What Happened This Month (or So): Spring 2021 || feat. my favorite books, music, TV, and food

Hello friends! Is anyone still around? I am finally done with the semester (and am officially a senior!) and I’m slowly coming back to my creative outlets as my brain cells slowly come back to life. This is a blogpost that I have had drafted for a couple months now, but never finished. Today’s post is a simple catch-up one: I haven’t captured what I’ve been doing in life for a while now, and I would love to get back to that. With that, here are some things that I’ve been doing lately!

This spring was:


  • as a tutor: teaching has always been a passion of mine (& my go to answer to “what do you want to be when you grow up” since I was little), and it has slowly trickled back into my life over the past year. While I didn’t expect for my career to head this way, I can’t say I’m complaining about it (and may or may not be looking more into tutoring/teaching opportunities for the future?). Currently I tutor AP biology, SAT/ACT prep, as well as early elementary.
  • on getting an ADHD diagnosis. As someone who’s grown up in a ~mental illness isn’t real~ home, I never recognized the symptoms of ADHD in myself. As social media posts about ADHD cross my dash, I realized that those symptoms fit me like a glove, and I’m working on getting an official label (and more time on exams?) for me.
  • on school in general: this semester as a whole wasn’t /terrible/, but it was pretty brutal in terms of courseload. I’m deeply entrenched in higher level biology now, and while it is absolutely my passion, it is also still a lot of work. In particular, online lectures take me SO long to watch: it’s a phenomenon whose roots I haven’t nailed down yet, but I’ve found that watching online lectures takes me easily 2-4 times the amount of time that it would take synchronously. The ability to pause to write notes and the ability to pause to get snacks really conspire to steal my time (also: see above).
  • on growing my Instagram account. My instagram account has been stuck at ~1030 followers for the past 6 months, and it is my mission to make it start growing again! (My goal was to get to 3000 this year . . . uh). I’ve been posting a bunch of reels, which help, but then I stop posting again, which defeats the purpose, lol. If you want to help, follow me here!


  • The Ministry of Ordinary Places by Shannan Martin I buddy read this with Grace Anne, and it was so, so good. Shannan is such a master with words: you both feel like you’re having a coffee chat with her, while also being taught and inspired. So far this has been my favorite nonfiction book that I’ve read all year, and maybe of all time. It’s so incredibly applicable to standard life, and of course, I’m always a fan of anything regarding finding beauty in little things. I absolutely cannot recommend it enough.
  • The Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradly This is a series I’ve been meaning to read for AGES now: I’ve actually read the first book three times now, because I keep intending on reading the series, but then putting it down after the first book before I finish it. This time I’m determined to finish it, though, and I’m already half of the way through the series (5/10), which is a really good sign. It’s not super politically correct, especially for a book that was written in 2009, but if you overlook it, it was an enjoyable, Agatha-Christie feeling series.
  • Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez I checked out this book when I saw Hailey and Olivia read it and I really enjoyed it! It was very much not what I expected but the imagery and the storytelling was fantastic. There’s another book out set in the same universe and I’m looking forwards to reading it at some point this summer!

listening to:

  • Rachel Zegler. I’ve watched her videos for a while now whenever they pop up on my YouTube recommended page, but in February, I started watching her stuff in earnest and the enthusiasm has not waned. In particular, I must have watched her cover of Anyway at least 25 times (i.e., as many times as it popped up on my recommended feed). She is also so emotionally intelligent and I love hearing her thoughts.
  • Taylor Swift, of course. She has so much music coming out soon, and I’m so excited. She released two songs this month, and of course, folklore and evermore are on repeat still.
  • HAIM. I learned of them through Taylor Swift, and after watching them at the Grammy’s, started to check out their music. It took one evening, and now I’m thoroughly hooked. I haven’t listened to most of their music yet, but Summer Girl and The Steps have been on repeat lately.
  • good for u by Olivia Rodrigo. Like the rest of the world, I’ve been bopping along to Olivia’s songs being despite in a stable relationship 🙃 I haven’t listened to the rest of the album yet, but this one has been looping in my head lately.
  • Moms and Murder podcast. As a diehard type 6, true crime has always been so interesting to me. This is my current favorite true-crime podcast, and I listen to it to fall asleep to every night (is that weird? I’m not a serial killer I promise).
  • lots of audiobooks! I discovered the Libby app and it has worked so well for me! I’ve really enjoyed being able to listen to a book while I do chores or walk, and I check out both the audiobook and ebook so that I can read on my phone whenever I have a spare minute!


