More 2019 favorites & reading stats

Yesterday, I told you all about my nine favorite books that I read in 2019. But I also want to talk about some of the other books that I loved this year that didn't quite make that list. So today I'm talking about some of my other favorites of the year, not including any of … Continue reading More 2019 favorites & reading stats

My favorite books of 2019

The time has come to finally talk about my favorite books of the year! I have read 135 books this year, and today I'm narrowing that down to my top nine books of the year. The reason there are nine instead of ten is that I couldn't think of another that quite reached the level … Continue reading My favorite books of 2019

Writing update #14 | my writing in 2019 + 2020 plans

We're into the final week of the year, which means it's the time for looking back and reflecting on what I've accomplished in the past twelve months. And when it comes to writing...well, I'm happy to say that there's a lot to talk about. 2019 has been my best writing year since...pretty much ever. (I … Continue reading Writing update #14 | my writing in 2019 + 2020 plans

50+ anticipated book releases for 2020

It's that time of year again...time to talk about all the books I'm excited for next year! When I started writing this post last month, my list of anticipated 2020 book releases was fairly long, but it was reasonable. But then, of course, I started seeing other people's lists. And I kept adding on to … Continue reading 50+ anticipated book releases for 2020

Short books and graphic novel recommendations so you can hit those Goodreads goals

If you're looking at the calendar and panicking that there are less than three weeks (!!!) to hit your Goodreads goal, then fear not! I've got you covered. There are plenty of fantastic short books and graphic novels out there that won't take long at all to finish, and today I'm recommending a bunch that … Continue reading Short books and graphic novel recommendations so you can hit those Goodreads goals

Review: In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan | I love one (1) snarky disaster boy and his found family

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan “I don’t need you to explain to me the concept of a magical land filled with fantastic creatures that only certain special children can enter. I am acquainted with the last several centuries of popular culture. There are books. And cartoons, for the illiterate.” Published August 2017 by … Continue reading Review: In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan | I love one (1) snarky disaster boy and his found family

Writing update #13 | I wrote an entire Jane Austen retelling in a month

Well, it's official: I won National Novel Writing Month! Although this probably isn't a surprise to anyone who's been following along, since I haven't shut up about it anywhere, I thought I'd do a final post for this year's NaNoWriMo, wrapping up how it went! I set out this month to write 50,000 words of … Continue reading Writing update #13 | I wrote an entire Jane Austen retelling in a month

November Wrap-Up | writing a novel + reading anticipated books

Happy December, all! Well, it's that time again, time to wrap up the last month of my life. November was dominated by National Novel Writing Month for me, which I'll talk more about later. As a result, both my reading and sleep schedule took a hit. I read 9 books in November, which is lower … Continue reading November Wrap-Up | writing a novel + reading anticipated books

Review: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo | who knew getting into an Ivy League school would involve so much necromancy?

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo “I want to survive this world that keeps trying to destroy me.” Published Oct. 8, 2019 by Flatiron Books 458 pages Genre: dark urban fantasy Date finished: Nov. 26, 2019 Content warnings: rape and sexual assault, drug abuse and overdose, gore, physical abuse, self harm goodreads | indiebound Summary: Galaxy … Continue reading Review: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo | who knew getting into an Ivy League school would involve so much necromancy?