Everything Annie read in 2019 pt. 2…

Today, I'm sharing a mini-review for every book I read in 2019... pt. 2. You can read the first half of my 2019 reviews here. The Dollmaker of Krakow by R. M. RomeroThis book is a charming, heartbreaking tale about what unlikely friends will do to protect each other from outside threats. I read this … Continue reading Everything Annie read in 2019 pt. 2…

Everything Annie read last year…

Buckle your seatbelts, ladies and gentleman. Today's post is the first of two chronicling everything I read in 2019 in the form of mini-reviews. The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGeeI loved loved loved this book! The glitzy, futuristic setting and nail-biting dramatic twists and turns made for the perfect post-New Year's read. I highly recommend … Continue reading Everything Annie read last year…

11 things to never say to a writer… and what to say instead.

A couple years ago, I wrote a funny-with-a-side-of-sarcasm post about the annoying things that writers have to hear all. the. time. I wanted to share the nails-on-the-chalkboard that we have to deal with when we tell someone we're writers, because let's face it: we've all had these conversations. Writing is a profession that's largely misunderstood, … Continue reading 11 things to never say to a writer… and what to say instead.

Where has Annie been?

Aboard the MV World Odyssey, Pacific Ocean If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I've been everywhere. I'm being serious when I say that: between my last blog post and now, I've visited thirteen countries. I've sailed across the Atlantic Ocean and through the Panama Canal and consumed bread on four different continents. … Continue reading Where has Annie been?

What Annie Read | eARC Review of The Rule of Many

When I read a sequel, one of my biggest concerns is how the authors expand the narrative; I want a sequel with higher stakes and wilder adventures than its predecessor. With The Rule of Many, that is absolutely the case. The world of Ava and Mira Goodwin expanded far beyond the first installment in this series. I got to see their overarching role in the revolution, and the glimpses into different aspects of their society gave me a more well-rounded view of the world they live in.

Rainy Day Reading List | Annie Recommends

There's nothing I love more than a rainy day, which is convenient because April in North Carolina is nothing but rain. So grab all the blankets in your house (and I mean every single one), snuggle under your blanket pile, and pick up one of these books for the ultimate atmospheric and slightly moody reading experience.

What Annie Read || Romanov by Nadine Brandes

Hi it's me, back from the dead! The publisher kindly sent me an eARC of Romanov through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This has not influenced my opinion and, as always, this review is spoiler-free.

Best 8 of 2018 | Annie Reads

As I said in my worst books of 2018 post, I didn't read a truly terrible book this year. That's amazing, of course, but it made choosing this list all the more difficult. I read so many different types of good book this year, from queer romances to literary classics to some good old-fashioned trashy … Continue reading Best 8 of 2018 | Annie Reads

Worst 8 of 2018 | Annie Reads

Kicking off a quick lil series of reading wrap-ups is the worst books I read in 2018. Here's the thing: I didn't read any bad books this year. I enjoyed a good number of books on this list, but even though I liked reading them in all their trashy YA-ness, I can also objectively recognize … Continue reading Worst 8 of 2018 | Annie Reads

Hermione’s Reading List | Annie Recommends

As I mentioned in my fall book recommendations post, I've been rereading (read: reliving every childhood memory and fantasy related to) the Harry Potter series this season.  All the time I've spent with the books this year has reminded me why I love one character in particular: Hermione Granger. I think I can speak for … Continue reading Hermione’s Reading List | Annie Recommends