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My name is Angie, and I'm a lifelong bibliophile with a soft spot for YA, fantasy, romance, and historical novels. In real life, I'm an editor and spend most of my time living inside words. 

I have a masters in English literature and am partial to the Victorian period. I spent a few years teaching freshman composition at my local university and, even though I love being an editor, I still miss teaching every day. 

I'm married to a photographer who (thankfully) understands obsessive hobbies. I am also Mom to three rascals16-year-old Will, 11-year-old Piper, and 8-year-old Finn (and one German Pointer puppy named Sodapop)all of them named for characters in books. Can you guess which ones?

Interviews, Profiles, & Guest Blogs

Amour et Florand @ Chachic's Book Nook
Old School Middle Grade Roundtable @ The Book Smugglers
Heroine Week @ Romance Around the Corner
Retell Me a Story @ One Librarian's Book Reviews
If You Like This, You Might Like That @ The Readventurer
Seven Days for Sevenwaters @ Book Harbinger
Women in SF&F Month @ Fantasy Cafe: 2012, 2013
A North & South Celebration @ Melanie's Musings: From a North & South Fangirl
Queen's Thief Week @ Chachic's Book Nook: Bibliovangelizing the Queen's Thief Series
Christmas Couples Countdown @ Not Enough Bookshelves
Best Retellings @ Steph Su Reads
We Love YA! @ Chachic's Book Nook
Books We Love @ Book Chick City
Literary Love Event @ See Michelle Read: It's All About the Slow Burn
Pursuing the Lioness Challenge @ Tempting Persephone
Peace Love & Pat: Bookpushers Anonymous
Guest Blog for Smugglivus @ The Book Smugglers: 20082009, 20102011, 2012
YA Appreciation Month @ The Book Smugglers: Angie on Reading Young Adult Books
Guest Dare @ The Book Smugglers: Review of Mr. Impossible
Book Blogger Appreciation Week Blogger Interview Swap at Muse Book Reviews, Her Book Self, and Wordsmithonia

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Angie's Best Books of 2019

It is the last day of the year. How are you doing at this point? You good to go on? I'm going to. For a number of important reasons, which are too varied (or possibly too private) to enumerate here. So how about we say we shall go on because: "Gansey. That's all there is." I find that "Because Gansey" is highly motivating when motivation is thin on the ground. Also thin on the ground have been my posts this year. And yet, I'm still not stopping. And I still greatly enjoy arriving at this final post of the year. And so here I leave my best books of the year. It wound up being a respectable nineteen titles this year. Nineteen for 2019. That's down a fair bit from last year's whopping twenty-eight, but rather on par with previous years' lists and more than 2016 and 2017, respectively. I'm pleased. I'm pleased with every book on this list, with every one of the books you shared with me and the ones I've been able to share with you.