  • Shadow and Bone (on Netflix): I’m definitely a books-before-film kinda person, but when Shadow and Bone came out, my roommates were going to watch it and invited me to do so as well, so I watched it with them! It was really good and now I’m looking forwards to reading the books this summer!
  • Cruel Summer (on Hulu): This is another TV show that my roommate introduced me to and we’ve been watching it together! It is so well done and the story is so intriguing! It hasn’t wrapped up yet, but I’m excited to see what the show does. It covers the story of two teenage girls, one of whom goes missing, and the other takes her life. It’s told simultaneously over three years (i.e., one episode is July 4th, 1993, 1994, and 1995), which is super unique. The 90s aesthetic is fantastic as well.
  • Niamh Adkins: I first found Niamh through Instagram reels, where she posts reels about Taylor Swift and also her boyfriend. I’ve seen also enjoyed watching her Youtube channel and her instagram story, where she shares insights about her life. She is so insightful and funny, and has lots of good Taylor Swift content as a bonus! This video in particular made me laugh SO hard.
  • * e m m i e *: I’ve realized that I work significantly better when I have something playing in the background, and my “something” of choice is relaxing youtube videos. Emma is my current favorite: she is a booktuber, and her enthusiasm for books and the thoughtfulness in which she talks about her craft is motivating me to read more. Her voice is the most soothing as well, and her videos are such a good counterbalance to my chemistry lectures.
  • basicallyreese: like I said, I’ve really been into calming lifestyle videos lately and I’ve really been enjoying Reese’s. She does aesthetic lifestyle content and they always motivate me to get things done.


  • White Chocolate Lemon cookies: I don’t really think these need justification haha but they are fantastic!
  • Starbucks Copycat Banana Bread: as a young adult, my biggest problem (other than the soaring rent prices, the economic crash, an unreasonable minimum wage, and a global pandemic) is buying groceries I end up not eating, and this banana bread is the perfect solution for when I buy 6 bananas at the grocery store and then end up only eating 3. The one whole cup of sugar and three overripe bananas make this banana bread top-tier, and I also add about half a cup of chocolate chips, because why not.
  • Homemade Hamburger Helper: my Asian mom would never deign herself to cook hamburger helper, but as a ✨college student✨ this is one of my FAVORITE meals to make. It’s definitely noooot the healthiest, but it is SO good.
  • Like basically poke bowls but without the fish? These are my favorite lazy weeknight dinners: I cook some 5 minute rice, add half a sliced avocado, a tablespoon of soy sauce, and a sunny side up/fried egg (and occasionally usually some cheese). They turn out beautifully and taste delicious.
  • Salads. I don’t know if I can rightfully call this ~cooking~, but salads are fantastic for the springtime. I make mine as unhealthy as possible by adding chopped up hard boiled egg, avocado, tomato pieces, turkey, cheese, and sesame dressing. They are fantastic and I love them.
  • Scrambled cheesy eggs! I put out an ask on my Instagram story for people to teach me how to cook fluffy scrambled eggs, and SO many people delivered. I’ve made some BANGING scrambled cheese eggs lately and they have been delicious.

If you want to see more of what’s going on in my life, I filmed a week in my life/reading vlog! I’m very proud of the editing: it is my biggest project to date and I am really happy with how it turned out. (I only found 1 glaring error in the 4th watch through so I count that as a win.) You can find it here:

What are some things that you have been enjoying lately? Are you a book-before-film person, or do you not care? Have you read anything good? I’m looking for summer recommendations. Leave me a comment and let me know!

My Top 5 Favorite Tropes to Write || Collab With Emily Mundell

Hey everyone! Today I’m back with a fun blog post about books! I’m collaborating with Emily Mundell to bring you a fun duo of posts: Emily is a writer, and I am not, so we thought it would be fun to share different perspectives on different tropes in the bookish world! I will be talking about My Top 5 Book Tropes I Like To Read on her blog, while she will be talking about the Top 5 Book Tropes She Likes to Write here!

