Summer Reads List + NaNoWriMo update

Hello! Summer is just around the corner *just one more week of school YOU CAN DO IT KATIE* so I decided to compile my ultimate summer reads book list! I also have an update on my NaNoWriMo Challenge at the end of the post! I have been working really hard and doing well, but I don’t know how long it will last…

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Summer Reads List

  1. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  2. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
  3. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  4. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  5. Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  6. Eggs by Jerry Spinelli
  7. Moon Over Manifest by Claire Vanderpool
  8. The Girl in the Well is Me by Karen Rivers
  9. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  10. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  11. Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
  12. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandria Christo
  13. Matched by Allie Condie
  14. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  15. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  16. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  17. Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin
  18. Spin the Golden Lightbulb by Jackie Yeager
  19. The Science of Unbreakable Things by Tae Keller
  20. The Three Rules of Everyday Magic by Amanda Rawson Hill

So, that wraps up some books I would like to read over the summer/highly recommended tween and teen books! I can’t wait until school FINALLY gets out and I can start chilling out at the pool and of course, reading books!

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NaNoWriMo Update

I am proud to say that I am doing well so far on NaNoWriMo. I have written about 2100 words, which is two days ahead of schedule! I have finished my first chapter and am almost done with my second.

Even though it was a little bit out of my comfort zone, and even if I fail miserably and don’t finish it, I am glad I tried it. It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s fun and I am sure it will be rewarding in the end. (Right?)

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Thanks for reading this post! What do you think of my summer reads? Do you want to read them too? Or have you already read them? Have you ever done the NaNoWriMo Challenge before? Let me know down in the comments section below.

Keep on booking,

Katie K

Top 5 Bookish Struggles (WISvsWIF edition)

Hello! Today I am going to be listing my top 5 bookish struggles that all bookworms can relate too, WISvsWIF edition. (What I Say v.s. What I Feel)

WARNING, SPOILER ALERT: Being a true bookworm is a lot harder that it looks

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1. When people ask you your favorite book, they expect you to pick just one

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What I say: *lists every single book I’ve ever read*

What I feel deeeep down inside: I have tons of favorite books, want to hear all of them and then read them so we can fangirl over them? Cool, great, here they are!

  • Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoinex by J.K. Rowling
  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  • A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L’engle
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brain Selznick
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • More in counting!

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2. When people tell you that you ‘read too much’

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What I say: *keeps reading, doesn’t make eye contact, but close to tears*

What I feel deeeep down inside: HOW DARE YOU.

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3. Or when they tell you that they don’t like to read

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What I say: *attempts to nod head to indicate that you respect their opnion but ends up making the you’re-a-weirdo-face*

What I feel deeeep down inside: *however a human being feels after eating 10 coachroaches*

(Probably not very good…)

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4. When a movie based on a book gets everything wrong and you’re just sitting in the audience like

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What I say: *chokes on popcorn and spills soda*

What I feel deeeep down inside: *slow claps* That was the best movie ever-except you left out all the important characters, plot twists, and scences. Also, the characters don’t look like how they were described in the books at all. Otherwise, it was fine. Just great.

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5. When there are no good books left to read

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What I say: *Desperately searches bookshelf*

What I feel deeeep down inside: What am I going to do with my life?

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Thank you for reading this post and if you haven’t already, follow my blog! Leave me a comment on what you struggle with as a bookworm.

Keep on booking,

-Katie K