June Monthly Recap

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Happy Saturday everyone! Today I will be sharing with you what I read this month, a spoiler free mini review included, my blog stats for this month, and an update on NaNoWriMo at the end! Enjoy.

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June Reads

The Hunger Games

Let me just start off by saying that this book is hyped up for a reason. The pacing was so good that I literally couldn’t set it down, the plot and storyline forced the reader to think and reflect upon the main message in the story, the romance was sweet and full but not overdone, and all the characters were amazing. I have been wanting to read these books for quite a while, but wasn’t allowed to until I was older because of the violence. I’m partially glad for this because I wouldn’t have understood it as much if I had read it when I was 9.

Rating: πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Catching Fire

At first I was kind of nervous to read this book because the original is *almost* always better than the sequel. I am happy to say that I was not disappointed. Just like the first installment, Catching Fire was full of exciting twists and turns in the plot/storyline, a meaningful message, and debatably the best protagonist of all time. Can’t wait to read the Mockingjay!

Rating: πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

The Name of This Book is Secret

I loved this book as well! The writing style and the pacing were spot on, and the characters from the protagonists to the villains were unique, in a good way. This was a quick and an entertaining book, and easily made the reader want to come back for more.

Rating:Β πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Fish in a Tree

I enjoyed this book for the most part, but there were some minor problems with it. For example Other than that, it was an excellent book with a good message

Rating:Β πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Overall, I’m really happy with the books I read this month. The worst rating I gave was 4 hearts, which is still any amazing rating!

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Blog Stats

Goal for this month: 40 followers

Followers this month: 15

Total followers: 41

Goal for July: 60 followers in total

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NaNoWriMo Update

I’ll admit, the first month of NaNo has been hard, even though I’ve spilt up writing 50k into 3 months rather than one month, it’s still difficult. I did this because I wanted to take my time on my writing and not just rush to make a lame rough draft that will take a lot of editing later to fix.

I am little bit behind, but I don’t really care–all that really matters is that I’m passionate about my writing, working hard, and genuinely enjoying the experience.

It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.

-Cheesy Inspiartional Pinterest Quote

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Thanks for reading this post and don’t forget to follow my blog. Have you read any of the books on my monthly reads list? Are you doing NaNoWriMo? Do you like cheesy pintrest quotes? Let me know down in the comments section.

Keep on Booking,

-Katie K

 

50 Things That Make Me Happy In Summer

Sandy Toes

Multicolored beach umbrellas

Strawberry ice cream cones

Ocean Breeze

Freshly Squeezed Lemonade

Planning for vacations

Going on vacations

Waking up early while everyone else is still asleep

The sound of waves rolling into shore

Sun hats

Bike rides

Smiles

Fresh Blackberries

Golden sunsets

Fireworks

Boogie boards

Ahi tuna bowls

Warm sun on my back

Pineapple Popsicles

Seashells

Laughter

Paddle boards

Mango smoothies

Big water slides

Freshly baked apple pies

The perfect pair of sunglasses

Surf’s up

Touching sea urchins

Calm beaches

Shrimp

Pop music

Driving a car with the windows down

Watermelon

Scented candles

Fireflies

Jelly in mason jars

Relaxing

Camping in a tent

Roasting marshmallows

S’mores

Sleepover

Telling scary stories with flashlights

Flip flops

Sunflower fields

Bright yellow

Frozen bananas

Blue skies

Salt water on my skin

Roadtrips

A good, long book

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Thank you for reading this post. What makes you happy in summer? What was your favorite item on my list? Let me know down in the comments.

Keep on booking,

-Katie K

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 βœ…
  4. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  5. Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt βœ…
  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 βœ…
  10. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  11. Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman βœ…
  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