Welcome to my book recommendations page! This isn't entirely related to my usual content, but I love reading so much that it has to be a part of this blog in some way.

Check back often, I'm always discovering new books!!

And definitely, 100%, race-to-the-send-button assuredly, without a doubt, I am always open to talking about books. Shoot me an email at katie@thelazysource.com, especially if you've read one of my favorites below!!



Where do I buy my books?

Just a quick note, since I like talking about money.

I buy books fairly often, and that price tag can really add up. I'm also weak, so if I'm aware that I'm within 2 miles of a Barnes & Noble, there's a 96.78% chance I'm going in. Once I pass the threshold, there's a 100% chance I'm buying something. Sadly, buying books at retail gets pricey.

While I'm always willing to support my beloved brick and mortar retailer and local independent booksellers, I'll only do that if I a) happen to be nearby or b) need a book today.

Otherwise, my very first stop is Book Outlet (affiliate link, but I've literally been shopping here for years)!

This website is superb; they have thousands of titles, up to 90% off! On my last order, I bought four books (including one hardcover!) for $21.96. They don't have everything, and I highly advise you know what titles you're interested in before going in (there are a lot of less than great titles in the mix), but when you find your book? Savings.

If it's not on Book Outlet, I shop Amazon. Big surprise, right?

My Book Outlet link up there is an affiliate link, but all of these Amazon links are not. They're just the books I love! I definitely recommend checking out Book Outlet first though - if they have the title, it's guaranteed to be cheaper than Amazon!

I read all sorts of genres, but I'm a sucker for some good YA Fantasy and Sci-Fi. If we have similar book tastes, I'm serious, hit me up. I need book friends.

Also, you can follow me on my sometimes-used but sometimes-neglected Goodreads account!



My All-Time Favorites

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylor



Business Boutique by Christy Wright

How to be Everything by Emilie Wapnick

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Quitter by Jon Acuff


Books by Bloggers

The One Hour Content Plan by Meera Kothand

CREATE Blog and Editorial Planner by Meera Kothand

Brainbook* by Kalyn Brooke (non-Amazon ebook, affiliate link!)



The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern



The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

The Illuminae Files by Jay Kristoff and Amy Kaufman

The Leviathan Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card



I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

Room by Emma Donoghue

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green



Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh


Personal Finance

The Legacy Journey by Dave Ramsey

Financial Peace Revisited by Dave Ramsey



Love Does by Bob Goff

How the Church Fails Businesspeople by John C. Knapp

Is God a Moral Monster? by Paul Copan

The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel



Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan

Hurt Go Happy by Ginny Rorby

The Warriors Series by Erin Hunter

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan