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June Wrap Up: A Month of Awesome Books!


June has been one of my most successful reading months this year both in the number of books I've completed and the number of books that were absolute stand outs. This month, I also had the privilege of meeting a trio of fantastic authors and launching a new site called Fireworks In The Night (Check it out here) to host some awesome original work.
Today, I want to recap some of my favorite books and posts and give you a quick look ahead into the super exciting coming months!

New York City
Last month, I had the chance to visit the city to check out colleges. Of course, New York is also one of the world's great literary and food hubs, so there were lots of things to see and try. Here are some of the posts  inspired by my trip!
Books In NYC: List Here

Be Empathy: David Arnold, Becky Albertalli, and Adam Silvera in Conversation: Article Here
Eating Gluten Free in NYC: Article Here

Best New Books of The Month

The Way You Make Me Feel: Review Here

The Poet X: Review Here

The Fragile Ordinary: Review Here

A Flicker In The Clarity: Review Here

Nothing Left To Burn: Review Here

Best Older Books I Read:

They Both Die At The End: Review Here

Upcoming ARC Reviews for July:
I'm Not Missing by Carrie Fountain
Letting Go Of Gravity by Meg Leder
Wrong in All the Right Ways by Tiffany Brownlee
How We Learned To Lie by Meredith Miller
So Glad To Meet You by Lisa Super

Things To Look Forward To...
Heather Ezell has agreed to an interview where we can talk about her awesome  2018 debut, Nothing Left To Burn!


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