• 2021 Reading Goals

    Hello! Since it’s a new year, I’ve set myself some new reading-related goals and also want to talk about some books I’m hoping to read this year! Goals My main goal is to read 50 books! Last year, for the first time, I read double that, but since I’ll be starting college in the fall and finishing up high school now, I don’t want to put a lot of excess pressure on myself. I also always set the additional goal of reading every single day. This is just for me personally, because I find it helps me stay out of slumps. Even if I can only read a single page…

  • All The Books of 2020

    Hi! As my last post to close out 2020, I’m sharing a list of all 100 books I read throughout the year. My other 2020 wrap up posts, my reading stats, and my top 10 books, can be found here, and here, respectively. For any books I reviewed, I added the link to their title. So, without further ado, here are all the books, and the ratings I gave them! My Sister’s Keeper by Jodie Picoult (4/5 stars) American Prison by Shane Bauer (3/5 stars) The Iliad by Homer (4/5 stars) Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman (5/5 stars) Release by Patrick Ness (4/5 stars) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott…

  • 2020 Reading Stats

    Happy 2021! I wanted to start my 2020 wrap up posts by breaking down the stats for all the books I read. I will also be posting a list of all the books I read, and my top 10 books of the year. If there is anything else you’d like to see, feel free to let me know! So here are some stats: Books Read: 100 On Goodreads, I set my goal at 45 and for the first time, I surpassed it! Pages: 27,482 (average of about 275 pages per book) I also made some charts to show off some other stats, so here are the books I read separated…

  • How I Annotate

    I’m a big fan of annotating books, and I’ve recently been changing up the way I do it, so I thought it would be fun to share how I used to annotate versus what I do now. In The Past I used to be, and sometimes still am, a BIG fan of page flags. I would flag everything in my books. I liked to be able to look back on any quotes, major plot points, scenes that I liked, and any potential foreshadowing. In some books, I would even tab whenever certain characters appeared. Like in Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, I tabbed almost every scene with Maven just because…