The mission of The Literary Lifestyle® is to inspire busy women to read more and live better.  Here, you’ll discover the secrets to exactly what to read next, how to read better, and how to create an entire way of life around the love of books. And you’ll find an authentic community that supports you along the way.

Core Values:

  • Pairing books with cozy lifestyle for meaningful self-care
  • Giving back to the community and empowering others through books
  • Exemplifying authenticity in all content and interactions
  • Being helpful in ways that go beyond influence


We are committed to providing honest, accurate, and unbiased information to our readers, adhering to the highest ethical standards in blogging. We are transparent about our experiences, sources, affiliations, and potential conflicts of interest to maintain credibility and trust.


It’s often said that reading allows one to walk in another person’s shoes, and the benefits of reading include cultivating empathy, expanding your worldview, and making you more open-minded. That’s why we believe in highlighting diversity in our content and striving to amplify the voices of those often marginalized. For example, we regularly support banned books and “Clear the Lists” of teachers.


We select topics that are relevant, timely, and engaging to our target audience while adhering to our core values. We make all editorial decisions based on a variety of factors, including market research, reader requests, and personal inspiration.

In creating content, we rely on our advanced education and thorough research, including our own personal experiences and perspectives, credible sources, and expert insights to ensure our content is accurate, comprehensive, and reliable. Our content is created for humans by humans, meaning that the quality standards outlined here have been met. Our goal is to provide a safe and trustworthy place for you to obtain helpful and inspiring information and products.

The content creation process generally follows these steps in order:

  1. Research
  2. Experience
  3. Research
  4. Outline creation
  5. Research
  6. Writing
  7. Editing
  8. Media creation
  9. Proofreading
  10. Publishing
  11. Promotion
  12. Continued proofreading, updating, and promotion

Many, if not most, articles on The Literary Lifestyle® undergo at least one dozen hours of work before being published.  Many articles on The Literary Lifestyle® undergo several dozen hours of work before being published, as they involve personal experiences like travel, product testing, and reading the books discussed. 

Most articles on The Literary Lifestyle®’s website are re-reviewed and updated after original publication several times per year.

The president of The Literary Lifestyle® currently writes, reviews, fact checks, and/or edits all content, working to create high-quality content that meets our editorial standards and aligns with our values.

We promptly correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that come to our attention.  If you believe something is incorrect on this website, please email


We aim to be transparent and to clearly distinguish between editorial content and advertisements.

We have never published a paid book review. We do occasionally accept free books where reviews are optional and there are no promotional requirements. Regardless, we aim to be objective.

We disclose any other sponsored content, affiliate partnerships, or promotional collaborations. We only share sponsored content where the sponsor adheres to our editorial standards, prioritizing the trust of the reader.

For more information, see our Disclaimer.


By adhering to these guidelines, The Literary Lifestyle® is dedicated to providing trustworthy, high-quality content to our readers while maintaining robust editorial independence and integrity.