Please welcome Emily as she talks about tropes she likes to write!

Happy Friday, all! Today I’m taking over Hanne’s blog to talk about my Favorite Tropes to Write! If you would like to hear all about her Favorite Tropes to read, swing on over to my blog where she was kind enough to share all about it.

Without further ado…

  1. The Chosen One
    I know that this one is SUUUUPPPEEERRR trope-y, but it’s honestly one of my favorite things, especially when you get to twist it, like Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars for instance. The chosen one idea may be cliche and overdone, but it can almost always be interesting, especially if you bring a fresh new take to the table. Maybe by using more than one chosen one? Or that people messed up who the chosen one prophecy was about? Or even go the Darth Vader route and the chosen one is “bringing balance” in a way that actually makes them the villain instead of the hero. However you choose to do it, reading about and writing “The Chosen One” is almost always one of my favorite story tropes, especially for fantasy and sci-fi.
  1. Duelling Protagonists
    In both of my published works, as well as many of my WIPs, projects, and plot bunnies, I employ the idea of “dueling protagonists” to tell my stories. In The Sorceress and the Squid, Estrella the sorceress contrasts strongly with the human soldier, Jalen. I write from each of their POV’s, going back and forth between their voices to tell the story of their grand and magical adventure.
    In Faithless, my recent adult novel, though my female MC Saagar is the only POV character, her husband Damien is also very central to the story, and he contrasts both her experience and her actual character. These are just two examples of many other story ideas of mine, and I don’t know exactly what it is that draws me to this trope, but it’s honestly one of my favorites and permeates nearly every one of my stories. The contrast of a male and female MC telling their versions of their shared story is just so interesting to me. I find that you get such great depth between two protagonists, especially if they are different genders and come from different backgrounds or even different sides of the fight/conflict.
  1. Grumpy Older Character vs. Soft Innocent Character
    There’s nothing that melts my heart like some hardened soldier/warrior/farmer/etc who stumbles upon a young, bright-eyed child who turns their whole world upside down overnight. Anne of Green Gables does a great job of this, and it’s something I like to employ in small doses throughout my own books and novels.
  1. Young Character with Extraordinary Powers
    Is there anything cooler than revealing that the most powerful being in the story is actually a little child who may or may not be a bit out to lunch and possibly a sociopath? Usually plagued with some traumatic backstory, this kid looks cute, precocious and normal, if not a little weird, but they will soon reveal to your audience just how insanely powerful they really are – and it will definitely be epic.
    I love this trope because I love underdogs. I love watching those perceived as smallest and weakest come out on top of an exchange with someone who thought they had it all together. In real life, my favorite example of this is my youth group dodgeball team, which is made up primarily of small 13 year old girls, going up against other youth groups who rely on only the male players on their teams and do not realize just how stacked our team actually is, since nearly every one of our players is strong in their own right. This feeling of satisfaction carries over to my fiction, where I have several small but mighty characters in the works in future projects.
  1. The Love Triangle
    Another super cheesy one, but love triangles can actually be really, really fun to write – or maybe I just love drama too much. In my fantasy epic, one particular subplot of the first book revolves heavily around the MC, his young fiancee, and his cousin, and the relationship between the three of them that is confusing at best, and full of more than a little rivalry and bad feelings. However, what I enjoyed doing with this love triangle is giving the central female the true romantic affection for only one character, while feeling simply like she is trapped into doing her duty to the other. It makes for a lot of fun angst and that is what I am personally all about when writing. xD
  1. Enemies to Lovers // Enemies to Friends // Friends to Enemies // Lovers to Enemies
    However you want to slice this trope, I find it practically irresistible (hence why you’ll probably find some version of it in every one of my books, lol). There’s just something about the crazy emotional rollercoaster that your characters and readers go on when such drama afflicts a relationship. Any time there’s feelings this powerful and complex involved in a story, you know it’s going to be good.

There are a lot of voices in the book community who speak out against tropes and cliches, for valid reasons as they are usually overdone and uninteresting. However, I think almost any trope or cliche can be fresh and exciting with the right spin put on it, and that’s one of my favorite parts of crafting a new plot, character, and book!

