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

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

Annie’s Mid-Year Wrap-Up

  I set a pretty lofty goal for myself this year: read 50 books and participate in a 2018 reading challenge to motivate myself to find time to read every day.  I've read 25 books so far, meaning I'm halfway through the year and halfway through the challenge.  That seems like a success to me. This has … Continue reading Annie’s Mid-Year Wrap-Up

Unpopular Bookish Opinions and Pet Peeves

Time to get controversial, y'all. Last summer, I posted the original unpopular opinions post, and today I'm reviving a classic Annie Likes Words favorite to talk about things that boil my blood.  I love a good rant and that's what I've got in store for you today.  Here are some unpopular opinions and pet peeves. … Continue reading Unpopular Bookish Opinions and Pet Peeves

Books I Loved in Middle School

I asked y'all on Instagram what you wanted me to post today and the response was overwhelmingly clear: what cringy books did my cringy self read in middle school? My taste in literature hasn't changed much considering I would still read most of these books, but I've definitely gained an appreciation for quality literature while still … Continue reading Books I Loved in Middle School

What Annie Read // Mini-Reviews

Today's review is going to look a little different because I'm going to discuss all the books I read on hiatus (or all the books I read a long, long time ago and didn't feel like reviewing) in nice, condensed little packages. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare Find On // Amazon // Goodreads // … Continue reading What Annie Read // Mini-Reviews

Annie Recommends // Books for Spring

Where my university is at in North Carolina, we've been through one hell of a spring.  The weather has been swinging back and forth like a pendulum: last week, it was freezing and windy on Monday, but sunny and 75 and Friday.  We're not quite sure what's up with Mother Nature, but the temperatures have … Continue reading Annie Recommends // Books for Spring

What Annie Read // Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Caraval by Stephanie Garber Published January 31st, 2017 Flatiron Books Find On // Amazon // Goodreads // Stephanie Garber Goodreads Synopsis: Remember, it’s only a game… Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and … Continue reading What Annie Read // Caraval by Stephanie Garber

What Annie Read // The Lone City Trilogy by Amy Ewing

The Lone City Trilogy by Amy Ewing Published by HarperTeen Find The Jewel On // Amazon // Goodreads Find The White Rose On // Amazon // Goodreads Find The Black Key On // Amazon // Goodreads Goodreads Synopsis of The Jewel: The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the … Continue reading What Annie Read // The Lone City Trilogy by Amy Ewing

Popular Books that Annie Disliked

One misconception I've discovered as a reader, reviewer, and blogger is that I'm supposed to love every book I read.  When I peruse blogs or scroll through my Instagram feed, there is an overwhelming majority of positive reviews, especially surrounding new releases and books everyone else seems to love. Positivity is a good and welcome … Continue reading Popular Books that Annie Disliked