5 Cozy Fall Books | Annie Recommends

Hi y'all, I'm back from the dead and sharing some of my favorite fall books today!!  Autumn is my favorite reading season, and I typically see a huge spike in how many books I read between October and December.  It's such an atmospheric, sensory season that I think lends itself nicely to reading new books … Continue reading 5 Cozy Fall Books | Annie Recommends

What Annie Read // The Rule of One by Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders // ARC Review

The Rule of One by Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders Published October 1st, 2018 Amazon Publishing Find On // Amazon // Thriftbooks // Goodreads // Ashley and Leslie Saunders I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Goodreads Synopsis: In their world, telling the truth has become the most dangerous … Continue reading What Annie Read // The Rule of One by Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders // ARC Review

What Annie Read // Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter

Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter Published March 27th, 2018 Scholastic Press Find On // Amazon // Thriftbooks // Goodreads // Ally Carter // Goodreads Synopsis: Maddie thought she and Logan would be friends forever. But when your dad is a Secret Service agent and your best friend is the president's son, sometimes … Continue reading What Annie Read // Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter

My Top 5 Books of the Year (So Far)

Since we're almost halfway through the year (and my feed is cluttered with mid-year freak-out tags), I thought I'd simplify the purpose of that tag and talk about something I've been pondering lately: what are the best books I've read so far? Answering this question has given me a bit of a headache because it's … Continue reading My Top 5 Books of the Year (So Far)

What Annie Read // City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare Published March 24th, 2009 Margaret K. McElderry Books Find On // Amazon // Goodreads // Cassandra Clare Goodreads Synopsis: (the City of Glass synopsis has spoilers, so this is the synopsis of the first book) When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she … Continue reading What Annie Read // City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

An Introvert’s Guide to the Party Scene // Freshman File #6

Freshman Files is a summer-long series in which I’ll discuss the things I wish I’d known exactly a year ago when I was an incoming freshman.  Whether you’re starting college at the end of the summer or are looking for some tips on how to organize or want to know how to pick out good … Continue reading An Introvert’s Guide to the Party Scene // Freshman File #6

Books I Want to Read that Nobody Cares About

As a book reviewer, I've often felt pressure to read popular books.  It makes practical sense why we would want to do this: if we talk about the books that everyone else is reading, we're more likely to get page views.  People are more likely to comment because they'll share the common experience of reading … Continue reading Books I Want to Read that Nobody Cares About

How Was My Beta Reading Process??

I've always been slightly terrified of other people reading my work.  Once I open up my little literary home and let people in, it becomes less mine and more theirs.  I have to talk about the voices in my head and what they say to me; it's a pretty intimate thing, which is why I'm surprised … Continue reading How Was My Beta Reading Process??

My #1 Trick for Making Your Dorm Feel Like Home // Freshman File #5

Freshman Files is a summer-long series in which I’ll discuss the things I wish I’d known exactly a year ago when I was an incoming freshman.  Whether you’re starting college at the end of the summer or are looking for some tips on how to organize or want to know how to pick out good … Continue reading My #1 Trick for Making Your Dorm Feel Like Home // Freshman File #5

July TBR // My Month of Rereads

I'm always torn whether to read new books or reread my old favorites.  I own so many books that I've never read but want to relive my favorite stories and compare how my opinions have changed over time.  This month, I'm solving that problem. For the month of July, I'm exclusively rereading my old favorites, … Continue reading July TBR // My Month of Rereads