*The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs
*Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery
*Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor
*So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
*Re Jane by Patricia Park
*In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
*The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza
Happy Sunday everyone! (And a belated Happy June!)
I can’t say May was the easiest or best month that I’ve had, but I think this is a time in my life where I’ll look back on and realize that it was a really important one. For one thing, I officially started publishing school! Publishing has always been something that I’ve been excited about, so it made sense for me to take the next step and learn what it’s all about. I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to learn from industry professionals, as well as meet like-minded classmates that will hopefully turn into future colleagues. It’s been a lot of fun! We’re doing something called “Pub Fight” right now, which is a fantasy football-esque game for books. ‘Nuff said.
Reading-wise, I slowly but steadily read 7 books this month. I actually had no idea I’d read this much until putting this post together! It’s so funny how that happens sometimes. I had another month of great reading. I’ve stuck to my goal of reading more non-fiction this year, and read two non-fiction books this month. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy made me squee, and So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed offered a really interesting take on how online shaming affects those involved. Fiction-wise, In The Unlikely Event was a stand-out, but I could have told you that even before reading it. I grew up reading Judy Blume, and I loved that this novel, while intended for adults, included younger voices. I read Re Jane while intense things were happening in my life, and I’ll be forever grateful for its ability to distract me from said things. It’s a modern Jane Eyre retelling set in New York and Seoul featuring a Korean-American protagonist, and I loved it a lot. Reviews for these books to come!
How was your May? Here’s to warmer weather, and a happy month of June reading!