How did I get it?:
I bought it!


Annabelle’s life has always been Perfect with a capital P. Then bestselling young adult author Lucy Keating announces that she’s writing a new novel—and Annabelle is the heroine. 

It turns out, Annabelle is a character that Lucy Keating created. And Lucy has a plan for her. 

But Annabelle doesn’t want to live a life where everything she does is already plotted out. Will she find a way to write her own story—or will Lucy Keating have the last word? 


I had heard so many things about this book that I knew it was one that I wanted to read. Being a book blogger though there are so, so many books that I want to get to it. I finally found time for Literally though and I’m glad I’ve read it. I can see that it would appeal to loads of readers, especially fans of YA.

Literally centres around Annabelle who has always been pretty perfect. She’s clever and well liked. However, one day she finds out that bestselling YA author Lucy Keating (yes, the author) is writing the story of her life. Annabelle doesn’t want to live her life plotted by an author. She wants to live her own life. Annabelle’s life has become drama filled with her family home being sold, her parents’ separation and a love triangle. It really does seem like Annabelle’s life is right out of a YA novel.

This was such a strange book, but different at the same time. I’m not quite sure whether I think the author being in this book is cringy or cool. Sometimes I thought it was genius and other times it seemed a little awkward. I’m sure it was meant in a tongue-in-cheek way. I think the Lucy Keating in this book was an exaggerated version of herself.

At the heart of it, Literally really is your typical YA story. It’s love triangle, romance and drama galore. If that’s what you want in a book, then you’re in for a treat with this one. I did enjoy this book, especially for the risk that Lucy Keating took in writing herself into the story.

Would I recommend it?:

A very unique book. It’s not one I would rave about, but I’m glad that I read it!

This Week In Books #93

I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent reads. My book reviews published on my blog are often WAY behind what I’m actually reading, so this is a good feature to keep you up to date!

Book images go to Goodreads!

The Girlfriend Literally Eliza and Her Monsters

NOW– The Girlfriend- Michelle Frances- I’ve heard good things about this thriller. I’m intrigued!

THENLiterallyLucy Keating– This is a very unique read! I wasn’t expecting it to be like it was! Hopefully I’ll have my review out in a week or so!

NEXT- Eliza and Her MonstersFrancesca Zappia– I am trying to not let the hype monster get me with this book. I’ve heard good things but I’m trying not to get my hopes up.

What are you reading this week? Let me know or leave a link to a similar post that you do!

Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR (2017)

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a TBR list. I love these lists because they give me encouragement to read a book at a certain time! I don’t always keep to them, but on my Autumn/Fall list I managed to read them all! 🙂  These books aren’t necessarily seasonal, just books I want to get around to this Winter.

Click on the book image to get to the Goodreads page for the book! 🙂

The Names They Gave Us- Emery Lord

The Names They Gave Us

I have loved everything that Emery Lord has written so far, but for some reason hadn’t got around to this book yet! That must be rectified!

Girl In Pieces- Kathleen Glasgow

Girl in Pieces

I’ve heard amazing things about this book too. I need to read it this winter.

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder- Sara Barnard

A Quiet Kind of Thunder

I enjoy Sara Barnard’s writing!

Geekerella- Ashley Poston


I have heard wonderful things about this book seeing it raved about all over the blogosphere.

Wait For Me- Caroline Leech

Wait for Me

I’m intrigued by this book!

Watching Edie- Camilla Way

Watching Edie

I had to have a thriller in there somewhere. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know I really like them!

Windfall- Jennifer E. Smith


I haven’t read Jennifer E. Smith in a while, so I’m intrigued to see if I still enjoy her writing.

All That She Can See- Carrie Hope Fletcher

All That She Can See

I hear that this is a little magical. I like magical reads.

Literally- Lucy Keating


Not one I know a lot about, but I’m intrigued!

The Girlfriend- Michelle Francis

The Girlfriend

Another thriller. I like to mix genres in a TBR list.

What are you hoping to read this Winter? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Stacking The Shelves #174

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

Book images go to Goodreads!

Birthday gifts:

Thirteen Reasons Why- Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why

I have read this book before, but I needed a copy as I’m reviewing it as part of a Banned Books feature that I do with my sister Beth.

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder- Sara Barnard

A Quiet Kind of Thunder

I enjoyed Sara’s previous book, so I’m intrigued to see what this one is like!

Because You Love To Hate Me

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy

I am so intrigued by this collection of stories!

Literally- Lucy Keating


Love the cover of this one! Hoping for good things.

Geekerella- Ashley Poston


This looks super cute!

Dear Bully

Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories

I’m interested to read this collection of tales.

The Girlfriend- Michelle Francis

The Girlfriend

I’ve seen this book everywhere. I’m intrigued!

The Madman’s Daughter- Megan Shepherd

The Madman’s Daughter (The Madman’s Daughter, #1)

I am so excited about this one!

Finnikin Of The Rock- Melina Marchetta

Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1)

I’ve finally got myself a copy of this one!

What have you added to your shelves this week? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by later!