Review: The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson

Review: The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson

Posted July 20, 2016 by angie in 2016, 5 Star, Book Review, Young Adult / 2 Comments

The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You is the latest addition to my shelf of all time favorite books. I knew that this would definitely be an Angie book when Morgan recommended it to me, but I was not prepared for how quickly it would steal my heart. The characterization in this novel is just amazing. Trixie’s voice was immediately engaging, and had me snort laughing during the very first sentence. This character you guys. I cannot ever fully express what she means to me. She is me – especially as I was in my teens and early twenties. […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books Set Outside The US

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books Set Outside The US

Posted July 19, 2016 by angie in 2016, Top Ten Tuesday / 4 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is the top ten books set in countries other than the U.S. So it turns out I don’t read a lot of non-fantasy books set in places that aren’t the United States but I have read a few and these are some of my favorites. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley: A mega cute contemporary set in Australia. It’s one of my all time favorites. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller: This interpretation of the story of Achilles and Patroclus will ruin your life in the […]

Monthly Wrap-Up: June

Monthly Wrap-Up: June

Posted July 1, 2016 by angie in 2016, Montly Wrap-Up / 1 Comment

June was the most low-key of months. I tried to get back in my blogging groove and mostly succeeded, until the later half of the month when I started my super fun two week stretch of no days off from work that doesn’t end until July 4th. Basically I’ve lost all ability to think or concentrate on reading, let alone writing a thoughtful blog post. Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig: Excellent, realistic characters, A+ plot and MY SHIP. A favorite of 2016 for year. A Song to Take the World Apart by Zan Romanoff: This was a surprise. Gorgeous […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book Girlfriends

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book Girlfriends

Posted June 28, 2016 by angie in 2016, Top Ten Tuesday / 9 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a freebie week, so I decided to go with my Top Ten Book Girlfriends. My book boyfriends get a lot of attention so it’s only fair to spread the love to those wonderful book girls who have stolen my heart too. Ginny Weasley is better than you and everyone else in the Harry Potter universe, period. Go ahead, fight me. Tess is utterly brilliant, fierce as fuck and loyal. Plus she could totally destroy her enemies without ever laying a hand on them and that’s […]

Review: How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis

Review: How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis

Posted June 22, 2016 by angie in 2016, 5 Star, Book Review, Young Adult / 1 Comment

  Me to How to Repair a Mechanical Heart: Like I just DO NOT HAVE WORDS. I will try to have words, because this book deserves them, but nothing should be allowed to be this good and then just end and have no more pages for me to live in for the rest of my life. When I looked this book up on Goodreads after I saw Dahlia Adler rec it, I knew that I needed to get my hands on it ASAP. Cute gay vloggers besties + road trip + fandom insanity = Unadulterated Angie Bait. It’s an undisputed […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year

Posted June 21, 2016 by angie in 2016, Top Ten Tuesday / 2 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year. I actually haven’t read a ton of 2016 releases – I’ve really been trying to focus on backlist, so this includes already published 2016 books & future 2016 releases. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab: PIRATES. THIEVES. MAGIC CONTEST. BROTPS OF ALL BROTPS. RHYUCARD (IS THAT THEIR SHIP NAME? IDEK). RIDICULOUS EMOTIONS THAT WILL STEAL YOUR SOUL. The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows: Such a satisfying conclusion to Wil’s story AND OTP PERFECTION The Raven King […]

Review: Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson

Review: Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson

Posted June 20, 2016 by angie in 2016, 3.5 Star, Book Review, Young Adult / 0 Comments

  I have a lot of complicated feelings about this book. I loved so much of it, but then it really crashed for me at the end. Gena/Finn is about fandom, friendship and the different kinds of family. All things that are super relative to my interests, obviously. Fandom is a huge part of my life, the friends I’ve made through it have pulled me through some of the darkest times in my life, and this book very accurately captures that sense of community and family. The final third of the book was an absolute mess though. It lost the […]

Disquoteus: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Disquoteus: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Posted June 17, 2016 by angie in 2016, Disquoteus / 0 Comments

Disquoteus is a weekly feature where I share my favorite passages from the books I love. Those little bits of beautiful word magic that stand out from all the other word magic & make me run for the sticky notes in my favorite novels. This week I’m sharing my favorites from I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. This book is just so gorgeous and was my absolute favorite read in 2014! As always these quotes will contain spoilers so if you haven’t read the book run now while you still can 😀

Books Revisited: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Books Revisited: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Posted June 16, 2016 by angie in 2016, Books Revisited / 0 Comments

Books Revisited is a Throwback Thursday feature I’ve created to share some quick thoughts on some of my favorite books read before I started blogging or ones I’ve read since then and never got around to reviewing (as well as some of my favorite non-spoilery quotes from them because quotes are fun). This week I’m featuring I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson! So this was my favorite book in all of 2014 and is one of my top ten favorite books of all time and I’ve never reviewed it. Mostly because like HOW? How do I talk about […]

Review: The Season by Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer

Review: The Season by Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer

Posted June 15, 2016 by angie in 2016, 4 Star, Book Review, New Adult, Young Adult / 1 Comment

This debut was an utter delight. I am ridiculously pleased with how cute and fun it was, and fully enjoyed every minute I spent reading it. I had somehow missed that it was a Pride & Prejudice adaption when I first requested it, so that was an excellent added bonus once I started reading and figured it out. Also – even though it’s marketed as YA, it very much read like a new adult novel to me: the characters are college age, they drink & have sex, etc. Megan is a realistic and complex character. She’s a tough soccer star […]