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 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#$&…

books recs for your enneagram type

Y'all I love the enneagram. This personality typing tool has the most accurate descriptions and in-depth explorations of personality that I've ever encountered. When I was starting to explore the enneagram, I shed a tear or two because this tool made me feel seen. I'd never seen my deepest desires and darkest fears laid out…

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.

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…

Annie Recommends // Books for Your Harry Potter House

Today I'm reviving an Annie Likes Words classic: the Harry Potter Book Recommendation.  Last summer, I shared book recommendations based on which Harry Potter house you're a member of (Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin) and y'all loved them!  So I'm listening to the voice of the people and reprising one of my favorite posts. Related Post:…

What Annie Read // Lorna versus Laura by Cynthia Hilston

Lorna versus Laura by Cynthia Hilston Published September 2nd, 2017 Self-Published I received a copy of Lorna versus Laura in exchange for an honest review. Find On // Amazon // Goodreads // Cynthia Hilston Goodreads Synopsis: Ever since a tragic accident took the lives of her parents, grief-stricken and lonely Lorna Ashford has buried herself by destroying…

What Annie Read // My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows Published June 7th 2016 HarperTeen Find On // Amazon // Goodreads // Cynthia Hand // Brodi Ashton // Jodi Meadows Goodreads Synopsis: Edward (long live the king) is the King of England. He’s also dying, which is inconvenient, as he’s only sixteen and he’d much rather…

What Annie Read // Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Geekerella by Ashley Poston Published April 4th, 2017 Quirk Books Find On // Amazon // ThriftBooks // Goodreads // Ashley Poston // Goodreads Synopsis: When geek girl Elle Wittimer sees a cosplay contest sponsored by the producers of Starfield, she has to enter. First prize is an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the…