What are your favorite tropes to write all you authors out there? Let me know in the comments! And of course be sure to go check out Hanne’s favorite tropes to READ on my blog here!

Annotation 2020-04-02 221739Emily Mundell is an INFJ, a farmkid, an artist, and an indie author, with two current published works. She likes to ride ponies, climb mountains, take photos, and create/absorb new worlds and stories. Find her at:

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Thank you to Emily for collaborating with me today! It was super fun! And definitely make sure to go check my post on her blog out!

Anne of Windy Poplars READ WITH ME || Book 4 || April 2020

Hey guys! I CANNOT believe that I’m typing down APRIL 2020!! Where has this year been going??

In case you missed it, I’m doing an Anne of Green Gables Read With Me, reading one book from the Anne of Green Gables series every month. This month, I will be reading Anne of Windy Poplars, which is book 4 of the series! If you haven’t been reading along, feel free to grab one of the plans from previous months here, or just read along this month!

Anne of Windy Poplars

So far, we’ve read Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea. If you haven’t read them yet, feel free to snag the graphic and read one of them this month instead!
Anne of Green Gables Graphic || Anne of Avonlea Graphic || Anne of the Island Graphic

Before I share the graphic for Anne of Windy Poplar, I’m going to share some of my favorite quotes from last month’s book, Anne of the Island. In this book, Anne is in exactly the same stage of life as I’m in right now, and it was just so sweet to read!

“It is never pleasant to have our old shrines desecrated, even when we have outgrown them.”

“I suppose we’ll get used to being grownup in time. There won’t be so many unexpected things about it by and by–though, after all, I fancy it’s the unexpected things that give spice to life.”

Yet somehow [Marilla’s letter] conveyed to Anne of the wholesome, simple life at Green Gables, with its savor of ancient peace, and the steadfast abiding love that was there for her.

“Everything is made new in the spring. Springs themselves are always so new, too. No spring is ever just like any other spring. It always has something of its own to be its peculiar sweetness.”

“The little things of life, sweet and excellent in their life, must not be the things lived for; the highest must be sought and followed; the life of heaven must be begun here on earth.”

But the summer had been a very happy one, too–a time of glad living with summer suns and skies, a time of keen delight in wholesome things; a time of renewing and deepening of old friendships; a time in which she had learned to live more nobly, to work more patiently, to play more heartily.

“All life lessons are not learned at college,” she thought. “Life teaches them everywhere.”

“I feel as if I had opened a book and found roses of yesterday, sweet and beloved, between its leaves.”

“We are never half so interesting when we have learned that language is given us to enable us to conceal our thoughts.”

“It wouldn’t do for us to have all our dreams fulfilled. We would be as good as dead if we had nothing left to dream about.”

Now, the Anne of Windy Poplars graphic! This book is set up a little bit differently, and I have that reflected in the graphic. Like usual, I also made the plan with less days than there are days in the month, so that there are some built-in catch up days!

Anne of Windy Poplars Graphic

Anne of Windy Poplars Graphic

As you read, feel free to post on your social media (Instagram, Twitter, etc) and tag me @hanneasinhannah and use the hashtag #AnneOfWindyPoplarsReadalong (or just #AnneofGreenGablesReadalong). At the end of the month, I’ll put up a wrapup post like this one, and we can discuss in the comments! I’ll include some of my favorite quotes, and it’ll be a great time!

Want to read along but haven’t read the previous books yet? Go get yourself a copy of previous month’s graphics and read those books this month instead! It’s never too late to join along, and there’s room for everyone!
Anne of Green Gables Graphic || Anne of Avonlea Graphic || Anne of the Island Graphic

What have you been reading this month? Are you reading along with the Anne of Green Gables series? What is your favorite Anne quote? Let me know in the comments below!

Anne of the Island READ WITH ME || Book 3 || March 2020

Hey everyone!! Happy March!! Can you believe it’s already the THIRD month of 2020?!

In case you missed it, I’m doing an Anne of Green Gables Read With Me, reading one book from the Anne of Green Gables series every month! You don’t have to be caught up to be reading along, and you can find all the plans to date here! You can start from this book, or book 1, whatever you like, grab a plan, and just get reading!

