travel book recommendations based on your ideal destination

Today, I'm combining my two greatest loves to bring you travel book recommendations based on your ideal destination. Since travel is restricted right now, I'm totally in the mood for an international adventure to sweep me away. Add in delicious food, a swoony romance, and an unlikely adventure, and I'm IN. Here are the best…

week of reviews | day 5: some 5-star reads… and a DNF

Today's the last day of my week of mini reviews! Which of the books that I reviewed was your favorite? Which book should I pick up next? Here are three reviews to wrap up the week... A SONG BELOW WATER BY BETHANY C. MORROW I was SO looking forward to reading A Song Below Water…

week of mini reviews | day 4: heartwarming audiobooks

Today, we're continuing my week of mini reviews (in an attempt to catch up with all the books I haven't reviewed this year lol) with some audiobooks that I listened to and loved! Here's what I recommend... HUNGRY HEARTS BY VARIOUS AUTHORS Hungry Hearts tells thirteen interlocking stories about a famed row of restaurants called…

week of mini reviews | day 3: underwhelming YA fantasy

Back with the next installment of mini reviews! Here are three YA fantasy books that I read recently that didn't turn out so well... BEAUTIFUL REDEMPTION BY KAMI GARCIA AND MARGARET STOHL While I absolutely LOVE the first book in this series, as the books went on, it felt like they were getting further and…

week of mini reviews | day 2: underhyped YA

Back for day 2 of my week of mini reviews! Today's reviews are all about young adult books that are underhyped and not super prominent in current discussion. Also I forgot to schedule this for Tuesday sooo it's coming out Wednesday lol. UNITED WE SPY BY ALLY CARTER United We Spy concluded my reread of…

Annie’s week of book reviews | day 1: backlist books

This week, I'm going to break from my regular schedule to bring y'all an entire week of book reviews. I'm super pumped for this unique format because it's going to give us an opportunity to talk about some different and underhyped books that I really enjoyed! It's also going to help me get my s#$&…

here’s what you NEED to read this fall… | 5 anticipated new releases

Today we're talking upcoming releases. I love reading about what new releases other bloggers are anticipating, and since I'm a huge fan of reading backlist books, I thought it would be fun today to switch it up and talk about the books I'm looking forward to this fall. Here are five 2020 releases you can't…

5 effective graphic design tools for bloggers

This spring and summer, I've found a real passion for graphic design. I love putting together an aesthetic and creating something beautiful, whether it's for me, for my blog, or for a client. Today, I'm sharing my favorite graphic design tools that all bloggers should have. These will make creating beautiful, custom artwork for your…

life after study abroad | 7-month reflection and more photos!!

Alternative title: what to do after you've already done the coolest thing you'll ever do. Seven months ago on Christmas Eve, I returned home after sailing the ocean blue with Semester at Sea for four months. As I discussed in my original post about my abroad experience, I had a distinct feeling then that I…

new or secondhand? | a book-buying habits discussion post

Today, we're talking book-buying habits. I go back and forth between what kinds of books I like to buy. While paperbacks are my favorite form, I love the convenience of audiobooks and the low cost of ebooks. And there's nothing like digging through a secondhand bookstore and finding an absolute gem. There's no right way…