Review of Breathe, Annie, Breathe

Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can’t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race.

But the training is even more grueling than Annie could have imagined. Despite her coaching, she’s at war with her body, her mind—and her heart. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. She wants to run into his arms…and sprint in the opposite direction. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.

"Breathe, Annie, Breathe is an emotional, heartfelt, and beautiful story about finding yourself after loss and learning to love. It gave me so many feels. Her best book yet." — Jennifer Armentrout, New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You 

I aspire to be a runner, I actually have a 10K coming up in May that I really need to train harder for. I saw Breathe, Annie, Breathe around blogsphere and when it was featured on the shelf at the library I decided I needed to pick it up.

  • Annie was interesting. I could see how she would react to losing her boyfriend the way she did. I would also blame myself and sink into myself.
  • I liked the way that Annie really progressed through the book and figured out who she is and even more importantly, who she wants to be.
  • Jeremiah was such a cutie. I loved his character and wanted more and more of him when he wasn't in the book. I felt like he was unlike so many of the other male character I have read in other books. He was so unique and that make him really intriguing.
  • The book was really a testament to how hard it is to train for a marathon and what it really takes to push your body to extremes. I thought it was realistic and well done.
  • No major gripes, it was a simplistic story and easy read. I enjoyed reading it once but probably would never pick it up again.


  1. I saw this one around the blogosphere a lot a while ago. I've read one Miranda Keaneally's books and thought it was just ok, but plan to try a couple more (because I have them).

  2. Hmm, this looks good. I've actually started running for fun (though not at the level it would take to get ready for a 10K) so that makes this an even more interesting book! I may need to try this sometime, thanks for the review. :)

    Gabs @

  3. Glad to see it was simple! I might pick this up because it seems like a short read, and I also hate running hahaha

  4. Sounds interesting! I am going to add this to my TBR pile. Nice review! :)

  5. You go girl on the 10K! When is the big race?

  6. I agree with your rating on this one, it wasn't that inspiring and the heavy focus on the romance was a tad too much at times, thank you for the wonderful review! <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

  7. My friend recommended this one to me the other day. She told me it would make me feel more inspired to keep with my running (which I am awful a doing!). It looks a nice 'learning to move on' type book. May have to try it out sometime :)


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