Anne of the Island

So far, we’ve read Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea. If you haven’t read them yet, feel free to snag the graphic and read one of them this month instead!
Anne of Green Gables Graphic || Anne of Avonlea Graphic

Like last month, I’m going to share some of my favorite quotes from Anne of Avonlea before I share the graphic. Anne is the sweetest human and I looooove her quotes! So again, there are 12 quotes here, that I particularly like, from my reading of this book. 🙂

“I’d like to add some beauty to life,” said Anne dreamily. “I don’t exactly want to make people KNOW more . . . though I know that IS the noblest ambition . . . but I’d love to make them have a pleasanter time because of me . . . to have some little joy or happy thought that would never have existed if I hadn’t been?”

“This world would be a much more interesting place . . . although it IS very interesting anyhow . . . if people spoke out their real thoughts.”

“Perhaps college may be around the bend in the road, but I haven’t got to the bend yet and I don’t think much about it lest I might grow discontented.”

“I’m so thankful for friendship. It beautifies life so much.”

“Having adventures comes natural to some people. You jsut have a gift for them or you haven’t.”

“I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”

“Perhaps it was nothing very dreadful after all. I think the little things in life often make more trouble than the big things.”

“That is one good thing about this world . . . there are always sure to be more springs.”

“The possibilities of making new friends help to make life very fascinating”

“her greatest attraction was the aura of possibility surrounding her . . .”

“What I want to get out of my college course is some knowledge of the best way of living life and doing the most and best with it. I want to learn to understand and help other people and myself.”

“The page of girlhood had been turned, as by an unseen finger, and the page of womanhood was before her with all its charm and mystery, its pain and gladness.”

Now it’s time for the graphic for Anne of the Island! There are 41 chapters in Anne of the Island, and I made the plan with less days than there are days, so there are a couple catch-up days built in!

Anne of the Island GraphicDownload Anne of the Island Graphic PDF

As you read, feel free to post on your social media (Instagram, Twitter, etc) and tag me @hanneasinhannah and use the hashtag #AnneOfTheIslandReadalong (or just #AnneofGreenGablesReadalong). At the end of the month, I’ll put up a wrapup post like this one, and we can discuss in the comments! I’ll include some of my favorite quotes, and it’ll be a great time!

Want to read along but haven’t read the previous books yet? Go get yourself a copy of previous month’s graphics and read those books this month instead! It’s never too late to join along, and there’s room for everyone!
Anne of Green Gables Graphic || Anne of Avonlea Graphic

Are you reading along this month? Which book are you reading? Which quote was your favorite? Did you have one that’s not listed?

Anne of Avonlea READ WITH ME || Book 2 || February 2020

Happy Friday, friends!! Can you believe it’s already been 1/12th of 2020?? How did your Anne of Green Gables read go? Are you ready to read Anne of Avonlea??

In case you missed it, I’m doing an Anne of Green Gables Read With Me (which is basically a Readathon but ~quirky~ and ~unique~). At the end of each month, I post a wrapup of each book/month, as well as talk about the next book in the series!

Anne of Avonlea

Last month, we read Anne of Green Gables. If you haven’t read it yet, feel free to snag the graphic and read that this month instead! Anne of Green Gables Graphic

Before I share Anne of Avonlea’s graphic, I thought I would share some quotes that I really liked from Anne of Green Gables. One of my favorite parts about this book is how absolutely sweet the quotes from this book are: they are darling and pure and just so so sweet, so I figured I would share some of my favorites!

“I’m glad it’s not rainy today because it’s easier to be cheerful and bear up under affliction on a sunshiny day”

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”

“I am well in body although considerable rumpled up in spirit, thank you ma’am,” said Anne gravely. Then aside to Marilla in an audible whisper, “There wasn’t anything startling in that, was there, Marilla?”

“Oh, Marilla, looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them,” exclaimed Anne. “You mayn’t get the things themselves; but nothing can prevent you from having the fun of looking forward to them.”

“It was as if all the dreams, sleeping and waking, of its vivid occupant had taken a visible although unmaterial form and had tapestried the bare room with splendid filmy tissues of rainbow and moonshine”

“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”

“Don’t give up all your romance, Anne,” he whispered shyly, “a little of it is a good thing–not too much, of course–but keep a little of it, Anne, keep a little of it.”

