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June Wrap-Up!

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June Wrap UpSo my next post was supposed to be my review of Sisters One, Two, Three by Nancy Star, but I’ve decided to try a little something different. June has been an exciting month for me! Not only have I finally been able to dive back into my world of reading now that school is over, but I’ve been able to start taking on freelance writing and editing projects as well.

I am thrilled that I’ve been able to blog at least twice a week this month. I love sharing new books that I’ve discovered, and I’ve really enjoyed sharing writing and editing tips, too. Now that I’m back to posting regularly and will have several posts each month, I’ve decided that going forward, I will do a month end wrap-up post, recapping my posts from that month, giving readers a chance to catch up where they might have missed one or two, and highlighting my favorite read from the month. If you were looking forward to my review of Sisters One, Two, Three, don’t worry – it will be my next post – I promise! So, here we go, my first official month-end wrap-up!

Book Reviews:

I started the month off with my review of the new Paula Hawkins thriller, Into the Water. All in all, I enjoyed this book. While I have heard many mixed reviews and do prefer The Girl on the Train myself, I still enjoyed this mystery and recommend it. If you missed the review, you can read it here.

My next book review was Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. I still haven’t seen the movie, but the book was great. It was a quick, easy read with a surprise twist that I didn’t see coming.

My third June review was The Writers’ Retreat by Indu Balachandran. The synopsis spoke to me right away, as it will to all aspiring writers! It was a light, fun read reminiscent of Nora Ephron’s rom-com films. If you’re looking for a good beach or poolside read, pick this one up!

My final June review was Hello, Sunshine by Leila Howland. This is the read I am highlighting for the month of June. If you missed my review, please consider giving it a read here. This is a YA novel that releases from Disney-Hyperion in July. I couldn’t get enough of this book! Out of all the books I’ve read this month, Hello, Sunshine is the one I still find myself thinking about.

Writing and Editing Tips:

This month I got to try my hand at some posts about the writing and editing world. When thinking of ideas for posts, I try to stick with topics that I find relevant and helpful as a writer, hoping that fellow writers and readers will also find them helpful. This month, I tackled Writer’s Block and Showing vs. Telling. If you missed those posts and think they could be helpful with your writing, editing, or reviewing, please consider going back and giving them a read.

Book News:

Another fun thing I got to do in June was write about BookExpo and BookCon. While I have yet to visit these two incredible events, I do hope to attend next year. If you aren’t sure what these two events are or why they were all over your social media feeds this month, give my post a read and find out what all the fuss is about!

Well, that’s it for June! I hope you enjoyed my book reviews, writing and editing tips, and info about BookExpo and BookCon. I have some exciting posts lined up for July, and I’m anxious to dive into some summer reads. What are you most looking forward to in July?

Happy Reading!

-Kait

Up Next: My review of Sisters One, Two, Three, a new novel from Nancy Star (I promise this time!!) Subscribe to the blog or sign up with your email here so you don’t miss out!

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Author: kaitsbookshelf

After several years of being a cubicle commander, I realized that cubicle life is not for me. I went back to school and received my Bachelor of Arts in Writing so I could pursue a career in the field I am most passionate about. I love everything about books and created this blog to have a creative place to share my passion for books with others. I am a freelance writer, editor, book reviewer, and blogger. I am a member of the EFA and SCBWI. Thanks for visiting my website!

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