Hello, and happy Pride month!!! I can’t beleive that it’s already June, and that I’m finishing 8th grade in just a couple weeks. May felt like it went by really fast, but I’m really excited for summer!! I don’t have much else to say here, so I’m going to get right into the post!
Also if you looked at the featured image you may have noticed a bi pride flag. So is this me coming out to this blog with a semi-transparent bi pride flag that I put into the featured image at the last minute? Yes. Happy pride to you too.
In May, I read 14 books
- 7 were audiobooks
- 3 were ebooks
- 4 were physical books
Although I didn’t finish everything (or even close) to what I had on my TBR, I’m really happy with what I read in May.
In May I wrote…
- The Last Fallen Star, by Graci Kim | Review
- Age categories in books | Let’s Talk Bookish
- Five books I will always recommend
- What I loved in the Shadow and Bone Netflix adaptation
- Five things I loved in An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir
- Made in Korea, by Sarah Suk | review
- My Pride Month TBR
- What makes a good sequel? | Let’s Talk Bookish
- Instructions for Dancing, by Nicola Yoon | review
My goal for posting in May was 8 posts, and I actually reached that with a total of nine, which I’m really proud of! I also am overall a lot more happy with the posts I wrote, and although it’s not as many as I’ve published in the past, I put a lot of time and effort into each one, and am prouder of the end result.
This is my TBR for June!
All of these books are books with LGBTQ+ representation, and I’m so excited to read all of them during Pride month!! I went into more detail about these books in my TBR post from a couple days ago, so I’m not going to say more about them now.
There are also a couple other books that I have checked out from the library, and if I have time and want to, I’ll read them. If not, I will probably just return them.
The last book on my TBR is We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This, by Rachel Lynn Solomon! I was able to get and ARC as a Jewish ownvoices reviewer, and I’m really excited to read and review it before it comes out later. this month!
In June, I want to write ten total posts, including this one, and I’m already pretty sure of what they’re going to be. I have a bunch of posts planned for Pride month, as well as some discussions and a celebration post for 300 followers (and 300 posts!!!). I’m going to also try and do at least one, if not more, writing updates.
In May, my main goal was to continue writing my fantasy WIP, and to reach 10 thousand words of it. I did some of that. I wrote an additional three thousand words, and my total is currently at 6.5 thousand words. I also did a lot of more detailed plotting for the book, which I had a lot of fun with.
In June, I’m participating in The Young Writer’s Initiative writing summer camp, which I’m thrilled to be doing! The camp lasts all throughout June and July, and I’m so happy to be able to do it. There are daily writing challenges, and I’m going to do as many as I can.
I’m also going to work on doing very detailed outlining and plotting of the first half of my fantasy WIP. Since July is Camp Nanowrimo, I’m want to do that. I’m going to try and reach 40 thousand words (and draft the entire first half) of my fantasy WIP in July. To be able to do that, I think that it will really help to have a detailed outline, and for me to know what I want to write for each chapter.
How was your May? What are some of your goals for June? Did you read any good books this month? Chat with me in the comments below!