applegate’s Ocean City series, and finally my mother gave me my first Nora Robert’s book (Dance Upon the Air) when I was 13. The rest is a blurry history of some hardcore, voracious reading. So it’s not a huge surprise to me that over the years, I’ve somehow happily managed to become an unofficial library to my circle of friends (mostly for romance novels + erotica).

But as I expand my own list of favorites (and not just in books, but in podcasts, online resources and more), I wanted to share them with you in the hopes that they bring you as much joy, inspiration, laughter, and feels as they’ve brought me.



These are some of my most often recommended books for each category. If you’re also curious about what I’m currently or soon-to-be reading, check out what’s on my bookshelf at the moment.

For All Occasions
On Hawai’i
Personal Development
Romance, Erotica + More
On Writing + Creativity




Online Resources