Introducing “for every occasion”, the category of Imaginary Book Stack in which I imagine a book stack and its accompanying accessories, whether it be for my ideal imaginary first day of spring, summer camping adventure, snow day…whatever I’m dreaming up.

Here’s what I’m imagining for the new year:


Mary Oliver
If I had a guru, I’d want Mary Oliver. This poetry collection of hers will have you nodding along and feeling a deep sense of comfort and peace.
“No, I’d never been to this country
before. No, I didn’t know where the roads
would lead me. No, I didn’t intend to
turn back.”

At Home in Mitford

Jan Karon
The Mitford series is the perfect cozy read. It’s a feel-good beginning to the year as you fall in love with the tiny town and its quirky inhabitants.

Letters to My Daughter

Maya Angelou
I’ve only read an excerpt of this one, but you just know any wisdom passed along from Maya Angelou is going to be brilliant.


R.J Palacio
This heartwarming book will get your 2018 off to the right start, whether it’s your first read or time for a reread. It’s brimming with positivity and kindness and, while it tackles plenty of life’s tough stuff, it manages to be both refreshing and funny.

Anthropologie Space Dyed Sweater

This is the kind of sweater that my ideal self lives in- cozy and fashionable at the same time.

S’well Water Bottle

Pretty, plus good for the Earth and good for you.

Calliope Pencil Set

Usually I’m just grabbing whatever free hotel pen I have nearby. These look amazing and will likely inspire some excellent list making.

Cuyana Bag

My kindergarten teacher called me the “bag lady” and I’ve still got a thing for bags. Count this bag in for my imaginary closet.

Rifle Paper Co. Planner

At the doctor’s office recently, I saw a woman pull out her physical planner to book her next appointment and I felt a little bit in awe.


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