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

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

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

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:… Continue reading Annie Recommends // Books for Your Harry Potter House

What Annie Read // The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton Published February 6th, 2018 Disney-Hyperion I received a copy of The Belles through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Find On // Amazon // Goodreads // Dhonielle Clayton Goodreads Synopsis: Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a… Continue reading What Annie Read // The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Annie is Looking for Beta Readers!

Asy'all know, I've been working on a young adult thriller novel since the beginning of time.  (It was actually August 2016, but it feels like I've been working on it since the beginning of time.)  This little project of mine was the brainchild of an independent study I completed my senior year of high school and… Continue reading Annie is Looking for Beta Readers!