“Isn’t this evening just like a purple dream, Diana? It makes me so glad to be alive. In the mornings I always think the mornings are best; but when evening comes I think it’s lovelier still.”

“That’s the worst of growing up, and I’m beginning to realize it. The things you wanted to much when you were a child don’t seem half so wonderful to you when you get them.”

“Anne was [. . .] gazing into that joyous glow where the sunshine of a hundred summers was being distilled from the maple cordwood.”

“Oh, it’s delightful to have ambitions. I’m so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end for them–that’s the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It makes life so interesting”

“Sometimes I feel as if those exams meant everything, but when I look at those big buds swelling on those chestnut trees and the misty blue air at the end of the streets they don’t seem half so important.”

There’s only twelve quotes here, and I wrote down so many as I went through the book. I wish I could share them all, but that would make this post like 3 times longer, haha! (though if you want to check them out, find them on my GoodReads review of this book!

Now it’s time for the part where you all have been waiting for: the graphic for Anne of Avonlea! There are 30 chapters in Anne of Avonlea, but unfortunately February is a shorter month so some days will need doubling up. Like last month, I made the plan with less days than there are months, so there are a couple catch-up days built in!

Anne of Avonlea GraphicDownload Anne of Avonlea Graphic PDF

As you read, feel free to post on your social media (Instagram, Twitter, etc) and tag me @hanneasinhannah and use the hashtag #AnneOfAvonleaReadalon. At the end of the month, I’ll put up a wrapup post like this one, and we can discuss in the comments! I’ll include some of my favorite quotes, and it’ll be a great time.

Want to read along but haven’t read the previous book yet? Go get yourself a copy of last month’s graphic and read Anne of Green Gables this month instead! It’s never too late to join along, and there’s room for everyone! Anne of Green Gables Graphic

Are you reading along this month? Which book are you reading? Which Anne of Green Gables quote was your favorite? Did you have one that’s not listed?

My Most Anticipated Reads of 2020 || Oh No Here We Go Again

Hello, and happy Friday, friends! Today I’m here to make your TBR smother you tell you all about my most anticipated reads of 2020! I did this post last year (you can find it here) and uh . . . read 6/11? Not the worst track record in the world, especially since I HAVE the 5 others,,,I just haven’t read them yet 🙊

Did I set a goal to read more backlisted books in 2020? Yes. Am I looking up releases from 2020? Also yes.

  1. A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer (Cursebreakers #2) January 7, 2020- Brigid Kemmerer was my new-to-me favorite author from 2019, and although I haven’t read book 1 in this series yet, I’m super excited to read it, and also this one! Book 1 (A Curse So Dark and Lonely) is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, and this looks to be a continuation of it!
  2. Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason (Danger Never Sleeps #1) January 7, 2020- I haven’t read anything by Lynette Eason yet, but this is a start of a new series, so it’s a good place to start! The blurb looks really interesting, and I’m looking forwards to reading it and seeing what I think!
  3. Every Other Weekend by Abigail Johnson January 7, 2020- Fun fact: contemporary books make me cry more often than any other kind of book. This book looks like it’s going to do that. Haven’t heard anything other than what’s on GoodReads, but I want to read it.
  4. On Wings of Devotion by Roseanna M. White (The Codebreakers #2) January 7, 2020- I’ve actually read and reviewed this book already (find it here), but this was one of my most anticipated reads for the year! Roseanna M. White is one of my favorite authors, and it did not disappoint.
  5. What I Carry by Jennifer Longo January 21, 2020- Again, I haven’t really heard much about this one, but it is a contemporary, and it looks like I might cry. It’s about foster kids and friends, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ crying time
  6. Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith January 28, 2020- Another book I haven’t really heard much of anything about, but it kinda sounds like More Than We Can Tell vibes? More Than We Can Tell was one of my favorite books of 2019, so hopefully this one will live up to my hopes!
  7. Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed February 4, 2020- Apparently both of these authors are really great, but I haven’t read any of them, so I figured I’d start with this one. It looks sweet and I’m looking forwards to reading it!
  8. Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon (St. Rosetta’s Academy #1) February 18, 2020- I’ve heard a lot about Sandhya Menon, but haven’t actually read any of her books yet. Seeing as this is a Beauty and the Beast retelling, I simply MUST start with this one, right? 😉
  9. Dead End by Nancy Mehl (Kaley Quinn Profilers #3) March 31, 2020- This has been one of my favorite Christian fiction series I’ve read so far (review of book 1 and book 2). I’m assuming it’s the last book in the series, which is disappointing, but I’m so excited to read this one: it looks like a doozy!
  10. Anomaly by K. A. Emmons (The Blood Race #0.5) April 7, 2020- I’ve loved every book put out by Kate, and this one promises to be good!! I love prequel novellas that really bring us into the world, and I’m really excited to read it!
  11. Seeing Voices by Olivia Smit April 15, 2020- This is a debut book by one of my bookish/author friends, Olivia!! From the blurb, it promises to be SO GOOD and I am SO EXCITED to read it!! It’s going to be amazing, and I am so excited for her!
  12. Storing Up Trouble by Jen Turano (American Heiresses #3) May 5, 2020- Jen Turano is one of my favorite Christian fiction authors; her books are so witty and non-stereotypical, which I enjoy a lot! I really enjoyed book 1 and 2 in the series, so I’m looking forwards to this one: it looks really intriguing!
  13. Dead Silence by Robin Caroll June 1, 2020- I haven’t heard ANYTHING about this book, or even this author, until I heard it mentioned on Lindsey from BFCG’s video, and was immediately super intrigued! It promises to be good, and I’m looking forwards to reading it!
  14. A Guilded Lady by Elizabeth Camden (Hope and Glory #2) June 2, 2020- Again this is one that I’ve read and really enjoyed the book 1 of (review here), and I’m really excited to read this one! I really love Elizabeth Camden’s main female protagonists, who are not the typical “weak” feminine fluttery type, and are super fun to read about. 🙂

Overall wrapup: there are a TON of books that released on January 7th, this is the year of sequels and series, and contemporary books makes me cry. As it turns out, these are all books that are coming out in the first half of the year (didn’t really intend for it to be like that but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Maybe there’s gonna be another one of this post halfway through the year again (oops)!

What are books you want to read this year? Do you have any goals for your reading? Did you find any books on this list that you hadn’t heard of and are interested in now? What’s on YOUR 2020 TBR? Let me know in the comments!

Anne of Green Gables READ WITH ME || Book 1 || January 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR, FRIENDS! We are officially in 2020, and I’m here with a SUPER EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT/INVITATION for you all!

In 2020, I am going to read through the whole Anne of Green Gables series, starting with Anne of Green Gables and ending with Rilla of Ingleside (the original 8 books written by L. M. Montgomery). I’m going to read one book a month, which would put me at finishing by August 31st, 2020. I’m officially here to invite you to join me as I read through the series!

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This month, I am going to read Anne of Green Gables, and you are invited to join! There are 38 chapters, which would be equal to just over one a day. Here is a graphic I made that would allow you to finish the book by the end of the month. Some chapters are shorter than others, which would give you some days to catch up!

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Download Anne of Green Gables Graphic PDF

As you read, feel free to post on your social media (Instagram, Twitter, etc) and tag me @hanneasinhannah. At the end of the month, I’ll put up a wrapup post, and we can discuss in the comments! I’ll include some of my favorite quotes, and it’ll be a great time.

I hope you’re as excited about reading through the Anne of Green Gables series as I am! Are you joining this month in reading Anne of Green Gables? Drop me a comment and let me know!

CURRENTLY HAPPENING: Anne of Green Gables Read With Me || #AnneOfGreenGablesReadalong

Hey!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! In 2020, I’m hosting a read through of the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery, and YOU’RE INVITED!!!!

Here’s how it’s going to work: every month I will put out a reading plan, and we’ll all just read along together! It’s super lowkey, and if you arrive a month or two behind, you can still join! We have a year to read 9 books, so take your time. 🙂

You ready to hop in? Grab your Anne of Green Gables plans here!

Anne of Green Gables Reading Plan
Anne of Avonlea Reading Plan
Anne of the Island Reading Plan
Anne of Windy Poplars Reading Plan